Monday, 10 September 2018

Back in the Tatting Saddle


I've been crocheting towel toppers all summer. I finally quit after making about 25. I have a craft market at the end of this month. So I'm happy to be back to tatting again. ♪♪♩I'M BACK IN THE SADDLE AGAIN.♪♪

Monday, 23 July 2018


These are my latest endeavors. The top is flannel receiving blankets. The idea came from Dianne Cademartori, whom we know is such a talented lady. I bought the flannel 3 years ago. It took my daughter-in-law getting pregnant for me to get my butt in gear and get them done. Now we wait to hear if it will be a boy or a girl.
The bottom one is an idea from a pot holder that had already been made. I picked it up at a garage sale. Only the original was made of acrylic. I had put it in our holiday trailer and thought someday I would build one. Well, poor hubby got a hold of it and put a very hot frying pan on it and it melted. (Who makes a pot holder out of acrylic?) So I took what was left of it into the house and made another. Only cotton this time. I'm sure DH will be afraid to use it for awhile.

Tuesday, 29 May 2018

Here's my C2C progress. I've learned to always buy my yarn cakes with the same shade in the center. The color goes in a sequence. But if the centers of each ball are a different color, I'll loose one shade in the sequence. You can see in the last row I'm missing the teal color. Nobody will notice it, so I'm not going to cut a bunch of yarn off just for that. But I'm glad I realized it.
I'm enjoying making this, but on hot days it's a bit to warm. So, I have a TV tray that just fits on my arm chair. That way I can put the blanket on top of the TV tray and then turn on the cool air fan. The cool air blows under the tray to keep me cool.

Monday, 21 May 2018

C2C progress

Here' some more progress. I'd like to make it into a rectangle. Gotta find some more of that yarn.

Thursday, 17 May 2018

The Three Amigos and a C2C


It's hard to photograph this on such a dreary, rainy day. I've made three of Jane's geckos and put them in a row on a long frame. I'm pretty happy with them.

Also I've started a c2c blanket. I've been wanting to try it for a while. I had about three false starts before I finally got going right. It pays to read ALL the instructions.




Monday, 7 May 2018

Jane's Gecko

After a few struggles I've finally made Jane's gecko. I had to amputate one leg as I'd put it on backwards. Now that I understand the pattern I'd like to make a red one.

Friday, 4 May 2018

Kitty in the Garden

Well, such as it is. Maybe it would be suitable in a baby room. Or something.