September 29, 2009
She was sitting in my rocking chair in Tatting corner with her back to me, and I thought nothing of it. Ten minutes later I walk by to find a half unwound spool of my precious Zwicky silk strung all over the chair. Gasp batman, the little joker struck again! Some of it made it back on the spool, but here lies the knotted mess that had to be cut off and tossed. Silly girl is very interested in my "dadding" as she calls it.....she will stand in front of me sometimes while I tat, and pick up a stray piece of string and start making her own little tatting motions. She expecially likes the pink clover "shuddowes".
September 27, 2009
Sigh. It was supposed to be another spinning wheel. In size 80. Ten points if you spot the reason I had to cut this piece off and start again. Steph, the queen of skinny threads, do you ever bother to unpick at that size? Ugh.
September 22, 2009
It's Tuesday everyone! And I've been tatting! However un-amused I am that this "Amusement" doily took me two weeks to finish..... It's done. That darn Lizbeth "desert bloom" is hard to find patterns that work well with the colorway. But, in the end I like this. Suzanne, the ring closing thing finally clicked and I understand what you were saying. I'm only successful at keeping that last stich in place about half the time, but I'm definitely aware of it now! I can now say that I confidently drop the shuttle through before closing the ring. except when covering a cabone ring. Then it doesn't work.
Anyway my friends, I am more amused with life today. We got some news that our deal with buying the house has found it's way out of a pile on someone's desk and is actually moving forward. No approval quite yet. But hey, I've only been doing this since JUNE, what's a few more weeks lol?!?! And I've lost a few pounds, that always makes a girl feel good.
Edited to ad-The pattern for the amusement doily is out there somewhere, the link wasn't working yesterday, but just in case it comes back, try HERE
September 21, 2009
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September 13, 2009
So here is my proof. It's a Birgit Phelps pattern, called Peacock heart, I just added the tail to call it a bookmark. It's made of the Zwicky silk floss that I received, and will be in the mail to someone this week, I won't mention who though, in case she reads this. The tail isn't perfect, I've never done a josephine chain that long on shuttles before, and I haven't quite got the knack of how to let the chain twist properly so it stays even. But that's what practice is for, right?
September 5, 2009
We are just busy right now. We have another house deal in the works, it's another one of those poorly named "short sale" situations. Nothing about a short sale is short. So we wait indefinitely on the bank...... Not sure if we are moving or not. So I don't know if I should pack or sort or what. I've been way stressed out, more than usual for me, and I can't keep my mind on things lately so tatting has been an effort in vain--- I'm making knots and I don't mean in a good way lol! So hopefully soon things will settle down, or maybe I'll settle down. I definitely need to seek my peace from above and not from the thread basket though lol!
Anyway, church in the early morning, so I'm off to bed like a good girl.