Tuesday, 14 May 2019

Sandy's Scarf

This is from the Helping Hands Winter 2019 news letter. I just kept going as it was designed to actually be a scarf. I had planned on a 5 foot runner for my buffet. It's a lot of tatting. Then at an estate sale last week I found a crocheted runner. So here's where I ended with this project. It will get used someplace. 

Wednesday, 17 April 2019

Butterfly and tulip garden

I've been dabbling in Gouache paint. I like having watercolor paint that I can put a light color over dark if I need to. I've tatted a bunch of butterflies to play in the flower garden.

Friday, 29 March 2019




Here are the newest cards I've made. They will be in the art show and sale tomorrow and Sunday. I hope they'll be a hit.

Tuesday, 19 March 2019



 Did these sunflowers in art class recently.
 Also been making Renulek's Easter eggs for cards. I'll post more later on.
And I was given this. If you turn the knob the little spikes slide in. It says Daisy Knitter. Does anyone know how to use it?

Thursday, 7 February 2019

I've Been Published

Hey, hey. I've been published in the Our Canada magazine for the month of March. Also my little mug shot is in the index on pg 5. I hope this will help people understand tatting a little better. I like the article. Yes I wrote it and they tweeked a bit. Found that funny.

Oak Tree

Here's what I've been working on for the past 3 weeks.

Tuesday, 1 January 2019

Sun catchers


I've been playing with some more sun catchers. The very top one is actually Lizbeth blue ice, but it doesn't show up on the picture.
I've also found that some of the centers from Jan Stawasz books make nice sun catchers as well.
I'm all out of #20 white crochet cotton. I went to lots of stores but no one had #20. I finally sent for some on Amazon. It's Aunt Lydia's and if you by $35.00 worth the shipping is free. They were on for $3.29 Cdn a ball. 

Tuesday, 11 December 2018

Tree Top Ornament

Haven't done alot lately. I've just gotten over a retina surgery. I'm happy to report it's all better. I am very grateful for that. Last Nov I had a detached retina on my left eye repaired. The recovery took 3 months. This year I had the same surgery on my right eye done. The recovery on it has been only 3 weeks. I am  extremely grateful for such a fast recovery.
This Tree topper is from the book Tatting for Today, written by DMC in 1980. I only have 5 1/4 inch rings so I added a row to it and used size 20 thread rather than the required 10. I hope to make some more. My pupil is still dilated so it lets in more light than it should. But I'm seeing good enough to tat. And that's all that matters. Right? 😃