View Full Version : On the fourth day of Christmas . . .
28-12-2009, 05:47 AM
Today, the fourth day of Christmas, December 28, 2009, is Holy Innocents Day. On this day, twenty-five years ago, my doctor confirmed I was pregnant with my daughter. On that joyful day, I went through my stored tatting in search of my first, real, complete tatted item: a pair of deep pink baby booties.
I had learned to tat from one of the nuns long before, when I started high school. The baby booties were a triumph after much practice and were meant for my first child, sometime in the far-off future.
My baby died shortly after birth. I buried her in a pretty outfit, including those cherished booties. It gave me great comfort to know that she wore something that I tatted with so much love for my baby.
When has your tatting provided comfort to you or to someone else?
28-12-2009, 11:15 AM
I don't have a story where my tatting has given comfort to anyone, but I do have one that relates to one of the Thread Arts...Crochet. A very good friend of mine died almost 25 years ago and one of his passions was making Chain Mail. Several years ago, I designed and made a Crochet Doily for his mother that had many interconnected and woven rings and named the Doily after my friend...David's Chain Mail. She was very touched that I still think of him after so long....and I do.
28-12-2009, 11:31 AM
I'm too new a tatter, and I don't have any story of comfort. HJ, yours is a very moving story, thanks for sharing it. And thanks for starting this series of questions, as you can see, I am loving them!
28-12-2009, 05:42 PM
I know just what you mean about losing a child. You see I have friends who have lost a child or miscarried. I would tatt them something to knowlage that, that child existed & was importan to them. Because it's importan to do that. Unless you have been in those shoes, you don't know what it's like. Well, it's Caroivy making that for her friend's mom. The simple things we do really means alot to others, that most don't understand. But it shows we do care about them & the pain they are feeling. It helps them to heal. That is priceless & wonderful that they know someone does care.
28-12-2009, 05:53 PM
When I was in labor with my second child, the doctor was sitting with me because I had really fast labors. Easy on the mom, not so easy on the baby. I was tatting as I rested between contractions. I had a beautiful little gown waiting for this baby and the lace was to go around the neck and sleeves of it. The doctor commented on how long it took to make a tiny bit of the lace and like a fool, I said, "Yes, and the only time I have worked on it was when I was waiting for you!" I was so embarrased, even though it was true!! And I am so sorry you lost your little girl, Hegla. It must have been heart-wrenching to lose that child you longed for. My sympathies even though it was a while ago, for I know that pain continues to some degree forever.
28-12-2009, 07:24 PM
Hegla, I am so sorry for the loss of your little girl. I have never had to deal with such a loss but know that it must be heartbreaking.
I don't know how comforting it is, but when a friend or family member dies I try to tat a cross bookmark for the spouse that is left. A little something from me that let's them know that I am thinking of them in their time of loss.
06-01-2010, 03:57 AM