Thursday, November 14, 2013

Needle and ThREAD #31

Monday was my sewing day this week.  I spent about half the day playing with a rice bag and sari fabric, coming up with ideas for our Make Welcome women to sew.  

Did you follow that link?  How about that?!  We have a website.  We're so small right now, but we have high hopes for these dear, dear women that show up to learn to sew on Tuesdays.  They've been bringing their rice bags and we're thinking of wonderful things to do with them so stay tuned!

Anyway, that Monday sewing has been the extent of it this week.  I'm hoping for some time with my machine tonight, since book club got postponed.  We'll see ...

On another note, I have packaged and shipped all but four of the quilts in the Sari Bari auction and raffle.  I am now an expert at Paypal Multiple Order Shipping, but no, I have no desire to exercise my expertise again any time soon.  The little Matrix was filled to the brim with quilts this afternoon and the nice lady at the Post Office wheeled a cart right out to my car and we loaded 'em in and wheeled 'em into the back room at the PO.  They are on their way!  I'll probably be peeking at the shipment tracking and imagining happy people finding those packages on their doorsteps in the next few days.

As I said yesterday, I was sad to see them go, but I am also very glad to have that task behind me.  I may actually go out in my garden one day soon and see what's still out there among the weeds!

Surprisingly, I finished several books I've been slowly working my way through AND started and finished a couple of others in the last week or so:

The Summer of the Great Grandmother by Madeleine L'Engle - a re-read for book club.  This is a wonderful book about aging and death and family.  This is the second in L'Engle's Crosswicks trilogy.

and ...

My Bright Abyss by Christian Wiman

and ...

Little Daughter by Zoya Phan

and ...

The Little Way of Ruthie Leming by Rod Dreher

I just started Marilynne Robinson's Housekeeping this morning.  Another re-read.  I'm going more slowly the second time around, savoring her sentences.  

needle and thREAD


Missy K said...

Beth dear,

Looking so forward to see what blooms with Make Welcome!

Bonnie said...

Love seeing the quilts stacked to go to their new homes. I bid on your quilt! Love your book list. Have read all but one of those. Good reading.

Kathie said...

Love slow re-reading. You can savour better the second/third or fourth time through. And by the fifth time? The book becomes an old friend.