Thursday, November 18, 2010

Anniversary, Lighthouse Lacers and Snowflakes!

Last Saturday was not only my 31st wedding anniversary, but my first meeting with the Lighthouse Lacers! A couple of weeks ago Marilee (aka Yarnplayer) had invited me to come. My husband came with me since the meeting was at a library( his home away from home) and we went for a nice drive and tasty cheeseburger later.
The ladies at the meeting where just wonderful and so many of them do so many other kinds of lace other than tatting. I wish I could say I have all their names memorized, but I don't! It takes me a couple of weeks to get all my kids on my bus right. lol. One new member was bobbin lace making and it was more fun to watch her than my own tatting. There were some lovely bookmarks made by one of the ladies there and I can see I have a ways to go on perfecting my techniques.

"Celeste' by Yarnplayer.
The necklace (sorry for bad picture) was my anniversary present that I picked out. It is a lovely blue (I think 'Aqua Bay' ) with beautiful blue beads. Those of you who saw this in Marilee's Etsy shop will remember it.  I'll try for a better picture. 
"Janus' from 'Tatted Flurries'

This is 'Janus' made with Yarnplayer ' Med Aqua' . Pattern from Sharon Brigg's new book  'Tatted Flurries'  you can get to her blog here. Ordering information and

and cost are available there as well as it is available as a PDF form.
I would like to say that I am reasonable intelligent but as I was doing this pattern ( and almost done) I was re-reading it and it was talking about the second row. I thought second row? Then I realized I had tatted it in complete one row and didn't need to make a split ring to go into the next round. I think I'll try it again and this time actually follow the directions. lol. Oh well what can I say. Until next time and sorry Marilee about my bad picture of your lovely necklace!

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Earring pics as promised.

These are one of the pair of earrings I bought at the Loominosity Show last Saturday. They are made by Marilee Rockley aka Yarnplayer . Her etsy shop is here. The thread is her own hand dyed 'Snowflake' and some very pretty blue beads with a cute pearl bead in the center.
I also got these lovely bear earrings made by one of the ladies from Loose Bead Society. They are pink quartz with crystals. I love quartz and think it it prettier than more expensive gem stones. Also this my attempt at Jane Eborall's flurry snowflake found at her pattern page here.  I made it in Yarnplayer's 'Sugar Maple' size 10 with size 8 glass beads. This was fun to do and I learned a new way to do SCMR.
Well fall is in full swing and as the leaves fall it is the feeling Winter is not far away. I love Winter except for the sub zero temperatures. Snow is lovely and all the Christmas lights are nice. But it makes me realize it is also a hectic time to get all things done. So many snowflakes to make so little time! So with that said time to go back to work!
Please remember some of our dear tatting friends in your prayers like Sherry Pence(LadyShuttleMaker) that all goes well with her delivery and Tatting Chic who has a job lose coming up. I know there are others, and I know they appreciate our prayers in their behalf. TaTa for now.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Ah Ha! Got it to work!

Marilee and me in front of one of the booths of lovely jewelry for sale. Marilee was wearing jewelry she tatted that had real gold in it. Simply gorgeous. She gave me one of her "Treasure" pendant piece and I bought a couple of earrings- one was hers and another was a cute pair of pink quartz bears. I post those another time.

Meeting Marilee...I Can't Believe It Has Been SOOO Long!

This is to let you know:
1. I did not die in spite of what you may have heard.
2. I have done some tatting.
3. And I meet one of the nicest ladies of tatting!

Last Saturday I had the opportunity to go to the Loominosity show in New Berlin, Wis. Marilee Rockley aka Yarnplayer was there. I can't tell you how excited I was to finally get to meet Marilee. At first she must of thought I was a stalker until she remembered my name. I don't think I was that over zealous, but lets face it it was the high light of my day! She is as beautiful and gracious in person as she is on her blog. Yarnplayer (click on Yarnplayer to go to her blog).  There are some wonderful  pictures of some of the beautiful things at the exhibition and a great picture of Marilee and a bad picture of me! lol. ( stupid computer is NOT letting me down load picture I took to my blog. They improved it.Hahaha) So I will try later to see if I can get it to work.