hubbys siblings with hubby in the middle

Friday, December 2, 2016

Jeez, how can it be Christmas already???

Too much has been happening.  Is it really the season all ready?  I have to come up with easy peasy Christmas cards.

I will find one more and make duplicates cause, gee, it is Dec. 2nd.
How did that happen, lol...

Also my niece's birthday is coming up and she wants to sell her house in Florida and move home.  I saw this pic on the internet (sorry don't know where I got it so cant give kudo's to the person who posted it),  Anyway, this is what I am putting on the front of her card with a note that I hope she sells fast with my birthday wish....

Yes, I am a bit macabre in my thinking....

Hugs, LJ

Monday, November 28, 2016

With Christmas on its way

I thought I would post one of my favorite holiday photos.  Hubby is in the middle.  Isn't he just adorable!!!

Hugs, LJ

Sunday, November 20, 2016


Are there any beaders out there?

Are you kidding me.  The rosary was easy compared to this.  This has taken me 3 days to get down pat. 

I have lots of respect for you guys....

This is tedious stuff....

Hugs, LJ

Saturday, November 19, 2016

Getting There

Two more pillows to match these and I can get back to my quilt, yay....

Just noticed my messy background, lol...



Thursday, November 17, 2016

My Rosary is completed

My Beautiful Rosay!

This is the metal that connects the circle of the beads

The underside.  This is the truer color of the metal

Moms cross was such a mess.  Unfortunately the Noxon damaged the ivory  but it was such a mess it could not be helped. It did clean it up considerably.

I had a small metal mom used to wear on her watches that I also cleaned up and attached to the cross.

My finished Rosary!

Hugs, LJ

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

My Rosary

When my hubby and I were first married we went to Indiana to visit my husbands sister.  Hubs and I visited Notre Dame University to see the Cathedral. He bought me a beautiful glass bead rosary.  Each bead had a rose on it.  It was lovely.  I have lost them. I have looked everywhere.  I believe it was in a purse that I took to a funeral.  I recently gave some things to the Salvation Army and I think I gave the purse away with the beads in it.  I usually check to make sure there is nothing in the purse but for some reason I didn't check it.   I hope they find a wonderful home somewhere.  I was going through drawers looking for my beads and found a set of my moms rosary beads.  They were in very poor shape. The beads were hazy and the findings were tarnished.  The cross and metal connector were badly tarnished.   I took some Noxon to the them and they cleaned up rather nicely, so I am guessing they must be bronze or brass.  The internet is a wonderful place for tutes as we all well know.  I found a wonderful tute to make rosary beads.

Some of the stuff I bought to make my beads.  I already had the tools because I use them to do minis with.

What I have done so far. 

These will be pretty special having my moms cross and metal from her beads to pray on.

Hugs, LJ


Tuesday, November 8, 2016



Here is the fabric for my DIL's cushions:

The color is kind of in between.
Camera didn't capture the true shade.

DIL'S mom wont get her cushions till Thanksgiving. I will request a picture. Pray they fit, lol...
DIL'S chair is smaller.

Have a great voting day.  Hugs, LJ