"But, really, why does anyone create? You feel a... a restlessness inside, a need to make something new, something no one has ever seen before. You want to add to the beauty and the richness of the world with a gift, an offering that is uniquely yours. It's an act of selfishness and generosity, all rolled into one."
The pattern is Jane Eborall's Cat Standing. I had to add a couple of extra cut and ties and change the order of a few rings in order to change colors where I needed to. I also made the tail longer by one ring and chain, because Poly's tail was very long and elegant. Overall, though, I'd say this is a pretty good representation. Especially the whiskers, which on the real Poly were rather extraordinary.
Have you checked out The Thread Exchange yet? It's fun and easy. We all have threads that we know we have too much of, and we all have threads we'd like to try out. Or, a particular thread may be very easy to get in some countries, but impossible to find someplace else. What better way than to trade with other tatters?
These are the threads I've gotten so far. Aren't they pretty? Thanks to all the wonderful tatters I've exchanged with so far!
My "Angels in the Snow" snowflake pattern is now available for purchase as a .pdf file for $3.00 US, with all proceeds going to the Brain Injury Association of New Mexico. To purchase, simply click the "Buy Now" button below to make a payment via PayPal. When I receive notification of your payment, I will send the pattern to you at the e-mail address that you use for PayPal. I'm not online all the time, so please allow me up to 48 hours before you start to get impatient. If you have any questions, please e-mail me. Happy tatting!
Purchase the "Angels in the Snow" pattern for $3.00