Oops. Right after I left that crabby post, I got super busy and didn’t have time to post! And then I was too tired to lift my hands and type LOL. This past weekend was our “Missions Conference” at our church. I really enjoy this weekend, and this time we were a part of it because of our Haiti Project, The Bridge. It was a wonderful weekend, which included a lot of prep work, and then one dinner banquet, two luncheons, and a dinner out at a restaurant. I enjoyed all of them. Oh, one of the prep work things I did was to investigate, and then make a big batch of Haitian rice and beans. I combined a couple of recipes, trying to use typical Haitian spices. As someone who doesn’t like beans, I thought they were very tasty. The main reason we did it was to show an example of what the kids over there typically get to eat in a day–ONE bowl of rice and beans. Period. It just makes our agonizing over what to eat and when to eat it seem silly.
I got to have some good chats with some of the missionaries that I’ve become friends with over the years. Wendy and I spoke at the women’s luncheon, and that turned out very well. We had a table set up and basically manned that all weekend. We got a few new sponsors for the kids, which brings the total to 34 sponsors for the children in Carrefour Poy. I am so excited that we have had this much success so soon. It will make a big difference for that little village, I think. Next up, we have to figure out how we are going to visit there!
In the meantime, I didn’t neglect my exercise, and I quilted in the few spare minutes I had. I am working on a project that I am very happy with, quilting words of scripture on simple ‘housetop’ quilts, which are fashioned after the quilts of Gees Bend.
I also finished reading/skimming the book, Health at Every Size, and I will share my thoughts on that in my next post.
Here’s some pictures of the scarf I mentioned. Man its hard to get a normal angle, taking a picture of yourself when you have short arms like I do.
Who are we kidding. This is mostly for Shelley, but maybe I have a few other knitting readers out there who will be interested in this technical talk…
So Shelley, this is some handspun yarn, and I thought stockinette stitch would be a good way to show off the subtle color changes. But as you know, stockinette stitch has a right side and a wrong side, and also it curls in, making it a poor choice for a scarf. Still, I forged ahead.
In this picture I think you can see that I did four stitches of ‘seed stitch’ along each side, to try to abate the rolling in. At the end, I steamed it nice and flat. But after wearing it for just a little bit, you can see that it does what comes naturally, and rolls in. Still, I am happy that I made it this way.
Close up so you can see all the colors and textures in it. From a distance, though, it mostly looks gray.
Last night Noah was looking quite regal, and since he has not had equal blog time lately, I grabbed my camera to take a picture. Of course he moved at least 10 times before I got this shot, which is NOT the regal pose. Oh well. He is either moving around, keeping track of everything going on outside, or dead on the floor, like the next photo. There is no in between with him.
Fortunately for me, he spends much of the day like this, whether it is outside, pretending to be guarding the yard, or inside, next to me as I am quilting. He is a good pal. I love that I can hug him without hardly bending over.