Monday, August 17, 2009

May Enrichment

This post is way over due. My youngest child is finally in kindergarten, so I am trying to catch up with my life. Back in May, yes, 3 months ago, we had an Enrichment on Emergency Prepardness. It has held at the Gailey's home. They gave us a tour of their food storage. Pictured below is the storage under their stairs. They also have storage in their garage as well. I do like checking out what others are doing when it comes to food storage. It kind of helps you understand where you stand, and what you need to do. It is unfortunate that we don't have a lot of space in Hawaii to devote to food storage.

Among other things discussed, Loha brought an emergency backpack kit for us to see. This isn't a backpack that she put together, but rather one that can be purchased. It gave us an idea what kinds of things to include. I didn't realize that I need to include gloves as well. Also, I think I should buy a tube tent. It doesn't take up a lot of space.

Bro. Gailey provided a meal for us using your food storage. He made a lot of differet dishes.

Bob's Caribbean Black Bean and Rice

Bob's Creole Red Beans and Rice

Bob's Lentil Soup

Bob's Navy Bean Soup

Bob's Pinto Beans and Hamhocks

Bob's Split Pea Soup

The sister returned home well fed. Can't miss any event held at the Gailey's home.

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Child's Scripture Bag

This month's sewing project, was a child's scripture bag made from a place mat. I am not a expert on the sewing machine, so don't look too closely.

When you open the bag, there are two zippered pockets for crayons, pens, or paper. With the placemat folded over and sewn, two pockets are created. You can put your Book of Mormon in one pocket and some other treasure in the other pocket.

One more bag to go. I am lucky I only have two children. This bag took two long nights to complete. But the recipient seems to love it.

At the end of the month we will have a cooking class on homemade pizza..... yum.

Friday, March 6, 2009

March Enrichment, Humanitarian Aid

This was our first Enrichment of the year. The focus this year will be on

Preparing for the Times: Helping Self & Others.

To kick off the new year, there were 4 workshops on making humanitarian items to be sent to the Church Headquarters for distribution.

Sis. Alama and Sis. Gailey worked on wall quilts. These quilts will be used in nurseries to help stimulate infants as they must spend a good part of the day confined to their cribs.

For newborns, a few sisters started on knitting beanies.

Sis. Clements group worked on making file folders. File folders are used to teach children basic skills such as matching, patterns, numbers, and counting.

Sis. Velasco's group worked on making school bags for school children.

As usual, Candy donated her time to preparing a wonderful meal. She designed her meal around the theme of "Preparing for the Times" by using foods commonly found in our pantry.

Here she is making a vegetable lentil soup.

With the assistance of two of our youth, Candy prepared a potato croquette.

And Tuna and Egg Noodles with Cream Cheese Sauce.

The sisters of the ward enjoying this fabulous meal.

It was a wonderful Enrichment. It was the first time our ward has done this type of humanitarian aid projects, so it was exciting to see the projects. We will be working in smaller groups on a monthly basis to complete more of these projects. We hope to be able to send a sizable amount to Church Headquarters at the end of the year. Stay tuned throughout the year as we track our progress.

Sis. Pilch, our Enrichment Leader, put together this Enrichment. Thank you Sister Pilch and to all the teachers, the kitchen crew, and the set up and clean up crew. We had a great turn out, and I am sure the sisters enjoyed themselves as they learned a new skill as well as did some service.

Thursday, February 26, 2009

February Cooking Class, Appetizers

Candy's cooking class this month was on appetizers.

Card Making

I have been a little slack with posting the activities we have been doing at Relief Society. I will try and post more often.

It was fun night making a St. Patrick's Day treat box, and two other cards. I had fun chatting with friends, and also getting to know the new sisters as well. Teressa does a wonderful job prepping the projects for us. This is our second month with the card class. Teressa had cute stuff for us to do. And so inexpensive. These three projects were only $2.00.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Grateful Journals for Playgroup Mamas

Here is the grateful journal.

The inside of the album.

the album flat.

You can select your album pages from these patterns.

Most of the time will probably be spent making the inside pages. Here is a sample. You will have to design your own. I have supplies for you to use. But if you have and want to, you can bring some of your own supplies. You will have to cut these pages to size, so if you have a paper trimmer, please bring it. Then you won't have to wait.

Here are the number stamps I have. These are the only ones I have, so if you have some, please bring them. Or if you want to use stickers, that will work too. Or you can use the quickuts to cut your own numbers.

The inside pages will be made from these papers. If you want to bring your own inside pages, the album will cost less.
Here is the price: completed album: $6.50
Album only, no inside pages: $3.50
Here is a sampling of some of the stamps I will have available for you to use.

Well, I am looking forward to see you all....
We will start at 7:30 pm on Friday the 7th.