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Wednesday, April 05, 2006

Simplicity

We have gotten around to fixing up and rearranging the guest-bedroom. Once done, it had bare walls. Too bare for me, hehe. And no pic or painting to hang there. So I let loose my creative mind and came up with something I had wanted to do for a while now, but didn't know how or what.

I had gotten some beautiful big shells from Pecheur that they had brought back for me from their trip, some very rare ones Amber gave me, some I had gotten from April and a few we had found ourselves while combing the beach. They are so pretty, they need to be displayed somehow! And then...epiphany! God gives what's needed when it's needed:-)

I cut screen in the length I wanted and cut two small round sticks we had in the building a little wider then the screen-width. Then tacked the top of the screen on one stick and the bottom of the screen on the other. I decided to paint the sticks white after all. Yeah, smart doing that after tacking it, haha. But it worked out well. Now the big problem: how to hang it? Well, I just tack a piece of string on both ends of the top stick! NOT! The tacks wouldn't hold it and finally after several attempts I had to come up with another solution. I could hot-glue it on, but the weight after my "art-project" was done, would prolly not hold that either. At least I didn't trust that option. I strained my brain for quite a while, to no avail (nothing new there, haha). Two know more then one, so....

Me: "Kc? How am I going to hang this?"
Kc: "Tack a string on it."
Me (anticipating this to be a major problem): "Tried that, but it won't hold. I could hot-glue it but I don't think that will hold either."
Kc: "Tie the string on both ends!"
Me: "Ehh?.....!!!!!!!!!!!!"

Well, I ended up tacking the string to the side, glued the shells on et voila! Here is the end-result. Still lots of space to add on (grin).



My mouth fell wide open because of the simplicity of the solution! Sometimes I overcomplicate things and don't see what's right in front of my eyes to get to a solution or full understanding. I got part of it and Kc had the other part. We complemented each other. It's the same way being part of the body of Christ. We all have a small part, but together we can accomplish great things in Him:-)

Ephesians 4:16
from whom the whole body, joined and knit together by what every joint supplies, according to the effective working by which every part does its share, causes growth of the body for the edifying of itself in love.

18 Comments:

Blogger Kitty Cheng said...

Dear Corry, I can totally relate to you. I also tend to overcomplicate things. I wish I could have someone that would complement me (you're blessed to have Kc sis).

April 05, 2006 11:54 PM  
Blogger Corry said...

Kitty,

Yes, I am very blessed!:-)
Sweetheart, when it's God's will it will happen in His time.
It's better to practice patience and wait for His perfect provision, then to force things along.
I "heard" you are currently developing a friendship:-) May God blessings be upon this new relationship and grant you your wish.
You are in my prayers, dear sister.

God's Grace.

April 06, 2006 8:41 AM  
Blogger Seeker said...

That's a great wall-hanging, and a neat idea! Do you want some additions? I have some really cool finds from our beach-combing. Not sure how well they would ship, but if you're interested email me your address.
:-)

April 06, 2006 9:18 AM  
Blogger Corry said...

Karen,
That is so sweet! Thank you so much. Yes, unless you are not going to make one yourself, I am very interested:-)
Thanks again, dear sis. God bless you.

God's Grace.

April 06, 2006 10:08 AM  
Blogger Kristi said...

Corry, it's lovely! I could bring you some sanddollars to add to it, if ya' like! Before long, you'll have to start another one!

April 06, 2006 11:54 AM  
Blogger Corry said...

Kristi,
Yes, please! Thanks:-)
Oh I don't mind starting another one. They will all get a very special place in our home!

God's Grace.

April 06, 2006 12:03 PM  
Blogger Patti said...

This is great. It has me thinking about how to redo some of my rooms inexpensively.

I believe God wants our homes to be places of refuge for us and places to welcome our friends.

April 06, 2006 4:38 PM  
Blogger Corry said...

Patti,
It's a very nice way to fix up some rooms. The best part of it is, you can make it almost as large as you like. Another tip: spray-paint the screen in a different color:-)

I think you are right about our home. How is the cleaning coming along??;-)

God's Grace.

April 06, 2006 5:21 PM  
Blogger Pia said...

if there's someone who tends to over complicate things, you're looking at her now (or maybe just reading her writing now... hehe...)i'm trying my best to, yup, as you said, wait on the Lord. because i know His timing is best. =)

April 06, 2006 10:54 PM  
Blogger Jayne said...

Complicated?? HA!! I wonder what Bill thinks? Maybe I shall ask...NOT!!! :)

I can send you some "mouse ears" in the near future! hehehe

April 06, 2006 11:16 PM  
Blogger Kitty Cheng said...

Thanks for your advice, love and care Corry. You're such a blessing sis :)

April 06, 2006 11:33 PM  
Blogger audrey` said...

Hi Corry
Bravo!
Well done =D
It's so beautiful, lieve zus.
Een hehe fijne en gezegende Vrijdag :)

April 07, 2006 3:39 AM  
Blogger Corry said...

Pia,
I think over-complicating may also be part of human nature, or Satan's way to deceive us? Sometimes what seems so simple and in front of our eyes, we reject because we can not believe it is that simple.
I remember Kc telling me what was involved in being saved and I was stunned. I had a hard time believing it was that simple!

Mickey...err,Jayne hehe,
By the time you get to Disney, your excitement turned you into Mickey Mouse, haha.
I got a better idea, why don't you bring those ears yourself and then WE will ask Bill (grin).

Kitty,
Love you, girl:-)

Audrey,
Dank je, lieve zus:-)
I thought it turned out well.
Gezegende Vrijdag!! Veel (lots) plezier (fun), hehe.

God's Grace.

April 07, 2006 6:56 AM  
Blogger pecheur said...

Hey I remember those shells.

Glad my love for the sea and the seashore has brought about a wonderful piece of art!!

April 07, 2006 8:17 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Goede morgen, lieve zus :)
Veel plezier to meet you online just now.
HeHeHe!
God's liefde weerspiegelt in jou.

April 07, 2006 8:50 AM  
Blogger audrey` said...

HaHaHa!
Oops... The anonymous person was me =P

April 07, 2006 8:51 AM  
Blogger Corry said...

Pech,
I am glad too!!! And most grateful to you and Lady R for remembering me when you found them!:-)

Audrey,
That was you???? You had me fooled there, I thought it was a Dutch person!! You learn fast, lieve zus:-)

Ik (I) ben (am) ook (too) blij (glad) dat (that) ik (I) je (you) ontmoet (met) heb (have):-)

God's Grace.

April 07, 2006 9:46 AM  
Blogger Kitty said...

Love you too, Corry :)

April 08, 2006 2:01 AM  

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