Tuesday, May 15, 2012


Spring brings the inevitable list of change.  Renewing, altering.  Teachers changing schools, retiring, moving on.  New hires.  Nothing is truly static.  I feel the ripples from other peoples choices.  Some I embrace, some wash over me - an I experience loss.

Tonight we will honor 5 women who are retiring from our library ranks.  4 active librarians and our library boss.  Several of these ladies I count as good friends.  I have been busy beading my gift to them.   I have tried to reflect the personality of each by the ornaments I beaded.

This is an original design.  I call it Concinnity - it means harmony of design.

I wish them happiness and joy as they leave our ranks.  I already feel the loss as I look back at our time together.  I look ahead and know that I will keep in touch with my friends but it is somehow different.


  1. Wow, Ruth. Your art is so beautiful. I'm sure your friends will feel special to receive one of these ornaments.

  2. Storykeeper FerrisMay 15, 2012 at 12:05 PM

    Thank you.  We went to my sister-in-laws for Mother's Day and I took my beading with me.  I am always amazed at how they turn out.  Sometimes if I have my act together I will marble the clear ornaments before I start to bead.  The marbling takes several weeks to dry.  

    I am a bead addict.  I love the colors.  It's like fabric for quilters, I think.  The medium speaks to you.  Sometimes it takes a while for me to interpret the messages though.

  3. What beautiful keepsakes! They are gorgeous.
    I know hat you mean about this time of year. |We will lose one from our school - I'll be sorry to see her go. I will probably be next!

  4. What a loving gift for your friends Ruth.  There are so many leaving that I can hear how sad you are.  And, I am amazed how beautiful you made these creations.  Each one will be so precious to the individual.  Thank you for sharing! 

  5. Recieving a gift is always special but one made with the gift of time, love and friendship even more so. Your gifts given will be treasure I am sure. I liked the way the short sharp sentences rolled around my mouth - I find myself rereading for the effect:) 

  6. Greetings!

    I'm trying to visit all the participants of the 2012 A to Z Challenge and I have arrived at your lovely blog. Good luck with the rest of the year!

    Donna L Martin


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