Friday, December 12, 2014

Finished a tatting order.

All of these patterns are from Marilee Rockley's tatting books and patterns that can be found on Craftsy. 
The first picture is "Carnival " found in Tatted Jewerly purplished by Annie's Attic. The thread is Lizbeth size 20. Most of the beads came from Micheals.
The leaf done in HDT Sugar Maple by Marilee. The pattern is found on her Etsy/Craftsy shop.
The pink pair are also from Tatted Jewelry and is called Keyed Up. The thread is also Lizbeth.
The tan pair is Glamore in Tatted Jewerly. The pearls are from a bead shop in Brookfield, Wis.
Boomerang  pattern is found in Marilee's new book Beaded Tatting Finery.The beads are opal and thread is Lizbeth.
The feather earrings are also in Beaded Tatting Finery.
Yes I have been busy.

I wish there was lots of money  in tatting. You are poorly paid for time it takes to do. But I had fun and the person who bought them as gifts loved all of them.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Playing with size 3

Here is Crown of Rings snowflake pattern from Jon Yusoff's Tatted Snowflake Collection. This book available thru Handy Hands or Jon' s is done in Yarnplayer' HDT Campfire in size three. Three more and I'll have set of coasters. 
Yarnplayers threads are located on her Esty shop. To give you an idea how big it is about as long as my iphone , being an inch short. It is on the back of my iPad cover. I used a large clover shuttle and a moonlit shuttle both from Handy Hands.

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Summer tatting with Lace Loving Librarian

Diane sewing motif one of her students made.

Had a great time with Diane, Marilee and her 8 students. 
Diane's tree house her hubby built. Add running water and I'd move right in!
Some of the shuttles I have gotten the last three times pop a bobbin sales. Yes I love my shuttles. I have plans for some of these. :)

Monday, July 7, 2014

Back in the saddle again!

Collection of bags woven by Diane Lace Loving Librarian  and a couple of my shuttles from Jane Eborall.
We are here at Hinsdale for Tollway Tatters Carrie has joined Marilee, Diane, Carol and me . Poor Barb couldn't come. There has been beads, shuttles, tatted cards, hdt, and bead holders to share. So far we are having a fun time. Promise not to be gone so long next time.

Friday, January 4, 2013

Warning you to can get hacked!

So I was at the dentist and my phone started going crazy. I had missed call from my daughter who said she got a weird email from me that said I was in the Philippines and in trouble. Well since I was at tollway tatters the day before and she knew she wasn't in Philippines there was something wrong. Well yeah, my email was hacked.
I received and email several weeks ago saying I needed to verify my Yahoo account, by the way if you get such and email delete it. If you follow it you too will get hacked.
First never been to Philippines, second my family are all safe and sound, third I have yet to be mugged and I have been out of the country in my life time. So let me share what happened. All my emails where deleted, gone! All my contacts also are gone. I had emails from my mom and Gina both who have passed, that are gone forever. Fortunately I don't email passwords. And all my important financial accounts seem to be ok.
It is a sad commentary on our society to have all this mischief afoot. Lets not just think of the hour on the phone with my Internet provider to change and fix problem, but that all my personal emails had been compromised.
So if you got a one of those emails from me, I'm sorry I didn't send it. The problem is fixed and hopefully you won't get those kind of emails from me.
Word of warning if it doesn't feel right, don't open it!
Parting shot, some tatting. :)
I did this several years ago and it is on my header. Some day hope to do it again. It is Jon Yusoff's pattern . But tatting heals all wounds!

Thursday, January 3, 2013

New Year and Tollway Tatters

Well another year is here and the Tollway Tatters had our first meeting of the year unfortunately Carol and Barb where not able to join us. But  we did have Alison, Ava and brother join us! So glad holidays are over as it was a busy time. The snowflake is Marilee's new pattern "Marian", and as usual I didn't get far. I got to gift home grown and made hand cream and lip balm to all there. It is with bees wax from our bees! As you can see a great time was had by all. Sorry this is on run on paragraph but blogger and I are not Friends today. Hope this year brings joy, happiness abd more time to tat. Nedd to check Yarnplayer's blog as she worked on a new design. Great to watch a Master at work!

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Tollway Tatters!

Today we got together for Tollway Tatters! And we had Diane, Denise, Carol, Alison, Ava, Marilee, Barb and me!
Marilee gave each of us a hand woven dish cloth, a couple of candy bars and a ball of size 20 Lizbeth thread.
Carol had these real cute bags with the new Aerlit shuttle. Diane shared thread and a selection of doodads and beads. She also gave us two challenge doodads to do. I passed out Aerlit shuttles and size 3 Lizbeth thread. It was a very nice gift recieving day.
Marilee working a new design.
My own design tatted in size 3 Lizbeth,  next to a shuttle to get idea of size about 2- 2 1/2 ".
It is 5 rings with 5 p separated by 2 ds. and 5 chains with 6 p separated by 2 ds. Easy peeze.
I think the thread is Vineyard. Looks a lot like Marilee's colorway.
Well we missed God's Kid, Sue and Cheryl. Cheryl's father was in Hospice and not doing well. Our prayers are with her.
Till later, ta ta.