Saturday, April 27, 2013

No More Motifs!

Not really "no more" motifs, but I have been somewhat obsessed  lately :)  I finished another motif from Jon's Elegant Tatting Gems book, again adding beads.  The beads just give it a little sparkle, but you can't really see it in the pictures.

"Nilakandi" in Lizbeth Blue River Glades
I'm not sure what I'll add these motifs to - maybe a bag or two :)  What do you do with your motifs?  I am planning some covers for my bread maker, toaster and Keurig machine in the kitchen, but I think I would like to add motifs of matching thread color.  Not sure what I'll do there - but I need to make the covers first anyway.  AND, my sewing machine is in for a cleaning and tune-up, so all I can do is plan at this point.  Not like I need more project "plans" - ha ha!


I sent that heart monitor packing yesterday - gladly!  I had to wear it for 30 days to record my heart rhythm and make sure the meds are doing their job.  Next is a treadmill stress test on Tuesday, and then a visit with my cardiologist on Wednesday.  We'll see if I have to do anything more than just take the meds to keep my renegade heart under control.  I thought I was past being a renegade years ago!

Our Minnesota weather is FINALLY acting like it's spring.  Sunny and 74 F is the high for today, and similar again tomorrow.  I can get out in the yard on my hands and knees and look for any green signs of flowers sprouting :)


  1. Hi Cindy,
    Yes, I can see the pretty sparkles! You did a great job with this pattern - lovely tatting!

    Glad you are better and still a renegade ... I am all for that!
    Fox : ))

  2. That is a pretty motif. I can see the beads. Your tatting is very good.
    I am glad that you are feeling better. I see no reason to have stopped being a renegade. Makes for an interesting life.

  3. Beautiful motif and I can see the beads.
    I hope they sort your heart out, I am glad you got rid of the heart monitor, 30days that must have been some patience to keep wearing it.
    Hope all goes well on Wednesday.

  4. Good luck on Tue/Wed. Will be thinking of you! Tuesday is going to be a special day in Holland! Queen Beatrix will step down and our crown prince Willem Alexander will become King. And his beautiful wife Maxima: Queen. A day of festivities, partying, joy and fun for us, but not for you... sorry.. hope it all goes well.. Ingric

  5. Your motif looks wonderful!! :)


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