Wednesday, January 20, 2010

A Smile

Brightens days
Cheers others
Refreshes spirits
Lightens burdens
Gives joy
Pleases God

© Belinda Jo Adams

The first time I told our daughters we would write a 2-word poem, one of them said, "That should be easy! I just have to think of 2 words."

Crafts

I wrote the article below several years ago. Recently, we went to a meeting and a woman spoke about how to recycle items that would be thrown away into beautiful items for decorating the home. That is what we did in the 60s-70s. I am glad it is being revived.

Decorating like Granny

I get tickled when I see items in stores for sale that look old fashioned. Don’t get me wrong, I like what they call country decorations. But, my granny decorated with what she had. She did not go out and buy things to try to look old fashioned! She used tin cans for flower pots, not flower pots that looked like tin cans! She used calendars from funeral homes or other places where they gave them away as their advertisement, not calendars that were made to look like those and sold at fancy card shops! She made quilts out of scraps of old clothing and left-over sewing, not material bought just for cutting up to make quilts to look old fashioned!
When I was young married, we made crafts out of left over items that would have been thrown away. Now, you go to a craft store and buy a kit with all the supplies right there in it. And what happens to all those items that we used to use and not throw away? They end up in the landfills! © Belinda Jo Adams