Monday, August 30, 2010

Small Pity Party and Clock

Another clock refashion.

Yesterday was a hard day. It started out great. Saturday had been super-productive and had gone smoothly. We had accomplished everything on our to-do list and were feeling good about life.

Church was good. The worship was uplifting and the service was the sharing of various short-term mission groups that we sponsored this summer.

On the way home from church. I scraped the mail box when I backed into the garage (I back in every day multiple times...sight). Now we have another nice dent in the car. We came in. Hubs and I were tense and the girls were excitable. We hear a crash in K's room. The bed that we put together for her yesterday collapsed (for the record we discovered that it was a design flaw and hope to get it the company we ordered the rails from to do something about it).

While getting ready for lunch. I spilled a full glass of iced tea - that was the moment when we knew we needed to laugh.

Last night we had a picnic for the parents of students so that we could get to know each other and the teacher. My camera began to have issues (I had noticed some things while doing a photo shoot on Saturday but attributed them to other things). Turns out my shutter needs repair. :(

However, by the time the girls went to bed and Tim and I talked over the day we were able to calmly decide what we wanted to do and make a plan and even be at peace about all things. :)

The clock at the top of this post was tricky. I wanted to glue the face in because I had to remove the rubber seal when I disassembled the face. Unfortunately, that led to some weird things and it took several attempts and the scraping of glue to accomplish. 

Of course, now it is glued in, I am not changing it. However, I am not sure about the light green seed beads I interspersed with the ivory. What do you think?

I will be sharing this at:
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Sumo Sweet Stuff


  1. Melissa - I hope your Monday is going better than your Sunday. :o) You seemed to cope really well. I probably would have taught my kids a few new naughty words. Yikes! I like the clock just as you have it. I honestly didn't notice the green beads until you pointed them out. All I focused on was your beautiful girls. Happy, Happy Monday! :o)
    Larri at Seams Inspired

  2. That is the cutest clock ever, Melissa!

    EnJOY the new week. xxooxx

  3. Aaahhh. Sounds like you had your Monday a day early. Hope the rest of the week goes better. :)

    PS I couldn't clearly see the green seed beads (maybe my screen is dirty) but it looked very sweet to me.

  4. I like the green beads mixed in. Otherwise, I think it might look too neutral.
    Here's hoping the rest of the week will be better for you and your family.

  5. I hate days like that where things just continue to go off---but you are right on with the clock. I think the green adds just a touch of interest & goes well with the roses below!

  6. Anonymous2:35 PM

    WE all have days like this and it's ok to have the Party!! But, I hope today you are looking upward and asking the Lord for His comfort!!

  7. Melissa, that was some day. From the photo the clock is very pretty but I really cannot see the beads very well. Laughing at our troubles is always a good coping strategy. hugs♥olive

  8. What a day you had! Those days are so trying...for me anyway they seem to happen more often as I get older. Couldn't be my patience is waning? nah...
    I love your clock! Just darling! The green beads add interest

  9. Super duper cute clock. Sure hope your Monday was better than your Sunday....although things could be worse. Thanks Melissa for your super kind comments, I sure appreciate you taking the time to visit me! Debbie

  10. I am so sorry about your car and your day! What a day! What a blessing you have your hubby you can talk to and find a solution. I hope the rest of your week gets better! I can't really see the green seeds. Very cute!

  11. I think the green beads added a little something extra, very charming clock! However, the important thing is you being happy with it!

    I hope you had a better day today. It sounds like you handled yourself better than I would have

  12. At least you realized you needed a good laugh. If you still need a laugh, I once spilled a full glass of ice water on my boss! Now that was embarrassing! We were at a restaurant to say goodbye to a fellow employee! Yeah, that was my luck.

    I love the clock and I like the green seeds. It gives it a bit of "pop" I think! Hope your week is going better!