Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Waiting on the post.


I have been waiting for an order of thread to arrive and when it did not arrive on Tuesday I took it as a sign that I should tat the edging on the hankie and make another baby bonnet.

My mother is going to the baby shower on Saturday and I was sitting on the fence if I should make this or not. But seeing that time allowed it, off I started.

So here it is!! The first one I made when out in the mail the other day. I am also going to share the poem that goes with this Heirloom Hankie.

Heirloom Hankie

At first a hankie small and white,
Folded square and stitched just right,
A baby bonnet was made of me,
So a family heirloom, I could be.

Worn home from hospital or christening day,
I'm pressed with care and packed away.
When the lovely bride needs something "old",
They'll snip my threads and I'll unfold.

On the wedding day this gift of joy,
Will even suit a baby boy;
Alas he too will marry,
And this hankie will be his bride's to carry.

Just a short note to up date you what I have been up too!

Monday, October 11, 2010

Thanksgiving Monday...

Well, what does one do, on holiday Monday, after eating too much turkey on Sunday?!?

Tat of course!!!!!!

When I first laid my eyes on this Lizbeth thread called Autumn Spice (size 20), I knew what pattern I wanted to do with it! Mary Konior`s Spinning Wheel glass mat from her book Tatting with Visual Patterns!! It measures about 5 inches across.

Next up we have a little crochet piece I saved. It came to me from an older lady who wanted me to finish the larger piece for a table cloth. She gave me all her crochet threads and said I could do what I liked with it. Little did she know her daughter wanted to larger piece because her mother had done it and did not care if it was finished but just cleaned up a little. So I carefully cut away some of the unfinished work and was able to leave her with a table cloth about 4`x4`. I got this little piece (15 inches x 18 inches) and finished the edges for a table mat for my dinning table!!

So that is what I did with my Monday off. Not to bad!! And you are right if you guessed we will be having left over turkey for dinner tonight!!!!

Happy Thanksgiving from Canada!!!

Tatfully Yours Kelly

Monday, October 4, 2010

More from the Fringe...


I was hoping to get these last pictures posted earlier but we had a rough weekend (son was in the hospital for a spell) and now I have a lovely cold to top things off.
So on with the show!!!

These first couple of pictures are of raffle prizes I won. From them I have many X-mas gifts planned!!

And of course I did some shopping!! I love HDT, don`t you?

I didn`t just teach but did get to take a class from Kaye and I was able to finish this bracelet in the class time. Always love it when that happens! I am still working on Susans`napkin ring holder. Hope to be finished it soon!

Now do not get the wrong idea. Just because I purchased a shuttle it does not mean I am going to give up my needles. This shuttle was made special for the Fringe for its 5th Anniversary and it was so beautiful I could not pass it up. It will be a great keep sake.

Well that is all I have from the Fringe Tatting weekend!! I have other things to share but I need a cup of tea and maybe a nap. I`ll post what I have been up to another day.

Hope all is well in our part of Tat Land!!!

Tatfully Yours Kelly