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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.

Friday, 30 November 2012

First try at the glass mat

This is my first attempt at Mary Konior's glass mat, in her book Tatting with Visual Patterns. It was a challenge for me. First problem, I just used some cheap white thread, not singed. And it even had a thick spot. Every time I had to undo a ring, it broke. And I made lots of errors in the pattern. It requires good concentration. But, please don't be discouraged, if you want to make it. I'm on muscle relaxers for my back and I always watch TV when I tat. All that, and I can't wait to make another one.

Tuesday, 27 November 2012

A pretty find

I obtained this from a friend who just had it tucked away. She doesn't know anything about it. I think the work is gorgeous. The tatting is meticulous. Unfortunately, the joins are frayed. I plan to put fray check on the joins and hope to restore it. 

Sunday, 25 November 2012

Sarah's Bracelet

This little cutie is from Sarah of beforeourtime.shutterfly.com. I started it while doing my Christmas Farmers market this past Saturday.

Wednesday, 21 November 2012

More snow and a little angel

It's snowing out, so I've got some more snowflakes ready for Saturday's Christmas market. And, a little angel too.

Friday, 16 November 2012

Snowflake doodad, revamped

Lace-loving Librarian was kind enough to allow me to revamp her pattern. I'd like to teach this snowflake, so I wrote it "old school" for newbies.

Clover Leaf Snowflake
R 4-4-4-4
R 4+4-4-4. Repeat this row, 4 times.
R 4+4-4+4. Cut and tie.
*R 7-4-3. R 3+4-1-1-4-3. R 3+4-7.
Ch 7+7 (joined to center p of first motif)
Repeat from *5 more times.
Cut and tie to base of first clover.

Thursday, 1 November 2012

Alberta snowflake

Here's one more BIG snowflake. I found some #10 cotton that has sparkle already on it. I had to give it a whirl.

Heavy Snowfall

I made a few snowflakes and then put some sparkle on them. They are for our Christmas farmers market this month.