In May, Jess from Tat-ilicious held a giveaway and invited people to think of new colourways for her HDT. My suggestion was teal, purple, grey and ruby red and I named it 'Night Thunder'. Although I was not the winner, Jess kindly set me this skein made up of the colours. It is gorgeous and much much better than the picture. I feel a necklace coming on, unless anyone else has a better suggestion?! Looking forward to seeing Jess at tat days in September and being tempted with all her other delicious HDT.
Before Christmas I made a white cross from Martha Ess's pattern book 'Playing with Picots' and then I posted it to Ireland. The mother of a little girl who was to be confirmed in May needed it for her dress. I believe it was a second hand dress and she wanted it to look a little different.
I have only met this family a couple of times in my life whilst visiting Ireland but yesterday I received a photograph of Abby (with her sister Ruth) wearing her dress and you can just about see the cross on it. But look also at the Atlantic sea in the background, a beautiful part of the world "God's country".
Abby also sent me this sweet note.
Tatting certainly brings you closer to people.