Wednesday, April 25, 2007

motif 23




I have finally finished this bookmark. The pattern was from the internet, Leonora English. It was not too difficult, but I'm afraid the tatting is a bit sloppy and doesn't do the pattern justice. I did quite a lot of tatting while I was in Lourdes. There were only five nurses for 98 patients, so it was lucky I was able to go. Obviously we had to provide 24 hour coverage, which meant each of us doing a shift each day, and one doing nights. one night each. As I was the only one used to the variety of insulines and blood sugar monitors I was also allocated that duty, three times a day. It was lucky, too, that I didn't want to go to any of the services, but I did join the pilgrimage to the village where Bernadette grew up. The photo shows me outside the bergerie where she looked after her sheep. While on night duty, I taught my colleague Annie to tat, my first ever successful teaching! I have to say though, Annie is extremely determined, and has walked to St Jaques de Compostelle three times, and then to Rome! alone and at the age of 62. She slept rough, and asked for food along the way, and I think she's extremely brave.

2 comments:

Tattycat said...

Hi Snowy, I think your bookmark is lovely and the tatting not at all sloppy. Lenore's patterns are very pretty. I started this bookmark, but for some reason haven't finished it. I think the colors I used are too boring! Your trip sounds wonderful.

snowy said...

Laura, you are always so kind! Actually I wasn't all that pleased with the choice of colours...
Do you want some hand dyed threads? My friend did them for me, and they are lovely colours, but rather thicker than I would normally use...if you would, e-mail me at snowydavid at gmail.com with your postal address, and I'll send them along. (Probably about size 20 or so.)