Saturday, August 1, 2009

New neighbors in town...

This our new neighbor, a Merlin hawk. We believe that there is a family of 3 moved in. I'm hoping this is a good sign to all the work being done to clean up our lakes and streams. Cleaner streams mean more bugs, more bugs mean more birds and more birds mean more beautiful hawks. We have lived here for over 10 years and this is the first time we have seen this type of hawk.
I only have one more row to do on this doily. It is the "Occasional Doily" from the book Tatting Doilies and Edgings edited by Rita Weiss. I'm using DMC Cebelia size 30 colour no. 524. I hate to say this but this will be for a Christmas gift. I'll post and count it in the challenge when I'm finished.
This is a bracelet I'm trying out. A friend told me the info over the phone on how to do the beaded center split ring. I'm not sure if I got it right. Try, try, and try some more.

Happy Tatting


  1. Perhaps I can help? I've just found a new and better way to add a bead to a split ring. Here's the link for you
    There's another link on the home page showing how to do the same thing for a ring.
    LOVE your new neighbour and the colours you're using for your bracelet.

  2. Hi there! Welcome to the new neighbors! I think that's fabulous news that you have some new Hawks in town and that they are working on making the environment a healthier place for EVERYbody! That's really cool!

    That doily looks like it's going to be so very nice when it's done.
    Your new bracelet is very pretty!

  3. That Doily is gorgeous! I have been trying to figure out how to put a bead in the center. . . so you do it with a split ring? I think what you did looks really good. I'll have to go check out the link Jon left in her comment.

    Have a great day!