My friend B and I traveled about 9 hours from North Dakota to Manitowoc Wisconsin. Manitowoc is on the east edge of WI, right on Lake Michigan.
We were going to visit B's mom A. We took turns driving, and while B drove, I tatted.
2. A's sister, D, also lives in the same complex. She is 90 which shocked me, as I was sure she was still in her 70's. She flower gardens along the outside her apartment, plants tomatoes in the designated vegetable areas, and because she had more plants started then room for, dug up another area down the slope from her patio near a wooded area. She also volunteers at the local food pantry every friday morning, leads the Rosary every evening at 7, sews and mends for people, and in her spare time, sets puzzles and does plastic canvas needle craft.
The plant below is one she has had for some time, but she said it made her mad as it wouldn't bloom, and was going to throw it out, so I took it.
In the pot along with the plant was one of those clear stakes that florist use to hold a card. So, to pay her for being such a sweet lady, I tatted Sherry Pences' Hope Butterfly and attached it to the stake. D was pleased.
This was tatted using the same thread as the Rosary.
3. I finished my Tischband flowers
Marilee Rockley's Rhubarb Pie in size 40. The quarter is to show size. Now I have to decide on the leaf color and get them finished.
4. I had some down time and in my previous post showed some thread from Jess at Tat-ilicous.
Here is what I tatted with the Camo-licious
Her name is Huntress. She is a Forest Guardian. The thread is a size 40. Here is a scan of both Huntress and Dawn Flyer, the dragon I tatted last fall.
I have almost finished the 4 book series titled Inheritance Cycle, by Christopher Paolini. In those books there are 5 dragons, Saphira who is blue, Thorn who is red, Glaedr who is golden, Shruikan who is black and one dragon egg that has yet to hatch, so I don't know what color that one will be. I have a yen to tat dragons in those colors.
5. Once I finished these I started a doily with the second colorway from Jess, Peacock in size 40.
I paired it a ball of DMC in size 40 color # 320 Pistachio Green - Med. The doily is Linda Davies Star Attraction.
And I will leave you with several other pictures I took on my trip.
|one of the Submarines built in Manitowoc. This one is now a museum.|
I hope all of you who qualify had a great Mother's day, I was contacted by all my children so that made it a very good day for me.
Have a great day tomorrow.
now it is time for bed.