This week's TSC was to create something that gave us joy and pleasure from our childhood. I enjoyed so many different things from all water sports, baseball, shooting marbles, bycing, rollerskating, movies and so much more. As I pondered what I could make I remembered one thing I did then and still do now and enjoy just as much if not more and that is reading. Most of you know that a great deal of my time is being a care giver for my Mom. I assist the Activities Director by doing arts and craft workshops at my Mom's Assisted Living facility. When I saw this project on Splitcoast and Pinterest I thought it would be perfect to teach in one of these workshops. So for my entry to this week's TSC, I present a bookmark made using paint chip card made by my Mom. She asks me each day when I see her, am I still using the bookmark she made for me? My reply, always till the day I die Momma.
Date: Saturday, August 18, 2012 GMT Views: 1429
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Sat, Aug 18, 2012 @ 8:07 AM
Sweet Tater, you are sooo precious! What a beautiful and meaningful way to give your mama honor and bless others. If evah I grow up, I wanna be like you Sista! Beautiful work my friend. LYMI
------------------------------ Pat Smethers
"The Lord will guide you always; He will satisfy your needs in a sun scorched land and strengthen your frame. You will be like a well-watered garden." Isaiah 58:11
Registered: February 21, 2007 Location: Bucks County, PA, Just north of Philadelphia Posts: 17593
Sat, Aug 18, 2012 @ 8:39 AM
Oooohhhh, Tater, you made my eyes leak!!! What a delightful thing to share with the residents and at the same time, make a memory with your Momma!!
I love this idea, and I am so glad you shared this wonderful memory with all of us - AND you did an excellent job teaching - this bookmark is amazingly beautiful - tell your Momma how much we all liked it!! Bet they were all thrilled to make it as you were to teach them how to!! HUGS!
------------------------------ SUE aka GREENIE - Twisted Sistah Handmade cards because..No one displays an email on their mantle, or saves a FB post in a box of treasures! Nothing is impossible with God!
Registered: October 21, 2010 Location: in the okanagan in b.c. canada Posts: 11806
Sat, Aug 18, 2012 @ 11:16 AM
How precious Tater. It is a lot of work looking after residents and especially ones mom. My MIL just got into a home now. It is so sweet that she made this for you and you taught the rest how to as well. That bookmarks will see many lovely pages...:0). I think its cool too that you used a paint chip...super idea as they have so many pretty sading colors...TFs...:0)
------------------------------ We as people are raindrops of colorful ink , falling down Crisp and Clear, each a different shade more vibrant then the last, but once we realize at the bottom of an endless abyss we all fall into the same inkpot forming one color, only then can we come together as one My son.
Registered: June 4, 2009 Location: Deatsville, Alabama Posts: 35532
Tue, Aug 21, 2012 @ 5:00 PM
Tater, I had to wait to comment on this. That last sentence grab my heart and I had to cry a bit. Wow - powerful stuff! Love your book mark! Love your precious story. Hugz - wish I could give you one IRL!
------------------------------ Nancy Williams - Hope your day is Spirit-filled and ink-filled (in that order)! DRS Designs-DT, Punchkateer
Oh Tater how precious this is. This is something you will always treasure. I love that your Mom made it for her little girl. Please tell her how we all loved it. Hey have you brainwashed her? Cuz I don't see no Tater pink anywhere!!