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.