Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Motif #11 Diamond Doily

This is "Diamonds Are Forever" by Roger aka/Freedman. The link I had to this pattern no longer works. Thread is Lizabeth Country Turquoise Med #661 and ecru, size 20. I started this about 2 years ago and when you look closer, you can tell where I stopped as my tension is tighter than it was 2 years ago. This finishes to 10.5" across and is the largest doily I've made to date.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Motif #10 - Spinning Glass Mat

This is Spinning Wheel glass mat from Tatting with Visual Patterns by Mary Konior made with Lizabeth Autumn Spice #136 and finishes to 4" across which is a full inch smaller than the book listed. But then it was made with mercer crochet thread which may be a bit thicker.

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Clover hanky

I bought this clover hanky from a vintage hanky vendor at the Oklahoma City winter quilt show probably about 3 years ago. I had just bought the green varigated size 40 thread and thought it was a good match and immeadiatly started on the edging. The plan was to have it done by St. Patrick's day. By that Valentine's day I had just over half the length done and could have easily finished it, but for whatever reason, put it away in a little compartment of my tatting supply box where it patiently lived, hopefully looking up at me each time I opened the box.

Well, I got it done by St. Pat's, I just didn't specify the year. 

I proudly showed it to my husband who gave a soft grunt of admiration then held his hand behind the thin hanky material and said, 'if you blowed your nose on this, everything would go straight through.' Thanks, babe, love you too.

Friday, March 2, 2012

Please tell me I'm not the only one this happens to.

Self 1: "Is this enough?"
Self 2: "Maybe 2 more arm lengths."
*click click click*
Self 1: "How about now?"
Self 2: "Just to be sure, put one more."
*click click click*
Self 1: "now?"
Self 2: "ehhhhh......"
*click click click*
Self 2: "just fill up the shuttle, we'll make little butterflies with the leftovers"
*click click click click click*
Self 2: "Keep going"
Self 1: "It won't hold any more"
Self 2: "yeah, it will"
*click click*

Later That Week......

Self 1 and 2 in unison: "DAMMIT"
Self 2: "and this is our last round too."
Self 1: "Shut up and get me some chocolate."