The Flamingo socks are coming along, sitting on the edge of my treadle for evenings when I have a few minutes and need to keep my fingers moving.
I've been reading Kristen Welch's blog, We Are THAT Family, for years. When she started Mercy House, a maternity home in Kenya, it boggled my mind that someone could create something that amazing, from scratch, halfway around the world. After reading her posts, I could completely understand why it was needed, but how one mom in America could make it happen was beyond me. As soon as I saw her posts about her book, Rhinestone Jesus: Saying Yes to God When Sparkly, Safe Faith Is No Longer Enough, I knew that I wanted to read it, if only to find out how she accomplished what she did.
We have very different ideas about parenting. It's safe to say that I'm never going to take my kids to Africa or do anything as huge as Kristen has done, after reading her book, especially the story of one of her blog readers who, with a very well-written letter to just the right people, accomplished something huge for Mercy House I can see the thing that I should be doing. It's not something I can post about here, not right now at least, but it's something that might make a difference. Or, more likely, add up with what others are doing to make a difference.
For more fun projects to drool over, check out On the Needles at Patchwork Times and Work in Progress Wednesdays at Tami's Amis.
Disclosure -- The publisher provided me with an advance ARC.