Sunday, December 07, 2008
tirzah recorded a radio interview. it will be broadcast in 3 countries.
burundi, tanzania and rwanda.
and she is bringing acopy home.
it is pouring rain there...and she left her poncho! oops!
there is a petrol strike in rwanda so they can only get approx 5 gals at a time.
this is creating obvious difficulties. boy do i feel guilty for griping about gas prices...atleast we could fill up if we could pay for it.
also "On Monday, the day we got to byumba, a terrible van accident happened that killed 11 students from the University here in Kigali. One was a wife of a pastor that Pastor Samuel knew very well. It affected the whole area of Byumba. On Tuesday they held a memorial service for all 11 people that were killed and we attended it. Thousands of people came to pay their respect. Only the immediate family show emotion but everyone else looked very sad.
one of the biggest challenges- poverty and the need for jobs. Only one percent of the population works to get a paycheck. All the rest are self employed in their gardens and fields trying to raise enough to feed their families."
more on tirzah's blog
Saturday, December 06, 2008
Dec 1 is world wide aids day.
So in honour of the day and tirzah's work with the AIDS/HIV orphans this week i
began this hat.
Brooklyn tweed AKA Jared Flood's Habitat Hat
Cascade 220 in red (cuz i have lots of 220 from my felting days)
you have only one L1FE, do something.
Friday, December 05, 2008
actually 3...we missed the 1st 2 calls. oops!
tirzah was with the refugees (near the congo border) for 4 days, they are now beginning work with the HIV orphans. she has made 2 friends her age, Angie and Candy. she has also spoken at 2 churches.
She says it has been hard and wonderful.as she starts work with the Aids orphans pray for G-d to protect her heart from the destruction in these children's bodies she is going to behold & that she will bring comfort.
apparently there will be alot of photos when she gets home. :0)
Wednesday, December 03, 2008
Tuesday, December 02, 2008
Kezzi helped me pin the sections out on the bed (the bed is a king, so that will help refrence the size. i have not measured it yet.
Shew! this shawl took 1/3 the time of the last shawl.
and we are DONE!
Kezziah had a very hard time picking her pattern and colours, b/c she didnt want to make too much work for me. :0) she is so sweet. so she finally nailled down a few designs for me to combine. i had to rewrite parts so that they would work better together. but we really like the effect.
more details on ravelry of course
Monday, December 01, 2008
she beamed thru the phone, you could here th e smiles as she said
"my feet are in rwanda!"
what a dream fulfilled!
here is the latest email update:
1-“WE ARRIVED SAFELY IN KIGALI ON TIME. THE FLIGHTS WERE NOT FULL SO WE WERE ABLE TO SPREAD OUT. EVERYONE IS FEELING WELL AND ARE TO BED. PLEASE TELL EVERYONE TO CONTINUE TO PRAY FOR OUR TEAM AND THAT GOD WILL BE SERVED WELL.
2-We head out today for Gisnezi and Byumba so probably won’t have email access. Everyone is doing fine and feeling good. Continue to pray for us as we move onto the locations.
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
there is a free dell giveaway.
they would like some one who needs one to get it.
so...here is my post
Why we could use one at our house?
we have gone thru 2 refurb'd computers this year. I am running all the congregational stuff off of the laptop, and we homeschool SIX KIDS. it is a bit overloaded.
a new one would mean TYPED sermons while trying to do school. burn sermon CDS and get powerpoint presentations done. And not to mention one kid on one computer doing school while another kid is on another computer just would make my life easier!
the last 2 mons with Sam working for the other church plus his own congregation has been very wearing on the computers. (3 sermons,plus 2 mid week services, several funerals/memorials and a wedding! shew!)
the int'l day of prayer for the persecuted church with all the groups and different powerpoints and different (OLD) software was quite challenging. not using an old OS would have definitely helped.
so could we use a new PC? YES!
and being a small fellowship, Sam still works fulltime to feed us all. We dont have the ability to buy a new one at the moment. so this would really be a blessing.
AND OH, If i win, i can probably get you a tax deduction writeoff :0)
tirzah has a jam packed week including a kinryiwandan language class.
She will be on the radio while she is there, and is going to be doing a TV thingy i think before she goes. (that is on fundaising and how she "recycled for rwanda".
we are just so amazed at this coming about. last year's ER visits, kidney transplant decisions, and all the fear we had just about tomorrows coming, have been replaced with boots, misquito netting, luggage and a passport.
i am so blessed. G-d is so good.
tirzah has wanted to go to africa since she was 6.
we have books, cds, videos, and even school books on africa.the whole family has been steered westward, in her leading.
tali however hugs my neck and says "i do not want to africa".
Kezzi and india i guess will be next. :0)
Friday, November 07, 2008
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
and they got a call about a local group cutting hair for locks for love.
and without hesitation they decided to do it.
we were gonna make "For Becka" shirts but ran out of time.
so they went down with their friend Calli and got their hair cut.
Kezzi donated over 20"!!!
And even Mom cut hers and gave 15"
so here are our pictures for our Sweet Becka! We love you!
Wednesday, October 01, 2008
Jessica the orange girl had her new baby girl.
i finally got her baby sweater finished. the colour change was time consuming but i like the effect alot.
E.Zimmerman February 2 needle Baby Sweater
Debbie Bliss Cotton- 3.5 balls
US 5 needles
Saturday, September 27, 2008
and you are right! i picked up the latest issue of spin-off and my cyber-buddy Leslie Wind is featured! (you might remember she was also in the spring vogue knitting)
so go congratulate her!
I am so excited for you, leslie!
on the knitting front Super Sock Scarefest has gone so well that a new KAL is coming! We have decided to do The B;eeping Sock Games, named for the bleeps of vintage ganes like pacman. sock designers are encouraged to submit designs based on video and computer games, old and new.
Sock Games will start midnight dec 31 so we will all be done and ready for Sock Madness 3 in march. JInxsa has graciously ofered to help Mod the group with me, details at ravelry ofcourse.
Thursday, September 11, 2008
Tirzah is going to Rwanda in November, she has a little more than half her $.
I designed this sock for Chewy Spaghetti's BluePlate Special club.
The sock is called "Tirzah's Delight" and is made with Sport weight yarn
in order to help her get to africa, I am selling HER pattern.
If you don't knit, buy it for someone who does :0)
Wednesday, September 10, 2008
Once upon a midnight dreary, while I pondered, weak and weary,
Over many a quaint and curious volume of forgotten lore--
While I nodded, nearly napping, suddenly there came a tapping,
As of some one gently rapping, rapping at my chamber door.
"'Tis some Sock," I muttered, "tapping at my chamber door--
Only this, and nothing more."
my latest for SockScarefest
and JP, i cant wait to see what you are test knitting for me :0)
Friday, August 22, 2008
Friday, August 15, 2008
i modified the heel, to continue the striping and colour work.
this is soo lovely to work with. what kind of sheep is an optim,though?
i really lovely the elegeance of stitch diva patterns mixed with easy top down construction.
hopefully i will get to post on its progress again soon.
Sunday, August 10, 2008
Thursday, July 24, 2008
Frank from outback steak house and 2 of the girls who worked there, got to be part of G-d's provision. the made amazing food for these tired guys!
the guys showered and dressed up "real purdy" for their outback dinner :0)
very often they came in shifts, and would eat then releive other strike teams so they could eat too. this made dinner from 5-8pm. usually. lunch however was 11-3pm. everytime we packed it up, there would be a new truck rolling in!
the news guys were great. i loved hearing their stories from all the years they have been doing this. they worked for world news tonight and the morning one too. so since i am TVless, if anyone taped it, please share. ( ok i have a TV but no cable, signals, etc cuz i am too far up the mountain. but we watch alot of movies. the sad thing is i moved and now hereos is coming back! i love heroes! and no DSl means no watching it on line like last year while finishing the textual criticism classes)