Some time ago, in the cold and misty land to the north, a young maiden was tempted by the treasures in her mother's sewing basket.
Mother, wishing to initiate this maiden in the ways of her craft, gathered together a band of wise women who agreed to share their knowledge and skill. The young maiden was helped by her mother to construct a simple fabric wrapping in which to carry the wisdom, and together they sent this wrap off into the distance with many thankful wishes for the success of the wise women's mission.
Many moons passed and reports began to filter back to the cold and misty land to the north. Sightings of the wrap were spoken of in hushed wispers, as the people of the project began to marvel at the intricate wonders wrought in the maiden's honour. Beautiful patterns and tantilising textures were added to the wrap and it's beauty began to attract admiring glances from all lucky enough to see it. It travelled the globe to places warm and sunny and full of vibrant embroidery and embellishment.
At each stopping something of the knowledge and enthusiasm of the wise woman of that place was transferred to the wrap.
Do you want to peek at the wrap as it travels on it's journey? Pictures of the progress thus far can be seen at http://sharonhunting.blogspot.com/2006/01/ms-block.html and at http://cqcrazy.blogspot.com/2005_12_01_cqcrazy_archive.html
And now the journey continues ...