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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.

Monday, 29 August 2016

Colored butterfly

Got this one finished. Jane Eborall helped me with the body. So now I know how it's done. I'm not sure whether to put it on a card or a hat.

Monday, 22 August 2016

Butterfly

I had a little trouble with this one. From what I read I'm supposed to start the body with one antenna and finish with the other antenna. But I didn't know how to do it that way.

Thursday, 18 August 2016

Squirrel

This is another pattern from Inga Madsen's book. They are such fun to make.

Wednesday, 17 August 2016

 I added a puff of smoke and an edging to my hat. And I'm keeping it for myself.
I also tatted Mr. Wiskers here from Inga Madsen's Tatted Animals. I really like her book. When I first got it I felt overwhelmed and unsure I could make her patterns. But they are not hard at all. It does take concentration. But what good thing doesn't.
For my Alberta tatting friends, I found another shop that has Lizbeth thread. She has some size 20 and some size 80. It's called The Crafty Lady 5009 50 St, Lacombe. Her contact is craftylady.ca and you can order online. She didn't have her thread up on her site, so I emailed her about doing that.

Thursday, 11 August 2016

Choo-choo hat

This one is for me. My hubby and I were in Carson city last year and I found this cute, pink engineers hat. I've had it in my head to tat Sherry Pence's Piccadilly Express for it for quite some time. Finally got to it. I think I might tat a puff of smoke coming out of the stack.Should I tat an edging for the brim?
Sherry's blog is www.LadyShuttleMaker.blogspot.com.
I attempted a selfie with the hat on. I look like the wicked engineer lady.



Tuesday, 9 August 2016

Child's Hat

I managed to complete this child's hat this morning. I have some fabric glue I like, but it's very stringing and awkward to work with. It's like a runny nose. :(



Monday, 1 August 2016

A Great Find

My hubby and I went to a fun Antique Days at Leslieville, Alberta this past weekend. To my delight I found a lady who demonstrated her Auto Knitter Circular Sock Machine and (here's the big thing for me) she also was demonstrating......TATTING. That was a first at a antiques weekend for me. Well, she had some Lizbeth thread there and we had a nice chat. She told me that there is a place north of Rocky Mountain House called the Twisted Barn. They have all sorts of supplies for needle crafters. And included in that......  a FULL STOCK OF LIZBETH THREAD. They will ship it as well. The site is  htt;://www.twistedbarn.ca/Now that's great news for us Albertans. I hope to go there sometime and check it all out. And I wanted to pass that on to my fellow tatters and needle crafters.