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Yes, it is monday again! I spent a very busy weekend here at the farm. The weather was and is gorgeous and I finished planting one garden, and need to work on the next one.

I also spent considerable time helping my husband package up medications to send to a small town in Haiti. He is physician and recently formed a non-profit foundation to take care of the medical needs of the people of Fond Pierre, Haiti. He has been working incredibly hard along with his volunteers to raise money to buy basic medications. They also have been collecting over the counter meds and other items. People have been so generous, it is so heart warming. The end of this week they are sending 40 good size shipping containers to a shipper in MI who will send it in a sea container to Haiti. I'm told that it should take about 2 months for the container to arrive in Haiti. My husband and 5 other medical people will go on a mission in October and will use alot of the items, and what they don't use the school nurse will use. They will go back again in March 2010. All the sorting and packing we did this weekend was lengthy, but the people there have absolutely nothing, so there is such a positive feeling that I am helping to do just a little bit of good for someone. I am trying to figure out how I can incorporate my quilting with the mission. I am thinking of making a quilt and selling raffle tickets here in out town and donating all the proceeds.

I have spent some time today cleaning up my sewing room. I know, I just blogged that I was doing that, but I have alot to clean up and somehow it gets messy again! I actually am almost done with my funky Rooster art quilt. I hadn't intended to finish him, just move him from one table to another, but I found myself sewing binding on and machine quilting the background. I love it when I do things like that! And of course I am STILL sewing on the rag quilt. Wow, it is never ending! I need to start the block for the guild challenge that myself and my co-chair on programs is starting at our guild in June. We are running it as a round robin but you will do all the sewing on it yourself. A center block starts of the challenge and we have 4 blocks of varying difficulty to chose from. Then each month for 3 months, you will ge the next round. You will not know what the next round will be until the month it is given out. He will have them all done by October and plan to have show and tell at our December christmas party. FUN!!!!

Let's see if I can get some photos here of the block and the fabric I'm planning on using.

Now, I need to get to work on that block. You see I put my wonderful cat to sleep today and I am trying to keep myself busy to take my mind off of him. His name was Skid and I had him for all of his 12 years. He used up all of his 9 lives a long time ago, so I was blessed that he was still with me up until today. But the time comes and I hate it when I have to make a decision on whether to see him suffer or be released and ya know what I had to do. I absolutely hate it. Yet, I keep getting pets and it is all part of it.

Here he is last summer. He was a good looker for sure. God bless him.

Hope everyone hugs a pet today!

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Comment by Karen on April 27, 2009 at 5:55pm
What a wonder thing your husband is doing in Haiti. My husband & I went to Turkey after they had the big earthquake & did dentistry in the tent cities. What a wonderful experience. I would love to do it again sometime. I am sorry about your loss. It is hard to loose a pet. Think of all the wonderful memories that you have about Skid. He will always be a part of you.
Comment by Terry F on April 27, 2009 at 4:00pm
I hate to make that decision too. Skid wouldn't have had that long and happy life without you. He's chasing bugs in the clouds now.......
Comment by Becky Bozic on April 27, 2009 at 1:45pm
Sorry about Skid.....I had to do that and it was devastating to me, but you know when the time is right.
Can't wait to see how the round robin turns out!
Comment by Pam/NY on April 27, 2009 at 12:50pm
Loss of a pet is so hard...you had Skid for many wonderful years...another friend will come along and fill his shoes in a different way...Sorry.
Comment by Auntie Em on April 27, 2009 at 12:12pm
I'm very sorry to hear about your cat. Keeping busy sounds like a good idea.

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