Meet Ruby, a liluga key chain whose name means “red gemstone”. I struggled a little with finding a name for her. I thought about the verse in the Bible about a wife being more precious than rubies, and then it then hit me, she looks like a Ruby.
Ruby is made from a wool sweater that a friend of mine gave to my daughter. When she received it, my thought was “that would make a great liluga!” Several months, and a few washings later, my daughter gave it to me and said it was too tight for her. I told her I was sorry that it didn’t fit her anymore (NOT).
Sometimes the opposite is true. I have a friend who has given me several old sweaters to use to make liluga’s, plus I shop garage sales and resale shops for them. Although my intent is to sew with them, I have pulled a few aside and put them in my closet to wear. Can you blame me? The winters are very cold here.
“Who can find a virtuous woman? For her price is far above rubies.” Proverbs 31:10 KJV
What does it mean to have virtue? The Webster’s New World dictionary defines virtue as “general moral excellence; right action and thinking; goodness or morality.”
I pray that Ruby will always be a gentle reminder to her future owner to live a virtuous life.