Good Morning Everyone!! Today is another gloomy, gray foggy day...BUT it is happy and light inside! I decided to give you all a break from posting any more medical pictures for a while! HA!
Thank you all for your kind thoughts and good wishes. I am feeling so much better two weeks in now from my surgery. I am taking fewer pain meds and feeling oh so much like me again!! DH is happy I am on less medicine. It makes me have the weirdest dreams---not many nice ones or happy ones and I often wake him up several times a night crying or carrying on with hallucinations. Poor HIM.
I do remember bits and pieces of my raves and dreams and am thankful I DONT" like this affect.
Since I CAN"T stay idle I had planned on working on some altered books to give as gifts.
When cleaning my basement this fall, I found a box of these encyclopedias and they were on my list of to do's.
I cut random sections into different shapes and even folded some. Then I started painting pages or gluing fabric or scrap booking paper over pages.
The Internet is full of vintage posters/postcards/images that are free and can be printed right away.
The first book I have finished is for my hair dresser. Eleanor is retiring this month and I love her dearly.
I glued scrap booking paper to the front inside cover. You can paint it or embellish it any way you desire.
Different shapes of sections of pages add interest. I always believe in the 'add more' philosophy when embellishing. I finish each section of pages with some sort of lace trim and ribbons.
TA DA!!! I took this to Eleanor yesterday when I had my last appt with her. She cried and while my color sat on my hair, she read the different pages out loud to everyone else in the shop. They were all fascinated with the ads/pictures I was able to find. I was happy it made her happy.
I have 11 more books to go!! I have 11 nurses who were involved in my care when I had my surgery--perfect count----now to get busy!!!
Hope your day brings lots of love your way. remember the smallest bit of sunshine can be found in the gloomiest of days.