Tuesday, 13 October 2009


A graduate student at Trinity
Computed the square of infinity.
But it gave him the fidgets
To put down the digits,
So he dropped maths and took up divinity.

A Limmerick to start off this post.
Thanks to Maureen and Isdihara for encouraging me, sadly
not Edward Lear, but this is only the start!

Trying to find a motif that would fit into this metal square wasn't easy, and gave me the fidgets! The samples in the first picture were part of the searching. The first two I found here, although the instructions for the second one do not correspond with the diagram, so if you plan to tat it make sure that on the corners there are six picots not three. The third one is one of Jane's designs, which she had completely forgotten about, so I'm sending her a copy and she might eventually put it on her pattern page?!

To ensure the motif would fit the metal square I had to use 80 cotton.

This is the necklace from which the metal square came from. I purchased it over two years ago, meaning to do something with it one day! Not sure now, that it is in pieces, whether anything else will be done with all the other bits. I could make some Christmas decorations though, any other suggestions gratefully received!


  1. Well, well, well. I wouldn't have recognised that as one of my designs!!! If you say it is then it is!!! I've looked for it on my computer but it must've got lost during 'transit' from one place to another. Thanks for the limmerick and other information too.

  2. Love the limerick - and the tatting. The necklace is very pretty!

  3. You have a way with words Sally!! Love the limerick. I think the tatting in the metal piece is awesome. I think it makes a great necklace!!

  4. Sounds like it came from the Golden Trashery of Ogden Nashery! You are too funny!

    Love the tatting in the metal piece!
    Fox : )

  5. There was a blog reader from Oz
    Who liked Sally's words just becoz
    But when she waxed lyrical
    It seemed all too pyhsical
    For the brain of the reader from OZ

    ....with apologies...and I love the green and blue square!

  6. oh dear - I can't correct the typo!

  7. Hey Sally, love that limerick! And of course, the squares! I imagine if you have tatted motifs that fit the shapes on that chain, it would be such a fabulous treasure!

    Thanks for visiting my blog. :P

  8. Great Limerick..and Muareen's too. the square motifs are fab, great idea for the metal frames.

  9. Cute limerick, lovely squares. You're very clever all the way around!

  10. Thank you for visiting my blog. I am glad you did. Now, I will have to look over yours...what fun!

  11. Hi All,
    Thanks for your comments and sorry for the delay in getting back - its been a really busy week!! Well Maureen what can I say to your Limmerick - born to it, absolutely fantastic - thank you. Have you got anymore up your sleeve?!!!

  12. Lovely squares, but I love green and purple square!
    Thanks for visiting my blog


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