Friday, September 30, 2011
yes, i am still folding cranes. you probably thought i was kidding when i said i was going to fold a thousand. but the truth is, i am really enjoying this. it's fun searching for paper to use. you'll notice most of mine are folded out of book pages. i also have quite a few out of brown kraft wrap. some silver from the wrappers of Hershey Cookies and Cream bars (love those). and bits of color here and there from some nice asian papers that i have. right now i have them stacked up on a tray in my foyer, but very soon i am going to have to string them or something. i've noticed that if i bring some with me when i have to wait for my kids at their various activities, it makes the time go faster. and at the end of a stressful day, if i fold for a half hour or so, all my troubles melt away. who knew? i call it "crane therapy". and it's free.
Wednesday, September 28, 2011
Thursday, September 22, 2011
Tuesday, September 20, 2011
Monday, September 19, 2011
in a moment of inspiration, i took this empty little trinket box, folded some tiny cranes, stitched some little hearts (leaving the "heartstrings" attached), printed up a hopeful poem and transformed it into a little box of hope and love...available for purchase in my etsy shop.
Friday, September 16, 2011
Tuesday, September 13, 2011
Monday, September 12, 2011
we attended a 9/11 memorial service last night. cassidy played her tuba with a few other members of the marching band. there were bagpipes that played Amazing Grace - it was so beautiful. Taps on the bugle - chilling. the above quote really says all there is to say...
Thursday, September 8, 2011
Wednesday, September 7, 2011
I will write peace on your wings and you will fly all over the world.
...have you ever read the story about the little Japanese girl, Sadako Sasaki? she became ill from radiation caused by the bombing of Hiroshima and she tried to fold a thousand cranes before she died... my kids told me i should read the story, since i've been folding so many cranes lately. i cried my eyes out. it was both heartbreaking and heartwarming, if such a thing is possible. i am feeling inspired to fold a thousand. only 934 to go...