Sunday, November 29, 2009
Friday, November 27, 2009
Wednesday, November 25, 2009
The tag on here was an embossing project. Now if you know me, you know I hate to emboss!!! But this was actually kind of fun! You stamp your image - the clock & Believe - with white pigment ink or paint. You then cover it with your embossing powder & then use your heat gun to melt the embossing powder.
Next you use an inking technique to get the "tie dyed" type of effect. When you're done with your inking, use your heat gun to dry it. Then wipe off with a wet paper towel your embossed images to bring the "whiteness" back to the front.
On this picture, the "25 days of Christmas" was done in my label maker. I cut a strip of red paper, fed it into my label maker - punched the words on it & then lightly sanded them off leaving the imprint! How cool & easy is that?!?
I've used 2 large jump rings as my binding, but I'm thinking I may add another hole at the top & the bottom for more security. I will of course add ribbon ties to it when it's done, but for now to make it easier, I left them off.
I will try to take pics as I go along or at least when it's done to show you the final project.
Tomorrow is Thanksgiving. I have so much to be thankful for, SO much! Both of our boys' are home for the weekend & we all had dinner together tonite!
We're celebrating our annual feast tomorrow with my sister Pam, her hubby Jeff, my nephews & my brother-in-laws family. It's an annual event! I have to make my chocolate pie tonite & my baked sweet potatoe casserole in the morning.
We have church @ 9AM & I'm singing on the Praise Team. I'm thankful for that - last year at this time I was preparing for the 2nd surgery on my thyroid that took place the day after Thanksgiving.
I'm thankful for that surgery as they found cancer and it was totally removed between the 2 surgeries.
I'm thankful for the friends' I have here at home and via cyberspace! Each of them is such a support system in their own way. I love them all!
I am thankful for my family. My hubby, 2 boys', my sisters' & their families & the legacy that my parents left us. The values they instilled & the loving home in which they raised us.
I am most thankful for the freedom to express my faith & love in God. The fact that I can openly worship Him & declare that He is my savior.
I am thankful for all the military personal who have fought to keep our freedoms in America. So many have sacrificed their lives, their time with family @ holidays, their time from jobs - thank you!
May you all have a wonderful day & a safe weekend. Happy Thanksgiving!
Monday, November 23, 2009
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
Sunday, November 15, 2009
Friday, November 13, 2009
Until one week later when I heard the word cancer. Yes, cancer.
Another surgery a week after that to remove the rest of my thyroid. To remove any more cancer that might be there.
Four months later I had radiation. I know that I didn't have to go through half of what most cancer patients do. For that I am thankful, so very thankful. But hearing the word "cancer" sets your mind a reeling. I didn't go through the nausea & constant treatments, but I did go through the thought process of "what IF there's more"? I never thought I'd get cancer, but I did. Will I get it again? Maybe, maybe not. It is in God's hands. He knows the plans HE has for me!! (Jer. 29:11)
Now - one year later, I am a cancer survivor. I look at things differently. I listen & pay attention to my body & what changes it may be going through. I thank God everyday for the life He has given me.
The last few days a song has been in my head & I feel the peace it brings me,
"In the morning, when I rise,
In the morning, when I rise,
In the morning, when I rise,
Give me Jesus.
Give me Jesus,
Give me Jesus,
You can have
all this world,
Give me Jesus."
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
Tuesday, November 3, 2009
Sunday, November 1, 2009
It has been an awfully long time sinced I've blogged - my sister told me so!!! But I haven't had time to.....don't seem like I have anything to blog about.......oh.....I just don't have a good answer!!!
I have been busy & it seems like when I am on the computer (other than to play bejeweled on FB) I'm editing pictures. Soccer pictures, senior pictures, baby pictures, lots & lots of pictures. I'm also working on some Christmas presents, trying to get a jump start on the season. LOL!!!
We ended up having 4 days off from school a little over a week ago due to the H1N1 virus. It has spread pretty rampantly over the state of Michigan. SEVERAL school districts had all or some of their schools closed. In our building it seems to have helped. I haven't had very many calls in the morning at school for illness like I was getting in the weeks leading up to our closing.
I will try & do better with my posting - but now I have to run off to my niece's birthday party! Enjoy the rest of your Sunday & have wonderful week!