Tuesday, September 30, 2008

First I will start off with a picture that I did long time ago shortly after I got my Adobe Illustrator program for my computer. This is what I did from just playing around.

I had forgotten I had done this until I was looking at my CDs for something else which I never did find. I was originally looking for some pictures I saved of Nina Libin's Tatting that she use to have on her website, but they are there anymore and I was wondering if I saved the pictures...but I guess I didn't or they are on a CD but I am too blind to see them...LOL. Anyhow you can enjoy this picture. Since I made it I guess I own the copywrite so don't be stealing it without permission if you are going to use it somewhere else please write to me first.
The other exciting news is.....I found out what my next grandchild is going to be....I will be sharing more pictures as soon as I get them. At least now that I know what my grandchild sex is...I can decided on colors....pink or blue....pink or blue.....pink or blue....

Sunday, September 21, 2008

First of all I am going to start with a picture of Marilee's Necklace called "Duchess" that is in her new book called "Boutique Tatting". Marilee sent me the thread and beads that I used to make this necklace. Originally I was to proof the pattern that is why she sent me the thread and beads for it...but the book was out almost before I could open the envelope from her...but here is a picture of it. I think it is so very pretty...What do you all think?And now I am going to show you more tatting from the Palmetto Tatting Event. So enjoy the pictures. ;)

This dragon necklace was made by my friend Carol Amich. She gave it to me for my 50th birthday...that is the reason it is red and purple. It is so cool looking!!

These flowers were made by Riet from the Netherlands. Aren't they pretty? I took a class from Riet and she is such a sweetheart. ;)

This is a picture of Iris Niebach's Necklace. I had this on display as well as other necklaces I have either made or was given to me.

Friday, September 19, 2008

Can you say...I want more tatting pictures???!!!...Well, here is what you are asking for. There will be more pictures... come and visit my blog from time to time.

This is Martha's Nativity set from the book by Ineke Kuiperij.

Isn't the set beautiful?

Here is a new heart design by Martha. She also gave me a heart just like this when I saw her in New York for the Fingerlakes Tatting Guild convention in Hector,N.Y.

And since I was so lucky to be able to proof this heart pattern for her...here is mine in the red,pink, yellow,light brown and coral varigated thread. I am showing the front and back of my heart. I think my heart turned out just beautiful too.

This hanky was done also by Martha and I think it was the "Best of Show". It is really a beauty. Funny, it is so pretty that I would never in a thousand years use it for my nose.

This teapot set is also a design of Martha Ess. We have a very pretty teapot,cup, creamer and the yum, yum sugar bowl. Martha is amazing when it comes to designs.

Another teapot designed by Martha. Isn't it so pretty??!!
This heart was also made by Martha. I have a pink heart that she made and gave to me. It is so pretty. It is the Rococo Rose Heart that is on the front cover of a Tatting book by Elgiva Nicholls.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

I have a bit more time so I will add two more pictures. In these pictures is one...Marilee Rockley's necklace from her book. And in the other picture is where I made the same butterfly but in metallic thread and crystal beads. The metallic one really sparkles...and Erin and I were talking and I don't know...I might make it into a suncatcher to brighten up my home.
Be sure to read the next entry for I post twice this evening.

How about more pictures...can you stand that???!!!!

In the saecond picture is all my homework from the classes I took. The earrings and necklace part are from Nina Libin's class. Very elegant! The two hearts are from a class that I took from Martha. Once you get your mind set this is an easy pattern to make. And then there is Jane Eborall's angel that Riet taught. So yup I did finish all my class projects and then some....Hey I was on a roll here.

In the second picture is some of the treasure I bought home...tatting and bobbinlace made by someone else's hands.The two heart bookmarks were on the table at the banquet. Everybody got one or two I believe. There is a name for the heart pattern but I can't remember it right now. I believe the pattern is on the Palmetto's Website.http://www.palmettotatters.org/

The teapot is from an exchange I did with Martha Ess. And look she even made it in purple. I am so l.oving her teapots though truth to be told...I hate tea...but love teapots...LOL Here is a picture of what I made for her

The bobbinlace bookmark was made by my friend Erin ..and the beaded bracelet is also made by Erin...it just needs a clasp. I also have one of Martha "Beep Beep" birdies. This is one very cool looking bird.

When I went shopping with Erin we went on a bead hunt. So I have more beads. Since I was charged for my one suitcase that I took with me ....Erin sent some of my stuff home by mail. So after I got home I had more tattingGinny Weather's Daughter Misty is expecting a baby which will be Ginny's first grandchild. Karey asked some of us in the guild to make a quilt square to become a baby quilt for the baby. Here is a picture of my quilt block and a picture that Karey sent around of the finished baby quilt. It was a nice idea that Karey came up with.

In my quilt block I have the letter "B" from the new alphabet and number tatting book sold by Handy Hands and the letter "B" stands for blue bear and balloons. The bear and balloon patterns were from Pam Palmer "Tatting Treats" book.

Now for some other pictures from Palmetto's Tat Day Event. Enjoy the pictures.

Monday, September 15, 2008

This morning I had to get up early and head to Rochester, N.Y. to get a biopsy done. I have to tell you the needle was not pleasant at all. It hurt like HELL!! Now I have to wait one week to one and a half weeks for the biopsy result.
The rest of the day was spent tatting and watching Peyton and Timmy. Since I don't like doing the driving thing in Rochester ( it is a real big city!) My husband had to take the day off from work to drive me to my appointment.

So enough of the personal stuff and onward to uploading more pictures from my week and weekend in the South where the sun shined most of the time.
The second day of my visiting my friend Erin....we hit the bead stores and craft stores...and then Erin treated me out to Macaroni Grill restraunt. Mac and Grill is my favorite restraunt I think. And the food was so good and there was so much that it had to be carted off in a box which became my din din the next evening. And the Rosemary Bread is to die for....yum...yum.

And guess what....this time on my way to Palmetto Tat Day we actually stopped at the Hobby Lobby and went in the store...my, oh my..Raymond said we could go in this time....LOL

And now more people pictures...

Someone requested a picture of some of the tatting so I will leave you with one picture of tatting this evening. It is a teapot designed and made by Martha Ess. We did an exchange...and I will show you our exchanges the next time I am in front of my computer being just ordinarily brain dead.