Wednesday, October 21, 2009
I hate being right.
She died while I was out of state and I came home to a simple message from a classmate asking me to call her. I knew she was gone.
When her sister and father came from PA over the weekend to clean her apt, they brought copies of photos of her for us to keep.
Our tatting class is now a tatting group. We met as usual and decided that we will continue meeting and for the time being we'd work on our own projects and help the newbie until we're ready to figure something else out.
Friday, October 2, 2009
It was a bit of a challenge to keep it overlapped as I started the second round. I ended up cutting the second round out twice because I kept joining to the wrong ring. Finally I ran a thread through all the rings to keep them where they should be. The basting helped and I was able to finish the 2nd and 3rd rounds fairly quickly.
Who knew a quilting technique could help in tatting?
I'm not happy with the ruffling in the 3rd round, but I'm still having tension problems. This is size 20 Lizbeth in Red Burst and white. I left the picots off the last round as I felt it would make it a bit to girly. This bookmark is currently living in an Introduction to Dynamic Meteorology book somewhere in NJ.
Tuesday, September 29, 2009
This oak leaf and acorn came from Tatting Turns Over a New Leaf by Karey Solomon. Seed beads were added to give the illusion of dew drops on the leaf. I made an extra long stem and attached an acorn for a bookmark. It is now living with a friend who collects oak leaves and acorns.
[Edited to replace the photo with a better one. Much better one. ]
Thursday, September 3, 2009
Yeah.... I'm working about one lesson behind what is posted. I read all the emails, but I try not to look at the photos until I'm done because I don't want to be influenced by the other's assignments. But the other day I did cave and look at everyone's first attempts at design. So beautiful and original. I don't know if I would have come up with something like that.
I've got Friday off and Labor Day as well, so maybe I can get some photos taken for next week.
Wednesday, July 8, 2009
If I ever do this doiley over again (and I may, it was a fun and quick doiley to make), I think I'd make the two inner chains white to better show off the rings.
We learned cluney tatting in class the last few weeks. I'm still trying to figure out how to properly close my cluney without it knoting or bunching up. This week we learned how to do split chains, which were easier than I expected and didn't have any trouble learning. Time consuming and fussy, but I did get it.
Tuesday, July 7, 2009
Saturday, May 16, 2009
I recently bought Tatting Turns Over a New Leaf so I'm really looking forward to making more leaves.