I see a lot of blogs featuring 'Use What you Have" mantra, and I definitely need to subscribe to that more than I do. Maybe in July since I will be on vacation, finishing my swap package (everything should be bought by then and all I will need to do is finish my craft/art project), I'll be having visitors and saving for the boys back to school shopping. So ya--ya--I'll use what I have in July..heehee.
MY CHALLENGE is to finish what you started! Ha! Now that's a challenge I really need to walk my own walk on! Okay so I'll start the process, here is a collage that I started, ohhhh maybe 2 months ago or so?? I'm going to link my page later as I have to review my archives for the exact post. I made it during a week long painting marathon--and there it sat. And sat. And sat. Until I finally decided--Okay you need to declutter around here and finish some projects before going on to anything new.
This collage represents the gift of friends. The two angelic girls could be Sisters, or perhaps they are friends. Maybe they are kindred spirits that are close to eachother through heart and soul despite the miles between them. True friends, are a RARE FIND...and when you find them...it is IN PERFECT HARMONY that you meld together as one. Loyalty, knowing others and knowing yourself....giving of yourself...all what friendship is about.
I've made a lot of friends through this blog. Some I "talk" to about daily. Others, I enjoy from a distance. I try to visit most of my "friends" every few days, and I have really, truly, enjoyed seeing your journeys in creativity over this last year that I have been blogging. Well, almost a year. My blogoversary isn't until September. I can't forget my first "online" friends though--some wonderful ladies on cooking message board that has evolved into so much more. I try to catch up with them at least once a week or so and enjoy hearing from them too and seeing how their lives have evolved from day to day. Then there are my lovely Sisters who stop by weekly here even though they don't post much--they track my doings and keep up with my shenigans through this blog. This weekened my younger sister, Sherry is stopping by on her way from Florida to our hometown in NY. (She's the real reason I went on a cleaning spree this weekend! :) Can't wait to catch up with her. I'll be catching up with my other Sister, Becky the following week when I travel home (Western NY) for Mom's wedding, which I'm excited to see everyone. For those of you who don't know me....I live smack dab in the middle of all my family---660 miles apart from my Mom and Becky, and 675 miles from Sherry and my Dad. No relatives here whatsoever, my life pretty much is consumed with my boys and work....that's it. No family to jaunt across town to and visit--so I tend to make a big deal about visitors coming or my trips back home (which are few and far between). Anywhoo.....I have enjoyed this connection I've made with so many of you, because its' a connection I'm lacking in most days.
Another view of my "Rare Find" collage
And a view of a few of my past projects--more are scattered through the house here and there. And yes---those are Christmas bulbs in that pitcher. I had a small tree perched there when you walk in the door during the holidays and I walk by them now every day for ummmm how many months and have yet to put the strays away. But that's just me. LOL
Hope your week is grand, and you have time for connecting with a few of your friends this week.....true friends are really a rare find so let them know your appreciation.
Take time out to "Finish Something You Started" this week and drop me a line so I can see your long lost project!!