Monday, July 6, 2009
Spreadin' the LOVE
Yesterday as comment after comment was posted here on my blog, I thought "I need to respond to all these people" so, I went blog hopping! It was sooo much fun! I just love all the crafty crafts I saw and all the wonderful stories I read. There are some very talented people online!
Tatting Chic has told me what good friends she has made through blogging and I didn't think it was possible until now. I just want to say thank you to everyone for coming to visit my blog and for all your kind comments.
Now for more Love Spreading. . . while blog hopping yesterday I came across this post by Clyde the Mad Tatter. He has a beautiful plaque that says "You must be the change you wish to see in the world" ~ Ghandi
I also went to Fox's blog and was amazed to learn that she took up tatting because a complete stranger gave her a tatting shuttle!
This got me thinking. . . a dangerous past time, I know (I have a 3 year old that loves The Lion King) (tee hee) Anyhow this got me thinking about the kind of change I wish to see in the world, and of how I might be able to make a small difference in someone's day. . .
So today I decided that I am going to tat small hearts and carry them with me and each day look for someone who looks like they need a little "pick me up." Then I am going to give them the little heart that I made for them and remind them that they are loved.
Here are two hearts that I made today
This one is called Peacock Heart. I like it a lot, but I thought I would try something a little different. . .
When hearts are drawn on paper I like hearts drawn like the one on the right. . .
So I turned two of the chains on this heart and took out some picots to see if I could get it to look like the drawing.
Here they are side by side with a quarter.
I think I like the original Peacock Heart best.
So what do you think? . . . Anyone want to join me in my quest to spread the love?
P.S. Do you know of other free tatted heart patterns, that are quick and easy to make? I can do simple tatting only with possibly a split ring in there since I visited Jon's Thread Escapades today and learned how to do split rings.
These are my 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th split rings. . . Not too bad eh? (if I can say so, myself)
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