Monday, September 27, 2010

Paper Pumpkin

It's still over 100 degrees here, but the calendar tells me it's Fall! 

This project was inspired by someone else.  Unfortunately, I don't have her name. If anyone recognizes the idea please let me know so I can give credit were credit is due! She used a scalloped punch to make her pumpkin and I didn't have that punch. 

Soo, I improvised!  I used my Coluzzle to make 10 circles.  I trimmed a little off the bottom of each one so the pumpkin would stand up. I sponged a little brown ink on the edges and folded each one in half.  They were glued together and a small piece of rolled-up cardstock was used as a stem.  Three leaves were stamped and cut out and two pieces of thin-cut cardstock were curled to look like a vine.  Voila!  It's a pumpkin!  Click on the photo for a closer view.

Now it's your turn! 
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Sunday, September 19, 2010

Just $15.....

...got me this:


...at a yard sale.  I just love the lines on this chair and it is VERY comfortable!  Now, does anyone know a good upholsterer?


Saturday, September 11, 2010

September 11th - Never Forget

Father Mychal Judge was a Franciscan Friar.  At the age of 68 he was killed by debis during the World Trade Center attack.  He was in the  North Tower.  He was one of the first victims of the attack and the image of his body being carried out of the rubble became one of the most famous images related to 9/11.  Father Mychal was known as the "Fireman's Friar".  His story touched me deeply when I first heard it.  Here is a prayer he carried in his pocket.  It is affectionately known to fireman as Mychal's Prayer:

Lord, take me where You want me to go;
Let me meet who You want me to meet;
Tell me what You want me to say, and
Keep me out of Your way.




Today is a day to remember....and never forget.  Rest in peace, Father.  Along with the thousands of others who died in this horrible attack.