Friday, July 15, 2011
So this was a little project I've been working on this summer. It was A LOT harder than the baby quilt. Do quilts get exponentially harder as they increase in size? Maybe I should just stick to baby quilts....
But either way, I think it turned out pretty good( as long as you don't look too closely!) and I LOVE the colors! It really reminds me of summer. I love bright happy colors that remind me of happiness :)
Monday, July 11, 2011
I had two responsibilities while I was up there: I helped with the activities on Thursday, specifically quilt tying( which I myself had never done before but that's the beauty about you tube tutorials!), and then on Friday I was responsible for the vignette on Native Americans. Basically I did some research about Mormon pioneers and Native Americans on the trail and I gave a 5 minutes shpeal to the youth when they passed my station with their handcarts. The fun part was that I got to dress up like a Native American! I wore a feathered headdress and bead and moccasins! I told them I was from the Sioux tribe and explained how the Mormons and Native Americans got along pretty well for the most part. Then I proceeded to give them "directions" on how to get to their next point since I was acting as their scout. Except I didn't do it in English--I spoke in Romanian and had Sister Rice, who had been hanging out with me, "translate." It was pretty funny because some of the youth actually thought I was Native American and that I was speaking some form of dialect! HAHA! Yay for Romanian being a very unfamiliar language. :)
I was especially proud of the girls when they did the womens' pull. All the men and boys had to leave and the girls had to pull the handcarts for a little over two miles. They were such troopers! There were some parts that were really hard, but they kept pulling, even those who had severe blisters or twisted ankles. I felt like I got a little glimpse of how Heavenly Father must feel when we work through our trials and challenges, and do it with a good attitude.
I'm so glad I went on this trek, even though I was freezing most of the time ( it dropped down into the 30s at night) and even though I'll probably have dust coming out of my nose and ears for the next week!
|We had such good food!|
|Crossing the "river" It was actually just a little muddy pond|
|The Womens' Pull|
|Despite the cold, we pioneers are happy!|