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Lucky Draw

November 13, 2010

Look what  I won! They love to have lucky draws here. They are like raffle prizes. Basically you put your name in a hat, and they pull for prizes. I went to an American Women’s Association coffee here in Singapore, and was lucky enough to win this great prize, a very large terra cotta warrior – the archer. We went to Xian, China and saw the terra cotta warriors in person. That was one of my favorite trips in all our travels. The warriors are truly fascinating, and quite amazing to see en masse. We went to the terra cotta warrior “factory” to  see them being made. Factory is somewhat of a misnomer. It basically consists of different warehosue rooms with various people stomping out the clay, others molding the warriors, and still others packaging, and selling them. I unfortunately, bought two small versions. I always regretted that, and wished I had bought larger ones. Well now, I have a really large one! he is almost a meter high! He is busy protecting our entryway.

Happy quilting . . .

Nancy

2 Comments leave one →
  1. January 20, 2011 2:53 am

    I have just found your blog and am reading through all the posts. So many interesting things you are collecting. I love the little rug loom (used to be a weaver) and the Batik jacket. Had to leave a comment on this post as I also visited the Terracotta Warriors in Xian. The vastness of the site reminded me somewhat of the first time I saw the Grand Canyon. Photos just don’t do it justice. I also bought a little 4″ statue just like the one in your photo!

    • January 20, 2011 5:31 pm

      You are right. It is vast like the Grand Canyon. Just amazing! Photos don’t give you a feel for looking out over 1000’s of warriors!

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