Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Out Walking

My dad is out for a walk
like he does every day
exploring a new corner
of the world in his vicinity.

I wish he were a poet.
I wonder what he would say.
I hear that poets go for walks.
What new thing has caught his eye today?

How would he express the greatness
or the finite little line,
the fissure in the rock,
or the great green pine.

The scent on the breeze
warning him to turn and head home
with some subliminal message,
“You have exactly one hour before I storm.”

My dad is out for a walk
like he does every day,
an amiable man of much thought,
but little to say.

by:  Paula D. Nevison 

Happy Birthday Dad.

Friday, December 19, 2014

Sparkly Tatting

Three more motifs from the same book. I'm using Aunt Lydia's Metallic size 10 crochet thread in color white/pearl. It gets kind of twisty, so I have to stop and let my shuttle dangle and unwind. Also need to be careful to catch the sparkle thread, not just the white, when joining, but I love the way it looks.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Catching Up My Tatting

I am seven days behind in my tatting, so today I tatted three motifs from the book, New Tatting Modern Lace Motifs & Projects, by:  Tomoko Morimoto.
Left to right:  Christmas Rose Motif, Small Flower Motif, & Marigold Motif

Monday, December 8, 2014

Tatting Finished Today

Dreams of Lace pattern by Editha. I used a sparkly white thread.

Beginnings of Tatted Snowflake

I don't want to do it,
and I don't want to care,
but I can't give up now.
I'm one third there.

 2 of the 6 spokes finished = 1/3
and 8 of 24 ornaments is also 1/3

I am not a quitter.

Saturday, December 6, 2014

Rainy Day to Starry Night

The storm clouds are moving west,
sky clearing as the sun sets.
Our pretty day returns in time for night,
and Christmas lights to twinkle bright.

by:  Paula D. Nevison

Tatted Star

This is the star I tatted today.
The pattern can be found here.

Friday, December 5, 2014

Tatted Angel Pattern 4

That was the last angel in that little book. I started making the head with a gold halo, but I ran out of white on my shuttle. Since I had to wind a new shuttle, I went ahead and left the ball thread attached and tatted a the halo with the same thread so as to have two less thread ends to tie. Tomorrow I'll tat a snowflake or star.

Tatted Angels, Patterns 3 & 5

Yesterday I babysat my until late, but I was awake, so I tatted angel patterns 3 and 5. I skipped 4 because it looked complicated. I'll work on pattern 4 today.

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Angel Pattern 2

This is the angel I tatted today. It is from the same book as yesterday's tatting.

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Tatted Angel Pattern 1

Today I tatted pattern number 1 in this book.

Two Dozen Ornaments by Christmas

I'm trying to tat at least one ornament a day until Christmas, so I can have some new tatting for my tree. I started on the last day of November because I know I won't have time to tat on Christmas Eve day. Yesterday I tatted this Angel.