No More Pointy Wings

Angel with modified wings

I did manage to modify Monica Hahn’s beautiful angel pattern with wings more to my liking — although the next time I do them I might make them a bit shorter.

I’m still a fairly new tatter and had a lot of problems understanding the skirt part of the directions.  Anyone who has tatted this angel will see a couple of mistakes.

Gina (The Tatting Goddess) did a beautiful beaded version in blue.  Click here and scroll down to the Sunday, April 26 post to see it.

Ron and I are both having serious camping withdrawals.  We should have the money together to look for another camper in October.  Hope we survive the wait.  🙂

Tatting Cards, Hummingbirds & Clouds

Tatted Christmas tree card

I got another Christmas card tatted.  This is the same tree I used on a card last year.  I looked and looked for a pattern I liked better, but couldn’t find one.  It’s a freebie from Be-stitched.com.

My next card project will be a Monica Hahn angel.  I just have to figure out how to modify the pattern so it has large rounded wings instead of the pointy wings Monica uses.  I have an idea of what I want to do, so will see if it works.  Here’s a photo of what her original patterns look like.

Monica Hahn's Christmas Angels tatting pattern book

The hummingbird aerial fights around our feeder are a sight to behold!  There are five who are much more interested in keeping each other away from the feeder than they are in actually sipping the nectar!  They beak slam, body slam, and dive bomb each other and are ferocious little fighters!

I could put up more feeders and that would cut down the fighting.  But my guilty little secret is that my primary motive in hanging the feeder is not to keep the little critters from going hungry.  It’s mainly for our entertainment in watching the amazing defensive and offensive shenanigans of these exquisite little aerial warriors!

River of mackerel clouds

The other day as I sat on the back deck, I was intrigued by a narrow river of very high mackerel clouds moving rapidly above (seemingly between) the normal cumulus clouds.  They were rushing so fast that it looked like a stream racing along within its sky banks.  My photo doesn’t capture the movement and the river illusion.

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