Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Tatting for the Nurse

My mom is in the hospital so I have had little time to tat.  But I did manage some and as I was tatting away, mom’s nurse took a real interest in what I was doing as she has also tatted in her life as does her mom and sister!  Her sister also does bobbin lacework.  So we had a great talk and she was pleased when I offered to give her to one of my giveaway motifs! Yesss!

All this was good for the spirits.  Here is what I got done over the last few days.  It did not turn out as I had anticipated as the instructions are not clear and I misread the photo in the Priscilla Book #2.

#34     From Priscila Book #2   #40 Lizbeth thread



The edging has yet to be attached to the hankie. 
 It will have to wait till I have time.

P.S.  The pattern is from TATTING PATTERNS by Julia E. Sanders, which is basically the same as the Priscilla book, or so I understand!

26 comments:

  1. Well, not knowing what it's "supposed to" look like, I think it's quite lovely.
    Best wishes to your mom!

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    1. Thanks, Michelle! I added a pic so you could see what I mean!
      Fox : )

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  2. Prayers for your Mom! The motif is lovely :-)

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  3. Sorry your mum has been ill, but great that you met someone interested in tatting! Did Marilee not tat that pattern once? I have the book, though I think it's in Zimbabwe, and that's why I noticed when Marilee tatted it. But I may be misremembering. I have tatted some spectacular things from the book, but yes, the directions are not always easy to follow!!

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  4. This is incredible, I looked at that pattern this morning after seeing an invitation to a couvige with a theme "les pensés de l'éspoir". However I am not tatting much at all.... I ought to start again shouldn't I?
    You have done a lovely job...how difficult was it?

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    1. Hi, Snowy,
      Because I did not follow the pattern properly, it was fiddly. I think with the pattern available on InTatters (look up ‘pansies’) it would not be difficult at all as the pattern is well re-written and very clear which will make the tatting so much easier! You would tat a beautiful rendition, I know!
      Fox : )

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  5. I think your flower looks great!!! All my best to you and your mom!!
    Kelly

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  6. I think your flower looks great! Love the colours you chose too! Get well wishes to your mom.

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  7. Beautiful motif Fox, and well done:)
    I wish your mom quick recovery!

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  8. After looking at that pattern, I can see how it would be confusing. Still, the motif looks very pretty, and you were able to spread that tatting love!

    I hope you mom gets well soon!

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  9. Well the flower is gorgeous!
    That's wonderful that you met another tatter, but so unfortunate that your mom is in the hospital! Hope she gets better!!

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  10. Well, I think it's pretty even if it's not exactly like the pic. Is it a brooch for the nurse?
    Hope your Mom gets better soon.
    Hugs

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  11. Hi Fox,

    Lovely, ok it's quite the same as the picture but it looks good and great colour,And your next one will be even better.

    Margaret

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  12. Très jolie cette fleur et j'aime beaucoup les couleurs...
    Bon rétablissement à votre Maman

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  13. This did turn out very nice even if not as you had thought it would. It's fun when we get pleasant surprises. Another example of the unexpected - you got to meet a tatter you may have not have met otherwise - at the hospital. Prayers for your Mom. Karen in OR

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  14. Ooooo...I LOVE pansies and so want to try this pattern....as you said though the pattern directions are not the best so I have yet to venture to do this. You have done a beautiful job with it and it looks like a pansy so what ever mistake you made keep it up as it is gorgeous just the way it is :)

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  15. It's beautiful and love the colors! BTW there is a Sarah on Intatters who rewrote the pattern and is looking for test tatters. You might want to pop over there and take a look for the discussion "3-D Pansy from Priscilla Tatting Book No. 2".

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  16. I hope your mother is feeling better soon. Tatting is a great stress reliever. I have that book and have looked at that motif more than once, but was always a little put off by its shape. **** I stand corrected, I have TATTING PATTERNS by Julia E. Sanders - I'm not sure if the instructions have been rewritten at all for this book.**** ANYWAY, I like the shape of your motif better myself.

    :) Ann

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  17. What a wonderful gift :) Best wishes to your mom.

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  18. I like your pansy better than the one shown in the photo! I know the color adds to it, but yours has a more 3-D effect!

    You never know where you'll met another tatter! I hope your mom is feeling better.

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  19. Good morning Fox,

    Your latest work is magical.

    greetings Ela

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  20. Thank you, Everyone, for the well wishes for my mom. She is pretty ill. I do appreciate your comments and thoughts very much.
    Fox

    ****For anyone interested in a revised pansy pattern, read Marilee’s comment above. It looks so much easier to follow than the original. Thanks Marilee!

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  21. Best wishes for a speedy recovery for your Mom -and for you. It is always hard to have a family member in the hospital.

    As for the pansy: It can be a wild one. There are lots of variations in the world. :-) Besides, this one is perfectly lovely.

    Linda R

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  22. does anyone know where I can find a pattern to make a nurses cap. Please email me at stuffibuy@centurylink.net

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