"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."

-- Bruce Coville,
The Last Hunt

Sunday, January 30, 2011

It's Growing!

Here's what my cousin's table runner looks like so far:

I was thinking of doing this row in solid blue and the next in solid red to make stripes, but just before I started it, I started to envision a completely different pattern. You'll see when I show you the next row. That's the great thing about a piece made of separate motifs; you can change the patterns created by the colors however you want.

As always, you can find this pattern, by Jon Yusoff, here.

I would like to share a new blog with you all. I don't normally plug any particular blog; there are so many great ones out there, and so many tatting friends. But Murray's writing is so beautiful that I really think everyone should read it; even people who don't know anything about tatting will find it inspirational. So give yourself a treat and go visit The Tatting Whisperer.

Off to do laundry now-- I've been noticing that my dolly bag from Jane, which I use as my tatting carry-all really needs a good wash. Goes to show that I use it a lot. And then I'll have to replace the drawstring-- again-- because little Squijum just can't keep his teeth off of it.


  1. It's growing and looking lovely, can't wait to see it when you have done some more.Off to check out the new blog

  2. How awesome is this! What beautiful work, I bet it will be well received!