Tuesday, March 18, 2008


Several people who read my blog have experienced problems similar to mine, or can empathize with my situation. Their words of encouragement have kept me going when I've wanted to just give up. Thank you to all of you!

I'm thrilled with my progress, even though my tatting, knitting, and crocheting abilities are greatly diminished compared to what they were before I broke my arm! Two weeks ago, I had trouble getting thread or yarn into position on my left hand, let alone trying to accomplish anything. I'm still having problems trying to keep an even tension. You might be able to tell from the two pieces I'm working on that I have a little better success with size 10 thread than with size 20. I'm sure part of the problem is the brace I have to wear, but the brace is a tremendous improvement over the cast!

The yellow is Mary Konior's Spinning Wheel Glass Mat from Tatting With Visual Patterns, size 10 DMC Cebelia #745, tatting shuttle by Grizzly Mountain Arts (the back side of the shuttle I commissioned in memory of my dad). The pink is Laura Blanton's Victorian Heart, size 20 Coats Mercer Crochet #403, tatting shuttle by Sherry Pence aka LadyShuttleMaker (crazy glaze shuttle chosen to coordinate with the pink thread!... I'm getting into matching my shuttle and thread since seeing Marilee's posting of her Celery thread with one of Sherry's shuttles).

After viewing my blog, I realize this isn't a very good picture! Hmmm... operator error? ...need a new camera? ...bad lighting? Who knows!


  1. I'm glad things are getting better and you are able to at least tat a little! Hey you might be able to piece a CQ block like that, piecing is pretty much the only thing I can do when my wrists hurt too bad for anything else.

  2. I am so proud of you! Your wonderful attitude through this whole experience has really set the bar! Your tatting looks fantastic! I just love it!
    What better therapy than tatting can there be?

  3. Beautiful tatting! I can't do that and I have two good hands and arms :)

  4. You are doing a wonderful job! Sherry is right. You have set a wonderful example and a high bar for the rest of us!

  5. Well done with the tatting. You really are an example to us all on how to keep cheerful in spite of life!!


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