When I heard about the 30 Days of Creativity challenge I was excited. I felt this was something that would get me in gear so to speak. I have a room full of wonderful supplies but often make excuses not to go in there.
My husband has never once somplained that I need to clean more or create less yet I continue to "work" on other things instead of making time to create. I think it is because it is so much fun...maybe I feel guilty?
Well when I saw this challenge on facebook I was excited and determined to get something done right away. Before I really learned how to make jewelry I bought kits here and there because I was a wannabe that hoped to develop skills later on. I did! My sister made a joke once that every time I went to NY I bought beads and tools but I never did anything. I told her that I was getting ready and my day would come!
So I went into my room of magic and pulled a kit for a necklace. It was a bit tedious to complete but basic and a lot of fun. It was a necklace of chain with multiple chains hanging at the end. On each chain were crystal beads, shoes, and purses. How could you not like it?
When I posted the picture I got many nice comments. I wanted to give it to someone and was trying to think who...and then I knew. We all know someone sweet as pie that always seems to have it rough. That's my Lexi. Mind you I know she has had blassings too but just not enough in my opinion. I decided I wanted her to have it.
Lexi and I have a history-and a story. She was my UPS person for years and then she showed up at my church. Her son, Ryan, is very special to me. She has always been tender to Megan as well. Lexi and I also have this funny thing going....about a cow.
I asked Lexi how it all started (probably over 10 years ago). I think I gave her a gift at Christmas. The bag had cows on it and she loves cows. We didn't always exchange presents but sometimes one of us would show up with a gift for the other. Next time she showed up at church and I got the cow bag back with something in it. This went back and forth for a long time. It is amazing the bag is still with us.
Lexi works a lot on Sundays so doesn't always get to church. We had lost touch a bit but found each other again on facebook. One day she showed up at church...with the bag. It was at Christmas time and there was a book , chcoolate, tea, and other goodies. Such a special collection of things.
Now it was my turn to bless her. I put the necklace in a pretty pouch and took it to church one week but she was working so I missed her. I sent her an email to see if she would be at church because if she wasn't I was going to bring it to her job.
She was suprised and I could tell she really liked it. You deserve it Lexi-you are special and you are loved!
|The beautiful Lexi with the infamous cow bag.|
|The chains at the end.|