It’s been one year since I’ve started this blog, and a lot has changed since then. I really began this to share with my friends and family what I was doing while away, but then I discovered Korean patchwork. Now I get hits on my blog every day from people searching information about pojagi and Korean sewing. I am not an expert, but I am happy to share what I am learning.
To celebrate one year, I decided to have a give-away. I am going to give away two table runners made from ramie fabric. This is an original design using a traditional technique called go-zhip-gy that I will do a tutorial on soon.
As you can see, the centre design is a Christmas tree. Christmas as a celebration is relatively new thing in Korea, and tends to be a Christian holiday, not so much a secular holiday. It is difficult to tell the colours, but the side panels are dark green and light green.
If you are interested in having one of these table runners, leave a comment on this post before Sunday, December 5. You can comment on something that I’ve made or ask a question about Korea or Korean sewing. Since I started this blog for people that I know, I decided that I will give one runner to someone that I know in person, and another to a friend from blog land. If you know me in person, leave your first name and let me know that you are a real friend not just a virtual friend. One name will randomly be chosen from each pile – good luck.
P.S. I have received a few messages from people wondering about the political turmoil in Korea right now. It is far from where I am living, but it is a very small country. We are in contact with the Canadian government who is monitoring the situation closely, and my husband’s employer has emergency evacuation plans in place. Of course, we are praying that the situation can be resolved peacefully. Thank you for your thoughts and concern.