Wednesday, May 31, 2006
This pattern is by Mary Konior. In looking at my other books by her I have noticed that she has another pattern that is simular to this one. I made this out of a sample of King Tut Quilting thread that Gina sent to me and some pink of same kind of thread that I bought from Deb Arnold in Hector.
So now ...I am at loose ends...I wonder what I will do next....I don't even know let alone you...LOL
Sunday, May 28, 2006
I haven't done too much lately but I did finish this doily this past week. It is from my Japanese book entitled "Tatted Fashion" by Teiko Fujito and page 11 in the book. It was made in size 30 thread white, and a specially dyed size 30 thread by Pam from http://keltickrafts.com/ if you would like to order some thread from her. I had ordered this thread last year for a class I was taking in Hector last year...but I got the thread the day of the event and by that time I had already left the house and was in Hector when it was placed in my mailbox...so after the Hector event I made a necklace, bracelet and earrings out of this same dye lot in size 10 with some pretty swarski crystals that my friend Erin sent to me. I wore that whole set up to the banquet dinner at the Palmetto's Tat Day or should I say weekend event. I think if you go to the Palmetto's site and click on Erin as one of the teachers I believe there is a picture of me and Erin together before we went inside to attend the banquet dinner. Here is that link....http://www.palmettotatters.org/events/TatDays2006/Teachers/ErinHolloway.shtml
If you put your cursor right over Erin's picture you will see other pictures of Erin...including me and her before the banquet...enjoy!!
I have also finished another doily recently but since that doily isn't published yet...I feel I can't share it with you all...all together now say....WAAAAAwwwwaaaaWaawaaaaa I want to see it....LOL.
Hope everybody is having a NICE and SAFE, Memorial Weekend.
Monday, May 08, 2006
I also got a couple of neato surprises in the mail. The first surprise was a package from Carol Amich in Indiana. The story goes like this...On Friday my daughter retrieved the mail for me. She came in the house with a package ...and she said to me...Mom, who is your Fairy Godmother? I didn't have a clue as to what she was talking about so I took the package from her and sure enough it said for return sender Fairy Godmother with a happy face drawn out after it. I really didn't know...but then I opened the package....and I was soooo very muchly surprised for here was one of Carol's magical Elves. My elf doesn't have any wings yet...Carol said he was a "UFO" and suggested that I finish him and make him truly my own Elf. I tell you I was so surprised. Carol has made different scultured tatting items recently, dragons, birds, monkees and all kinds of things...but the one scultured piece or art that she made that I just loved was the Elf. I have been writing to Carol trying to figure out how I could make one of my own for I really wanted one. Carol stated..there was no pattern ...and after seeing the Elf guy...I can see why. I asked her if she took any pictures while making the elf...nope...no pictures...I thought if there were pictures during the making...that maybe I could create one of my own...but there were no pictures....I asked her if she sold any elves on ebay only because I knew she had sold some of her art on there...I think she said no.
I think Carol took pity on me and she made this little guy and sent him to me. My very own Carol Amich aka Battater. He is so cute. In studing him...he has sculptured eyebrows believe it or not...and sculptured ears...and blue eyes using one of those white and colored beads...if you know what kind of beads I am talking about...and he is even in colors that I love...and take a look at his hairdoo....He is going to be fun finishing....and when I get him finished...I will again post a picture of him. He is too cute. I had to call Carol right up...and chit chat with her. Carol also loves Halloween like I do....it was fun talking to her...which we talked for awhile...my hand was falling asleep...LOL. Here is a couple pictures of my Elf Guy.
surprise in the mail. This
Surprise was from Gina
Brummett. It was a
book that Gina had got-
ton for her grandchild-
ren and noticed it was
going in a garage sale.
Gina thought of me
and I guess my love of dragons...and recused the book and mailed it to me. It is a really cool book with pictures of dragons of all kinds. There is even a picture of a dragon that was put together with everything but the kitchen sink...which I bet if I look closer at the dragon picture I will see a sink. In that picture there is a clothes washer with ...believe it or not a cat inside it...but it is a cute book that has dragon poems with each of the dragon pictures. Thank you Gina for thinking of me and sending it my way...it was a real surprise!!! Here is a picture of the cover of the book.
And now I have to close this blog entry with another picture of my grandson....and with at least one of my greatest creations of my own. So here is Peyton Lee ( my grandson) with my youngest son Ryan. Take a look at his hairdoo...he actually has reddish hair which he hates and keeps his hair cut short...lately he has been getting the top of his head dyed...the really...really blonde look.
What a couple of good looking guys huh???