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I retired early because my legs don't like holding me up for too long. So now I can do things in my own time. I like to sell things at farmers market. Most of which, I've made myself, e.g. homemade soap, crochet dish cloths, hand towels, baby afghans and of course,..tatting.

Tuesday, 28 February 2012

Butterfly Heats Doily

I had made three of these and got a suggestion to make more and attach them. Worked out ok. Took some thinking on my part. Not an easy task (thinking).

Monday, 27 February 2012

Framed Rocking Horse


I decided to put the rocking horse in a frame. For the background, I got a background picture, (from the internet) of blue sky and clouds. You can get free power point backgrounds. Then placed it behind the rocking horse. 

                                              

Sunday, 26 February 2012

Rocking Horse

When Gina Brummett made this little guy a couple months ago, I liked it so much, I sent for the book. (Little did we know) It's from Pam Palmer's Tatting Treats Two. I didn't have the size #40 thread, so I used 20. I've sent for some 40. It's on sale right now, Lizbeth, at Zig Zag. Mine is not so dainty. But, he's my first try at it, so I'll have to give it another go, when I get my thread. It would make a very nice picture in a baby's room, or sewn onto a patch on a patch work baby quilt. I'd put his tail on upside down, so off that came to do again. My only beef with this pattern is that it would end with a chain just sitting in space and I wasn't told to attach it somewhere. That comes with more experience, I guess.

Thursday, 23 February 2012

Ocean Sunset Fishy

I did some tatting while visiting my mom. She admires my work and I like fans. The first is the Gold Fishy designed by nami. It's done in Lizbeth Ocean Sunset.






This is three of Irene Woo's Butterfly Hearts. I didn't attach them, as Jane had done with her pretty hearts. It would look nice though. I hadn't taken many balls of thread with me, so I was glad to get back to my stash. I did have a good time with mom though. We both love to play crib, so there was lots of that going on.

Saturday, 11 February 2012

Gold Fish

This little cutie was designed by nami 2011. It was fun to make.


Thursday, 9 February 2012

TIAS Goat

Well there he is. A little blue goat from Alberta, Canada.

More fun with Heart's Desire

I've shown the top one before. Today I glued it to a card and added some beads. I hope they'll show up. The bottom is just a little fun with an unexpected color combination.

Wednesday, 8 February 2012

kokopellis

I made 2 kokopellis. The large one is Jane's and the small one is from Debbi Flork.


Tuesday, 7 February 2012

TIAS Day 11

My little guy looks like he's in a rush for greener pastures too. I learned a hard lesson. Each day I've finished one days addition, make note of how it's supposed to sit for the next session. Because I leave it for a few days, I forget which way it's supposed to be turned and which shuttle, sometimes, as well. So today, I did it once and it was backwards, so I had to do a cut and tie. Definitely some lessons learned on this little guy.

Monday, 6 February 2012

I'm Getting a little Better

I am getting better at making these lovely Heart's Desire motifs. They were designed by Susan K. Fuller and the graph was put on paper by Frivole. I learned to pull my chains in alot, to make it neater looking.



Friday, 3 February 2012

TIAS day 9

I don't have much selection for beads. So my poor guy has a gold nose. I still think he's cute.

Thursday, 2 February 2012

Heart's Desire

This heart was designed by Susan K Fuller and diagrammed by Frivola. I'm pretty pleased with the turn out, as the first one I tried was so bad, I threw it out.


Wednesday, 1 February 2012

greeting card and visor

Here's a little greeting card I put together. It's from Irene Woo's patterns.
Also below is my last cap for awhile. Or visor as the case may be.



TIAS day 8

Well I actually picked the last two rows out, because they looked funny. Lock joins are a bearcat to remove. I was glad to see some other day #8's posted. It gave me a better concept. So, there she be.