Saturday, January 12, 2008

Where has the time gone?

The past couple months have been quite busy and have left me little time to do things like quilting. I started a new job in the beginning of December and have decided that December is a terrible time to change jobs. Especially when you had only been working 32 hours a week previously and had adjusted quite nicely to 3 day weekends. Luckily, I had the week between Christmas and New Years off and got to catch up a lot of the things that got push to back burner. Especially the quilt-a-long. This morning I worked a little more on the blocks. I am now finished with week 6 and have the pieces cut for weeks 7 and 8. Still behind, but at least I'm not still on week 2. :) Here's my progress. I like some of the blocks much better than others. I was kind of scared about how they would look all together, but I was pleasantly surprised! Sometimes I think I'm too much of an engineer to have a quilt of all different blocks with a random assortment of colors, but it's not so bad after all. Now that I know what they look like together it will be easier to choose colors for the coming weeks as well.

Quilt-a-long is coming along nicely

Saturday, January 5, 2008


In June of 2006 I went to Kenya with Engineering Ministries International as an intern to assist in the design of a girls secondary school just outside the city Kisumu. We worked with a ministry who had an incredible mission to serve the orphans by giving them love, food, and shelter. It was really a great trip. I was able to meet some really awesome people and help make it possible for teenage girls to receive an education.

Pastor Joshua and his wife, Abigail

If you haven't heard, there is currently tremendous political unrest in Kenya causing riots and has left most Kenyans fearing for their lives. Read more about it here. It seems that most of the violence is located in Western Kenya- particularly near Kisumu. I also received an email from someone at the organization I went to Kenya with saying he heard word that the brother of the pastor we worked with has had to flee for his life. It really makes it more real to hear that the area I traveled to and people I worked with there are being so deeply effected by this situation. Please keep them in your prayers.

Myself and two other volunteers with
a group of children after church