Sunday, March 21, 2010

And still more beads...

Hi Everyone

Yes I am still working with beads. With last week being March break for the students and being busier than I thought I was going to be I only have a little tatting to show. I have started a necklace set for a bride but have only done about 3".

And I still do not know who I am by tatting this dark green bracelet for myself but something must have snapped in me and maybe because my birthday is coming. I just went for it. It is tatted with Lizbeth size 20 and has about 250 beads.

Monday, a girlfriend and I are heading out of town to do some shopping at a little beads store I know of. Who knows what I will come home with but I'll share them with you on Tuesday.

Oh, I received the report from the MRI I had and it came back stating my left knee has arthritis in it. Goodie, goodie for me. I have to look into some physic and just go from there.

Tat on everyone.

Monday, March 15, 2010

Beads beads everywhere...

I have finally been able to get some tatting done. My hubby was away for a week of golf in the great USA and just got back on Saturday morning. Now, yes I did miss him, but the week was a little different without him here. Less dishes to do, less laundry, less messes to clean up but more running the roads with my son. He is home now and I can get some tatting done. And the week before I was busy with an appointment with the hospital having a MRI done on my left knee.

I came across this pattern by Nina Libin on Georgia Seitz site and was a little intimidated with all the beads. I tested the pattern with this little piece first.

And I liked it. So I decided I would make a bracelet doing 6 beads on each side and this is what I came up with.

Now, I'm liking this pattern so much I jumped in with both feet and made this necklace and bracelet set. I did just stick with one colour of beads but maybe I'll be braver in the future to do it as the pattern is done. We'll see. The necklace has 550 beads and the bracelet 238.

I have some white thread beaded and ready to go for Tuesday. And away we go.

Happy Tatting everyone!!!!!!!!!!!!!