"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, July 18, 2010

A Tribute

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.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010


She had a stroke yesterday morning. I had to have her put to sleep this evening.

Friday, July 2, 2010

Are You Trading?

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!