Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Still MIA and Beaded Rings

It never ceases to amaze me how life can just take control and leave me running to catch up with it.  Sometimes I think that I have overcome the hill only to find that it was just a foothill to the next.  Almost two weeks ago now we discovered that one of the boys had head lice.  I have never had to deal with this situation before and there was a big learning curve for my husband and I.  Everytime we thought we had him clear, a day or two later we would discover more.  I felt so bad for him.  He loves school and had to be out about 4 days.  We were fortunate in that it stayed contained to him but it was a very long week until we finally said enough is enough and buzzcut his hair very close to the scalp.  He had a hair cut right away to about a 3/4" length.  The second haircut was the one though that did the trick.  Can I just say that I am tired of cleaning and deep cleaning and LAUNDRY!!  I know that this is very minor compared to what a lot of people face but it was definately a stressful period for us. 

We were able to get away for the weekend and spent a lovely time with my family in and around Pittsburgh.  It was a really good thing for us and helped us start to feel back to normal.  I did some beading for a new project on the way out and back that I hope to show you soon but in the meantime....

I want to share some more beaded rings with you.  These are another group of three rings I designed.  My favorite is the Simplicity ring.  The picture doesn't do it justice as to how cute this ring is.  I am going to make one for my sister who has 6 children.  In place of the vintage rose bicones, I am going to use the birthstone colors of her children and make her a mother's ring.  Eventually I want to make one for myself as well.  The Cherie ring is named for my dear friend Cherie who owns the Garden of Beadin' in Bartonsville PA where I teach each month.  She often will challenge me to use a new beading or finding that she got for the store.  I also made a pair of earrings using that finding that I will be showing you soon as well.

I hope that life will settle into a routine again soon and I can get back to regular blogging.  Feel free to leave me a comment.  I love to hear what you have to share.  Have a great week.

~Nancy

1 comment:

moonlitfantaseas said...

Hi Nancy, my kids are both all grown up now.....but I know what you were going through, when my daughter was about 7 she came home from school with lice........and she had waist length hair that was extremely thick, it was a real job to get the infestation under control, without cutting off her beautiful hair....but I eventually did it..the thing was every time I treated the lice, I felt like I was infested as well.....that was the worst part, I never did get it but it sure felt like it...
I really like your rings, I think one of these days I am going to try my hand at making some too!