On this 4th of July, we pause and remember all the brave Americans who fought and died to make our country free. The following is an excerpt from “George Washington’s Secret Six”:
“This book recounts the methods, the bravery, the cunning, the near misses, and the incredible successes of the Culper Ring, which helped to save our nation and shape our future. Most of all, this is a story about ordinary citizens doing extraordinary things, people whose fears and hopes and lives were not much different from our own, and how they changed the course of history. Their humility stopped them from seeking fame or fortune because their love of country sparked their exploits. …This book is written to honor them and the groundwork they laid for our future of freedom.”
You have been following the same path, making the same type of craft all these years and yet…
You could stay in your comfort zone but you feel a pull in another direction.
You need to challenge yourself.
There’s a show on TV called “A Craftsmen Legacy” which features the host learning age-old crafts like needlework, making soap, creating miniatures, leather tooling etc. Taking a “page” from the show, we’re going to get off our safe and usual crafting path and learn new techniques and discover ourselves in the process.
During May we will tackle reverse foil, lattice die cut and flowers, a new die (I have been dying to try- no pun intended!) and new ModPodge.
My husband of 40+ years and his fellow Marines are celebrating their founding today. Please take a moment to remember the sacrifices these brave men and women have made and continue to make for all Americans so we can live in freedom.
Don't ever change yourself to impress someone, cause they should be impressed that you don't change to please others -- When you are going through something hard and wonder where God is, always remember that the teacher is always quiet during a test --- Unknown