An event this Thursday in Marshalltown is Power of the Purse. It is a United Way fundraiser held in the fall encouraging ladies to enjoy an evening of fun with a focus on purses. I love the concept of the Power of the Purse event and since I've owned the shop I've donated. Of course, I donate in my own way.
The first year, I looked for a power of the purse quote, but I couldn't find what I was looking for. I fell into Wikiepedia land with Congressional powers. Not very exciting or appropriate for my purposes. I dropped the idea, but that just means it's simmering in the back of my mind. An idea never really goes away.
I found the purse last November. It was a perfect size - not too big and not too small and the BLING. The Power of the Purse quote came roaring back. Don't ask me why, but I found the quote this time! "(S)he who holds the purse strings controls a nation, an industry or a household regardless of laws or rules." M. A. Rothschild. So I had the purse and the quote, but my corners were a little bare. Ahhh money, money, money or $, $, $, $. Of course Amazon has everything, so a quick search for rhinestone crystal dollar sign and I find a brooch is available... quantity: 4.... purchase: done! Thank goodness - I completed the project before the end of March.
It now sits in the United Way office in preparation for this year's event. If anyone is interested in learning more abut the event or attending, here's the United Way facebook event link: https://www.facebook.com/events/1082823225182859