One of five pieces of tatting sent to me from Madhur in India. There was also a tatted cross, tatted fan, and a motif I can use as a pendant.
Madhur also sent a tatting book from India and a Crochet book. I do not crochet but the photos and patterns are lovely. I was so surprised to find these gifts when we returned from Arizona.
THE VISUAL OF THE FAIRY AND THE BUBBLES REMINDED ME:
One of the Treasures I have from my Dad is a little book (about 5" x 3") with a faux leather cover, embellished by the flood mud of 1997. He gave it to me when I was about twelve. It was awarded to him for 16 months of perfect attendance at school in Honey Creek, Iowa. It has a small, oval photo of a lovely young woman, his teacher, inside and a dedication page; followed by a number of moral sayings and poems. I learned a number of the poems by heart The one that did not go away from my memory is the following:
Life is just a hollow bubble,
just a painted piece of trouble,
Oh, you worry and you mope,
and hang your highest hope;
on the price,
perhaps of soap?
Another I like is called, "I'd rather be a has been, if I couldn't be an are." Now, the rest of the poem makes perfect sense and has a good message for any little boy. I took those little poems and homilies to heart as a young girl, and some of those words made me the woman I am today. Morals taught in education really "took' back in the day!
We learned, on our trip to Tucson, that Loyal will have to have a hip replacement and it is scheduled for May 4; but, we will be in Tucson from May 2 until May 17. As usual, the newly weds will house sit on the ridge.
I managed to finish a heart, a bookmark, and another round of the Sheep doily. Oh, and I tatted Yarnplayer's cross with a rose in the center. I did it in white with a nectarine rose; after it is sent to the exchange recipient and she opens it ~ I will put up a photo. Praise the Lord, I took my time and it actually turned out quite nice. Yes, surprised even me ~ because I am so picky. I had false starts of another pattern; decided to chuck it in file 13 and quit for the day. Good idea!
Nothing I touched with tatting on that day worked at all. Across the country, Fox was having the same sort of situation and even Jane in England reported the "bug' had crossed the pond. But we all survived and we all survived and excelled. Well, THEY excelled ~ I just "celled" LOL
BUT the big news is my 100th blog post follower winner! Ta Dahhhh
MARTY LEWIS number came up on the random number generator. Things like: vintage issues of Workbasket, a shuttle, tatting pattern book, hand dyed thread, beads, Lisbeth and Hanklegaarn thread, metallic thread, Oh ~ and anything else I find 'lurking' in my stash bin. And, a cute ME tin, and a little bag for carrying the current project. You just never know what may find its way into the box. FOR that reason the photo of the goodie box will not be revealed until Marty has seen it all first. LOL! It will probably arrive after you are back from Disneyland!
I so like the idea of rewarding those who follow me that I've added the new names in for the next time I have a surprise for my followers. This time, it was limited to that first 21 who hung in with me from the first entry on….you brave souls know who you are! When I reach the 200th blog entry, who ever has followed since Easter of 2010 will be in the draw.
I have been having problems with my scanner. It is probably the "loose nut behind the wheel" and not the equipment; but, when I get it sorted out, I'll put up photos of the heart and bookmarks. I managed to get the heart and Priscilla bookmark up on the 25 challenge, but the Celery bookmark just doesn't want to upload.
Received a packet from Judith Conners today. Next time I will share what I found inside. Happy Tatting!