All the pictures are uploaded and I am ready to go, but my home computer doesn't want to connect to the Internet. Drats. This is an issue. Don't give up on me, though. I plan to do some sewing this weekend and hope to have several new things to upload in the next few days.
I will tell you the back story to the coasters. I woke-up Saturday morning and I had an itch. If you are reading DIY blogs, you know the itch. It was that, "I need to do something creative before I jump out of my skin" itch. The previous week was a bit of a downer. I was excited about a new guy. He is adorable. He makes me laugh but isn't all laughs. Cute. Godly. Handy. Creative. He never followed up. Radio silence. There was no obligation to follow-up. Just hope. Hope springs eternal. He did follow-up this week but definitely seems a bit down--sensing he needs some time to process some things in his life. As my favorite saying goes, "C'est la vie."
Mother's Day was also hard for me this year. I posted a bit about it here but took it down. Who comes to a lifestyle blog to read down in the dumps drivel? Not me. Here's the recap. I want to be a mama. I am 36. You do the math. You think the thoughts. There you go. Saturday, I needed an outlet.
I have this thing. When I start feeling down, I try to find someone I can bless. Mother's Day was Sunday and my mind wandered to all of my single mother friends. These are some committed women. They work themselves to exhaustion for their children -- some with no support from the father. I wanted to do something for them on a day when all the Dads out there plan a big show of appreciation for the Moms. I wanted these women to have something from someone who appreciates what they are doing. I wanted them to know that they are seen and remembered.
What I really wanted to make was a magnetic picture frame - the ones where you change out the picture just by removing the magnet and then putting a new one on. I couldn't find the tutorial. If you find one, can you post it in the comments? So, I surfed Tracy's blog and found some adorable coasters. Perfect. I can make tons at once and can tailor them for each person.
It was such a great day. As I made them, I focused my heart on how blessed I am to have time alone with God. He is so good to me. He loves me so much and lavishes love and care on me constantly. Although I would like to be married and have children, no one will compare to Him. Ever. As my heart recentered, an excitement grew - I couldn't wait to give these women their gifts and to hug their necks.
Check back and say a little prayer my Internet works tonight!