Thursday, January 21, 2010
Change of focus
I will get back to Jane's T.I.A.S. soon. After all, I don't want to lose my ability to make split rings! However, I needed to take some time to tat some crosses.
Almost two weeks ago, one of my third grade students died from a severe asthma attack. Two days later, my ex-husband passed away after a 10 month battle with pancreatic cancer. Somehow, tatting crosses seemed to be an appropriate task.
Both crosses are from Lene Bjorn's Tatted Bookmarks - cross-shaped. The green one is Christina in Flora #228. The blue one is Maria in Lizbeth #651.
Although I think both crosses are very pretty, I think I'll try both patterns in a smaller thread. Size 20 just seems too big!
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Oh dear! I am so sorry for your loss. The crosses are beautiful. I am glad that you were able to find some comfort in your tatting =)ReplyDelete
I am so very sorry to hear of your losses. Such a sad and trying time!ReplyDelete
Your crosses are very beautiful. From the photo they don't look exceptionally large, are the dimensions greater than the average cross bookmark?
Sending huge hugs your way and more rejuvenating tatting energies.
I am so sorry for your loss. Just love the crosses!!!!!!ReplyDelete
Diane, This must be a trying time for you. Too many losses. I am so sorry.ReplyDelete
I am glad you can find some comfort in your tatting - it is beautiful, as usual.
The blue cross is 5 1/2" x 4". The green cross is 5" x 3 1/2".ReplyDelete
I'm so sorry to hear about your losses. The crosses are beautiful and hopefully helped lift your spirit a little.ReplyDelete
It is hard to lose loved ones and especially children. I work at a school and have had to sad experience of losing 2 students I worked with. There are no words to replace the void. I am sorry for you loss. On a possitive note, your crosses are beautiful.ReplyDelete
These crosses are lovely and a nice way to remember those you've lost. You're in my prayers.ReplyDelete
I'm so sorry for your loss, Diane. We will keep you in our thoughts.ReplyDelete
My condolences, Diane. How very sad. The crosses are lovely.ReplyDelete
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Sending you warm thoughts and hugs and prayers for comfort. Sorry to hear of your losses at this time. God bless!ReplyDelete
The crosses are lovely.
This is a really sad time for you Diane. I'm tatting crosses will help you through. I have a bookmark pattern that you may like to try....you will find the link to it on my blog.ReplyDelete
Diane, good to know you are finding comfort in tatting the crosses. Sorry to hear about your loss.ReplyDelete
Your crosses will be a comfort to the families and it's a comfort to you to tat them. Lovely choices.ReplyDelete
These are beautiful.ReplyDelete
I remember when a teen girl we knew died unexpectedly many years ago. I spent the weekend before the funeral tatting a similar cross; her parents buried it with her. There was a lot of comfort on working it during that tough time.