Today is a party. Stop by the "I can Make This party". There are lost of links with ideas of wonderful gifts you can make for this holdiay season.
Have you ever bought things for a project and just let them sit around? Well this is the case with my latest project. I purchased the items months ago and just kept moving them off and on my worktable. Finally, I decided to complete it. I've seen many articles about "Making a Cloche". For less than $5.00 I was able to purchased the glassware, a vase from Wal-Mart, and a votive and candle stick holder from Michaels.
All I needed was some glue and it would be complete. This glue worked out wonderful for the project.
The problem was, I had no idea what to put inside it. Over the past few weeks I had decided to sort and scan all my childhood photos and put them on a CD for each of my siblings and myself. As I was scanning, I found this photo and there was my idea.... A photo of my siblings and myself (far right) after an Easter egg hunt many years ago. The photo brought tears to my eyes. It was taken in the backyard of my grandma's house. My grandma passed away about 25 years ago, and the house no longer is there. What wonderful memories, that have been tucked away. As I close my eyes I can see them perfectly, My grandma's house, her standing in the kitchen. Isn't it just wonderful how when we see an old photograph and it can quickly bring back those times that we have tucked away in our hearts. I had forgotten about the old bird stand on the grass or how my sisters and I had decided to start scrubbing the aluminum on the garage and quickly gave up. If you look at the photo you can see that the bottom 3 rows are much whiter than the rest! Grandma didn't care that we stopped cleaning, we were her pride and joy. She was just happy we were there spending time with her. As I sit here writing this, I have tears in my eyes. Where did those years go? What a blessing to have those cherished memories and the photo that has unlocked those memories for today.
A few old buttons and a strand of crystal beads that I purchased at Christmas became the perfect embellishments.
Maybe one more embellishment....A large old button.MEMORIES...that which existed as present ...becomes past.
Now it is complete. It sits on the table between the two chairs in our family room. As I have my morning coffee or work on my bible study, I glance over at the encased photo and joy fills my eyes at all the wonderful memories and people I have been blessed with in my life!
This was an easy project which brought so much joy. Think about gaterhing up an old photo and displaying it. You'll be amazed at the joy it will bring to your heart. Thanks for letting me share a wonderful memory with you ....