Friday, February 27, 2009

Just a Quick Note!

I had to try Jon's 'Q' snowflake in a size 5 hdt thread just to see how big it could be. Here I am just starting the third row and I can tell you already it is about 3 1/2 inches across!
My tatting class went well and as soon as she finishes her butterfly I will take a picture and post it. By the way you need to check out 25 motif challenges (sorry don't know how to do link things yet). Great stuff going on in the tatting world! :)

Friday, February 20, 2009

Wish me luck!

Well tomorrow I will teach my third person the wonderful art of tatting! Yes I am excited. but I have a tendency to be kind of over detail oriented. This can be a good thing but more than likely not. I know keep it simple. I am excited because several people have asked to learn. Right now I don't charge but some point I will have to. I just love to share with people! So wish me luck! :)

Monday, February 16, 2009

Becki Sat On A Wall, Becki Had A Great Fall!

Boo Boo Knee of Becki. Ouch!
You should see the other guy!
Poor Becki was walking from one building to the other at school and twisted her ankle and fell not so gracefully. Everyone was very concerned so she had to go to Health Services ( there is not hospital at Met) and get checked out. They do not have X-Ray, but it didn't appear that she broke anything. Becki called us and said she had something funny to tell us. Her idea of funny and mine are very different when it involves injury!
The eye is two days later and all her bruises are starting to get that nasty discoloration to them. She did her great 'fall' two days before Valentines day.
I have been sewing quillows and really only tatted one heart for my bus. Now is the time to pull out the tatting patterns for March.(Like kites, shamrocks and other fun things). And soon it will be butterfly season!
Well this is just a quick post and I have a quillow calling me!TaTa for now:)

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Tatting Chic- you ask for it and here it is!

This is a print out of the picture. Color is off , but hope it is big enough to see details!:) P.S. try clicking on picture. You have nothing to lose!

Hearts , shirts and not much else!

Becki's Pep Band and their hand tie-dyed shirts.
Hearts Entwined pattern by Jon Yusoff. My first major shuttle tatted piece I did in 10 years! It is done in Marilee's(Yarnplayer) 'Rose' size20. (I wish I knew how to make it so you can click on it so you can see the detail, but I don't.)
Hey I just clicked on the picture and guess what-it opened another window and shows the picture bigger. Cool! :)

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

What happened to forever?

Yesterday I came home in between routes to find my son home, crying. The story came out that his wife of only 14 months decided to leave him for her old boy friend. What do you say to your despondent child that can make him feel better other than I am sorry. We are here to support, but decision of how to proceed is up to him.
It is hard to see this happen especially when he has been taught that marriage is an eternal thing. All I can say is pray for them. We are and being there to help them in what ever way we can. It makes me appreciate my wonderful husband even more because even in the hard times he decided I was worth it. I love him for that.:)

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Yarnplayer's thread and DS9Designs Patterns-Success

OK, here are some pictures using Yarnplayer's new colors in order 'Midnight ', 'Lavender Orchid', "Roses' and angel #5 pattern and angel#3 pattern from Deb Arnold. (Still making a mate for the lone earring) In spite of the picture quality you get the idea! They are quick and easy to do and I practiced with my new shuttle( the rose one with no beads) and needle tatted the others.