LumberJocks

Crosses for Faith"Sweet Pea" and Hope "Sugar plum"

  • Advertise with us
Project by Jim Jakosh posted 10-18-2011 05:25 PM 1958 views 4 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I was asked to make two crosses marked Faith and Hope for two little conjoined twins that shared a heart. I did not get them done in time and so now there are three for their parents to remember them.They are walnut with embedded maple and can be hung on the ropes or on keyhole slots in the back.

The girls are:
Faith Rosemarie & Hope Lillian
September 6, 2011 – September 29, 2011
“A life not measured in time but in love

Their story is in this blog: http://amanda-faithhopelove.blogspot.com/

I do hope the crosses bring some consolation for their loss!
Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!





12 comments so far

View Brett's profile

Brett

937 posts in 2224 days


#1 posted 10-18-2011 08:10 PM

I nice gift and thought for the girls and their parents. I can’t imagine how tough it must be for them right now. The crosses are beautiful. We will lift them up in prayer.

-- Hand Crafted by Brett Peterson John 3:16 http://www.TheCrookedNail.blogspot.com

View jack1's profile

jack1

2057 posts in 3492 days


#2 posted 10-18-2011 09:02 PM

Ditto.

-- jack -- ...measure once, curse twice!

View peteg's profile

peteg

3857 posts in 2287 days


#3 posted 10-18-2011 10:10 PM

You know Jim, sometimes yours eyes only see the reason for & the thought conveyed & not the the material pieces that carry these expressions.
I know these will be treasured forever.
Well done Jim :))

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

View KarenBeilman's profile

KarenBeilman

1 post in 1877 days


#4 posted 10-18-2011 11:24 PM

Jim…I just have to say how beautiful the crosses are and how much they will be appreciated by all…the twins are in heaven now, but their short earthly life will continue with the memories of all the good things that happened. You are a blessing…and so are your friendsl..God Bless You Jim..As always, Karen – P.S. I think I will start calling you TOOL TIME JIM

View Jim Jakosh's profile

Jim Jakosh

17170 posts in 2570 days


#5 posted 10-19-2011 12:53 AM

Hi Karen. You should have the crosses in a couple days. I hope they like them. It was such a tragedy but they will be remembered.

Glad to see you are now on Lumberjocks. Welcome aboard!!............Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

View Bob Collins's profile

Bob Collins

2320 posts in 3148 days


#6 posted 10-19-2011 01:25 AM

A wonderful gift and thoughts Jim, will be very much appreciated by Karen and family.

-- Bob C, Australia. I love sharing as long as it is not my tools

View jjw5858's profile

jjw5858

1132 posts in 2067 days


#7 posted 10-19-2011 01:33 AM

Wonderful work, and a great sentiment.

-- "Always continue to learn, laugh and share!" JJW

View sedcokid's profile

sedcokid

2715 posts in 3063 days


#8 posted 10-19-2011 01:56 AM

Jim, What a tremendous thing to do. Your heart is in the proper place and I know that Karen and her family will treasure these forever. It is a pleasure to know you and the kind of person you are.

Thanks for sharing!!

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

View ShopTinker's profile

ShopTinker

884 posts in 2233 days


#9 posted 10-19-2011 02:03 AM

Beautiful Job Jim.

-- Dan - Valparaiso, Indiana, "A smart man changes his mind, a fool never does."

View mafe's profile

mafe

11154 posts in 2554 days


#10 posted 10-19-2011 02:58 AM

Jim you are a really special man.
God bless them, and yes life is measured in love.
Best of my thoughts to them and the family,
Mads

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

View Jim Jakosh's profile

Jim Jakosh

17170 posts in 2570 days


#11 posted 10-19-2011 03:47 AM

Thank you all for the nice comments. I would just like to say that the crosses were ordered by Karen, who is a twin that I went 8 years to school with, and that she ordered these for Amanda, the mother of the twins that passed away. The blog I referenced ( http://amanda-faithhopelove.blogspot.com/ ) was written by Amanda, the twins’ mother. She will be the receiver of the crosses from Karen…..................Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

View carebear's profile

carebear

1 post in 1873 days


#12 posted 10-22-2011 03:37 PM

I think that was very nice of you to do that. I very nice way to remember the girls.

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

HomeRefurbers.com