Tuesday, 30 October 2007

Travel fever

I think it finally grabbed hold of me - the travel bug. After listening to a number of friends who traveled the world recently, or who moved to various parts of the globe, I also wanted to do the same. When I spoke to my mom the other day I was conveying my itinerary for Kenya and mentioned the flight from Jo'burg to Nairobi. It only then struck me that "I'm going to Nairobi!" and finally, finally I'm excited for the trip.

Thanks for all of you who contributed to the mission, much appreciated. I have managed to raise most of my support by this stage, I think today I'm still R300 short, but I'm still sewing and that should cover my part. Please do not hesitate to give more, should you have decided to give to God's work, the team could really still use a few thousand Rand. God really has blown me away with the generosity of people and in the process kept me humble.

How often do I not trust Him to provide for me, and yet in this big venture He has been more than faithful in His provision. The surprise contributions were the ones that often drove me to tears and to my knees in the process. Please join with me in thanksgiving for all that He has done for me.

This last month is filled with many organisational things - packing, sorting through clothes and other material, yellow fever shots, one last training session on Saturday, giving a short speech at the Ladies Coffee Morning at church as well as the last bit of sewing for the year. Also work does not come second - lots to do before we can close and of course the fashion show. So, all in all quite a busy month. Keep praying.

Wednesday, 10 October 2007

a foretaste....


Treasures I've come across

Browsing my favourite fashion blog today, I cam across this link. It's lots of interior and industrial design as well as architecture and a bit of fashion. For the not-so-post-modern minded, maybe still worth a visit, only to admire the lampshades done by Mario Salvucci. Amazing stuff!!

Monday, 1 October 2007

The Wedding Planner

To all who supported me in planning Raoul's and Hannah's wedding a BIG thank you. I couldn't have done it without you guys.

To be honest, I brought it on myself, when I asked all of you to pitch in, but I did not anticipate all the extra sewing way back in April. Also, come to think of it, I now know where to hire table cloths for much less than the usual price, where to have flowers done (thank you Lehane and mom), what the buttonhole pins cost (to pin the flowers to lapels) and that simple is often more effective than a big hoohaa. Thanks also to all the Wartons who wave pitched in with cleaning up without asking or having to be asked. You guys are the best!

Oh, yes, the correct boning arrived two weeks after the last post, and I could use it in Hannah's dress after all.
I don't know how much she could breathe, but she survived the day and now can relax on her honeymoon - breathe in all the air she can.She looked absolutely gorgeous - thanks to Enno and her magic wand :) and Talitha and Gigi with the magic brushes.

As a "note to self", should the day come when some guy thinks I'm the ONE, I definitely will HIRE a wedding planner, or delegate to friends muhahahaha. I don't know how any of my friends whom I've seen getting married managed without one - that is all except Frank, who of course just knows how to organise things in the first place.....

The day was just right as well, with the sun shining and the wind blowing and the birds singing...

Thanks be to God for His provision as well in everything, from hairclips to food, and especially Visas. He definitely had a hand in organising. I couldn't have done any of it without His help, and I'm sure that many of you would agree.