April 30, 2010
April 29, 2010
Here is a closeup of the chain,
Here is a simple flower on a chain.
This is probably my best selling desing. I've done it in pink and orange before. Thought purple would be nice.
This pattern finally got refined and named, I call the "Festival" earrings.
More lace on rhinestones! A bracelet.
Last, one more pair of earrings. I was trying to make an interesting photo with this little box as a prop, until I noticed that you can see my pink and black striped shirt in the reflection....as well as the camera! I will have to try that again.....
April 27, 2010
April 23, 2010
Books! Okay, the bottom left is not a book, it's a free goodie but it made it in the picture. Above you'll see Mini tats by Patty Duff, Next, Lyn Morton's Tatting Patterns---now this is one of those books that never jumped out at me on the websites, but I really enjoy once I picked it up. The price was right and I am making a small table mat from it. Beside that is a Ben Fikkert, and below is another one of the sleeper titles. Elegant tatting patterns by Janet Carroll. It's a $6 book but there are some lovely and unique doily patterns, one of which I have intentions on completing for the fair this year. Last is 24 snowflakes, another that everyone should have.
MmmmMMMmmmm thread! On the left is Ladyshuttlemaker's Swamp flower, and beside it are two of Karey Solomon's threads. Kareys colors are different, more random in a way. That tablemat I mentioned is being made from the color on the right.
April 22, 2010
Here you can see a table of books from Snowgoose. Many titles to choose from..... I did take home a few, surprisingly they were not the ones I thought I had wanted! Having a chance to browse a book before purchasing is not an option available to us very often, and I found myself surprised by some titles that I hadn't considered, and equally surprised by some of the ones I'd been longing for that did not turn out to be all that interesting.
Edited to add: His name is Pete, and indeed he does know tatting! Thanks Mimi!
This is one of the doilies I mentioned that from a distance looks like crochet. She had done some beautiful pineapples, and we talked with her about coming out to our guild and doing a class. Our lace guild here is mostly bobbin lacers, and they are bringing in two or three teachers this year, so I'm going to petition for a tatting class.
April 21, 2010
Here is project two, also unfinished. It's a celtic motif to be sewn on the green box it is sitting upon once it is completed. This was a two part class, so I really thought I'd have this one finished (!) but it was the last class on the last day, and my brain was done before I was. One interesting thing about this motif, is that round one was tatted with one of Ladyshuttlemaker's metal shuttles, and part of round two was tatted with one of her personal ceramic shuttles. She was kind enough to let me borrow them and give them a spin. Spoiled? Me? You bet :-)
I think we could pass for sisters....don't you? I think we are the same height, close to the same haircolor...... she looks much better in that shade of tan than I ever would though. I might be jealous if we hadn't had so much time to hang out...so glad to have grown such an awesome friendship with you Sherry! You are wonderful.
I should show one more project, it's the zipper pull from Bina's class, in which I learned to suspend a bead in a ring on any axis, as well as a single shuttle chain, and roll tatting! Whew! I didn't get past the practice piece, so I'll show the real thing to you once it's done.
More shuttlebirds to come....you haven't seen any of my loot...
That may take a few more posts.
April 20, 2010
This is Mimi Dillman, you may have seen her cluny work. She was teaching a Nina Libin pattern.
Here we have Bina Madden browsing Ladyshuttlemaker's beautiful silk threads.
More to come folks! I must post about goodies and classes and all sorts of things, so stay tuned for the next installment of Shuttlebirds fun!
April 15, 2010
Well, needless to say, Dr. Von is in deep trouble. She has marred my perfectly clean driving record, and will not be allowed to attend tomorrows festivities. She has also been put on restriction from any sort of dyeing activities until she has worked off the debt now owed to the fine folks of Lincoln County WA. So, if you are sympathetic to the plight of our fair Dr, she has set up a fund to cover her "bail" and donations are being accepted so she may regain her freedom once more.
April 11, 2010
So, if you are going too, please come find me and introduce yourself! I'm short, with short curly brown hair. I'm taking Karey Solomon's Spring Fires bookmark class, and Ladyshuttlemaker's Angel class on friday, then on Sat I'm taking Bina's zipperpull and Karey's celtic blessing box. So come say hi!
I promise to bring my laptop and camera along, so I will be posting pictures of all the fun!
AAAHHHH I'm so excited!
Must finish some UFO's in the next day or so. I will need lots of empty shuttles Mwahahaah!