THE SEVENTH DIAMOND

Tuesday, May 05, 2009

Getting My Craft On...



First I will begin this post by telling you all that yes I am aware that my trip to China is being delayed at least a month because of the pig flu. I am coping with that the best way I can.
When I look back at my life, I can see how God's timeline has fit everything together perfectly. I know it was no accident that I did not receive Sophia's referral until after my Grandmother died. I needed to be with her. She was there with me on the day that I entered this earth and I was there with her on the day that she left it. As it should be.
I have seen so many things happen along this journey that were perfectly orchestrated. I truly believe in my heart that this delay has a purpose for us and that one day I will be able to look back and see it. Until then, I truly have peace in my heart and I sit here and think of my girl...constantly.

So....now we're moving to the crafty part. Last October, Meredity Teagarden 'The Things We Carried' did a post about how to make hairbows. I had thought it would be cool to be able to make hairbows, so I pulled up her post over the weekend and went out and bought my first glue gun and some Fray and ribbon. I followed her post word for word tonight and check out my bows!!! Woo Hoo...how's that for crafty???? We'll see how many I make before I travel to China...probably a hundred :)

27 comments:

Rachael said...

They are very cute! Fingers crossed though that you will not have time to make 100 hairbows before you go get your girl!

Jodee Leader said...

Those turned out soooo cute!

Gail said...

These are adorable Kimberley!

mom 2 many said...

Your bows are beautiful! I'm gonna have to see about making some for my little girls!!!

Kim K. said...

Can I join you? I'm all about craft projects. I've been wondering how you've been holding up since the flu reports. Keep up the good spirits. Lots of hugs!!!

Mardi said...

Cute bows!!

I agree with you regarding God's timeline. When we look back on this wait time, it will make perfect sense.


Coping along with you :)

Isabella's Mommy and Daddy said...

Great job on the clippies..
YOU are rather crafty.. maybe I should try it out...lol..
As for the wait.. there is a reason for everything..
Hang in there girly..
Love ya..

Alyson and Ford said...

Good job!! Love bows in little girls hair!
Hoping for your travel plans to come through soon.

Alyzabeth's Mommy

Somewhere In The Sun said...

I'm highly impressed! I cannot make bows to save my life. I love the colors you picked too.

~Lynn

Lea said...

U crafty thing u!

Lea
xo

Jewels of My Heart said...

Oh, Kimberley,
I just love you.
What a blessing you are as you trust in Jesus and glorify Him through this difficult time.
Your bows are beautiful! I am so proud of you! I still struggle making them. I need to go follow Meredith's directions too!
Love you friend.
God's Speed

Tammy said...

You're doing a great job handling the delay. I'm praying your TA gets here soon anyway. ;)

The bows look awesome! Thanks for the link. My mom and I made some while waiting for Madi and well, they were terrible. I need to get some started for our next baby girl.

Hugs!

Dita said...

You go, girl! They came out great!

What a wonderful attitude you have about the delay. I know you're right but boy, you're a better gal than I!

Thinking of you and that little angel a world away!

kerri said...

Oh my goodness I love them!!
I agree with you, the timline is orchestrated, it will all make sense soon, can't wait!!

The Things We Carried said...

Oh my gosh :)! You go, girl!

Truly Blessed said...

I'm so impressed! It would be fun to do this project, I'm getting inspired...

Somewhere In The Sun said...

Did you see? TA's are being issued!!!!!!
Hope you get yours soon!

~Lynn

Kristy said...

Those bows are precious Kimberley, and please don't get discouraged, the time will fly by I just know it will.
Love, Kristy

Shawnstribe said...

you go girl!!!!
i think your bows are beautiful
i;m so sorry your trip has been delayed, i's such a trial (((((hugs)))))

xxx
s

Steffie B. said...

Love you girlfriend....left you a voice mail today! ;)

Smooch!

Kayce said...

I just love your outlook. Hugs!!
Your bows are just too cute! Great job!

Faith, Hope, and Love said...

Before I saw your post I was staring at the photo of Sophia in your header....thinking that she is so beautiful just the way she is...but how fun it will be to watch her hair grow. Then I saw these beautiful bows you made for your sweet girl's hair! They are so cute and will look adorable. Yes, there IS a purpose although we may not know what that purpose is right now. Kudos to you for making the best of it! :)

Love,
Robin

~verna said...

That flu is a bummer all the way around. So sorry it has caused delays to bringing Sophia home. Maybe you will have to sell the excess bows ;)

Keisha said...

Awesome Job Girl!! I'm impressed!
Sorry about the delays... hope you get that TA soon!!! Hugs!

~Amy~ said...

LOVE the bows! I hope you are well! Love ya!

Lisa said...

Get your craft on. They turned out so cute.

The Byrd's Nest said...

Oh Kimberley...I did not know. I feel so out of touch being away from home.

These are adorable bows and I will be praying that the doors open up in China very soon so you can bring Sophia Jane home:)