Sunday, March 8, 2009

#25 of 25 Motif Challenge

I am happy to report that with tatting shown in this post I will have completed the 25 Motif Challenge.

It is the Spinning Wheel Glass Mat from Tatting with Visual Patterns by Mary Konior, available from Handy Hands. My tatting friend Diane, Lace-lovin' Librarian got me hooked on this pattern. It was made using size 20 HDT, dyed by Sherry, aka LadyShuttleMaker and named Royalty. I started it months ago, but didn't get it completed until this week. I decided that I must get some of my UFOs done to free up some shuttles.

Here is my version of the Spinning Wheel Glass Mat.

Can you see the mistake? YUGH. That'll teach me to tat and watch hockey at the same time. I couldn't find a background paper (or maybe it's just my scanner) that shows the beauty of this thread, but it really is a pretty HDT. I'm upset at the error so I can't gift this one, which means that I have to keep it for myself and make more :-)

Our daughter, Holly injured her knee Feb 1st, so I've been helping her when she needs me and when I can. She lives in about 1.5 hrs away in a "big city", where the rush hour traffic scares me, so I've been going up the night before her appointments, which has extended the time we've spent together. The reason I bring this up is because I haven't completed the Pay It Forward fabric postcard I blogged about here. But I will I promise.

Oh and since I haven't blogged in forever, I should tell you that I won't be attending the Hector Tatting Days. I was trying to convince myself to do, but was asked to work that weekend so will do that instead and not stress over do I go or don't I. ......... I know I know, but trust me no one is more disappointed in me then I am about this. I love the art of tatting, but can't make myself go, so working is enough of an excuse for me to say I'm not going. Sad really, since it's so close. There's always next year :-)

Happy Tatting.