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!
I'm a retired elementary computer teacher/librarian, mother to four, grandmother to seven. I love lace. I love books. I love to collect. Now that I'm retired, I know I'll never be bored because I have so many interests, as well as the goodies I need to indulge my whims!