Friday, January 27, 2012

Praying to St. Anthony

Just checking in to let you know I’ve been so very busy. I natural dyed some more ribbons and some crochet pieces that are being used for samples of a class I will be teaching at Art Is You Petaluma in September. Here’s a sneak peek.


I’ve also been creating a few more garments for Belle Armoire and for future vendor shows. I’m almost done with a piece I’m so happy with but for the finishing touch I wanted to add some little pearl beads. I have some but the sheen is too pink and the little white ones are not what I want either. For years I carried around a glass vial of white pearl beads, granted these were not real pearls but still pretty, with a cork stopper. I still see them in my mind but I cannot place them. I’ve looked in all the places they should have been and I rediscovered the Big Sur jade buttons, the abalone pieces, the vintage earrings that could be unstrung, the small hand pendant carved from bone and attached to a brass filagree setting, the large freshwater Tahitian pearls I buy in Kauai, the tiny crochet buttons, just about every little thing except those pearls. I am giving up and will settle for what I have or wait until tomorrow when I go to town and visit the bead store. Sigh.

How does this happen? You save something and save it and save it just knowing that it will be the thing you need someday but after a while you decide to let it go or it gets lost. I’m not sure which of these things happened but as I said I’ve given up.

I did pray to St. Anthony the patron St. of lost things, you know how that goes right? ……. more often than not that really does work for me but not this time.

6 comments:

farmlady said...

Oh my gosh! I didn't know there was a saint that you could pray to for lost things. All these years I've been trying to find stuff without help and he was right there waiting for me to ask. I knew my mother should have raised me Catholic.
Love those scarves.

jackie said...

Lovely things that you have dyed! I know exactly what you mean about misplacing items - I'm not Catholic but my friend Jo is and she told me about St. Anthony - it even worked when my puppy was lost! So hang in there - the vial will suddenly appear when you least expect it! Best of luck on all that you are creating - you do such beautiful fiber art!!

Joanne Huffman said...

Beautiful ribbons and crocheted pieces! Sometimes when I'm looking for something, I find something else that was lost.

Connie Rose said...

Re: "mis"placing beloved items -- it's an aging thing! Happens to me more and more...

nina said...

i can't tell you how often these days i look for something that just does not seem to be in the studio anymore. especially after i did a huge purge back in the fall - now things REALLY aren't there, and i am kicking myself for letting them go. but if i hadn't? i promise, i'd still be not using them. so crazy...
the scarves are so lovely - xxx

jan b. said...

If you haven't previously heard the story from Mom (or Aunt Lue), ask her about the Saint Agnes story. lol ...