Monday, September 1, 2014

a small bit of tatting

I was able to get a bit more tatting done.
These bookmarks will be donated to the Boutique at Western Minnesota Steam Threshers Reunion in Rollag MN.  A 4 day celebration of steam engines, tractors, and all things big iron.

The last few years I have demo'd tatting there.  This year due to farmguy's health, I was not able to go.

But I did some of my part to help by tatting the bookmarks and sending them with another gal.

The cross bookmark is my own pattern that  I have used for years.  The vining bookmarks are based on an edging pattern that was posted on Facebook. 

The green is a Flora thread in size 20.  The varigated threads are Lizbeth.  The cross bookmark is done in an acrylic lace yarn that should be purple and green but for some reason the scan does not show true. 
This is what the thread looks like

I also did a quick run up to Rollag and picked up my refurbished Circular Sock Machine

Now to get practicing so I can get some socks knitted before the weather gets colder.

Farmguy has 2 surgeries scheduled for this week so we shall see how things go this time. Wednesday he is to have the Nephrostomy tubes in his back replaced ans apparently, good medical practice states they need to be replaced every 90 days. The one on Friday is to reverse the iliostomy.  Thanks be to God that there will be no complications this time around.

I hope you had a wonderful tatting labor day weekend.


  1. Those are beautiful books, sure to be appreciated at the Steam Engine show.
    Good wishes and prayers for all the best with the surgeries for Farmguy.

  2. My prayers are with farmguy that this time goes well. ~~Marybeth

  3. Beautiful bookmarks.. I love that pattern. : )

    Good luck to you and Farmguy this week. Thinking of you both. xxooxx Fox : )

  4. Such pretty bookmarks! My very best wishes for the upcoming surgery, I hope all goes smoothly.

  5. Can you tell me exactly where to find the pattern for the bookmark in the middle?

    1. This is what I noted on my pattern for the link where I found it.
      non-english tatters group

    2. it is an edging pattern that I just used part of to make the bookmark


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