Our church is hosting our annual Ladies Retreat and the theme this year is Flapping Chickens & Soaring Eagles. Now, those of you who read your Bible are, I'm sure, familiar with the verse in the book of Isaiah that says "They that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength, they shall mount up with wings as eagles," but I'm not familiar with anywhere in the Bible that mentions chickens, flapping or otherwise. Are you? Anyone? No? Well, it's usually Saner Sister that comes up with our themes and I'm not sure if it's due to a moment of being "infected" by my Crazy virus, a desire to see if she can stump our guest speaker, or just a reeeeeeally warped sense of humor, but they all are doozies! (maybe a little of all three?)
Any-hoo! We usually have several door prizes to give away as well as some sort of theme-centered gift that we give each lady. This year, Saner Sister has decided to make use of my jewelry making skills and have me create earrings with beads she found on Fire Mountain Gems. I'll be the first to admit they're adorable but I wish she'd given me more time. What? Oh! Well, our Ladies Retreat is NEXT. WEEK! That's right, Friday & Saturday, the 18th & 19th. I have to make FORTY-TWO (that's 42!) pairs of earrings by then. I haven't even managed to locate my Muse, let-alone duct tape her to a wall in my craft room yet and Saner Sister wants earrings?!? Well, I can do it. I will do it! Again, though, I just wish I had more time. We ordered the beads last night and made it 2-3 day shipping so they should (I hope!) get here no later than Saturday. Plus getting the ear wires, head pins and any li'l extras that I may not have to hand to spice them up. That gives me a week to get them done. (AAAAHHH! PRESSURE!!! ... well, I do work better under a deadline that's looming, so these earrings should totally rock!)
Oh, the beads? Here's a pic of what they look like:
|Yes! They're chickens! How cute is that!?|
Saner Sister found them on this page of FMG.
And, what are your plans?