Over the last few years I have been putting photos of my sewing projects on facebook. Shopping bags, handbags, microwave wheat bags and so on. The church that I attend has links with a ministry in Romania that works mainly with the local Roma gypsy population, Talmid. I have members of that ministry as friends on facebook and one of them suggested in passing that I come over to teach the gypsy women some projects that they would be able to sell. I wasn't sure if she was serious or not at first, but it turned out she was and so a friend and I launched into a fundraising campaign which finally resulted in our trip, accompanied by a whole case full of craft supplies which we had also bought with the money raised.
YES, I literally filled that case and realised I could not fit that quilting ruler in it. So I bought a bigger case which enabled me to take all the craft supplies, 3 folders of printed out projects for them to try after we had finished our trip AND some clothes. Thankfully September in Romania is still quite warm so we needed no thick chunky clothes.
I do however have a CPAP machine due to Sleep apnoea and had to find space for that in my hand luggage. We were flying with a budget airline so an extra bag would have cost us dearly.
We arrived in Cluj Napoca pretty much on schedule and had an adventurous drive crammed into the back of a car full of laughter and silliness on the way back to Romosel.
The following video is from the first walk around of someone else who visited the same project as us.