Monday, 16 April 2012


I'm a bit late sharing this pattern, I should have had it on my website at the end of March, but I'd bought a new computer and have been a tad busy so haven't had time to learn how to 'drive' it. Mostly it's just getting used to the new look on the screen but I'm having to check that the links on my website aren't broken.
I created this very easy cross bookmark pattern for my tatting groups to work on in March. The straight version is for the beginners who might have a problem turning the corners to work the 'branches' of the cross. If you'd like the patterns they're on my website (click on' Cariad Tatting' on the left). The straight version is called 'Bookmark 1'.

Wednesday, 11 April 2012

Sponsored skydive

I know this has nothing to do with tatting but this is my 16 year old grandson, Matthew, two weeks ago on his first skydive. He has been wanting to do this for a few years but had to wait until he was old enough. He is raising money for the National Autistic Society and, even though you can't see it in this photograph, he is wearing a T shirt showing the logo.
Matthew knows more about autism than other youngsters of his age because his younger brother, Simon, is autistic.
I am very proud of Matthew but wish he'd do something less scary.