A Tatting Moon on The Ridge. This frosty, new moon appeared the first week of November and brought nights in the 20's; but the days remain in the 70's. A view from our kitchen window! Behind our rock fence and across Grandview Road, are pinion and a few cedars. Over the rise there are neighbors. In the five years we've lived here; we've met the lady of that home once, when she came by to greet her new neighbors. Most folks on the ridge work in town; at least, those who aren't retired. This New Moon stimulated me towards tatting at apace and much is being accomplished.
BELOW: Bookmark, a Favor, for Celeste, based upon the pattern as described in the next paragraph. Size 40 Rainbow Bright HDT with red as a 'tail' (I trimmed the tail about an inch before mailing to get a more balanced look; it was a tat long)
PROGRESS: Below is the fourth of 25 simple cross book marks that I am tatting for the January Guild Meeting favor. From Tatting Collage (Lindsay Rogers) page 26 is this lovely mini cross (in size 10 it is almost 2" tall, in size 40 it is about 1 ") There are 9 dark lavender. Delicia beads, 15/0 on each cross. I decided to tat all 25 and then attach a 'tail' of six strands of thread. I may do Victorian set or Perle tatted tails for balance..
I had tatted two additional book marks. One is the same cross as pictured, shown in size 40 Rainbow Brite HDT (Pamela Meyers ~ Ireland) without beads. The other is by Gina Butler, a basic Ring-Chain Cross bookmark (sent off before scanned) also in the RB HDT. The first is for my friend Celeste, who in her eighties, fell at the hair stylist's shop resulting in a broken hip. Celeste has a replacement and is flourishing at Rehab Facility in Las Cruces. She is working hard at her therapy so she can return to her home and her dog. The other was for another acquaintance, Penny, a sister cancer survivor, who has had a virulent flu for three weeks. One of the challenges for cancer survivors is the fact that our immune systems are null. I enclosed the bookmarks in the cards which were posted right away. I find if I don't do it RIGHT NOW, it doesn't get done! I know from experience, how much cards and a thoughtful small gift can mean when one is laid up for awhile.