So, before it gets too hot lets get this blog on! This week over at Every Inchie Monday the theme is Lithuania. Lithuania is in Europe and is one of the three Baltic States. One thing I thought was really sweet about Lithuania is that the white stork is one of the National symbols. What is sweet about it is that children still believe that the stork brings babies; probably because there are over 13,000 pairs of storks there! How adorable!
To that end I decided to make a stork as my inchie. Maybe he is standing in line waiting to pick up the next baby to be delivered!
Also, this week I searched my laptop and found the original pattern from the United Kingdom that I could not figure out from last weeks post. Not only did I find the original one I remembered what it was supposed to be! YAY!! Here is the pattern first.
The black and white is a soccer ball, of course. But it really took me forever to remember what the brown thing was. I think I remember designing it as a trophy! Not sure which one but I do think that is what it is supposed to be.
Kinda anti-climactic I feel; am I right?
That is it for me this week. I have been trying to do more beading but it has not worked out for me. I have started and restarted one piece 4 times and it is driving me crazy! But I am hoping that I will have time to work on it this week.
Lastly, this week, I just want to mention that there was a few more school shootings this week. One of which hit a bit too close to home. I am not going to be all political here; that is not what my blog is about; but I have been blown away by the numbers, there have been an average one 1 school shooting a week this year and there have been more deaths from school shootings then there are soldiers who have been killed in combat this year.
Soldiers sign up to protect and know that there is a chance they might not come home, (God bless them for their service!). Our children sign up for classes and know that there is a chance that they might get asked out to the dance. They should not have to worry about dying. Things need to change. The US is sadly in first place in this arena. So, say a prayer, go vote, voice your opinion, do whatever you have to do to make a change. God bless all who have been touched by these senseless acts. God bless our children.
That is it for me this week. Don't forget to fly on over to EIM and check out the beautiful artwork over there. Have a blessed and creative week my friends.