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23 February 2010 @ 12:24 pm
Haiti Project  
Remember THIS project?

I'm done.

Before the earthquake in Haiti last month, my husband and several good friends of his were set to go on a mission trip to Deschapelles, to help put a second story on one of the orphanages there. After the tragedy in January, their trip was postponed indefinitely. Now it's back on, and Nolan is going soon to do electricity and framing and plumbing, those sort of construction-y things. They're going to have an opportunity to take a lot of things with them that these people don't have, as well: food and clothes, supplies, and the woman leading the team is going to do a women's ministry in the neighboring village, so I volunteered to make my handy dandy tote bags, as gifts to give out.

I can't do a lot of things, but I can make pretty things. I believe they'll fill them with washcloths, towels and soap, etc.

My wonderful friend Stephanie ironed all of the interfacing on. Isn't she adorable? Her husband is also going on the trip.

It was like a sweatshop. I just chained her to the ironing board. She's faking that smile. She was really DYING to leave.

This one was my favorite. All velvet and red and black.

Or this one. Supercute faux quilting.

Or maybe this one. Look at the sweet daisies!

Anyhow,I've got that Freshly Completed Task glow, and I thought I'd share.

If you're bent that way, I know all of these men and their wives would appreciate your good thoughts and fervent prayers, that they'll touch lives, share the love of Christ and return home safely next week.
I am:: home
nbaeker: sam green eyesnbaeker on February 23rd, 2010 06:33 pm (UTC)
They're so pretty, Carrie! Just absolutely lovely.

(Are you feeling better?)

Also, I'll totally be thinking of them!
Carrie Leigh: fairie kisscarrie_leigh on February 23rd, 2010 06:36 pm (UTC)
Um. Nice icon.


Thank you! And yes, I'm feeling better. I can nearly breathe. Woo. Hoo. Thanks for asking. :)

And thanks for your prayers. They help so, so much.
nbaeker: sam yummynbaeker on February 23rd, 2010 06:44 pm (UTC)
heh, Thanks! I like him it too.

Yay for breathing! It's terribly important.
O Demanding One: Encourage: You're Wonderful!heyurs on February 23rd, 2010 06:53 pm (UTC)

Yup! I 'member! :D Lovely, lovely they are. Thank-you! ♥

Already been praying like the dickens! x)

Carrie Leigh: Carrie in Flowerscarrie_leigh on February 23rd, 2010 06:58 pm (UTC)
Thank you, Ursula. I can always count on your prayers.
O Demanding One: Express: Thankfulheyurs on February 23rd, 2010 07:32 pm (UTC)

You know...this would be an awesome share at 2ormore.   *nods*

tracyj23: Flowers - pinktracyj23 on February 23rd, 2010 07:02 pm (UTC)
Those are AWESOME. You are AWESOME Carrie.

Good luck and safe trip wishes going out to the guys going, and I'll definitely be thinking and praying for them and for those they'll be helping.
Adelagiaadelagia on February 23rd, 2010 07:06 pm (UTC)
Those are incredibly pretty! Will be sending lots of good thoughts for safe travels.
Celina: If Only...xoxrhapsodyxox on February 23rd, 2010 07:11 pm (UTC)
Wow. I'm so impressed! It really makes me want to try to make something on my sewing machine. I'm still in the trying to figure the thing out stage...
Mala13oct on February 23rd, 2010 07:13 pm (UTC)
Wow those are pretty!

I'm glad you're better.

Will be praying for everyone. I really admire the fact that they are actually going to Hati to help instead of taking the easy way out and just donating.

Elle Blessingwayelle_blessing on February 23rd, 2010 09:27 pm (UTC)
1. Pretties. I really like the red one too! Talent. You can has it.

2. *smooshes* I hope you're feeling better.

3. Will definitely pray.
(Anonymous) on February 23rd, 2010 09:45 pm (UTC)
When there is coffee and good company, it's a pretty rough working environment! The longer I stay and slave in the "sweat shop", the less I have to worry about the really mundane household tasks that await me at home. Thanks for allowing me to help out sweet friend!
Samantha: whimsicalfiery_flamingo on February 24th, 2010 12:13 am (UTC)
Ooo! They're all pretty! I'm sure they'll be a huge hit. Pretty things are nice.

My favorite is that blue one with the flowers.
dragonsangel68: HP - Draco Letter from Ginnydragonsangel68 on February 27th, 2010 02:56 pm (UTC)
The bags are amazing! I swear, I envy your patience with things like that. Of course, sending positive thoughts Nolan's way for a successful trip :)

Did a large envelope arrive for AJ yet?
Carrie Leigh: applausecarrie_leigh on February 27th, 2010 03:39 pm (UTC)
Yes, as a matter of fact, it did! Thank you SO much! His armadillo definitely went the furthest! I appreciate the time it took for you to do that for us! You rock, sister.
dragonsangel68: HP - Draco redeemable Pottersticksdragonsangel68 on March 7th, 2010 03:10 am (UTC)
I'm so glad it arrived! I always worry a little with international mail and sometimes it just takes forever to get to its destination. No need for thanks; it was our pleasure :)