Tuesday, April 27, 2010



Here is Nina's Necklace from Palmetto's Tat Day Class last year. This is the second one. The first one I cut all up after I realized it was made with two different brands of silver metallic threads. This time I decided not to do it in silver. I bought some Pearlescent Effects thread that is made by DMC. I found it with the DMC floss at Micheal Craft Store. The color matches the beads pretty good I find I can tat with this thread okay. I used two strands of thread together while tatting . You do have to becareful not to make the first DS too tight otherwise it can be hard to close the ring. I do like how this necklace turned out in this type of thread. They have some other colors of this thread including variegated threads that I am thinking of trying out using Nina's pattern.
I also decided to use gold DMC metallic thread to make the center butterfly with and then I used a crackle glass bead for the center of the body so the butterfly would stand out from the rest of the necklace. The name of the necklace is Flutters Necklace Palmetto-2009. Thank you Nina for such a beautiful pattern to tat.
So what do you all think of the necklace?
Today I went to see the dietitian and diabetic conselour. She was please with how I was keeping control over my glucose numbers with diet. I also lost a few pounds since I saw her at the end of March. I lost seven pounds. I was hoping for 10 pounds but she was very happy with all that I did this past month.
I, myself was not all that please. As I said...I was hoping for more than seven pounds. I was also told that I will have this disease for the rest of my life especially since there is such a good amount of family history with this disease. I was really hoping that if I took the pounds off that I gained while I was taking the antideppressant drug that the diabeties would go away. She told me it wouldn't go away. So I have been I guess grieving all afternoon about this. I can't even eat a sandwich with two slices of bread without my glucose going up. I ate just an eighth of a sub meatball sub today and my glucose was up. All I can think about is food and the fact I can't eat like a normal person does. I have cried and cried about this today. My eyes are burning and they feel tired and I feel just washed right out. So I am not having a good day today. I know I have to deal with this disease that will not go away as I was hoping it would. Right now I do not need insulin or medication. I am going to control it with diet and exercise alone. My conselour took my blood pressure too today and that was way higher than my normally is. I do not have high blood pressure. She told me she could tell that I am under stress. Which I know will also make my glucose go up.
Anyhow....I hope you enjoy the pictures of my necklace. Now I am going to go and sit and work on my tatted hat from Jan the Polish Tatter's book.

8 Comments:

Blogger Ana Ruggeri said...

what a beautiful necklace! I love colors

10:03 PM  
Blogger Karol said...

What a beautiful necklace. Sending good thoughts to help you control your diabetes.

10:47 PM  
Blogger Val said...

absolutely gorgeous necklace! i love the effect of the little beads. very pretty pattern.

1:24 AM  
Blogger Sharon Ward (WardMom) said...

The necklace is gorgeous. I am so sad you are not feeling cheery. We will cheer you up Saturday at class. Good thoughts - sharon

8:04 AM  
Blogger erin said...

Oh, wow - that is stunning! You're on a roll, girl!

10:55 AM  
Blogger Linda said...

This is a beautiful necklace!

6:46 PM  
Blogger Art by JoyMac said...

Your neclace is absolutely gorgeous.....so many tiny beads I just love them...I have Nina Libens book but so far I am not brave enough to try anything.
Hope that your control of the diabetese will become easier for you
Huggles
Joy in OZ

7:08 PM  
Blogger Leanna said...

You are a lovely and talented lady. Try not to worry about the state of your health beyond what you can control. You've worked very hard and lost SEVEN POUNDS!! You're amazing!! Do you even realize what an accomplishment that really is??
I think you are blessed in that with time you may be able to control your food cravings through your great talent...your tatting is just PERFECT. Work on that and refuse to get up and eat whenever you get to feeling...hungry for those things that are not good for you. I have decided recently to focus on my tatting when I am 'hungry'...Yes, I am trying to follow this advice myself: I too am recently concerned about diabetes...try to use every trick you have ever heard of...like drinking lots of water...chewing gum...flossing and brushing your teeth right after supper so you don't snack anymore...these are the little things I am doing, and I have managed to lose four pounds...

You are really amazing. Could that necklace be any more EVEN??? WoW!

12:43 AM  

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