Sunday, August 5, 2007

#17 If you save it long enough.....

Whew. It's been a tough couple of weeks and today I promised myself a little "me" time. Long stories, but the bottom line is that it is very, very difficult to reach the stage of your life where you and your parents reverse roles. We are blessed to still have both of my parents and Mike's Mom, but illness and dementia take their toll on everyone-- those who suffer and those who must watch them suffer.

I need to make about a hundred cards-- I'm way behind: thank you, sympathy, congratulations, birthday, get well.... you name it, I need one or a bunch! So today I'll share one I made a few weeks ago for our nephew's high school graduation. His school colors were tough: blue and orange. (Anyone else thinking 1950's and Howard Johnson's?) Luckily, it was more of a royal blue than turquoise blue.

Now, about 8 years ago, I bought some orange paper-covered wire on sale after Halloween. I've looked at that wire at least once a week for years and have repeated often "What could I have possibly been thinking???" It just goes to prove that if you save anything long enough, inspiration will probably strike!