Friday, June 28, 2013

Tatted Star Fish

I could not wait to show you this beautiful and quick piece of tatting!  Still need to hide a couple of ends and then block it but it was fun to do!
First time use of shuttle without a removable bobbin.  I also had to use one of my crochet hooks as my picots were too small for the tip to sneak in and bring the thread through.
Thank you, Nancy Tracy of Be-Stitched!!

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Tatting ideas

Diane, Lace-Lovin' Librarian is a tatting friend that I've never met....yet, we encourage each other with tatting and even knitting through email and blogging.  
She and I both love the Spinning Wheel Glass Mat.  I told her I had the idea to use a green color for the chains and floral colors for the rings.  Well, Diane obviously has a nice stash of thread and came up with a gorgeous combination.  She's even knitting some tatting for her grand daughter.  :)
I had some blue and white in sz 40 thread.  This little beauty is 4 inches wide unblocked.  You can really see the direction of travel!
Thank you, Diane.  This was fun.
PS:  Notice that the camera made the ruler look curved!

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Flying Disc Tatted Doily

 Blocking with some thread here and there.
Blocked with thread tails cut off (eek! except for one which I have cut since this photo)
Pattern can be found in 'Easy Tatting' by Rozella F. Linden.
Size 20 thread by Flora

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

La Chickens (aka: The Girls)

 Their new home.
 One came down the ladder wayyyy before the other 3.
 "What is that noise beneath us?  It sounds like something is eating and drinking!"
No-Knead Bread
So you see.....There's more going on than knitting, lately.

Friday, June 7, 2013

My garden groweth!

 Just LOOK at those pea plants!  They have loads of flowers here on June 5th.
A baby pea pod and a few more found after I noticed some flower petals on the garden soil below!!!

There was also a strawberry ready to, I failed to take a photo before it was eaten.