Sunday, April 18, 2010

Interesting Set of Events

This morning on my way to church, I noticed an accident that had just happened on the other side of the freeway. No emergency crews had arrived yet but there were 4-5 cars that pulled over to help. As I do when I see accidents on the road, or hear emergency vehicles nearby, I offered up a quick prayer for the person(s) in the car, the people who stopped to help, and the emergency crew that would be there soon.

I found out later that morning that one of the people who stopped to offer assistance was my son. He's an EMT/Firefighter and had just gotten off work. The accident happened just in front of him and he stopped to help.

The car had veered off the freeway and rolled over when the driver fell asleep at the wheel. The driver only suffered minor injuries and is okay.

Now, as I think back to the picture in my head, I can remember seeing a large silver truck along with the other vehicles that had stopped to help. It never occurred to me that it could be him but I'm thankful that it was and that he was able to help.

Saturday, April 10, 2010

The Tatting Player's Earrings

If you haven't seen her post yet, check out The Tatting Player's earrings that Iris is going to help us create beginning on Monday.

I just finished my very first piece of tatted jewelry which was a pendant for the InTatter's exchange, so I'm excited about learning how to make earrings.

Pendant for Valerie (InTatter's April Exchange)

Pendant plus extra motifs attached to bookmarks

Because I loved this motif so much, I also made a couple extra and attached them to lightweight metal bookmarks called shepherd's hooks. It only takes about an hour or so to tat these motifs up so they're very fun and fast to do. In the pictures the bookmarks look a little like earrings but they're about 5" long and flattened to fit between the pages of a book.

I used a simple clover leaf and chain and attached a small charm at the bottom of one of the clovers. All of these motifs are done in #20 Lizbeth thread. The colors are Western Sunset and Springtime.