Tuesday, November 6, 2012
"MARY MANDALA" for MOM's CHRISTMAS
Here's the start of my Christmas present for Mom. It is my FIRST (! don't look too closely LOL!) attempt at beading --and I am loving it!!
I got this idea from my latest book purchase: "Beading For the Soul" by Deborah Cannarella. The triangle's points are images that are meaningful to the person. The apex is a Holy Card (laminated) from a close friend's death, the lower right are hands that symbolize all that both of us do with them (music, golf, housewifery things, soothing children etc.), and the lower left is an old button from my mother's mother's (my Grand'mere's) dress....I thought that would be a nice touch.
That is how I am feeling after my last visit in the wake of "Sandy"--we talked over old times together and cried a little at how fast time flies by us--without our even realizing it. At 93, I don't know how many Holiday Seasons I will have with her...but this helps me to remember the "good times". As ever, Julierose, La Blageuse