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.

Tuesday, 24 April 2018

Bits and pieces

I'm having lots of fun making pictures. These will eventually be incorporated somewhere. I do like to put them on my blog first. The heart is from Jan Stawasz's book Tatted Treasures. The butterflies are from Lindsay Rogers' Tatting Collage. And last but certainly not least is Jane Eborall's cute little puppy, which can sometimes be used for a sheep (sorry Jane). He is a cutie.

Monday, 23 April 2018

Completed Swan picture

I had a hard time taking a picture of this. So it's not very clear. I tatted the swan from Mark Meyers patterns. On the left is a weeping tree. I was aiming for an English park. I found a nice shadow box frame. It opens from the front. That was a dilemma for a while, as the painting had 1/4 inch white edges and it showed. I finally managed to cut out a black mat so that solved my issue.

Tuesday, 10 April 2018


I just made this swan from Mark Meyers patterns. I added an eye.

Thursday, 29 March 2018

Baby Afghan

Just finished this baby blanket. It's to put on top of the baby while it's in a car seat. The straps hook over the car seat handle. I enjoyed making the blanket, but the puppy was too fiddly for my taste. Well it's for our first grandchild who's due in Aug. So, it's special. I got the kit and pattern from Mary Maxim, started and didn't like their pattern or the sport yarn. So I bought worsted yarn and used a different pattern. I kept the puppy.