handmade abacus

Occasionally I take Morgan to "Linda's Restaurant " for breakfast. OK, more than occasionally. It is owned by an elderly Iranian couple and they have an abacus, in the case, under their cash register. As I was waiting to pay our bill one day, I got to thinking that it would be wonderful to make my own, with beads that I made, and a frame made by my friend, Brenda Watts. I've been doing a lot of "thinking" about it, until I read Rilla Marshall's blog. Rilla is a fiber artist and her new work will explore the changing coastlines in Atlantic Canada. She's been researching and planning, but then she realized that she just need to "start making something". That was the day that I started making the beads for the abacus.

Just get at it, BJ!