Have no anxiety at all, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, make your requests known to God. Then the peace of God that surpasses all understanding will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.
Phil 4:6-7

Friday, May 06, 2011


52 weeks of daily life in pictures: trials and celebrations, 
the extraordinary and mundane -- 
whatever is unique to the week. 
Join me if you like.

Another prom -- this time hers.
Kremówka Papieska -- to celebrate our beloved Blessed Pope John Paul II

The cover of the April Magnificat framed. Another step in my effort to bring the living Lord into our home.

Hump day cupcakes -- yum. (Recipe here)

On Thursday the sun came out and there wasn't a cloud in the sky. Unbelievable considering we've had weeks of rain. More rain in the forecast today but yesterday was glorious.

The annual unfurling of the hostas. I love those curly leaves.

Silvery green, dewy leaves.

Dappled sun, refreshing and new.

Azalea bloom just waiting for its time.

My very first wire wrapped rosary. It took forever and a day to make, so these, I think, will be rare. I also noticed I need an eye exam and new glasses because I had a really hard time seeing what I was doing. I have always been nearsighted, I suppose if I'm no longer neither nearsighted nor farsighted, I'm just plain blind.

Lovely cookies from Holland and tea from Ireland. If I can't actually go to Europe, at least I can enjoy tea like I can.

"In the spring I have counted one hundred and thirty-six different kinds of weather inside of four and twenty hours." ~~  Mark Twain


Below you'll find a linky list because so many lovely women decided to join me in my 52 Weeks project. There are no rules (except the two below) -- if you want to start your 52 Weeks this week, go for it! I will keep the links up until next Wednesday, so you have almost a week to do it.

(1) Make sure you copy and paste the URL of your 52 Weeks blog post ( and not your main blog URL). You could also use of Flickr photo page if that's how you do things.
(2) Include a link back here in your blog post or flickr photo page.




  1. How fun for your son to go to two proms...not so fun for mama?

    They can compare the two and rate which was best!

    Your rosary is beautiful!! You work on so many detailed projects, you ol blind lady!!! (just kidding) I'd go blind doing those too!

    Happy Mother's day to one of my favorite mothers!

  2. Busy, busy day today. But just wanted to pop in and say how lovely everything is growing. We are just starting to see buds. And it's been raining like crazy here, too.

    I've posted my "52 Weeks!"

    Have a very happy Mother's Day! You're a wonderful mother, Barbara! I admire you.

  3. Your rosarys are so beautiful. I am suggesting a GIVE AWAY...ps...just tell me...I would love to win. I am not crafty at all.

    Hoping your eye sight gets better. And the humpday cupcakes. I want one!

  4. This was a great way to start my day (after waking from really strange dreams . . . I'm so glad to be awake!!) . . . the rosary is just so beautiful. Well done! I want one of those cupcakes w/ my morning coffee . . . I'll try and post one of these today. I've gone off and ignored it lately . . .
    Hugs and Aloha!

  5. The tea and cookies remind me of my mother-in-law . . . although she calls them biscuits. She always has her tea in the afternoon. You can take the woman out of Scotland, but she'll never leave tea behind!

    meanwhile, I really want some chocolate cupcakes now for some reason . . . :)

    happy weekend, Barbara.

  6. The rosary is exquisite! You have such a talent.

  7. Lovely photos, Barbara! My wire-wrapped rosaries are my favorite...I love the feel of them in my hands. Wishing you a wonderfully happy Mother's Day weekend! Hugs :)


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