Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Sad Times And New Beads

I am sorry I haven't been blogging lately, but it has been a sad few weeks for my family.  My Mother has been in the palliative care ward of the hospital, and passed away quietly this last Saturday evening, March 19.  We will all miss her terribly.  My sister and I have been helping our Dad get everything sorted out,  and trying to come to terms with our loss.  It will be a long process, but we will get through it with the support of our family and friends.  Many thanks to all of you who have expressed support either privately or here on my blog.

I don't like to dwell on sorrows, so I am also posting a picture of some "happy" beads.  I made them in response to a request for some ladybug beads.  As I took the class from Melanie Moertel last June, I was able to make what I consider some really cute little ladybugs.  If they are not quite what my customer has in mind then they will go on Etsy in the next couple of days.

Ladybugs and Flowers
Wishing you all a happy, sunny week!

15 comments:

Deb said...

I'm so sorry for your loss, thinking of you and your family x
Deb

moonlitfantaseas said...

I'm sorry to hear you lost your mom, she will live on in your memories....

Narrative jewelry said...

All my thoughts are for you Jane and your family.

Pretty Things said...

So incredibly sorry for your loss.

Alice said...

Jane,
I'm sorry to hear of your mom's passing. It must be difficult to lose someone so dear. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Courtney said...

I am so sorry for you loss. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Be good to you.

Lisa said...

So sorry for your loss. You and your family will be in my prayers.

The ladybug beads are adorable!

Jane Perala said...

Thank you so much everyone for your kind words - they are much appreciated.

My customer is thrilled with the beads, so I guess I will have to make some more for Etsy. I think I will get back to the torch next week.

Marian Hertzog said...

So sorry for your loss... life seems surreal during times like this...good that you can be creative and make something happy and so cute! Prayers for you! Just take one day at a time.

Wendy said...

I'm so sorry for your loss.

Daniela Ellenberger said...

I'm so sorry for your loss.
Hugs
Daniela

Kristen said...

I know we haven't yet met but my heart is with you during this time and I know all too well that this is a hard time for you.
Hugs

Hot Rocks said...

Oh Jane, I am so very sorry for your loss. It is extremely difficult when a parent passes away. Stay strong.

stacilouise said...

Jane- I am so sorry for your loss:( Stay strong.

MissCantTakeItAnymore said...

I'm sorry to hear about your mom.

ok i loved the green/purple lady bug beads I commented on before but I love these ones soooo much better! the purple metallic color is really gorgeous.