Thursday, May 31, 2007

Chair of Bowlies

How I love the harvest.

Fashionable Blackout

So, I had 30 minutes to kill before my shuttle picked me up (before Honduras), so I did what anyone would have done in my situation... I made an eye cover for the plane.

Here's the reverse side, residing on my lampshade.

Wild Woman

Look at my cutest new plant. $1.77 for all that happiness.


I finally took it upon myself to organize my fabric...take inventory, really. I had this medium-sized rubbermaid bin that I thought would be plenty big for my stash. And it was... at first.

I tried to fit the nicely packed bin under my bed, and I couldn't push it in because there was a bag in the way....full of fabric. Ugh.

So I had to reorganize and squish. There. Tried again to fit under my bed. Guess what? ANOTHER bag in the way... full of more fabric.

Long story short, had to get a bigger bin. But now the fabric is organized.

Part of me just loves OWNING the fabric. I'm so attached to some of it, I can't bear to cut it up and actually make something of it. That's weird, right?


My friend Jenelle just had her 2nd baby! She reads my blog (maybe one of four who do), but she's in the hospital for another couple days so I'm safe to show you what I made for Jamis, the big brother, and new little Jered.

Too cute, right?

Serenity Now

This was the view from inside the apartment couryard in Honduras. Can you believe the proximity to the beach? How lucky.

And I just loved this rusty old fence.

Thursday, May 24, 2007

I'm Baaaack....

Ok, I got back on Saturday, but had no photos with which to blog. But here you are!

I had a GREAT time! Every once in a while, I would say in disbelief, "Hey, we're kayaking in Honduras!" "Hey, I'm scuba diving in Honduras!" "Hey, we're hiking in Honduras!" And I know many people have been to Honduras, but it's just a place I never thought I'd visit. It's a beautiful place with lovely people, and I'm glad I went. I don't miss so much las cucarachas, but I do miss the weather and leisure.

Business first, here's me in front of the hospital where the clinic was. I think I'd prefer not to get sick in Honduras.

Here's the beach that was right in front of the apartment. Pretty sweet, right? The water was bath-water warm. And that boat took us to beautiful dive sites a few hundred yards offshore. FYI: We dove the world's 2nd largest living coral reef in the world!

Here's me after my first dive!

Visiting other countries is always a little (and sometimes a lot) humbling. I'm glad to be home, and yet I'm lucky to have had this experience.

Thursday, May 10, 2007

Bien Viaje!

Me voy a Honduras por una semana para eSCUBA y trabajar un poco en una clinica pediatra con Dario. Entonces, no voy a escribir esta semana (o quizas si escribire si puedo).

(I'm going to Honduras for a week to SCUBA and work a little at a pediatric clinic with Darren. So, I'm not going to write this week [or perhaps I will write, if I can].)

Tengan unas semanas buenas, y me extran~aron mucho, OK?

(Have a great week and miss me a lot, OK?)

If it makes you feel any better, it's supposed to rain most days I'm down there, so... I've packed plenty of reading material.

Friday, May 04, 2007


Yes, I know Lent is over - and I had hoped to post this long ago, but I'm just finishing my promise...sort of. I already talked to God, and he's cool with it.

So, for this year's Lent, instead of giving up meat and ending up anemic by Easter, or giving up chocolate and either failing or ending up super cranky by Easter (both which have happened), I decided this year to do something, instead of undoing.

Sister Bernice is our only chaplain at the hospital. I don't know what we'd do without her. Sister Bernice provides comfort and peace to our families during life's most difficult moments. She's the one who thinks to put real blankets on our babies so they look more like babies, and less like hospital patients. She once told me that there are quilting groups who make blankets especially for the children at our hospital, but she neede more boy blankets. So, I decided to make her 2 boy blankets to give to our children.

The second quilt I set out to make is not officially done, but I'm going to give her another blanket I made a few years ago (but cannot seem to locate a photo of). Once the next one's done, you can be sure I'll post it.

I think Sister Bernice will be pleased.