Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Little Mosque on the Prairie

I just watched the first two episodes of a Canadian series "Little Mosque on the Prairie" and it's quite funny. The series actually has finished it's fourth season so I'm a little slow getting around to watching it.

The series revolves around a mosque in a small Canadian town and the interactions/experiences of the Muslims and Christians in that town.

You can check out episodes here- http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=4689644836814333621#.

The official website is here- http://www.cbc.ca/littlemosque/index.php

Monday, September 20, 2010

Design Wall Monday

Does this look familiar? I'm still working on it. I was really hoping to finish it last week but life had other ideas. Much of last week was spent on-line shopping/price comparing for books to use in our homeschooling this year. DH decided he wanted to do the math, chemistry and physics covering a broad range of abilities, which meant I had to hunt down resources for those levels. (middle school through college, although we already have the college level textbooks) Then there was the actual homeschooling added to the routine and having two big outings/activities for the kids this week. The week just flew by and I only got to do a tiny bit of quilting and zero organizing.

Ah well, I'll just have to try again this week. I hope everyone else had more luck getting in sewing time. You can check out other design walls at Judy's blog.

Monday, September 13, 2010

Design Wall Monday

I've been making slow and steady progress on the baby quilt. I originally was going to machine quilt it with an all over meander but I tested the idea and another quilt and found I really need to practice more before I do that on a gift quilt. So, I've been hand quilting it on the diagonal. I'm really hoping to finish this by the end of the week.

This weekend we celebrated Eid. Friday morning was prayers as the mosque followed by an unhealthy but fun treat of sticky donuts, danish and cookies for breakfast. We had planned on going to the zoo that day but we were tired (had to get everyone up by 6:30 to get ready on time) and instead just went home, opened presents and relaxed. We got a slow start Saturday and didn't get to the zoo until almost one and it was packed. No parking anywhere. In case you've never been to the zoo in D.C., they have several small to medium sized lots that are gated. They don't charge admission to the zoo but you do have to pay for parking. Outside of the zoo it's almost impossible to find parking so we didn't even try. We just told the kids we'd make one more pass and if we couldn't find parking, we'd have to head home or maybe go to a park for a picnic. We had to circle around a few blocks before coming back into the zoo and lucked out when they opened one of the lots just as we got there. (The 10 or so cars in front of us missed it.) We had a very nice few hours saying "hi" to all of the animals before heading back home to freshen up and head back to the mosque. We were supposed to be showing a movie from Iran on the life of Jesus but there weren't many people so we watched a different movie and had a discussion afterward.

Now that Ramadan is finished it's time to switch gears and get to work on other things-like homeschooling. I still have to order a few more books and this year we're going to do some dissections so I have to order those supplies as well. I also need to get back into my exercise routine and start tackling some straitening and organizing that I've needed to do for awhile but haven't had the time.

If I'm going to get anything done, I'm going to have to get off the computer. I hope everyone has a great day and check out the other design walls at Judy's blog if you have a few minutes.