Thursday, July 27, 2017

I haven't posted awhile but maybe just maybe I will get back to it. Anyhow I am excited to be a teacher at Palmetto's Tat Days this year. I will be teaching Iris Niebach's 3D butterfly body that is in Iris' Butterfly book which you can get at Handy Hands and other places. The butterflies in the book are so beautiful and you all know Iris designs beautiful tatting. I am sharing with you pictures of my butterflies. I proofed all her butterflies that are in that book. I wanted to do my pictures in a slide show but I don't know how to do that. I am also including a picture of my Iris Butterflies she sent to me. Such a treasure. I hope to see some students in my class. The event is in Toccoa, Georgia. The date September 7th thru the 10th, 2017. See you all soon. I am excited!!!!!!!

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Yesterday I showed you a picture of me after I got off the trolley in Columbia, South Carolina which is how we got around during Palmetto Tat Days in 2003. I continued to look at everything I have saved since I was finally on the internet. In an old email ( one of many ) I have saved from one computer to another was an old email from Wally Sosa. There was the picture with others she sent to me in April after the Tatting event. I thank Wally for sharing with me. I also have some pictures that I have from the 2003 Palmetto Tat Days event which was the first one. Enjoy the pictures...starting with the first one of me getting off the trolley.
Here are some of the other tatters on the trolley. I see Terry Mcuffin who is now with the tatting angels but if you know some of the other people's names in the picture please share in the comments.
I can't tell if we were waiting to get on the trolley or we got off the trolley. I see Jane Moody, Teresa Woods and others. In all my pictures please share names of people in the comments.
Are these shirts cool being worn by the Southern Belles I think from Tenn. So here id the back of them and...
Here is the front of them.
Take a look at the tatted collar and hat band.
This is my purse that I made which was  my everyday purse until I finally decided not to make it my everyday purse. I kept catching the tatting on think and have repaired it many times so I just now take it to all lacing events.
One of my favorite pictures is Wally, Riet and me. I wish I weighed what I did in the picture again. Hard for me to believe this was 14 years ago.
Tatting fun continues....
Tatting and chit chatting in the lobby of our hotel.
The tat off where Mark Myers was the winner.
A lot of us went out to dinner at Applebees. My husband wasn't with me so I ordered his steak dinner to go which he ate in the hotel room while I went back to mingling with other tatters.
Pete and Betty Alderson from Snowgoose. Betty has gone to be with Tatting angels. You can see a profile Of Joy Crutchfield who is now Joy Robinson now.
Here is Debbie Arnold and Diana Stevenson.
Me and Diana Stevenson.
Teresa Woods and Donna Thompson.
Pam Freck.
I hope you have enjoyed these pictures. If anybody else has pictures from the First Palmetto Tat Days...I think we all would love to see them.

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

I have been to all of the Palmetto Tat Days including the first I think it was 2002 or 2003. This event was in Columbia South Carolina. My husband had just bought a new truck ( which we still have btw and there is some rust disease) and we decided to drive out of the ice storm we were having to try the new truck out. We left at 4 A.M. and drove straight down. We checked into our room at 6 something and saw on the news about Rochester, New York ice storm. Yes, when we got home we had broken and snapped trees in our yard. We were also out of electric  but there wouldn't have been anything we could have done to change anything if we had stayed home. I am really glad I went and I remember having such a good time and meeting people that I had written to. Like Riet  for one, Wally Joy and so many others.
   We stayed in a hotel and went to the museum by trolley which was how we were transported back and forth. There was this picture of me taken. We didn't take the picture...someone I think emailed this picture to me. I can't find the file and was wondering who took the picture and emailed it to me. I am not fond of pictures that are taken of me since I am not a beauty queen but I do like this picture and would like to have the original picture file. I am hoping that someone looking at my blog will recognize your picture of me and let me know it was you. My how time flies huh??

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.