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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.

Wednesday, 30 May 2012

Girlie Girl butterfly

Here's a butterfly made with black and Lizbeth Girly Girl.

Big Doily

I made this about 12 years ago, when I first learned to tat. It was a Christmas present for my mother-in-law. When she passed away, in 2008, I got it back. Recently, I cleaned it and went to work and pushed out all the picots in the rings. What a job.

Tuesday, 29 May 2012

Another Butterfly

I saw where Janet Smith had made a blue butterfly. I liked it a lot, so I made one too. I'm going to try something different with the head on the next one.

Tuesday, 22 May 2012

Christmas Hearts butterfly

I made another butterfly using Anne Bruvold's Christmas heart. This time, I didn't put any picots on the center section, except where I wanted to attach it. Next time, I think I will put picots at the bottom, center part. I've already started another one. But, another time, I'd like to extend the top, far corners of the wings, a little. It had been awhile since I'd done one of these, and I struggled with the SCMR in the first two. Not so much the SCMR, but how I was going to attach the little ring that extents from the SCMR, to the Rc picot. Finally, got it right on the third heart.


Monday, 14 May 2012

Romantic Heart

This Heart was designed by Birgit and Beelizabeth wrote the pattern. There are some errors in the pattern, but they can be detected as long as a person watches the picture. I did make one mistake. But, I accomplished a split chain and a split ring.

Saturday, 12 May 2012

Split chain

Jane gave me this site to learn the split chain. It is the best. I've watched it several times and my first tries were a little messy. But you soon learn that you want to keep the ds over to the left. And you leave the first half a little loose. Then you pull the second half to tighten the first then pull the shuttle to tighten the second half.
The next row is going to be a heart. I'll show it again when I'm finished.
Here's the site for Maire's instruction on the easiest way to do split chains.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xx5AMqmPxoA

Tuesday, 8 May 2012

Monday, 7 May 2012

Tea Pot

I made this for my mother's Mother's Day card. Now I hope it makes it on time.

Wednesday, 2 May 2012

A Little Motif

I sent a pic of this to Handy Hands. I think it would be nice in a variegated thread.