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Saturday, 26 April 2014

Hospital Tatting 22/25 motif challenge


As promised this is the tatting I did in hospital,  it might look a lot but really its only a few bits of small items,  patterns I know mostly off by heart.   It kept my occupied during the long hours,   I was in a private room on my own due to the radio active treatment for the cancer.   Vernon was only allowed to visit two hours per day so he split into one hour in the afternoon and one hour in the evening.
So here is the above picture in smaller amounts.   You will have seen the patterns before but for new followers I will say what they are.

This is butterflies,   the two large butterflies are Mary Konior's in Turkish Altin Basak thread.  The smaller ones are bits left on shuttles which were Lizbeth thread Pineapple Parfait, and girly girl.

This is be-stitched hearts called Tatted Josephine Heart,   I used Lizbeth thread Girly girl no 20 for these
 This heart is called Small Tatted Heart by Betsy Evans,   and again I used Lizbeth thread Girly girl  No.20
And finally a bookmark this is Kersti's Floral Tatted Bookmark which I used one of the balls of thread that I won from Rachel on intatters,
The thread is Lizbeth no 20 Vineyard Harvest.
I have put a close up at the bottom

Just a reminder Fox had problems this week and her blog address is now www.tat-ology.blogspot.ca,  if you have never visited her do pop along and see her tatting.

This was the view from my hospital room,  its looking over Sheffield, The hospital is called the Royal Hallamshire Hospital,  the hospital was brilliant I could not have asked for better care,  the food was brilliant,  the team of surgeons who preformed the operations were also brilliant. Its a huge hospital with 850 beds and 15,000 staff.  and they all appear to be happy well those I had were.  This type of problem with eyes only affects five to seven people in one million,   they don't always turn to cancer and stay benign for years as mine has proved.  I am going back up next week to see the Professor for a check up, I hope everything will be OK.
I hope you have a lovely weekend
Until we meet again Take care


  1. Fabulous work Margaret gorgeous colours Ginny x

  2. Your page has moved me. I also pray for you tonight. I live in Italy. Your works are very beautiful. I am certain that the Mother of Jesus helps you. Also I have experienced moments brttti, but the hand of the Mother of Jesus iutato me. I send you a big hug

  3. what beautiful makes while in hospital Margaret. I hope you are getting better and have good results next week

  4. Thank you my friend!
    Mr. G.

  5. what fab creations and glad you are home and i am sure all will be well when you go back keeping my fingers crossed for you

  6. best wishes for a speedy recovery. and very nice tatting in pretty colors.

  7. I hope you are feeling better now Margaret, all of your tatting is gorgeous I love those butterflies.
    Kevin xx

  8. Dear Margaret,

    I'm so happy to read a post from you. I love all your beautiful tatting. I pray for a speedy recovery.

    Hugs, Diane

  9. Yes I am glad you are hope and love the little bits those tiny butterfly's are always fun to see even though many make them, I never tire of them. I love the heart, and the bookmark is one of my favorites I will try to find it when I leave this page! I think all those items are lots to do!
    take care in so glad to see this post!

  10. You did tat some. Glad you feel better and back to blogging. Do take care.

  11. Hello Margaret,
    I am close and I hope you're better health, tatting helps you. I remember you in my prayers. Thank you. a kiss

  12. I agree with Carollyn, you can never have too many butterflies. Good for you, putting your time alone to good use. I hope your check up goes well.

  13. Pretty butterflies, hearts and bookmark!! :)

  14. Very nice pieces. I've always loved that Mary Konior butterfly pattern. I'm glad you were able to do some tatting at that time. You have always impressed me with your ability to deal with so many challenges. And it seems you are doing just fine with your new computer!

  15. Oh my word Margaret, these pieces are stunning. I am so happy that you were able to do these pieces whilst in hospital. All my best wishes for good news when you visit the doctor. Michelle x

  16. Our hands and our eyes are very precious. I am happy yours are healing. Glad tatting brought you comfort and company in lonely hours!

  17. Beautiful work as always Margaret. Lovely to see you posting.

  18. Lovely to see your work! I've been meaning to do that Floral Bookmark/Water Convolvulus edging ever since I started tatting. And what lovely colours! :-)


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