May 27, 2009
May 26, 2009
May 21, 2009
May 15, 2009
Baby's name is Meirah Nicole (pronounced Meee-rah) It means Shining One.
If you are interested, I've done a post about the labor on our family blog.
Thank you all!
May 14, 2009
May 8, 2009
From the top down we have "scarlet", which perpetuated this order in the first place. I ran out on the last round of a doily and had to be able to finish it of course!
second is more "roses" sz20. If I'm going to have all this scarlet left over I'd better have some more roses to pair with it, right?
Third is "Leafy" sz20. Gorgeous! I'm designing some flowers that will now have some lovely leaves :-)
And last but not least, "brilliant Sunset" sz 30. I missed out on all the size 20, so I might as well take this off her hands to convince her to do another batch.
Don't you love all of my justifications :-) Marilee's marketing worked on me, becuase the original bit of scarlet threaed that started this ordeal was a freebie!
So I've had several tatting related packages this week, soem sworovski crystals and beads, and my Handy Hands order, containing more Lizbeth, some DMC cordonnet that I'm saving for a dying project this summer, some DMC 80 to try because I'm fed up with the Majestic, and the Myra Piper book that Diane has been messing around with lately.
Can one really ever have too much thread? Honestly, I'm not going to take mine out of the thread box and freak myself out with how much I have. Denial. It's a river in Egypt, right?
May 6, 2009
So, I've decided not to subject you to any more repeats of earrings, only in-the-works designs. I need to save some surprises for when I open my etsy shop! This yellow fella is a doodle I suppose, won't work for an earring, the spokes are too wide, but I'll develop it further I think.
The other projects in the works are my split ring doily from the TAT program. I started it with Cebelia and I don't think I'm happy with it. The thread is too soft and doesn't hold shape like I want it to. So, I might scrap it and start over.
Also working on a doily from "tatter's treasure chest". You know, I can't figure out why I bother making doilies at all....they are useless around here, but something about certain patterns makes me happy. Certain threads too. I suppose it's more about the pleasure of the process than the product. I did break down and start using the "Roses" thread that I got from Yarnplayer, I used almost all of it in the first five rounds, and decided to use the smaller skein of co-ordinating red that she sent for the last round. Big oops though, I ran out with maybe 5 inches to go! AAaaaah! So, after much bad star-wars references, (inside joke :-) I ordered some more of the red thread, (and some other colors.......so getting myself in trouble!) And told Hubby that he bought me some more thread for mothers day. Thanks Hubby! He also got me a batch of vintage thread from ebay, I think he knows about that.....
And finally, in baby news, there is no news. Midwife says I'm dilated to 1cm, and 50% effaced. She thinks it will be another week, which is still before my actual due date. I was getting my hopes up though that I'd deliver two weeks early like my last one. I just have to put up with these whacky contractions I have each night.
May 5, 2009
I'd rather have real labor or nothing at all. I'm tired of the pre-labor head games. Tomorrw I'll have the midwife check me and see if there is anything going on down there. Until then, I guess I have no choice but to sit and tat. Darn.
May 4, 2009
The first two pair are repeats, just much better pictures. I took advantage of the daylight! The others below I did last night and this morning. Tell me what you all think of the green thread with purple coin pearls. You all are my design testers :-)
The pink ones are a repeat of an orange pair, this time with beads.
All but the last pink ones are done in Lizbeth, the pink is Oren Bayan.
May 2, 2009
May 1, 2009
1. go to your documents/pictures.
2. go to your 5th file.
3. go to your 5th picture.
4. blog about it.
5. tag 5 people …...
So here it goes.......
This was a self-pic taken with my phone, and I used it as an avatar on myspace for awhile I think. That was right after I was able to take home my new guitar, a Michael Kelly Patriot Glory. It's the loveliest thing you've ever seen, it has inlaid mother of pearl on the whole fretboard (slightly reminiscent of tatting actually :-) and it's a quilted maple translucent black finish. Sigh, and I haven't played it in months! It becomes increasingly more difficult as pregnancy progresses.......
I might get around to my tagging of five people, but I'm ready for bed right now. Happy tatting to all!