It's nice to read handwritten letters and see different hand writings. You see personalities reflected on each of them. Some add doodles. Some use different-colored pens. Some write to say something they've always wanted to say. Some just write out of boredom.
The I found this one under my pile of letters.
We call it the "palanca box." A palanca is a slang term for a letter given to people who attend retreats. You usually put your personal thoughts about the person there, thank him/her for his/her friendship, or wish him/her well for this time to reflect. Obviously, this is not a box. It's this plastic mesh bag usually sold in public markets. I used to participate in this special retreat in high school and college called "Days With The Lord." I was rector for one batch. My co-rector and I wanted our batch's "box" to be special. We chose this simple mesh bag to contain all the palanca letters of the participants.
Of course, I wanted to put something crocheted on it. I already forgot where I got the pattern for this motif. I remember owning just one steel crochet hook and 2-3 balls of yarn back then. I crocheted more or less 10 pieces of this and sewed them on the mesh bags.
Speaking of bags, I have somethings in the works which involves bags and crochet. I couldn't reveal much yet, but expect 2 seemingly traditional crafts come up with something bad ass. It's made up of two materials I really love - yarn and leather.