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I'm a mother of four grandmother of seven and great grandmother of three. I live with my husband in the house that we built with the help of my brothers and will have been married for 55 years this February.

Friday, November 13, 2020

LIFE GOES ON AND TIME PASSES SWIFTLY

 I've been a little preoccupied, no, a whole lot preoccupied with the elections in the USA as I know, many of you also have been scared of the outcome...  I've spent a lot of time on the computer waiting for the results. In this time of uncertainty, everything that goes on globally affects us all. After all, we are all together in this human race when democracy is at stake but I'm keeping my faith alive.


Like I promised, I'm showing you my new hobby. These are the tools that I use in making my rosaries. The one with the grey handles is a new tool that makes the job of making the pins for the beads a lot faster than using the traditional looper tool. 

 I use 6 mm glass beads or semiprecious stone beads, 20 gauge wire, chain that I cut, jump rings to attach the medal center and the crucifix. 


For this rosary in progress, I'm using an antique brass medal center and crucifix and also 20  gauge antique brass wire. I work on one bead at a time by making the link to attach to the next bead. I'm getting a little faster in the process but I'm not an expert by a long shot. With these types of Catseye beads, I have to be careful to get them all going in the same direction. 





This was my first rosary that my son Vaughan claimed for himself. The pearl is his birthstone. The second one I made was claimed by our parish priest. 



I have made 12 rosaries so far and I'm almost finished with the green catseyes one. I have requests for two more rosaries. Each one is different. 


This is a  St Michael the Archangel chaplet. It still needs a medal on the end instead of a crucifix. It has a different bead arrangement as the prayers are different than the regular rosary. 



My poinsettias are starting to turn red. These are huge. Each tile measures 10 x10 inches and the table in the corner measures 30 x 30 x 30 inches and the plants are about a foot higher and wider. It's difficult to see the true size but they have taken over my sunroom. I hope they will all be red for Christmas. I'll keep you updated.




I've had to move the wicker chair in front of the door so they could get sunlight. 



In comparison, remember these poinsettias I received last year from the church after Epiphany. They were huge then but now they are monsters measuring over  3 1/2 feet high and wide. 

Take care, everyone, stay safe and well. I appreciate your comments.