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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 April 2014

Disaster

Oh my.....I had completed row 8 of Renulek's spring doily. So I'm puttering along on row 9 and I made a mistake. No sweat, I snipped a section off. But......my scissors went too far. I had snipped a picot. One that I needed to attach a ring to. Oh wow! Well, Crazy Glue to the rescue. It should hold well. And this doily is for me. So likely it will never show to the untrained eye. This view officially becomes the back.

Sunday, 27 April 2014

Row 8 done

Whew, that took all my concentration. Plenty of oopses and reto tats going on in this row.

Tuesday, 22 April 2014

Half done row 8

I'm half way through row 8 of Renulek's spring doily. It is laying nicely flat. I highly recommend using 2 shuttles for row 3 and 8 and any row with  thrown rings
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Thursday, 10 April 2014

Row 5

Row 5 done on Renulek's spring doily. I have a friend who works at the clinic. I usually bring tatting to do while I wait to see the doctor. She always asks if I'm working on something new. So I showed her and she showed another receptionist and then the nurse came out to call me. So she took time to look at it too. I'm glad I didn't have to wait to see the doctor and enjoyed the fussing over the doily as well. I had a few mistakes I had to cut off. I don't always concentrate as well as I would like to. I even asked the doctor today if I could be tested for possible oncoming Alzheimers. He knew I just got a new smart phone. He said if I could work a smart phone, I don't have Alzheimers. My cholesterol was good, my blood sugar and thyroid were ok too. So a good check up for an old gal who's coming up to 60 this month.  

Sunday, 6 April 2014

Row 3 Renulek's doily

Row three of Renulek's doily. Whew, that took concentration. I did have a few set backs that needed picking out. I'm still using 2 shuttles. It works better for me.


Thursday, 3 April 2014

Renulek's spring doily

Here's the first two rows of Renulek's spring doily. I used 2 shuttles for the second round. It made it less awkward for me when turning the chains around. I had trouble attaching the last bit. I need more practice I guess.


Wednesday, 2 April 2014

Dolphins and a bookmark

Here are a couple of Jane's dolphins, I was going to put them on the sailboat picture, but they don't show up very well. Maybe I can put them on a hat. The bookmark was designed by Alice Heim from Homosassa, Florida. It was in a crafting magazine (Crafts and Things) in Sept 1995.