Here are two tatted items I made during vacation. One is the butterfly from Riet's class that I took and managed to finish. I love this butterfly pattern! It was a very well thought out pattern. Also in the picture is my "Doodle the Poodle" from Erin Holloway's class. I didn't actually take the class. I did this at Erin's table before we went to Palmettos. I also love this pattern. The poodle is so cute and I did mine in black since years ago I had a poodle and her name was Chippie which was short for Chocolate Chip which was her real name. She was actually a cross between a standard poodle and a minature. She dies of Parvoe Disease. It is kinda funny...I guess I don't have the type of voice that people or dogs command to...She was kept in the house as a house doggie...but every once in awhile she would get loose and I would end up chasing her all over the place including trying to get her to come to me with brides of real meat...but she didn't have any of that...but my husband would call her and she would come...go figure.
I also got this beautiful bag from Erin...which fits in perfectly with next year's theme from Palmetto Tat Day which is..."Tatting in a Winter Wonderland". I think this is a cool theme for next year.I also came home with some beads from out jaunt to Lily's Bead Store in West Knoxville. The dragon on the bag was also given to me from Arlene Medder. I do think that sometime I will make a tatted necklace for it that was taught by Karey Solomon one year at Palmettos. I don't recall the name of the pattern but it was for the early bird class. I didn't attend it...probably too early for me.There is a strand of expensive Aquamarie Faceted Gem stones that I plan on making a necklace out of. Aquamarine is my birthstone and it was such a good buy I couldn't refuse. Since there isn't a bead store near me...I just had to get them. The beads were the most expensive thing I got.
I flew to Knoxville, Tn. and stayed with Erin on Sunday August 22nd and flew back home on August 30th. Sue Hanson (Purple Sue, Suzie Q) was already at Erin's house. She flew in on Friday. Anyhoo...I got to see what Suzie Q bought for the silent auction before it was put in the auction...and I said ...I am going to try and get that. It was this piece of linen (real Linen) with the flowers of the UK stamped on it. Since I have such fond memories of my trip to the UK and Ireland...I just had to have it...and I did get it along with the pretty necklace that was made by Vicki Clarke of Canada and was donated for the silent auction. I happen to also like Amber so that is why I tried to also in the necklace in the silent auction which I did win. I really like the simplicity of the design.
And I will leave you this evening with one more picture. I've got more to share with you all...but blogging is time consuming...for it takes a bit to upload pictures and then you have to mess around because your text and pictures end up getting separated by big gaps of nothiningness. So I will post again really soon and continue on with the sharing. But here is Erin, Suzie Q and me at Erin's table of creativity.Don't the three of us look like we were having a grand time?? What fun!!!