This morning my husband called me into the computer room to show me something on his computer screen. Yesterday I heard that the pastor of the church in Tohoku had sent a video to the pastor of Tokyo union church and they were planning to show it to the congregation on Sunday.
Luckily, by then, I will be off in the woods with the Scouts and thus saved from embarrassment. Well, my husband, greatly involved with the outreach ministry team, managed to get hold of it and by now it is on the family blog and the relatives list and who knows where else.
I don't know if I can add the link or even if anyone is interested in seeing it. I did like the clips of the women working on their projects and I was happy to get the news that the women have continued to meet and quilt. I don't like to hear myself stumbling around for words but...
http://vimeo.com/66915216 anyway... that is the site.
The weather report on my "smart" phone (a google android) has been claiming rain every day for the last beautiful week ... not all that smart ... but at last it has begun to sprinkle and there is a typhoon predicted. I'd say it will be good to get that out of the way before camp starts.
I spent a few hours yesterday trimming back the azaleas and the enkianthus so the rest of the plants can get a touch of what it already a short exposure to the sun.
My neighbor's daughter said I might take some cuttings from her mom's garden so I potted up some Hostas from back under the wall.
And, in the back garden I set out pots from my greenhouse, hoping things can survive a week of neglect.
Have you ever eaten a loquat? I hear the seeds, though rather tough and bitter, are a good preventative of cancer.
And, today's project??? I began cutting the sky fabric to add to the owl but measuring ... and then measuring again, I found something wrong. Finally I figured our I had made the Owl's tail two inches too short. (And he never mentioned it until it was all done). Well, after some thought, I decided I really had to stick to my drawing so I have un-sewed and am now re-sewing the tail section. It sure would have been better to do it right the first time because the order of the seems was not particularly conducive to ripping out.
I want to prepare piecing to take with me to camp, hopefully to finish the piecing and baste the quilt if I have enough time during the evenings. I also need to prepare a construction project for Friday's Pack meeting. I need to get the lumber and nails and cut the most complicated pieces. The boys will do the straight sawing and hammering. We will work in a relay fashion. Hopefully there will be time left to pack for camp so I can get an early start on Saturday.
Are we having fun yet? Happy rainy season!