Thursday, October 20, 2011

Beading Babes piece & a loss...

In case you don't know about it...Karyn over at Releases by Rufydoof, started a cool group called Beading Babes.  The object is for a group of us to tackle the same pattern and discuss it and eventually reveal it!  The reveal was Sunday - so I'm a little late (but I have a good excuse...more on that later).

The pattern selected was Carol Ohl's Camelot Cross.  This pretty pattern worked up very quickly and I really love the way the center crystals sparkle!

 When  have a little more time on my hands I really want to try this pattern with smaller crystals and smaller seed beads!

 I haven't had a chance to check out and comment on all the other Beading Babes' pieces.  I took a quick glance earlier today and really loved the different colors and finishing on the others!

Now sadly onto my loss.  My father-in-law has been in and out of the hospital and rehab facilities since June....father's day to be exact!  We got a call Saturday morning that just before midnight, they found him with no vitals, but were able to revive him...however we were told it didn't look good.  After three days of continuing deterioration, he passed on Tuesday.  We are all doing okay, albeit sad.

Upon sorting through his things, we found a HUGE treasure of old photos!  It was so neat.  Maybe it's my recent obsession with my past and ancestry...but I just loved seeing these old photos.  So in a nod to my late father-in-law, here are some of the photos!

This is REAL sepia tone - not an effect!
This pictures was about 2X2 inches, I'm shocked at how well it scanned! Circa 1950's.  (FIL far right)
Serving in Korea - circa 1951 (FIL center)


RIP Ron (1931-2011)


  1. My condolences to you and your husband on the loss of your Father-in-law Amy.
    Your bracelet is very pretty and it was a fast and easy pattern.

  2. I am so sorry to hear about your father in thoughts are with you and your family. What great photos you found... they hold so much character and I no doubt will be treasured immensely.

    I love your bracelet - the colours are something I would choose. I will be intrigued to see how it turns out using smaller beads.

    Also - I've created a badge for Beading Babes which you can save to your blog... be sure to check out the post on my blog.

    Thanks for taking the time to post your piece under the circumstances.


  3. Oh Amy! I am so sorry for your sadness. I am thinking of you and sending Hugs! Your bracelet is beautiful. I was also thinking of making it with smaller beads!

  4. I am so sorry about your loss. It looks like he lived a long and full life.


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