Friday, January 1, 2010

Happy New Year

Happy 2010! Has it really been 10 years since the Y2K scare?
Dare I say YES ....... Where have the last 1o years gone?!

As you are aware my Great Uncle Francis, the person who inspired me to tat, passed away this year. So when I sent Great Aunt Myrtle's Christmas card
I wanted to send her something extra special........

Marilee, Yarnplayer, shared her "Remembrance" pattern with us. The pun of the whole string around your finger made me laugh out loud when I first saw it. I HAD to make it for Aunt Myrtle. It is made using Sherry, LadyShuttleMaker's size 20 HDT ..... I'm pretty sure it's Peach Pandorea.
I also sent her this motif, called Daisy Heart.
It is made using YarnPlayer's size 30 HDT Roses and Leafy.
I'd seen this motif when I first started tatting, but had a hard time finding the pattern. According to what I'd written down it was in a Workbasket dated February 1988. I must have every Workbasket they made except for February 1988. However about a month ago I was looking thru my other pattern books and found the pattern!
VicTats asked about our favorite Christmas tatting patterns, although this isn't a Christmas item, it has become my favorite to tat over the last few weeks.
I fell on Monday and cut the palm and finger tip of my hand pretty good, I'm praying it will heal enough before we leave for the cruise next week so I can tat on the plane ..... and well I'm enjoying a life of leisure :-)
My goal for the year is to remember to take pictures of my tatting to show you before I give it away.

My New Year's wish to you is for a
Happy and Safe 2010!



Tatskool said...

the daisy heart is fab, where DID you find the pattern??????
Happy New Year.

Lace-lovin' Librarian - Diane said...

Happy New Year, Bonnie! I really like the gifts you made for your Great Aunt Myrtle. I hope your hand heals quickly so that you can tat next week. Enjoy your cruise!

Steph's (tat) Stuff said...

Happy New Year, Bonnie!

❦TattingChic said...

Hi Bonnie! That is such a sweet gesture to make that ring for your Aunt Myrtle! How thoughtful! I'm sure she loved it! The heart is beautiful, too! I have to say that the colors you chose on the heart motif make it the most striking rendition I've seen yet!

Happy New Year...and's REALLY been TEN years! Ugh!

Fox said...

Love the daisy heart!
Happy New Year, Bonnie!
Fox : )