Mothers Day was a couple weekends ago here in the United States and I hope everyone got to celebrate their mother's and that all the ladies that visit here got to be celebrated for being a mother. It truly is the hardest job on the planet for the least pay. I'm not a mother, but I know all too well how hard my mother worked and sacrificed, taking care of her family. Lots of hard work and very little reward at the time. But I truly believe that my mother is very proud of all of her children. We have all worked hard at being good citizens of the world and just trying to be decent people in the eyes of peers. Scripture says that we are to honor our parents and I think we have all done that, hopefully we have brought honor to our parents.
************Ok, so this is the project that I have been really wanting to share with y'all, but I needed to wait till I knew it reached the lady I made it for. I didn't want to get it on my blog before she got it in her hands. The project was to alter toilet paper tubes, but instead, I opted for paper towel tubes. It's the same product, just longer. So, to start with, I took the pt tube and cut into 3 pieces and then split each piece down the side and pressed them as flat as I could get them. I then used 3 L adhesive sheets and adhered all three pieces together. A xyron machine would work just as well, as would regular glue. Just use what you have. When this project come about, I knew exactly what I wanted to do. I had already seen it in my minds eye and just needed to make what I had seen. I didn't want to mess with cutting all these separate pieces and then try to get them to line up and glued together. I thought I already had the sizzix die, but after going thru my collection, 3 times, I finally decided that I didn't have it, so off to Ebay I went and had it in my hands in about 2 days.
The colors for this one was purple, copper and turquoise. Oh my gosh it is gorgeous!!!! I didn't have purple shell chips, so I took my Inka Gold purple and made a wash with color and water and brushed it on the chips and let them dry. Yay, it worked!!!! And you can still see some turquoise on the shell chips and that makes for more visual interest.
************Ok, who likes to exercise? Not me!!!! But, I'm "learning" to like it,,,,,slowly, kinda, sorta. hahaha
My tip for today is this. I have severe allergies and I just can't spend as much time outside as I would like. But, I have been trying to get healthier and that has been a dilemma. How can I get more exercise in if I can't get outside? HOUSE WALK!!! It works people!!! Who knew? Well, I didn't, but now I do. Just this past week I started walking thru my house at a normal pace and stop every minute or two and do short bursts of jogging in place, I do believe it is working. I have been going to an exercise class 3 times a week since the last of January and I am feeling better. The house walking is making a difference! Give it a try. Get a step counter and slip it on you somewhere where it will register every step and see what you can do. Start out with trying to get at least 250 extra steps in an hour and then increase your steps at a comfortable pace. It works y'all. I feel better knowing I am doing something good for myself. If you give it a try, let me know, and we'll work on getting healthy together. I don't know how many more years of life I have left in my sack of bones, but I just want to be able to serve the Lord as well as I can with the time I have left and getting healthier will help me serve my Lord and Savior better. If you remember back to the first of the year, my word for 2107 was dream. This is part of my dream. So, help me dream big, get healthier with me. Woop Woop, Yay, WooHoo!!!!!
************Well, I hope you have seen something here that made you happy, or made you smile. If so, then that means that I have done my job well. I put forth the challenge to see what you can do to recycle a paper towel tube or toilet paper tubes. It's fun and it can also keep a little bit of something that would have been tossed out, out of a land fill somewhere. Recycle, reuse, repurpose! That is the crafters new motto, well it should be anyway. hahahaha
I hope you have a great rest of the day. If you haven't taken the time today to thank God for being a part of it, do so. We can't even begin to imagine how much God loves us and the lengths He has gone to have a relationship with us. I sure wish we all took that just a little more seriously. If we did, I promise you, there wouldn't be as much pain and heartache in the world today!!! We would be looking out for one another instead of finding new ways to hurt each other. This is true. We would be living lives that honored God instead of making a mockery out of God. I don't know how much more God will tolerate from a world that is so filled with hate for Him and His ways. I am a Christian and I am not ashamed to say that. You will never ever hear me say that I am perfect, but every day I keep striving to be more Christ-like. I keep striving to honor the One and Only Savior, Jesus Christ, the Messiah!!!!! And while I keep struggling, He keeps picking me up, helping me to be a better me, for His service. My service for Him probably won't look like your service to Him and it probably shouldn't. After all, we are all different, with different giftings. So, find the way you can serve Him, and set out to do just that. Start by telling someone today that "Jesus loves you"! I promise that will bring a smile to someones face. I told that to a precious little young lady that was checking me out here in town and she smiled so big and then teared up and said that it had been an awful long time since she had heard that. She hugged and thanked me and I asked her to just thank Jesus. That's how easy it is to serve Christ!!!!
I pray that you will find your way back here soon to see what I have been up to. Till then, remember that God loves you and I do too!!!!! hugs and love, Patty