Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Tatting again!

I'm shuttle tatting again. I've completed enough hen & chicks edging for a side and 1/2 of a handkerchief, and I am as proud of it as anything I've tatted in a long time. The elbow is coming along. Physical therapy starts today to try to improve the strength and mobility.

Looking back over the blog, I realize that I've forgotten to post an important episode in my tatting. A few weeks ago I wrote a little poem to go with handkerchief donations/gifts. I've had good response to the poem and am considering pursuing a copyright. I am glad to share it with anyone who would like to use it for personal gift giving. Please just include my name as the author.

When life gets harder
Than it should
And troubles far
Outweigh the good,

Know that others
Ache with you.
They’ve also shed
A tear or two.

In days gone by,
Women strong
Were faced with trials
And journeys long.

They dried their tears
With a hanky sweet,
Then raised their heads
The road to meet.

Strong and brave,
Like them you’ll be
And find in time

Joy Walsh


Katie said...

Joy, that's a beautiful & perfect prayer! I'm going to put it in with the hanky I just made.

Thanks so much for sharing it with us. It's a wonderful gift to us!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful! I will definetly save the prayer. Thanks for sharing.

❦TattingChic said...

Joy, that is such a lovely prayer. You are a gentle and sweet soul.

So glad to hear that you are feeling up to tatting and that the PT for the elbow is coming along.

Do take care of yourself and "listen" to your body! Don't overdo it!

~TattingChic ♥

Lace-lovin' Librarian - Diane said...

Your poem is beautiful, Joy! Thanks for sharing it with us!

job said...


❦TattingChic said...

Hi Joy! I hope that if you are up to blogging again you can come visit my blog! I am celebrating my 2 year blogoversary this week! Happy Easter, too!
~TattingChic ♥

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victats@gmail.com said...

I like that poem. Thanks for sharing. I'm definitely thinking of using it.