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Friday, 22 August 2014

Tatted Crosses 1/ 25 Motif challenge number 3


Another scheduled post,   I should be in Oxford by now as we are going to Vernon's Sisters for the weekend,  and a family party in Oxford on Saturday night.
 I made 14 these crosses,  I have only photographed one not going to bore you with all 14,   I gave the nurses and carers who looked after mother in Care Hall Nursing Home a separate Thank you care with a  cross.  For the rest of the staff I made a larger card,  but I wanted to thank those who spent hours looking after mother especially in her last days something to remember her.   
The pattern I used was the simple cross tatted by a Benedictine Sister at the Monastery of St Gertrude, Cottonwood Idaho.   Why this cross,  it was quick to tat but Mothers mother was called Gertrude and her last dog was called Gertie which is short for Gertrude.   I made the picots smaller than the pattern I thought they look neater.  I used Lizbeth thread no 20 in white.  I don't have a link for the pattern but it is on intatters,  and it was Grace who replied to a post about crosses with lots of links

I got fed up with the crosses twisting around,  so I tried something and played around with the pattern,
I started with a ring in the middle,  then a split ring and then continued with the pattern,  I am not sure if I like the middle with a ring in it,  but it was firmer and did not twist about.   I have not sewn the ends in as I finished this last night and it needs blocking.
A great pattern when you just want a quick cross.

This is the beginning of my third 25 Motif challenge,   I really enjoy doing them, hopefully I can find some really interesting things for it.
Have a lovely weekend   see you soon



  1. what a lovely gesture to the carers Margaret, I'm sure they will love them. Hope the eye hospital went well and enjoy your weekend and party away

  2. What a lovely way to say thank you!

  3. Oh this one is sweet and I like it, they will make nice gifts.

  4. Beautiful cross and a very thoughtful gift.

  5. Does this mean your hand is getting better? That's a lot of work and a very thoughtful way to express your gratitude. I like the center ring!

  6. Both crosses look great, but I love your alteration!!! :)

  7. This is amazing.
    What a lovely idea to present a cross to everyone who cared for your mum, that sure is something to remember her by x
    You should keep one in your purse too.

    hugs sally x


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