Monday, May 02, 2016

Today I finished my wire work butterfly necklace designed by Barb Switzer. I also made my own chain. I love it! The design I think is so beautiful. Now to move on to something else but now I have made one thing in wire I may do more. It is a fun thing to do.

Sunday, May 01, 2016

Day two  "Making my wire work butterfly. Next is adding the beads. I still haven't decided which beads I am going to use yet....decisions...decisions....Once the beads are added it will be time for the antennae. I am thinking of making my own chain but first the butterfly.

Saturday, April 30, 2016

It has been awhile since I have posted on here...but I am still around. I have recently finished two Alice Starmore sweaters pictured below.
   I had been proofing for Iris Niebach and here is a picture of her new book which has some beautiful design and also showing you what she sent to me including the tatting collage that is pictured on the back of the book.
   Today I am working on y first real wire work. Here is a picture of the body of the butterfly. The design is by Barb Switzer. If you do a google you will see some of the finished butterflies. The butterfly is the focal point of a necklace. I have lusted to make this butterfly since I first saw it.
She was kind enough to share this design with me a few years ago.
   I have also been going around to cemeteries while working on my family tree.

Friday, February 05, 2016

I noticed today that Iris's new book is out. Congratulations to you Iris if you are seeing this post. The patterns are beautiful and different. Here is a picture of my pieces of tatting that I made when I was proofing the patterns for the book.

Saturday, January 09, 2016

Good morning everybody and I hope all your dreams come true for the new years ahead.
I had a very nice Christmas and  I hope you did too. My children got us a new refrigerator which we really needed badly. Ours was still working but it ended up with a rusting problem. Never heard of a refrigerator doing that before.
   This year I made tatting over glass Christmas ornaments for each my children. Here is a couple pictures of them.
I also love making things with Legos and what is more fun than getting Scooby Doo Legos. This is what my son Ryan got for me. I am known to spend hours putting the Legos together for my Grandchildren. So now they will have Scooby Doo ones to play with when they are here at Granny's house.
Here is a picture of my whole family on Christmas Day.

Monday, November 23, 2015

This is the last day that Feargal came to visit Celtic's Elf Fergus'Og. We had lots of fun before we were carefully packed in my box suitcase and mailed to Jane Eborall's house to have even more fun. I know that Feargal, Miss Scarlett and the wee one will have fun with Jane. Jane is always the bubbly fun sort full of humor. I can just imagine the fun you will have.
  Here is some pictures of Celtic, Fergus 'Og with Feargal, Scarlett and the wee one. First she let us play in some of her shuttle collection. Usually Celtic has them sitting pretty in her corner curio or in the glass case shadow box...but for today she got them out for us. OOoooo such treasures she has.
    We all sat and look at some of Celtic's tatting treasures that she keeps around her house. These bits of tatting came from her Halloween box. Celtic has lots of tatting and I know every once in awhile she gets her tatting out and gushes over the beautiful things she has. Did you all know that Celtic also has a Scooby Doo fun Tatting notebook that has a zipper so none of the tatting pieces get away. She has pages and pages of tatting. She also has this pretty tin (that she got free with a Celtic design from Palmetto event one year) that she keeps her tatted Jewels in. Celtic does love to wear her tatted jewels.
     Here too is a portrait that Celtic's husband took of us so she can remember us years from now and the fun we all had spending time with her.
     Instead of having a Good Bye cake Celtic made homemade Chocolate chip cookies that we had with tea. After that it was off to the lake right down the hill from Celtic's house. We all sat there and gazed one more time at the beauty before our eyes. One of Celtic's favorite things to do is swimming.
Please enjoy our pictures. Celtic would have put them on Feargal's but Celtic doesn't know how to do that.

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Fergus Og sitting a  treasure trove ...a plastic container full of winning Tatting covered Christmas ornaments..."what a fun place to be" Fergus said. Just one of the fun moments during Palmetto's Tat Days 2015.