Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Spring doily progress

I just finished row 11 of Renulek's Spring Doily 2016.
 And, to make a long story straight to the point-Sunday
 I had some tatting time and added a little more length to
the edging I am tatting for my Christmas wreath bow.
That is my quick update for tonight!
Have a fabulous night! :)

Saturday, June 25, 2016

An edging to show a bit of

This is part of Mary Konior's Anniversary Edging 
from Tatting with Visual Patterns.
I am tatting it in size 20 Christmas Red.  I started
last night when the lighting wasn't good enough
to work with the size 80 on the Spring Doily.
This is about 8 inches long, but needs to grow to
about 3 or 4 feet by my guess.  I plan on 
adding more to the sides of this to widen it so
I can make a large Christmas bow to go on a
wreath.
My Spring doily has had a little more progress, but
I need to re-wind both shuttles so I took a break.
And, I am really hoping to start the bracelet with 
the new beads.
Hope your day is bright, cheerful, and that you
have time to tat!!!  :)

Friday, June 24, 2016

A little more progress

Almost half way around!!!  Little bits here and there
and just maybe tomorrow to be a tatting day!  :)
 We just stopped at Hobby Lobby and I got these 2 balls
of Christmas Red size 20 thread.  Well, if you look close 
you can see that the one of the left side is smaller
than the one on the right. They are both the same size
and I have noticed this with other balls in different
colors before, but this bothers me that maybe I am
not getting the same amount-although, maybe one is
just wound tighter????  Just wondering.
These are hopefully going to help me complete
a project started a few years ago and needs to be
done!!!!!!!!!!!  
 I also got some pretty blue beads and am in the
process of trying to decide what I want to make
with them.
Have a wonderful day, and a tatting filled 
weekend(hopefully)!!!!  :)

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Started row 11 last night

I made some good progress considering I have been
dealing with headaches for 3 days and not feeling
too great.  I really am happy with how much I did
last night and what little I have done today!!!
Hoping you are accomplishing some tatting!!  :)
Have a great day!!!!  :)

Monday, June 20, 2016

Still slowly working on the Spring doily

I finally finished round 11 Correction Round 10.  I still have ruffles, but
when laying on something flat, I kind of like them.
I am sure they will need to be blocked, but that's
ok, I only block after sewing in all ends after
completing the doily.  :)
 This second picture shows how wide it currently is
the width of a sheet of paper.  I had only 2 joining 
rings to complete and when I closed the first one,
there was a mistake, I missed the picot somehow.
So this morning I went to open the ring to fix it,
and the thread broke(size 80), so I took it apart
tied on the thread and finished the row.  I am so 
thankful!!  Now I can try to catch up!!!  
Our granddaughter invasion was a split invasion
this past week.  They came on Monday, but the 
younger left on Wednesday to go camping with her 
dad and his family, and the older stayed till Friday
and had to go with her dad for the weekend.
We had fun and lots and lots of noise!!!
Have a tatting-filled day!!!  :)

Saturday, June 11, 2016

Still on row #10........

Well, I actually made it about 1/2 way around finally.
Tatting time has been limited by 2 days of not
feeling well(not sick, but no energy and just
not up to 100% and not much else got done
those 2 days either).  
I do have an interesting little story to tell. 
Yesterday we were waiting to go to our youngest
daughter's college graduation and there was a
knock on the door(rarely do we get company), 
there was a lady wanting us to vote for her for
something(I am not into politics).  Well, my hubby
wanted the chance to talk with her about what 
she is representing(me, being bored by the conversation
picked up my doily and started working again, 
and after about 10 minutes the lady stops and says
are you tatting???  And I proudly said yes!  And 
I thanked her for being the first person I have found
who knew what it was.  She told us that she is 
forever kicking herself for not taking time to
learn from her neighbor who tatted-and my 
hubby told her I would gladly teach her, but
she decided her hubby would not agree to 
another craft and that she shouldn't tell him
about the beautiful tatting I have in my living
room.  Oh well, she left with a tatted snowflake.
And this is our daughter before her crossing the 
stage.  I had to use a 60X zoom to get this picture
so it's a little fuzzy, but it's the best that could be done.
Her program isn't completed until the end of August,
she is receiving and Associates Degree as a Sign
Language Interpreter.  We are so proud of her!!!  :)

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Tatting makes waiting easier!!!

Oops, I forgot to add the blue background, but
I do need to say that sitting at a pain clinic 
waiting for a friend gave me tatting time and 
as you can see I did pretty good.  That is
about 1 1/2 hours work(doesn't seem like much).
 As as you can see this is still ruffly, and I just "threw"
it on the scanner quickly so I could post it.  :)
Hoping to get back to work on it tomorrow.
I am not sure how much tatting will be 
accomplished next week because our granddaughters 
will be invading us again, and our youngest daughter
graduates from college Friday(well...walks the aisle, but
doesn't know if she is truly graduated until the end
of August), and she will be home for 2 weeks.  I think
I may be a bit busy, but if they spend time going to the 
swimming pool, or watching their Monster High movies
(which I am not into) I will tat then!!!  :)
Happy tatting everyone!!!  :)