Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Weekend Away....

WOW what a great weekend with the Fringe Element in Cambridge this past weekend!!!! Where do I begin...... I'm not a good highway driver and did not have to travel as far as some of the other people attend the tatting workshops but was able to make the trip over the city of Toronto to Cambridge in only 2 hours. I must have had a good tale wind behind me. I also think that I was not as nervous a last year because it was my second time going there.

The whole weekend was filled with fun, prizes and meeting up with old friends and making new ones. And of course shopping. As many of you know I have said before that there is little to no places to buy tatting threads or patterns. That is one of the reasons I really look forward to going to Cambridge.Here are my purchase from Karey. And she was nice enough to sign my books for me. I was able to buy some Lizbeth thread and have already tatted a bookmark from it.

I also bought more thread and a pattern book from Rita.
I do have more to share but have to start the roast for dinner and finish some dishes. So stay tuned for more about my weekend away.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Motif #25!!!!!!!!!!

I did it!!!!!! This is motif #25. I really put off finishing this piece because I knew that the last row would take a while to do. I always become intimidated with larger projects but I started the row on Saturday and didn't put any type of dead line to finish it by and I completed it on Monday night (about 6 hours). So now I have a Christmas gift finished!!!!

This doily is about 71/2 x 11. A nice size for a gift.

I have given myself a little time off from tatting so I can get ready for the Fringe Tatting weekend on September 25th and 26th.

I'm going to start the challenge again and am going to do motifs that are more difficult and new thing I have not tried.

Thanks for all the support and stay tuned for my next 25 Motifs.

Monday, September 7, 2009

Busy, busy, busy

Hello everyone!
Where does the time go!?!? We had the family get together and everyone had a good time. And the weather was wonderful. I have been busy getting my son ready for the first day of high school. He is ready but I'm not!!!!
I also have been busy tatting but not much time to blog so this one will be on the long side.

The pictures above and below are of my competition piece for my weekend away in Cambridge for the Fridge's "Fall into Tatting" starting on the 25 of September. We were given a metal napkin holder and we had to decorate it with some tatting. Mine is a planter box. I added flowers and bugs, so it looks a little like the one here at my house. I used some Pearl cotton, South Maid and other threads. I just checked and found out I miss counted my motifs so this one will be #21.

This is a pattern by Carolyn Groves I found on-line. I used South Maid thread for this piece. This will be motif #22.

I have also been busy making some hearts for the Fringe as it is the membership fee for the guild. One heart each year to help share and spread the word about tatting not being a lost art. As it stands now I think I'm good for about another 100 years. The first heart is Georgia's Heart Doily and the others are Celtic Valentine heart by Rachel Jackson this will be motif #23.

And last but not lest some small snowflakes. My girlfriend is going to have a Christmas sale in November at her house and wants me to make some things for the sale, so I started with these snowflakes. They are from the book "Tatted Snowflakes" by Vida Sunderman. These will be motif #24. Its been fun catching up with you and I promise it will not be so long between blogs. Please leave a comment I love reading them!!! Later.