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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.

Thursday, 21 June 2012

Spiral bookmarks after stiffining

There, that looks a little better.

Spiral Bookmarks

These aren't stiffened yet. I hope to do that right away and then I hope they dry in time to take to Farmers Market this afternoon. They have been adapted from edging #1, page 23 in Tatting Doilies and Edgings, Dover Press, edited by Rita Weiss. I've enjoyed making them and plan to make more with some of my new Lizbeth.

Wednesday, 20 June 2012

Silver Plated shuttle

This is my latest addition to my shuttle family. My hubby and I were at a museum at Fort Steele, British Columbia. There are several buildings, and some of them had things for sale. My hubby spotted this brass, silver plated shuttle. Now here is the odd part. On the other side of it was a metal loop for putting it on a chain. The lady who was manning that part of the museum was very interested in learning to tat. So I opened the package and she handed me some thread and I gave her a demo. Unfortunately, it was a very awkward demo, as the loop was keeping it from sliding nicely. Some snipping and sanding and it was free of that bit. I bought it mostly because it looks so nice. I prefer bobbin shuttles, but I will use it some.

Monday, 18 June 2012

Sea Horse Table runner

My aqua size instructor likes my Sea Horses. She bought two and incorporated them onto a table runner as a birthday gift for her mother.