Wow, what a BUSY week it was! The Campers on Mission group was here working through Friday, but we did a big fish fry for them and the pastors of the association I work for on Thursday. Normally (on a smaller scale) Todd does hush puppies, fries and fish for a fry, but for this event I made three pounds of carrot slaw, twenty-one cups of pineapple slaw, and two gallons of banana pudding. It's a good thing I did -- none of it was left!
This group was a marvelous group of workers . . . they did two months of work in two weeks! The camp has been very blessed to have them out here.
And look what the Campers on Mission did for me . . .
Stairs! With a handrail!! No more climbing up and down on concrete blocks! What a blessing they've been to *me*!
Friday evening I was helping hostess an engagement party for a sweet young couple. Jeremy is from Huntsville, but is a Wycliffe translator serving in Romania. His fiancee is Romanian, but also working with Wycliffe. They're only here for a short couple of weeks and then headed back to Romania (and they'll marry there in August).
I did meatballs and (of course) cream cheese mints for the party. Cream cheese mints are my ministry!
It was a lovely party and well attended. I wish thought to get a picture of Jeremy and Magda, but I was too busy . . . well . . . hostessing!!
Saturday I spent the majority of the day in my Little Nook in the Big Woods. LOL! The Little House on the Prairie series has *finally* come out on Kindle, and I just recently read through them all. Can you tell? Anyway, I got some things accomplished. I finished up ornament two (and took a pic of ornament one):
I got the second tab marked and ready to stitch:
I got letters G, I, and J traced and ready to stitch (it's hard to see them, but they're done!):
So I'll definitely have something to work on for my slow, Sunday stitching!
I managed to squeeze in a stop at an LQS to pick up the backing fabric for Evey's quilt. Initially my thought was to use white. And then I got to thinking about Evey and decided that white was dumb. So I got this, instead . . .
Along with the white I'll need to sash the blocks, once I've finished the embroidery. And the floss I'll need for the embroidery. LOL! And isn't that print just darling??! Evey is all about 'jurjuls' (turtles) right now. And since I turned around and cut out the backs right away, I can count it out of my stash as fast as I added it in . . .
Whoohoo for me! The white will be gone soon, too. Plus I was able to add a little in for these cute little hexies I'm playing with (because we should always add something new to the mix, right?) . . .
I saw a cute little candle mat on Jeanna's blog, Slammin' the Screen Door, and decided I'd like to make one of my own. The pattern arrived in Saturday's mail.
I mean, why not?!?
On top of it all, Joc had purchased this sweet little smocked romper, but the elastic was shot. She asked me to turn it into a little blouse and make some bloomers to go with it.
So I cut off the bottom and hemmed it up -- it's really quite darling; I believe it was lovingly made by someone and not a manufactured piece. Now to make up some bloomers!
So that's it for me. I'll link up to Patchwork Times and Kathy's Quilts today. Enjoy a quiet, happy Sunday . . . this is the day that the Lord has made!! Rejoice and be GLAD in it!!