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Saturday, August 8, 2020

Thursday, August 6, 2020

Dollar Store Cross Transformation

 I saw this wooden cross in Dollar Tree and it spoke to me,
"make me pretty".

I looked around, surely I couldn't be the only one that heard that?
Too many days stuck in operation isolation?
Yep, my first day to the Dollar Tree in months.
I felt like a medium, but instead of spirits, 
I had all these goodies calling out to me!

I won't show a photo of what my cart looked like when I was done.
 Let's just say the little's had a huge box going their way too!
I had something for everyone....probably something they may not have wanted 
but I swear everything had sparkles and rainbows around emanating from them!!

But I digress, that plain little cross.

I got home packed up the little's goodies,
yeh, their parents are gonna kill me!

And started on the cross. The first thing I did was take off 
that burlap bow and thumb tack!

It definitely needed to get out of that drab gray.
A nice coat of Aqua Cool Pearl,
brightened it right up.

Next I pulled out my beads and embellishments

I found a medal with an Angel on it, which went in the center.
I surrounded it with metal lavender beads

Next I needed to put something around the edge. 
I had a bunch of bead caps that seemed just right.

So on they went with some
GE Silicone.

I lined the inside of the bead caps with a string of pearls.
Then filled in the empty spaces with 2 colors of clear aqua
bicones.  I ended up dotting the spaces between the bead caps
 with more metal lavender beads. 

The bottom looked bare. I covered it in rhinestone strips.
I really like the way it turned out. I only wish I would have gotten more.
It found it's home on top of my headboard shutters 

where it fits right in ♥

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Tuesday, August 4, 2020

Meaning of American Pie by Don McLean (w/lyrics) ~ WW?

What an incredible piece of work. Follow the lyrics closely together with the photos.  They synchronize beautifully to explain each verse.  

Although Don McClean only released the song in 1971, for those of us who grew up in the ’50s and ’60s this is a great piece with some very poignant moments in the history of those times.  And for those of you who did not, it’s a taste of what you missed.

 I knew that  "American Pie" was the name of the plane in which Buddy Holly, Richie Valens, and The Big Bopper were killed when it crashed in 1958 – and I knew the chorus about music dying on that day.

I knew that there was a lot of symbolism.

 I just didn't know what it all meant



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