Saturday, October 31, 2009

The benefits of a foggy, dreary day...

This morning I woke up to a foggy, dreary day. Although I live only blocks from the center of our city, I could not see the skyline. So, the only option was to curl up in the chair and work to complete a project. Tah Dah!! I'm finaly done with the pink edge.

There were several things I learned in the process. As part of the gift bag from the Palmetto tatting guild tat days I was the owner of this Presencia, Finca No. 16 thread. It is obviously varigated and therefore varied in thicknesses. I didn't know this was a reality when working with varigated threads. So, go tight tatting had to losen a bit, and yes, I broke the thread many times (including once in the final motif).

I'm beginning to realize hankie edges are tedious and boring. This one project was a bit lengthy, taking approximately 6 weeks to complete. During this project I worked on another edge as well as another pair of baby booties. At any rate, it's complete thanks to a wonderfully dreary day...(I love days like this).

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Autumn has arrived. Our trees are wonderful in their colors and the air is crisp. I'm done for the, a quick check in. I was amazed to see that there were individuals who are actually keeping tabs with me. I've included a picture of a linen doily I gave as a gift to a coworker. The edging is the same as the previous picture and has been adapted from a Blumqvist and Persson pattern. I'm wanting to keep the current project in my WIP (work in progress) pile. When I get weary of another project...that's the first one I pick up. I'm thinking it's going to have to be a couple of yards long...I'm not 100% sure yet.

Saturday, October 24, 2009

So, I really need to become more proficient as a goes. This site has been set up for my tatting work and projects. I've been tatting since December of 2008. I have the bug. I'll discuss past projects at another time....for now, I'm in a tatting edge hole. I've been working on two edges for several months. Here are a few pics.
Happy Day!