Friday, November 5, 2010

Presentation Week

This is my week of presentations. I have spent a lot of time preparing (aka not writing my thesis) and some time with two groups of women (aka not writing my thesis). If my Mother knew about this, she would warn me about my priorities. And rightly so! I did enjoy the time I spent with the Mom groups at church on my two presentations. Wednesday night, I gave a presentation on decorating on a small budget. I think the most exciting thing the young Moms found out about that night was decoupage. You know, for the most part, the generation behind me does not craft. Weird and shocking, but true.

Here is the piece I took to show how to decoupage. The picture is actually a magazine ad. For something. I don't know what. The ad did not work for the people who paid for it, but it worked great for me. I decoupaged black and white dot fabric to cover the canvas, then decoupaged the paper on top. Cute. Easy.

This morning I did a craft with another Mom group, to supplement a talk that Wonder Woman did on adoption. November is adoption month, in case you did not know. WW gave a very touching and informative talk, and I taught everyone to make button rings. They have little heart charms on them to remind us that we are all adopted into the family of God and that we are always in His heart.

I think the ladies enjoyed it. It was a quicky, they paid attention very well, and crafted nice rings.

Some are even planning to make more for Christmas presents.

Things I learned this week:
  • I need to move back in with my Mother so she can make me do my homework.
  • I made a vow this morning to say NO to everything presented to me until the thesis is finished. I actually said NO twice already today before noon. A record for me!
  • I think I have some skills that could be teachable and shareable. I never think about it that way. But, whenever I do these things, the women like it, ask me questions, and invite me to do it with their friends. All of the knowledge I have accumulated over my life is new to a non-crafting generation (two generations actually). Maybe there is a job for me in here someplace. I have to think about it. After thesis writing.
And so, I have one more presentation this week. Sunday morning I am speaking for a few minutes in front of the whole church. Yeah, I am not looking forward to that one. But, what good is a great mission trip experience if I do not share with everyone who will listen, what God did through us on the trip?

Someone please get over here and tie me to my computer!
Normal Girl