Monday, 15 January 2018

Two more window ornaments

I've made two more of these. Now all my 5 inch rings are used up, so I'm moving on. I think they might look nice hung in a window any time of year.

Friday, 12 January 2018

Blizzard Snowflake 2017

I just had to try Harolah's Blizzard Snowflake 2017. It's fun. I made two differences. I felt every SR in round one needed a vsp before the second half of the SR not just the first. Also on round 2 I made the last chain a split chain. That makes it land where it should be for the next round. Overall its a very unique snowflake.

Tuesday, 2 January 2018

Still making snowflakes

Yes I've still been making snowflakes. As long as I can't see out of one eye very well, I'm trying to keep it simple. I am getting some vision in the top half of my left eye. So, a few more weeks perhaps.
I do want to start crocheting as my son and daughter-in-law have announced they are 9 weeks along with our first grand child. 😁
The top left snowflake is from Romana Stelmach. Designed in 2014. The lower right is from Tatting for Today by Marion T. Leyds, published in 1980. My Christmas tree is still up, so I'm just keeping them for myself. I've made some more snowdrops also. My daughter asked for pink. I'll see if she will let me borrow it back to take a pic.

Wednesday, 27 December 2017

Second tree top ornment

This is my second try at that tree top ornament. I added an extra ring so it would fit in the ring better. Not sure where this one's going. Might just keep it.

Thursday, 21 December 2017

Tree Top Ornament

I enjoyed this Tree Top Ornament from the book Tatting for Today by Marion T. Leyds. It's a fun book with lots of ornaments in it. My points didn't quite meet the ring. The next one I'm working on I added one more ring just below the clover on either side of the points. Hopefully it will reach better next time.
It's been three weeks today since I had retina surgery on my left eye. I had it checked on yesterday. The doctor says the retina is still well attached and my right eye looks like it's fine too. He says I need to wait about 4 more weeks before I will be able to see properly out of the left eye. So Christmas will still be visually impaired I'm afraid. Oh well, all in good time. I can still tat. :)

Thursday, 7 December 2017

A few more snowdrops

I managed to have all but one of these finished before my retina surgery. I was able to finish the last purple one after the operation.

Thursday, 23 November 2017


I've also been playing in the paint. This project was fun. I bought a black canvass and put green tape down where I wanted trees. After the background is painted then the tape is removed and the trees can be painted.

12 so far

So far I've got 12 snow drops finished. They are really fun to make. Saturday is my Christmas market. I know one is already spoken for. I hope the rest find people who like them as much as I do.