We did it!!! Last week our Christian Women's Fellowship got together for a night of fellowship and crafting fun, transforming our old paperbacks into one of a kind, keepsake pumpkins!
First, preparing our room and hearts to hear from the Lord, we lit pumpkin scented candles, played soft music, read from the Bible, and listened to messages on transformation & thanksgiving. In the same way we were transforming a book, God promises to completely transform those who belong to Him. Good news!
There is nothing like fellowship in the Lord. It's a very simple thing. God uses His people to exhort and encourage one another.
There's something about a candle in a Mason jar that warms the soul.
Food and breaking bread is part of our fellowship. Sylvia's Pumpkin Roll was almost too pretty to cut...but we did.
Highway Highlands Farm Hot Pepper Jelly from the Montrose Harvest Market over cream cheese with crackers...divine!
This crockpot has been with me since the 80's! This night it held a new recipe: Hot Spiced Apple Tea made with superior, flower studded, Prince of Wales tea.
Here's our pumpkin sample. Can we do it?
The buzy bees gettin' to work.
1st step: using an exacto knife to shape the pages into a pumpkin.
Enjoying Pumpkin roll along the way!
Next step: painting the edges of the book.
Gourmet touches: adding a stem and leaves...burlap is so on trend!
It's not everyday that we use a saw in a women's meeting. LOL!...or carry knives for that matter.
Ohhhh! Love this pumpkin!
Mary S even hand stamped tags for us to help us remember to be thankful for what God has given us, especially those things we tend to take for granted.
Nice pumpkin Crystal!
Browned pages from an old book made Sylvia's pumpkin extra special!
I am thoroughly enjoying my pumpkin! It brings a smile to my heart and is a reminder of a lovely evening! Thank you Mary S for your generosity and teaching us a new craft! That was so much fun!