Friday, November 26, 2010

More Gifting Opportunities

This link is from tatting friend Chris from "over the pond" who doesn't have a blog but I've kept in touch with her for years now. She knits and has contributed patterns to this site as well as the actual knitting. It's Ray of Hope. I asked her for the link since I know the patterns there can be used anywhere and for those already in the UK, it's place to offer your work.

If you're a blog-addict like me, you've probably already seen Miranda's snowflake pattern titled "Angels in the Snow". Proceeds from sale of the pattern go to the Brain Injury Association of New Mexico. My first husband died young from a brain aneurysm caused by a genetic defect. Today, he would probably be alive and normal with all the advances that have been made since 1975 so I like to do what I can to advance research in this area. Her link is in the upper left hand column of her blog to tell you how to purchase this pattern.
Here's my tat of it. The thread is size 30 and will go in the dye pot eventually. I started to tat another one in some size 20 thread but it looked so huge I didn't go past the first few rings. It turned out larger than I expected, right at 3 inches diameter in the size 30. So if you tat this, fill your shuttles FULL. I only wound 5 yards on each and had to rewind more on one shuttle and do the shoelace trick a few times to use the fuller shuttle.

We had a nice Thanksgiving. I think it's the first time my family has had Thanksgiving on Thanksgiving Day in awhile. I forgot my camera but my daughter got some good shots of the baby, I think.

I have lots I'm going to try to accomplish at home over the weekend and next week so I'm not sure how much tatting I'll get done. I worked on one of the RPL bells a few days ago but I'm not happy with the way it's looking so need to cut the stitching out and start over.

Hope everyone is having a wonderful weekend!

6 comments:

  1. Miranda's pattern is very pretty in pristine white, unadorned. There is certainly something to be said for simplicity!
    Fox : )

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  2. Yes, your "Angels in the Snow" flake looks as crisp and inviting as the first snowfall of winter. Looking forward to seeing, if you will show, the outcome once you have hand painted it.

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  3. Thanks for showing my snowflake! I can't wait to see how you dye it!

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  4. That's really nice, Gina.

    Glad your Thanksgiving day went well!

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  5. Hi Gina
    Beautiful pieces!

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  6. so beautiful tatting

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