Monday, December 10, 2007

Motif Twelve

My life is way too busy. I need to take that "stop and smell the roses" saying more seriously. My life is passing me by and I have no time to enjoy it. Don't get me wrong - I love my life. My family is wonderful, I love both my jobs, most of the time I would be hard pressed to find something to whine about - but some days it seems like I am on the outside looking in and watching my life go by at the speed of light. How is it Christmas 2007 is only two weeks away? When did my kids get to be 15 and looking and acting more like men every day? When I tell customers I have been creating tatted jewelry for 14 years I think to myself - it seems like just yesterday I went to my first craft show and how could it possibly be 14 years ago?!

Well, enough rambling. Another original pattern here - but one I have been using for just about as long as I have been in business - a cross. Here are two versions, one with a rose and a beaded one.

The beaded version is relatively recent - I like placing the beads the way they are - dangling like that, but it is a pain in the neck and really doesn't work well because of the design of the cross to use that particular technique. I have to come up with something better. I would also like to do some beadweaving in the center of the cross but haven't had time to play with that yet - in January. (Of course, if you knew all the things I am going to get to "in January" you would realize I have way too large of an agenda for the alloted number of days in that month. Especially with tax season starting.)

It's been three weeks since I posted - I must do better at keeping up!

8 comments:

LadyShuttleMaker aka MadMadPotter said...

These are both really lovely!

I can't believe Christmas is 2 weeks away either....

Linda S Davies said...

I think this pattern is beautiful, what a lovely gift it would make. I know exactly what you mean by "to do" in January, my list is getting longer by the day!
Linda

Tattycat said...

Both of them are very special. Is the pattern published somewhere? I would love to have it.
Time does fly!

Etha said...

What a beautiful cross!
Glad you are ok, I had emailed you but not gotten an answer :(
My friend Sabine's daughter ordered a pair of earrings from you and she got them yesterday on her birthday, she totally LOVED them and such a wonderful packing of the present. Many thanks!!

Elizabeth said...

Maus I never got the e-mail - I'm e-mailing you now...

As far as the availability of the pattern, I did make a few printed copies and sell them but I don't have any left and that was many computers ago... I no longer have the thing written down, I'm afraid, and no time to do so right now. Sorry! Maybe in January... LOL!

Tattycat said...

Oh, I hate that. But, maybe in January! LOL I know how busy you are and it's nothing I have to have right now. One day in the future if you have time, I would be more than happy to pay you for it. Merry Christmas!

yarnplayer said...

These are both so beautiful.

Jane Eborall said...

Very pretty. Hope you do get the pattern written down one day!
JaneEb