Offer hospitality to one another without grumbling. Each one should use whatever gift he has received to serve others, faithfully administering Gods grace in its various forms.

1 Peter 4:9-10

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Ginny's Yarn Along and other pleasures

On board with Ginny at small things this week :)

Reading for pleasure, Nora Robert's The Search.  Reading for study, Acts for Everyone (Part One) by N.T. Wright and No Wonder They Call Him Savior by Max Lucado.  Also the jumble of knitting includes an i-cord I'm working on that will be felted, cut and made into cancer ribbon pins for a friend's fundraiser, two completed garter stitch dishcloths and one on the needles.  

I have to mention this...the dishcloths are for a church project I'm working on.  Our group is called Dockside Crafters and we are striving to make a tangible difference in the lives of marginalized women and orphaned children by making household items for an organization called Selamta located in Ethiopia... and they do something truly wonderful!  

"The Selamta Family Project reunites extended families, sustains weakened households and rebuilds families affected by HIV/AIDS, post-conflict issues, and other diseases. The Selamta Family Project helps reweave the fabric of a society overburdened by extreme poverty, food instability and stretched community resources - one family at a time".

The above excerpt is from their website, so be sure you click on the link to see more about this wonderful organization!

In any case, we have been working hard and we can't wait to see what the final item tally will be.  Here's a look at what we have so far:

Lap quilt - Around the World crafted by Althea

Lap quilt - Cornerstone crafted by Althea

Beautiful aprons

Quilted handbags

They are even beautifully lined!

Dish towels

Little knit bags, each lined and big enough to fit a Kindle

Slippers and two scarves

Baby blankets


What a lovely rainbow!

We're hoping to have enough items to set aside to sell at a craft fair this fall as well as mailing some directly to Selamta.  Of course we want the best of both worlds - beautiful things to mail and money to donate!  Some of the things we've received will be donated locally as they just won't fit the warmer climate in Ethiopia :)  I'm SO excited about this project!  It's been in the works since January and we're finally seeing some completed items and I'm seeing just how talented our ladies are.  I can't wait to see more!

I'll leave you with this:

LOL!  Oh the things a four year old can do with a camera!

Stay safe and happy knitting!


1 comment:

  1. Lovely project! Popping in to say "hi" as part of Yarn Along


Books on Tap for 2011

  • Knit Together - Debbie Macomber
  • Captured by Grace - Dr. David Jeremiah
  • Murder Most Foul - A Collection of Great Crime Stories
  • Fireproof - Eric Wilson
  • There's Something About Christmas - Debbie Macomber
  • Questioning Evangelism - Randy Newman
  • Murder Uncorked - Michele Scott
  • A Sacred Sorrow - Michael Card
  • Prayer: Does it Make any Difference? - Philip Yancey
  • Get Out of That Pit - Beth Moore

Books Read in 2011

  • What a Sista Should Do - Tiffany L. Warren
  • 90 Minutes in Heaven - Don Piper
  • Forgotten God - Francis Chan
  • The Purpose Driven Life - Rick Warren
  • Dead Reckoning - Charlaine Harris
  • Shadowfever - Karen Marie Moning
  • Chill Factor - Sandra Brown
  • Heaven Has a Blue Carpet - Sharon Niedzinski
  • Dreamfever - Karen Marie Moning
  • Wednesday Sisters - Meg Waite Clayton
  • Stealing Home - Sherryl Woods
  • Bound for Murder - Laura Childs
  • Bloodfever - Karen Marie Moning
  • Faefever - Karen Marie Moning
  • Darkfever - Karen Marie Moning
  • Under Her Skin - Susan Mallery
  • The Red Pyramid - Rick Riordan
  • No Wonder They Call Him Saviour - Max Lucado
  • I Still Dream About You - Fannie Flagg
  • I Am Number Four - Pittacus Lore
  • The Last Olympian - Rick Riordan
  • Spider Bones - Kathy Reichs
  • A Thread So Thin - Marie Bostwick
  • The Battle of the Labyrinth - Rick Riordan
  • The Search - Nora Roberts
  • The Titan's Curse - Rick Riordan
  • Wicked Appetite - Janet Evanovich
  • The Sea of Monsters - Rick Riordan
  • Awakened - PC & Kristen Cast
  • The Lightning Thief - Rick Riordan
  • Photo Finished - Larua Childs
  • Keepsake Crimes - Laura Childs
  • Sizzling Sixteen - Janet Evanovich
  • The Icing on the Cupcake - Jennifer Ross
  • Fleece Navidad - Maggie Sefton
  • Dyer Consequences - Maggie Sefton
  • The Darling Dahlias and the Cucumber Tree - Susan Wittig Albert
  • Heaven Has a Blue Carpet - Sharon Niedzinski
  • Dreamfever - Karen Marie Moning

Books Read in 2010

  • The Yada Yado Prayer Group - Netta Jackson
  • Silver Borne - Patricia Briggs
  • The Hole in Our Gospel - Richard Stearns
  • A Winter Marriage - Kerry Hardie
  • So Long, Insecurity - Beth Moore
  • Knit the Season - Kate Jacobs
  • Dead and Berried - Karen MacInerney
  • Murder on the Rocks - Karen MacInerney
  • where do i go - Netta Jackson
  • be sweet - diane hunt
  • The Lost Symbol - Dan Brown
  • Raven - Allison Van Deipen
  • Push (Precious) - sapphire
  • Faces of the Gone - Brad Parks
  • The Lace Reader - Brunonia Barry
  • Burning Lamp - Amanda Quick
  • Fired Up - Jayne Ann Krentz
  • The School of Essential Ingredients - Erica Bauermeister
  • Matters Arising - Sarah Harrison
  • The Sheen on the Silk - Anne Perry
  • I Saw the Lord - Anne Graham Lotz
  • The Dangerous Protector - Janet Chapman
  • The Seduction of His Wife - Janet Chapman
  • Re-reading all the Tintin graphic novels - Herge
  • The Sugar Queen - Sarah Addison Allen
  • the last time i saw you - Elizabeth Berg
  • Garden Spells - Sarah Addison Allen
  • Wild Ride - Jennifer Crusie & Bob Mayer
  • Dead in the Family - Charlaine Harris
  • The Girl Who Chased the Moon - Sarah Addison Allen
  • Grave Secret - Charlaine Harris
  • Crawl Space - Sarah Graves
  • The Honey Thief - Elizabeth Graver
  • The Otherworldlies - Jennifer Anne Kogler
  • Saving CeeCee Honeycutt - Beth Hoffman
  • A Face at the Window - Sarah Graves
  • Draycott Eternal - Christina Skye
  • Shelter Mountain - Robin Carr
  • Virgin River - Robyn Carr
  • Death by Cashmere - Sally Goldenbaum
  • An Ice Cold Grave - Charlaine Harris
  • Grave Surprise - Charlaine Harris
  • Grave Sight - Charlaine Harris