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Thursday, December 8, 2011

Day 9 of Mornings with Mary and Friday Shoot Out

Mornings with Mary sponsored by the talented Rebecca has been a joyous meme for me.

I feel I am very devoted to Mary and did not know I did have so many Mary's in my life story.
This meme has not been about Mary as a religious figure only but about the very womanhood and motherhood of a very famous woman named Mary.
Probably the most painted, sculptured, portrayed and sung about of any person in history.
Statues of Earth mother go back even before the story of Mary began.

Now I have seen many candles in the shape of Mary but this one is a little different.

 Several years ago while shopping one of my granddaughters helped me select this.

"Now QMM you know that candle is not for burning. How could anyone burn Mary?
Now you just put it in a candle stick and leave it alone."

Well I did and every time she comes to visit she always checks to make sure I have not lit that Mary candle.
I would say I have had it about 10 years.
My gd is 18 now and every time I look at my Mary candle I will remember the tender, loving child that helped me find her.

Haiku my heart

 Light of my heart
glowing, inspiring, uplifting
Madonna of the Light.

It will be hers when I don't need it any more.

Abby I love you so.

A closer look.

Go here to see more Mornings with Mary.

 Friday Shoot Out.

 The theme this week is wheels.

Wheels of color

Vintage wheels

Wheels on the sewing machine go round and round.

Wheels for tracing patterns.
Second from right.

Wheels of skating

Wheels of music.


Jama said...

Love your wheels of colours!

Deanna said...

Howdy from Kansas!
Queenie, I love the wheels!

May you have a very Merry Christmas and God bless,

Dawn Elliott said...

I used to design and make candles...and my motto was "Candles are for burning!" In this case, you've proven me wrong!
I love your story!

Fran aka Redondowriter said...

Long work and volunteer day so I'm late visiting VAD. I love your Mary candle and how wonderful your now-18-year-old granddaughter selected her for you. Also love your wheels of color.

helen tilston said...

I just found your blog and am your new follower - Looking forward to knowing you.

Helen xx

Winterwood said...

I dont like to burn beautiful candles and this one would be no exception!

ArtMuseDog and Carol said...

Your Mary candle is exquisite ~ I also have one that I don't burn ~ Like you I suddenly realized how many 'Our Ladies' I have around ~ thanks for sharing ~ ~ thanks, namaste, Carol (A Creative Harbor)

Paula Scott said...

1) Really enjoyed the Bobby McFerrin video (than ks!)
2) What a very special memory to have attached to that candle. I know that your gd too, holds a similar and as tender memory.

priti.lisa said...

A story filled with love.
Amazing you can keep a candle 10 must be a very good house-keeper...mine would be sticky with dust :)

Vintage Green said...

What a sweet memory to share with your granddaughter!

Lenora said...

Thank you for sharing your intimate story - so sweet! Lovely!

The Woodwife said...

What a sweet story and yes who could burn Mary? Even when people try it doesn't work....

Spadoman said...

Sweet story. I would do exactly as she suggested myself. Beautiful candle.


Ann said...

your wheel of color, did you ever made a disc, running stitch all round, pull the stitch and you get a round "wheel" my sis learnt it as a child, and made a clown, so I learn from her, when I had my oldest girl, I made a clown too.

Yesterday, my colleague wore a beautiful top with a "collar" with different sizes. She didn't know we could make it.


~JarieLyn~ said...

I enjoyed your story of how your granddaughter helped pick out the Mary candle. As for the wheels, I like your perspective. Very colorful and different. My favorite is the vintage wheels and the sewing machine.

Pauline said...

Your Mary candle is just lovely, it would be crime to burn her. I really like your vintage wheels. And good thinking with the sewing machine, I would never have thought of that!

Annie said...

What a tender and heartwarming story. You and Abby are so luck to have each other.

And your wheels are so diverse. How easy it is to overlook something that is everywhere.

Meri said...

I love your granddaughter story -- it's so sweet. And you've got my wheels spinning!

Rebecca said...

You sure have the most variety of wheels. That's thinking outside of the box.

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

Some candles were never meant to be burned. This is one of them!

Mary the Wonder

rebecca said...

i adore your granddaughter for her tenderness.

EG Wow said...

Wonderful selection of wheels. I haven't seen that quilt pattern in years. My great-grandmother made many quilts of hexagons.

Karin said...

The wheels on the bus go round and round - and right now they are probably full of slush, lol! Your many wheels are much more beautiful and interesting!