Monday, May 18, 2009

Surgery and Tatting

Well I had my surgery 2 weeks ago today. I am getting better day by day. The first week was a nightmare. I ended up with the flu and sinus trouble. The flu flared up the back and my nerve down my leg is giving me trouble. But I am better and able to walk at a good clip.

I am not aloud to do much of anything except walking, so I have been doing lots of reading and tatting. I have gotten hooked on yarnplayers hand died threads. I make the rose teapot from Martha Ess's new book Tea is for tatting. I gave it to a friend of mine, to thank her for bringing her quilts to our quilt guild and doing a talk and show and tell.

Here I made two of Yarnplayer's crosses. I used her hand died thread for the rose and then DMC in cream for the cross. I put black ribbon through the loop on one of them and attached it to the envelope of a wedding card.

I also made this teapot bookmark from Martha's book. I used a variegated Altin Basak.

I am currently working on another rose teapot using a Yarnplayer hand died in blue white and yellow. I love that pattern and that thread.