Today was our last day of sewing. Many people finished up projects that they had already started. Others made dolls or small bags. Ammonia, a very skilled Haitian woman finished a beautiful quilt that she had been working on all week. She was very proud and so were we!
We also had a large group of sewers fancy stitching around the stretched quilt. They didn’t finish but we are keeping the quilt so they can work on it the next time we come down.
At the end we brought out the bubbles and had a fun goodbye with the kids. Everyone was sad to go, but they were reassured when we told them that we would be returning next February. After lunch we went for a walk on a road behind the town of Godet. The road was very narrow and we got a little worried when we saw that part of it had been almost destroyed by avalanches. We had to get out and walk from a point where part of the road had fallen away. The view from the path was extremely beautiful.
The only downside was that it had just rained and the path was pretty slippery and muddy. While we were walking it started to rain very hard and we huddled under some trees. Luckily we were by some houses and a Haitian woman invited us into a shelter. We huddled under the tin roof with about twelve other Haitians until the rain stopped. When we left the building we realized that we had gained five members to our party. Five little Haitian boys followed us all the way back to our car. On the ride back we stopped by a roadside stand and bought a large bunch of watercress for only 50 cents. It was very tasty steamed! Once we got home we saw a light rainbow in the sky above us. It was a great end to a great trip.