I tested a pattern for a ZigZag Hair Slide by Sue Draney. The pattern will be available on her etsy store in the near future. What is a Hair Slide you may ask? it is a doily style tatted motif attached to hair combs to cover up a knot of hair similar to a snood.
I have been sitting in the car a few times as farmguy did the driving and have been able to get more of my hanky edging tatted. Here is an update
Krystle's Wisteria Lane in size 40. I have completed 3 corners, and have 3 repeats left on the 3rd side, and then the 4th corner and another 13 repeats for the 4th side. I will then have to attach it to the hanky. The pattern is Mary Konior's Beauty Spot from Tatting with Visual Patterns.
Last month on my trip to Manitowoc WI, I started Linda Davies Star Attraction Doily using Jess's Peacock and DMC green from my stash both in size 40. Here is the post from the end of my trip with the progress on the doily at that point.
This is as far as I have gotten now, round 5 is finished. The ends are still there, because I never trim them until the item is complete and has been dampened and dried at least once.
Krystle's version to avoid the color blip.
Can you stand more?
I have one more pic to post about.
Georgia Sietz has been asking for help with tatting for the Scholarship quilts for the Palmetto Tatter's Tat Days convention. Isdihara over at Ambitaterous has posted links to pattern and requests for tatting. So I have started tatting a long row of Josephine Rings. I have used up about 1/2 of a Aero Bobbin of size 40 Olympus in deep green and will finish the bobbin before sending it, may get another bobbin done as well, as there is other tatting I want to do. We will see.
and one more thing,
I live not too far from Fargo, North Dakota, the daily newspaper there, The Forum, hosts an online community of bloggers from all walks of life. They feature various blogs in the paper and online every now and then. They put out a call for crafty people to blog about their art. I contacted the person in charge to see what they were looking for as it occured to me it might be a good way to get more people introduced to tatting. Their blogs are hosted on WordPress. I would not want to run 2 blogs, and I was told that I would be able to migrate my past content from here on blogger. It would mean an address change for my blog. I would also have to learn a new format.
I would appreciate any advice you can give if I should or should not pursue moving my blog.
Any pros or cons to WordPress would be welcome.
nearly midnight again, and I need to get to bed.
See you all tomorrow.