I'm still working full-time at a law firm. For a few months, I also worked on a huge quilting project that took almost every spare minute, and I had to give up a lot of things to get it finished. Things like blogging, reading, housekeeping, lunch hours and, occasionally, shaving my legs.
A few weeks ago, I was finally able to take a short trip with my mom and aunt to Savannah, Georgia. Such a beautiful city with so much history.
My mom and aunt were searching for Gullah sweetgrass baskets that are found in the Savannah/Charleston area. We went walking along River Street, and found Oji Lukata. Oji is a gracious man whose family has been sewing sweetgrass baskets for generations. Here is Oji with my mom who is still so excited about her basket and thrilled to have met Oji. And below the photo is a short video on the tradition and history of these baskets.
From Savannah, we took a short drive to Hilton Head Island, South Carolina to visit Michael Smalls who also makes sweetgrass baskets. We found Michael sewing a basket while sitting in a shady area on the grounds of the Coastal Discovery Museum. We didn't have a lot of time to spend at the museum and, since it felt like 140 degrees in the shade, exploring the grounds may not have been a brilliant idea anyway. I would love to go back to the museum when the weather is cooler. It's an incredibly beautiful place surrounded by towering live oaks draped in moss. Here are photos of Michael and my aunt, and the front of the museum.
That's pretty much everything I've been up to, all in one post. I'll be working on some fun things to share with you soon. Until then, take care and have a great summer!