I have a bunch of pictures - believe it or not, I've been tatting since I posted last. Some of them I was able to put in my albums, but some of them I was kinda dumb & erased off my SD card. So I'm copy & pasting here :)
I'm planning on not posting here anymore. I opened a blog on blogger yesterday, as it just makes more sense since I read there every day too & I have alot of other things I'd like to talk about that either aren't related or don't interest all of you ;) I will still be lurking around reading everyone else's blogs, & I may occasionally post something to my blog here. Since I'm saying I'm not planning on it, chances are it'll need to happen though!
This past week I have started making flowers to attach to bobby pins. I plan on eventually making other things too, but the flowers are simple & easy(ish) to attach. The plan was to make a few for friends & family members to "test drive" for me, before I did anything to sell or give as gifts.
In the process my sister (always the diffictult one :) asked for something in brown or black. Well then she picked out some dark silver seed beads. Of course that means black. The beads
Well, I've been tatting, it's just been slow work. I finally got the center piece of the Clover Doily, & since then I'm still working. I've made a bookmark for my father in between; I put some pictures in my album. I've also been working on the edging from A Tatter's Workbook (the one done in Lizbeth Jellybean in my album from before).
In a tatting un-related way, I've been working out! wwooo am I sore! Tae Bo is hard on someone as out of shape as I've gotten since I had my little girl!
Since I posted my enquiry about the Clover Doily by Eileen Stafford on the "how do i?" board & got no responses, I thought I'd try it here - I hope somebody can help & just missed it!! lol
Anyone have any ideas as to how to keep it from cupping? I'm pretty sure it's not the pattern.... After all, hers lays flat in the picture! Here's what I've tried:
Looser tension ( to the point of being ashamed of my work!)
Tighter tension (kind of counter productive, I know,
I've learned since coming to this site that the internet isn't completely the dangerous, empty place we are warned about. I've learned that it's a gift to be a part of a group of people who use it as a tool to connect with others of the same interests, & that with time, it truly feels like I've made new friends.
And this past week, I have learned that this is honestly the kindest group of people I've ever had the priviledge *sp* to meet. I want to thank all of you for the kindness given
I'm sorry in advance; this is a long, angry post about something totally unrelated to tatting. But I want the world to know we've lost one of the few great human beings.
Yesterday morning I received the news that one of my close friends was killed in an accident at work. He works with large equipment in construction so you can imagine. He was 28 years old.
I know, deep in my heart that God does everything for a reason, & that because Blake was the good & decent man he was that
For my birthday in November, I bought myself a few balls of thread & a Sew Mate tatting shuttle with no point. I thought it would be better to use as a ball thread than those with points. At the time I had no idea I'd be starting the tatting addiction in my daughter (Untatter):)
About a week after my birthday I got the idea to try tatting while she was awake & around, which is something I never do because she just can't keep her hands off my bag & tools. Not that I blame her lol
This is the bookmark I was talking about in my last post.... Sorry for the pictures again; Apparently my picture taking abilities have left the planet on the same ship as my sanity. You wouldn't believe how many pictures I took before finally settling on the ones you see in these two blog posts!! Maybe my senses will come back soon....
It's been a week or two since I posted last; been kind of busy with the house (we finally got an offer, which we counter offered, & we're waiting for an answer!) & some other non-tatting things that made me fall into "tatting mode" to help me sort things out & keep from saying or doing something dramatic. We're still working on that, but it's not tatting, so I won't bother you with my crazies here.
First things first - I've been working on a doily since July. It's my
I probably won't be around tomorrow, so I thought I'd go ahead & wish everybody a Happy Thanksgiving!!!
I have so much to be thankful for that I couldn't possibly list it here, but a few of my favorites are
My Healthy Baby Untatter :)
My Dear Family
My Animal "Babies"
The fact that I'm blessed to live in a country where I have the freedom to choose what I'm Thankful for, & to celebrate them!!
That I have a roof over my head &
Okay, so I'm trying to get rid of my Tatter's Block. I've got this little doily that I've been working on off & on for over a year, & I just can't seem to come up with the next round. So I've decided I'm going to work on it to get the creative juices flowing I'm going to try to come up with my next acceptable round for it. Maybe not the best idea but who knows?
This is the first round. It actually started out as the
This being my first blog post, I feel like I should have something to show... Maybe just *one* picture or *something*. But no, I don't have any; well, not any you couldn't see in my albums. I've been having a serious case of Tatter's Block lately!! And when I say block, I mean I haven't been able to even work on my UFOs. I have a doily in the works, an edging I've been working on when I can't concentrate on the doily, & I *should* be working on Christmas tree decorations (angels, snowflakes,