Here is a picture of a little something I am working on.
It is from a newsletter publication from Denmark!! At the beginning of August a group of us had a tatting drop-in in Toronto. We were there to meet Anna who is from Denmark and was traveling across Canada. She got in touch with the Fringe and meeting was planned. We had a great time and as a gift Anna had some copies of their newsletters to give to everyone!! I do like getting into a large project so that is why I picked this booklet. The doily I am doing (if I get it all done) will measure about 80cmx80cm or 31.5 inches round. I am using size 20 thread in ecru and Lizbeth size 20 called "Cranberry Bush"! I'll keep you posted on how it is coming along.
In other news, Thomas is all set at college and has put in his first week! The move in went well, with my dads help. I was doing really good until the final good bye but that kid of mine hugged me soooo hard he pushed the tears right out of me. Kids!!!
Hope all is well in your part of Tat-land and you are working on something wonderful!
It has been a very busy time around the Dunn household!!! With parties, graduations and bbq's, it's been hard to get some tatting done!! But I have.
Here are some of the pieces I have done! The Fringe tatting group are putting together a wall hanging with the four seasons..... seeing that this years theme is "A Season for Tatting"! The trees are from the book DMC Tatting for Today (that is if today is 1980!!) Both the mermaid and rainbow are patterns from Martha Ess. The clover and leaves are just from me playing around!!! All were made with Lizbeth threads in size 20 but the mermaid in using Altin Basak threads. In August we will be meeting and getting the wall hangings panels set up and I will be sure to share some pictures with you!!!
And of course this is my baby!!!! Its just seems like yesterday I was walking him to the bus to start school and here we are at the end of grade 12!!!! Thomas was on the honor role again this year and also achieved Specialist High Skills Major in Arts and Culture. We could not be more proud of him!!!
Thomas will be off to Durham College this September to study Graphic Design!!
Also a little bit of really good news to share with you......my hubby just got a job!!!!!
I won't have to sell all my threads after all!!! (just kidding)
Well it is time for a cup of tea and get some tatting done!
I have been busy getting the gardens ready, picking up extra shifts at work when I can....and I have been able to get some tatting done too!!
I made this beautiful snowflake motif with ``Cranberry Bush`` #181 in size 20 Lizbeth thread. It is from one of my new book ``Elegant Tatting Gems`` by Jon Yusoff. Ever since I returned from Lodi (were I picked them up) I couldn`t wait to get working on one of the lovely patterns in this book!!
Hope you are having a great tatting day!! Tatfully Yours