The brown rosary I had completed for Geoginia had an ‘accident’. The tiger eyes cut the thread, with the handling, and I had to redo the bottom part. I substituted brown pearls which were lighter in weight and size. I think if I’d put beads on the outside of each end of the tiger eye, it would have acted as a spacer and cushioned the thread. Something to keep in mind with rosaries. They are handled a lot and some are heavier handed than others. Geroginia said that she was always breaking rosaries! Let’s hope this fix works for her. She had asked for pearls like the ones on Luz’s rosary (which is holding together just fine).
The end of the month of May also had two other events. Omar graduated with his teaching certificate and landed a position teaching Spanish and coaching soccer and tennis at Carlsbad, New Mexico. They will set up housekeeping there in the fall. In the meantime they are temporarily in El Paso, Texas residing with a good friend of Omar’s. Here is the graduation guy and a very expectant wife, Bekah.
In between these events, the surgery for the fistula was completed. My SonInLove demanded a photo to make sure the ‘old girl’ was ok...so I sent him these. Of course, I had to be a little silly since these photos were for Richard. LOL He’d expect no less from moi!
BUT the BIG EVENT on May 17th was the ARRIVAL of ZELLA VILUZ MELENDEZ. Tah Da!
Leo, their dog, worries so over Zella. When people hold her, he stands guard. He is going to be her best friend and guardian.
Back to tatting. Diane C. kindly sent me one of her hankies and I’m taking the plunge with size 80 thread which I do not use very often. It is the one that has the pink flowers and “Mother” embroidered upon it.
Also, I’m tatting animals for a quilt for Zella; I have a hippo (from the Tat it and See). I shall have to hire someone to actually make the block quilt; but I can do all the tatting. I’m using Jane E and Martha Ess animals; hummm, let’s see what animal could “Z” become (Zebra? Zebu?). A is for Alligator, B is for Badger? Won’t this be fun with all the choices. I don’t want it to be the regular critters one sees...want to think out of the box on this one. All ideas are welcomed. “G” is saved for Giraffe because I’ve wanted to tat Jane’s Giraffe forever; and, most of Zella’s blankie, stroller cover, stuffed toy all seem to have a Giraffe theme. Even her onsie s!
That takes care of the month of May! And I didn’t even cover my Mother’s Day gift and flowers nor Kristen’s birthday on May 23d! Kristen received additional jewelry and a special Tatted Turtle from Terri Deusenbury’s Turtle Cove.
Looking forward to June as this year I REALLY will be 75 years old on June 12th and will begin dialysis soon after.