It was not until recently that I found out that Mary Konior died on the 16th January,2010.
For those who have never heard of her she was a big name in the tatting world, and wrote several books on the subject. These books are widely used and her patterns will live on for many years to come and are used by every tatter.
I have several of her books the two photos shown are from the Tatting Pattern book first published in 1989, I brought this book when it was first published and will be treasured for many years to come.
The butterfly pattern I have used hundreds of times, I know it so well I don't need the pattern anymore. This butterfly I used for my wedding and I made about hundred at the time, I had a few fluttering up the back of my dress from the paddle train. They were on the bridesmaids dresses, favours and sewn onto the flowers in the bouquets and bridesmaids posies.
The cross is also from the same book, both pictures were tatted in Lizbeth no 20 in Caribbean colour thread.
May where ever she is in haven still have some thread and a shuttle.
Thank you for popping by, when day 2 of the Tias is published I will put it on my blog.