However, the news that my husband's mother had died came on the first day and overshadowed the quilt parties. Sometimes an unforeseen seismic shift occurs in one's life and this was one of those days. We wonder why God chose that particular day to take her home, but certainly are grateful that it did not happen while we were overseas. Death never is convenient or welcome - it is of course, the last enemy that will be defeated.
So Ian and I fly out next week and will be taking contributions of embroidery thread for a specific project that the Kondao sewing class are going to do. I will also take embroidery needles and small pairs of scissors.
The other objects we will take are as many simple bottle openers as we can carry. As you can see in the picture, if there are no bottle openers available, teeth are used. When you need a drink and this is the safe liquid available... Well, enough said. We want to take as many as possible.
This will be my last post for a while (so what is new :-) ) but Ian will be posting a blog to keep you able to track our time in Kondoa.