Tuesday, May 19, 2009
I hope that you have been at least a little interested in the booklet and maybe you found something in it of interest.
Tonight I am posting a bookmark that I made for my sister in law. Her mother died last week. This is based on the pattern called Malene by Lene Bjorn from Tatted Bookmarks.
The thread is Lizbeth size 20 in the color Spring. I changed the pattern slightly, in that Lene dimpled ring calls for 6-6-8+6-6 ds. I used my verison of a dimpled ring 6-6-1[4 first half, 4second half] 1+6-6. Using the 4 first half and then 4 second half allows the bars of the ds to rotate and lets the 2 sides of the very tight turn in the dimpled ring to fit together snuggly.
I went shopping at my local shoe store the other day, the lady who just opened this store used to work at Dakota Steel Art with me. She has some really good looking shoes, and some very cute little kid shoes. I bought the 2 pair of shoes below for my youngest grandkids. They are Squeaker Sneekers. They are sooo cute. As the name says, they squeak when the child walks on the heel area. I supposes they would be annoying if worn all the time, but you can remove the squeaker when you go places like church. but they are handy if the child is in another room, or around the corner at the store, cuz we all know that they are sneeky.
Monday, May 18, 2009
And I have also included the medallion from that Antique Booklet that I had previously posted. I have a doily nearly finished that starts with this medallion and will post that when it is finished. I have the last half of the last row to get done.
I have been on thyroid meds since I was 2 years old. For all but the last 2 years I have taken Armour Thyroid. the doctor that I saw back in 2007 said that was old fashioned, wouldn't listen to me and changed my prescription to Synthroid. I have never felt as good on Synthroid as I did with the Armour Thyroid. and I have gained weight easier these last couple of years, and also felt a bit more on the depressed side, enough so that doctor actually gave me a quiz that was supposed to show if I was depressed or not. I answered 4 out of 5 questions pointing toward depression. If I had answered the last one with the "correct" answer, he would have wanted to put me on depression meds.
Sunday, May 17, 2009
Today are the last 2 pages of the knitting instructions and the single page of Hairpin Lace.
I have done hairpin lace once, and I have one of the adjustable looms, but I have seen some really nice items using a combination of hairpin and tatting. That is something that is on the back burner for now, as I want to perfect my Lucet cording and see if I can combine that with tatting at some point. And there are so many other UFOs that really need to be finished.
These are pages 23, 24 &25.
Tomorrow we start the tatting pages.
Saturday, May 16, 2009
Friday, May 15, 2009
Thursday, May 14, 2009
I am posting another 3 pages from the antique booklet , 11, 12 & 13. there are 5 more pages of crochet.I am also posting my first really decent attempt at Lucet cord. I am doing it with 2 strands of DMC Perle Coton size 8. My son wears a shark tooth necklace but the cord is fraying and in fact has a nylon thread core which scratches his neck. I likes the shark tooth and the beads that are on either side, so I figured that I could make him a new cord. I thought about a tatted cord, and could do it very easily. It wouldn't look "girly" either, in fact Mark Meyers - Tatman - has just finished a man's necklace and wristlet which you can see here http://tatmantats.wordpress.com/ but for my son, I think he would be happier with a Lucet cord so I am working on it. I think that I have been doing a pretty good job so far.
And last but not least a proud grandma just has to brag on her youngest grand daughter. Izzabel is sitting up all by herself and having a really good time doing it. she is 8.5 months old. Looking good girl.
Wednesday, May 13, 2009
the next 2 posts will have more of the crochet pages, after that we will move to the knitting, hairpin lace, tatting and finish with the embroidery.
if any of you need a clearer scan or have any questions, let me know.
I haven't gotten much tatting done the last couple of days, so I don't have anything to show.
I got a call late this afternoon and I will be baby-sitting a couple of grandkids this weekend. so not much tatting then either.
I went shopping on www.etsy.com a week or so ago, and bought this very pretty Poke Proof Shuttle Pouch from Jane Eborall. There is even a little bobbin pouch to go with it. Very nice, Thanks Jane
the monthly fire department meeting was tonight. some of the guys cleaned and straightened out the equipment truck and my turnout gear disappeared. turned out they didn't realize that someone needed the small stuff. took a while to get it all collected again and this time I wrote my name in my coat and pants. It looks like I will finally get boots to fit. boots come in guy sizes and a man's size 7 is too big. I am not a trained fireman, I am a first responder attached to the local fire department, so I can't actually fight fire, I am there for first aid and will also handle logistics. I am also responsible for filing the monthly reports with the state fire department. we are a very small department, and very lucky that we haven't had any fires. I joined the department back in september, we have gone on 2 mutual aids since then, but no fires of our own. yeah!
Sunday, May 10, 2009
Happy Mother's Day to all.I took a quiet day to myself, did some tatting on a doily that I will show when I have finished the last half of the last round. It is based on the Antique Medallion in a previous post.
I know that I had planned on posting all the pages from the Antique Booklet, and that I haven't gotten very far in it yet. I will apologize for that and try to get more of the pages posted in the next few days.
Yesterday was a granddaughter's 5th birthday. I got to spend a good part of the day with some of the grandkids, that always makes for a nice day.
The 2 oldest granddaughters have celebrated their First Communions. these are the cross bookmarks that I made for them.
The one on the left is Camilla from Tatted Bookmarks by Lene Bjorn, the one on the right is a cross I have done so much, that I don't need a pattern and have no idea who if anyone published it. Since it is so basic and simple, I feel sure that someone has.
The thread is size 20 Lizbeth and the color is Springtime. The scan doesn't do the colors justice, they really pop. The thread is very easy to work with and you can un-tat fairly easily without shredding the thread. After reading some other's experiences with the ends not staying hidden, I hid ends under 6 or 7 stitches instead of the usual 4, or to the first picot, whichever comes first.
It was a fairly nice day today. The high was in the low 60's and it wasn't too windy and the sun was shinning. Maybe spring really is on the way. Hubby actually got to spend some time in the field. Crops are getting planted very late this year.
Sunday, May 3, 2009
I've been wanting one of Iris Niebach's books for a while, now I have one. and the Farm animals will go over well with the grandson's.
The pattern book will come in handy and I liked the look of the 3 Omega threads size 50. The yellow is a Manuela and I always enjoyed that brand of thread. The small purple is one of Handy Hands own Cordonnet. Being partial to purple, I decided to pick up a SewMate shuttle in that color. my normal choice for a tatting shuttle is the Silent tatters with a hook from Roseground. but in a pinch.... I wanted a couple more sizes of mini crochet hooks - these are size 14 & 15. I have a size 16 and some of the larger sizes, but occasionally I need one of these. The small spool of thread is a sample of Lizbeth in Magenta/white/teal. I just realized that I missed the second pattern book. Here Be Dragons by Karey Solomon. That will be an interesting challenge.