Thursday, October 8, 2015

Lost a month again

Good Morning all my faithful followers! Somehow, another month got away from me, and I missed updating in September. The older I get the faster time seems to fly right on by! I hope this update finds everyone happy and in good health. When you are younger, it seems like you are so busy living life that you forget to enjoy the little things. As we get older, we realize how short life really is and start to enjoy the smallest things even more. I sometimes sit and think, if only I had enjoyed the little things a little more when I was younger and had more of an appreciation for life itself. I am happy to say that at least I didn't wait until I was "retired" to start enjoying the little things, because lets face it, in today's world....I may never get to retire LOL!

I believe my creativity is coming back, now to MAKE the time to work on everything I want to work on :) I always try to cram so much into my weekend, and only half of it seems to get done. Now with the holidays fast approaching, I am only going to get busier. This is all right, because I will persevere! This was a message given to me by the beautiful angel who inspired this group and what we do. YES, I believe in angels and KNOW with all my heart and soul that they are surrounding us and helping us through each moment of the day. Always look for their signs, ask for their help and thank them for their presence in your life! I am truly blessed beyond belief and I am truly grateful and appreciative of their presence and assistance with all things! I am also truly grateful for the help, inspiration and encouragement from my earth angels (angels that are in their earthly bodies).

I have a couple of beautiful hat creations from Rebekah over at The Journey Continues. I absolutely love the darker color and the light blue hat is beyond adorable! Must try this pattern out soon!! Thank you to The Journey Continues for your continued dedication to making a difference in a cancer patient's life and spreading the sunshine!!

The next hat and journal are going to my beautiful MIL's cousin who is fighting cancer for the second time, THIS is why I do what I do, cancer doesn't care if you've had it before, it doesn't care what age you are, and it is devastating and AFFECTS US ALL!!

The remaining photo's are what's been cooking in Hats from the Heart. My sister and I were able to make a few journey journals while I was there for a visit. The more of these I make, I try to experiment with a more efficient way of covering them (squeezing the glue bottle can be quite painful for days after). I've learned that duct tape is out, do not like the ridges that show through, I've learned that I really don't like covering them with gesso (too time consuming, too many coats required) and I really don't like putting white paper over the front and back and then covering (the spine tends to wrinkle when done this way). So I will be making a trip to Michael's to buy something called Krylon Short Cuts, it is spray paint that is safe for paper....this could be the answer to this challenge that I always have of the material being thin and the words on the composition book showing through!

I now must rush to finish getting ready for my work day because my computer seems to take forever to upload things LOL! I challenge each of you to spread the laughter, smiles, love and kindness to everyone you meet and may the light of God's love touch your heart and soul and help you to Glow from Within............<3