March 20, 2006
A Little Music for Inkling
When my cousin Inkling first got in touch with her intended Henry David, she told me if it ever led anywhere she wanted my recepies and hymns for her kitchen window. You see my mom and I both keep pages out of old hymnals covered in contact paper at our kitchen sinks so we can sing while we wash dishes. There's nothing worse than being up to your elbows in suds and forgetting the third verse of Great is Thy Faithfulness...At least not in our little worlds.
I didn't have anymore old hymnals to tear apart, so I did the next best thing. I photo copied them. Then I tea stained some and coffee stained others. I pulled the excess edges off the paper while it was still wet. Once dry I ironed them flat and glued them to card stock I had decorated so they would stand up better. A few days later I covered them in clear contact paper to keep them clean and dry (that's country style laminating).
She was thrilled with them, and my Aunt wanted to know when I was going to make her some. The picture isn't great. Contact paper has a glare with or without the flash. Hope you can make it out.
In all I did 18 songs, front and back of 20 sheets. Two of them were 2 page hymns. These were some of my favorites.