A cute gift for the person who loves ladybugs
This is a great book which was recommended to me by another blogger. The author Jonas Jonasson is a Swedish journalist turned author. The book reminds me of Monty Python and the british TV show Fawlty Towers. It is not like them really, but the book brings them to mind. The book is about a 100 year old man who climbs out of the window on his 100 birthday. The books in a way is two books. First there are the adventures which happen after he climbs out the window of his senior residence. And every other chapter is a flash back in time that Allan (the star of the book) has experienced. See how the atom bomb becomes connected to Stalin to the Chinese Communists and more. All because Allan like to drink vodka and not work. It all ties together in a very dry satire. The paperback version of the book is 450 pages, but it is a quick read and you will not be able to put it down. As always consider LuckySammyJewelry.
Obviously, the photos have nothing to do with the book. But with Spring in the air, it is a good time to think of garden bugs we all love. Legends vary about how the Ladybug came to be named, but the most common (and enduring) is this: In Europe, during the Middle Ages, swarms of insects were destroying the crops. The farmers prayed to the Virgin Mary for help. Soon thereafter the Ladybugs came, devouring the plant-destroying pests and saving the crops! The farmers called these beautiful insects “The Beetles of Our Lady”, and – over time – they eventually became popularly known as “Lady Beetles”. The red wings were said to represent the Virgin’s cloak and the black spots were symbolic of both her joys and her sorrows.
Sometimes I find it inconvenient to take out my cell phone to see what the time is. I don’t like wearing wrIst watches, so I enjoy pendant watches. I saw these cute ladybug pendant watches and decided that they would be perfect on a kumihimo cord. The watch face is revealed when you move the levers on the top of the watch. The black and red rayon cord is 33 1/2 inches (the length is necessary so that you can see the clock face). The findings are black. The back of the watch is stainless steel.
This is a post by the artisan’s husband. One of the many great gifts I received was a case of SPAM. Thank you Patti. And since I am here, I will show you a unique gift at LuckySammyJewelry.com a ladybug Watch.
Many First Communion’s occur on Mother’s day. If you are still looking for a gift to give to someone consider a rosary. The rosaries I make will last a life time. If you are not Catholic, and want a history of the rosary, I would suggest this wikipedia article. Rosaries are great gifts to give a Catholic on their birthday, or First Communion. These rosaries are not “blessed”. So if you give these as a gift, it would be appropriate to mention that they are not blessed.
For the Catholic who has everything, and who probably has a rosary, consider a rosary bracelet. Most Catholics do not have these economical items. They can be found at my shop here.
For a really unique Christian gift, consider this necklace that has a pendant watch with the picture of Jesus. For people with a devotion to the Virgin Mary this necklace with a timepiece cover of the Virgin Mary may be appropriate.
Typically, a rosary is “blessed” by a priest. So why do Catholics get a rosary “blessed”? A quick answer is: sometimes a holy man (priest) will give you a blessing, which is a prayer to God for you. If a rosary is “blessed”, and you say the rosary, you get the “blessing” each time you say the rosary. It is as if the priest was giving you a blessing each time you use the rosary. If you think about it, “blessings” are fairly common. Prayers before meals, the beginnings of sessions of congress, and many civic gatherings often begin with a blessing from a priest, minister, rabbi, etc. These are blessings asking God to help. Many religions use prayer beads, among them are Muslims, Hindus and Buddhists. To view all the rosaries i have for sale go here.
The following is a description of one of the rosaries available at LuckySammy.Etsy.Com and the rosary pictured at the beginning of this article.
Lovely faceted baby blue glass beads combine with a crucifix and center cast in Italy to make this beautiful rosary. The center has an image of the Holy Family on the front and the Holy Spirit Dove along with images of clouds and fire on the back. This Dominican rosary has five decades, is 42 inches long and weighs approximately 2¾ ounces. As you view each image, double click on it when it is in the main viewing window. You will be amazed at the detail.
The cover of this pendant watch has a lovely picture of the Sacred Heart of Mary. The watch face is revealed when you push down on the stem of the watch. The watch is made from stainless steel and the back is covered by a protective cover to avoid accidental damage during shipping. The 8 strand braided kumihimo cord is made from gold, navy and rust rayon and is adjustable from 36 to 38 1/2 inches.
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Lucky and Sammy are the names of my two cats.
Just in time for the holidays, I have begun to make necklaces which have a watch attached. There are designs from the religious to the artistic. Please take a look.visit me at luckysammy.etsy.com