5 November 2008

A break from tatting animals!

Do you remember me telling you about my last visit to blood donor? Well, if you've forgotten or if you weren't watching I'll tell you briefly.

It was my 70th donation (which I'm very proud about) and I really, really want to make the 75th when I'll retire. Anyway I normally take along my tattting bag (now, of course it's a roly poly one!!) and sit and make butterflies while waiting my turn. The nurses sometimes come over to see what I'm up to and I give them one of the critters. The last time I was there I didn't have time to get my tatting out before I was called. I did the 'finger test' and again didn't wait long until I was called to give. As I lay there I had an odd feeling that I was being watched. Couldn't quite put my finger on it but it was 'odd'.

After I'd finished I went over for a cuppa tea and a biscuit and that feeling went. BUT when I got up to leave the church hall where all this happens, four nurses bore down on my from several directions!!! 'Are you the butterfly lady', one asked. Boy, was I relieved!!!! I got the butterflies out and handed them out!!

So I've decided that as they all seem to like the critters then I'd give them the 'hearts for Christmas' as the blood donor service has a heart for it's logo - see my tatted ones below. My next appointment is at the end of the month so I've got plenty of time to make them!!


Bonnie said...

How thoughtful of you, Jane. Very very nice.

LadyShuttleMaker aka MadMadPotter said...

Whew! That was a close call!

I think I figured out why your posts are not updating on my blogroll. I am pretty sure it is the day/month/year format rather than the month/day/year format that blogger uses.

I'm not trying to start a yanks vs. limey thing...I just want to know if anyone else is experiencing the same issue?

Anonymous said...

As the receipient of one of your hearts, I concur with the nursing staff. They will be delighted.

X Bev

Iris Niebach said...

Those little simple hearts are spledid

Anonymous said...

Jane, these little hearts are just great- is the pattern listed on your pattern page?

Jane Eborall said...

Liz - they're not on my site, I'm afraid. If you email me on lovetotat @ gmail.com then I'll send you a copy. It's rather 'rough' - no pictures but you're welcome to it.

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