Tuesday, November 18, 2014

I Get Crafty! Who knew?

I was baking at 0430 - it was that kind of day.   The kids were hilarious when they staggered into the kitchen. I should probably bake first thing in the a.m. more often.  Of course, baking meant I didn't get a work out in.

I FORGOT until about 30 minutes ago that I still needed to bake an Apple Crisp. I'm not sure it will get done.

No, it's not all for us.

I took muffins to MTOC (MOPS like program) this a.m.

We are taking dinner to a new mommy tomorrow so the brownies will go to her - with a spare pan for the Gherkins.

Our Bible study has breakfast tomorrow and it looks like our numbers will be low so the rest of the baked goods and some fruit will go to Bible study tomorrow.

I left home at 0830 (running late)  to make it to base for MTOC (Moms of Tots of the Chapel).

Today's topic was the importance of hospitality. A fun topic. We shared recipes too.

Back at home I worked on another project - a work of love. For real. I'm not crafty....but when we made little pendants with the PWOC year's theme for the  Fall Rally, I began to think of other ideas.

We were looking for a farewell gift and I saw pendants on pinterest of maps. Perfect. I envisioned a joint work day or someone else crafting - because - again - I'm. not.crafty.  I failed at MOPS crafts - every month - for four years.

BUT I took it on. First I had to find a map which showed Beale AFB and was colorful. Google and MapQuest are NOT colorful.

We stopped at several stores and gas stations - they don't sell maps anymore.

Finally, we bought an atlas...for a 1 inch section. ::snort:: I scanned it in to our computer, took several screen shots, and began experimenting. Michael came home and adjusted the color and I was much happier with them. The supplies purchased for PWOC haven't arrived....so I used my supplies. I made one with a map of Japan first as a trial. The cords haven't arrived but we needed a couple for tomorrow - I raided my jewelry box. LOL 

See the one on the bottom left? THAT'S what happens when you get diamond glaze on the front of a tile and lay it on paper.....sort of like the wreath I epoxied to our counter a few months ago.  I also have strong-as-nails coating on my fingers and fingernails too. ::snort::  Yes, works of love - and I'm happy with them and happy to have made them for gals who have blessed our group.

Arielle babysat today. She got home about the time I was done with my craft and some advertising stuff for PWOC. We raced to Walmart for a few items we need for tomorrow.  Tomorrow promises to be busy too  - it's PWOC Wednesday and Family Bible Study. 

I've not scheduled our core subjects for next week. We'll use Mon - Wed as catch up days. I'm glad that's how we scheduled things given the past couple of weeks.

We had dinner, Arielle left to baby sit for a local church's small group....and I'm ready to call it a day.....

PWOC is Protestant Women of the Chapel and is our chapel's (and many chapels around the world) women's ministry.

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2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Cute idea...esp as a farewell gift!
Bre D

DeEtta @ Choosing Joy said...

Thanks, Bre. I do like them. I tried to think of which location I'd put in a charm for you girls and was stumped. LOL

I did put Misawa in one for myself.