Tuesday, April 19, 2011

“A Thing of Beauty is a Joy Forever"

Table Topper Tatted by:  Marty Lewis

You can imagine how ‘blown-away’ I was when THIS came in the mail.  Marty and I had made some agreements and in lieu of her idea; I asked for something she’d tatted.  Well, I had in mind a book mark, coaster; something simple.  However, this lovely table topper in my favorite colors arrived...Blue and Chocolate!  To say thank you does not seem hardly enough, but I am so thankful for Marty’s gift and her beautiful work.  I am blessed.

As if the table topper was not enough, I received these two dressed-up shuttles.  One is a clover and one is an aero.  I love the paisley blue swirl and I’m using the ladybug on a daisy for the necklace I’m working on at present.  I need to finish it because I won’t have the use of my right hand for a while after my surgery.  I have silk thread on the blue one for free-form flowers for the baby’s headband.

I heard that my friend Luz was very, very happy and blessed by her Blue rosary.  I guess her friends asked her all kinds of questions about this Anglo friend who did this work.  If it gave Luz joy, it fulfilled its mission.   

Trying to get the necklace that matches the ear rings finished.  I gave Kristen the ear rings to open at the Baby Shower on Sunday but I need to get the necklace finished since I can’t use my hand for a couple of weeks.  It is Lynn Morton’s Filigree Triangular necklace on page 17 of her newest book, “Tatting Jewelry”  I’m using OB gold thread and little seed pearls.  Kris asked if I could replace the chain with tatting, so I’ll do split rings, for simplicity; as the triangle is elaborate.  I’m using Tatskool’s Antique Gold HDT to replace the chain.  Here is a peek to satisfy the curious!  

My surgery is definitely scheduled for Good Friday (I know, but it was unavoidable) so I’ll be out of commission that weekend.  I hope I feel well enough to get to services on Sunday; I’m going to try.  Easter is my favorite ‘holiday’.  Filled with hope, resurrection, and spring colors.
It is a Holy time for me. 


Nautical Knitter said...

Can you tell me if there is a pattern for this beautiful Table Topper anywhere? I just love it!!

Anonymous said...

Ahhh so you were the lucky one who got Marty's lovely piece! :-)

I'll be praying for you and your surgery. I hope you can make it to your services. "He is risen, indeed!" :-D

Jane Eborall said...

Crikey that table topper is fantastic. Double, treble, quadruple fantastic. Good luck on Friday - I'll be waiting to hear from you as soon as you can get back online.

Sally Kerson said...

Wow that is beautiful, Marty is so generous.
Hope the surgery goes well on Good Friday, will be thinking and praying for you.

Anonymous said...

Wow!! That is one gorgeous doily!!! I will be praying for you on Good Friday and hope you have a speedy recovery :) The shuttles are very pretty too.

Fox said...

Are you SURE it is on Friday?!

Knowing yo, yo will get to your services and be the first one at the entrance!

Good luck - again. I'll be thinking about you. And by the way, that beautiful work of art tatted by Marty went to the perfect recipient!
♥ Fox : )

Ridgewoman said...

Nautical Knitter: I’ll ask Marty about the pattern.
Fox: LOL Yes, I’m sure it is Friday. I checked in with Surgery Scheduler today! They DID move it up from 11:30 AM to 1:15 PM.
Sally: Yes, Marty is generous. That is MY kind of person. Other directed. I embrace that philosophy, too!
Jane: You bet ~ soon as I get back to the motel. I have a good left hand and I can hunt and peck a keyboard. Not as fast as 2 hands; but, I’ll “get er done.” LOL
Journey: “He IS Risen” I love that greeting on Easter morning. My Pastor came by with communion this morning and I was so happy to see him.
Thank you ALL for your visit to my blog.

Suztats said...

What a gorgeous piece of tatting! Best of luck on Friday with your op.

Cindy said...

Wow! What a beautiful gift. And I love the shuttles too!

All the best to you on Friday. It's a perfect time for a "new" start. I bet you'll make Sunday services!

Maureen said...

I was really excited just now, to see that you have been the recipient of that gorgeous doily! - I LOVE the colours, what a magnificent arrangement you came to!
Strange that elective surgery has been scheduled for a Public holiday - although perhaps it isn't a holiday in America as it is here? This year we have five public holidays for Easter, since Anzac Day falls on one of the gazetted days.

Michelle said...

That table topper is glorious!

Best of luck to you- I'll be praying for you.

Ridgewoman said...

Easter is kept by the religious and those believers who are faithful. But in general Easter has become as commercial as Christmas in the good ole USA. Sad to say.

The surgery wasn’t really all that elective; I just decided to fight this kidney failure and not give up. If I’d not had it this Friday, it was another 2 months until the surgeon was available. I’m told he’s the best vascular surgeon around AZ.

***Jon**** said...

That is a lovely gift from Marty and to someone so lovely too.

Good luck on your surgery this Friday and wishes of speedy recovery after that.

Josie Passell said...

That is a beautiful doily by a very talented tatter, it has certainly gone to a home where it will be appreciated.
Prayers and hugs coming your way on Friday.
happy tatting

Anonymous said...

Lovely table topper, I love the colors, I too wonder who the designer is.Good luck on your surgery this Friday and wishes of speedy recovery.

Martha said...

I had already admired the doily on Marty's blog and I am thrilled that you are the recipient. That is so very generous of her.

Best wishes for your surgery going smoothly.

I'll be thinking of you especially on Easter.

Carla said...

What a wonderful doily!!!