Mosaics Day 1

Monday! I’m dragging today…Paul and I stayed up much too late last night! He was needing to finish the cable project that he’s been working on and I was busy tatting a lace edging for the pantaloons that I made for Jessica (yes, I did finally finish them…I still have Emma’s left to go!).

This weekend, Courtney and I managed to finish a dress for Emma. This is another one that I made from a onesie. I’ll post pictures of it on Thursday. I wanted to save my picture space for our project this week:

Mosaics!

I’ve been working with the little girls in Jessica’s Keepers at Home group on this project. They have each done such a good job.

For this project, you will need:

1 Wood Picture Frame

White Craft Paint

Craft Grout (you can use regular grout from the hardware store but you have to buy it in larger quantities)

Glass Stones

Glue (heavy, all purpose craft glue like Aileen’s)

Sponge

(I used an optional stone in this project that we purchased from Michael’s)

Begin by gluing all of the stones onto the picture frame. If this is a frame that will sit on a surface, be careful to try to keep the stones even around the sides where they hang over the frame so that when you are finished your picture frame will stand straight.

That’s it for today! This is such an easy project it will really only take a few days.

I love crafting with my girls. Mosaics are so versatile, if you had nothing else, you could use small stones from your yard. This is definitely a “must try” project.

Prayer Requests:

My friend, Kimberly called last night. She needs prayer today. Her daughter has a Dr. appointment and she also has an appointment for herself to go and have an endoscopy done this morning to look and see why she’s been having some tummy troubles.

They have had a rough weekend. Her son, Jacob, was bitten by a spider over the weekend and had to be taken to the Dr. He’s on several different meds right now to stop the infection that was growing in his body. Please keep her in your prayers.

I forgot on Friday to also ask for prayer for Tanya’s daughter who is going to be going to the Dr. for her little tummy.

My friend, Stephanie. They are tracking out plumbing issues at her house. We all know how much fun and how many $$ that can cost!

The Young family, who is back home with their new little baby. I called Saturday and she seemed to be doing great!

Today, I’m Thankful For:

My dear friend Christy, who always seems to offer so much encouragement at just the times that I need it!

A very productive weekend.

Additional work hours for my husband.

A *VERY* good report from the Dr. for my MOMYS friend, Beverly Daffron who had been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer.

Time last night to talk to both my Sister In Law on the phone and Kimberly. I enjoyed both of our chats. I don’t get time very often to do that!

The T-Shirts, fabric and accessories to make Jessica three dresses all for about $4.00 each! I’ll post pictures of these later this week!

What I’m Learning:

Dyslexic children are wonderfully creative and extremely intelligent. Jacob, age 10, was diagnosed a couple of years ago with severe dyslexia. It really frightened me until I began to learn more about it. He is such a bright little boy and in fact, it’s not uncommon for a dyslexic to have an above average intelligence. He’s been cutting and folding regular sheets of typing paper in such a way to build model houses. He doesn’t even use glue or tape! Did I mention that they are multi-storied homes? It’s amazing! They have multiple rooms with windows and doors. Very functional, very nice.

As if his bottom lip doesn’t melt us enough when he’s mad, now, my sweet Ben has learned the “evil eye”. Paul disciplined him yesterday for walking out on the porch by himself and when he turned around he looked at his Dad with furrowed brow and squinted eye…this, along with the stuck out bottom lip. These are the times that we realize that he is still so little. He’s so cute, even when he’s mad, but these are also the prime years for shaping and training the man that he will become. Bad attitudes start early and we have to look past the cute little grumpy face and realize that it’s important we discipline him now.

Today’s Scripture Meditation:

Perfect Peace…..

Isa 26:3-7

“You will keep in perfect peace him whose mind is steadfast, because he trusts in You. Trust in the LORD forever, for the LORD, the LORD, is the Rock eternal. He humbles those who dwell on high, He lays the lofty city low; He levels it to the ground and casts it down to the dust. Feet trample it down– the feet of the oppressed, the footsteps of the poor. The path of the righteous is level; O upright One, you make the way of the righteous smooth.”

(NIV)

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