Saturday, July 17, 2010

New Tatting Books

I have been away in Dallas last week for work. Meanwhile, I had ordered two Tatting books - one from Jon Yusoff and the other from Marilee Rockley. Marilee's book just arrived today. Jon's book has been available for a while and Marilee's is a brand new one. I will drool over this for a while before starting to tat. I owe a friend of mine some white tatted edging. I promised her that I will give it to her by end of July. After that is done, I better get to work on my CQ. I have some lessons to complete.

Monday, July 5, 2010

Happy July 4th

In my last post I had mentioned that I was trying to work on some braided and beaded necklaces. Here is my first trial. I love it a lot. Now my challenge is to make a matching bracelet and earring. But guess what???? I never kept a track of where I placed my beads. At first I thought I did not like how it was emerging and wanted to just give it a shot (thinking that I will rip it apart). However, I kept on going and started liking the way the focal bronze beads where laying. So, now my challenge is to come up with the exact pattern. Wish me luck!!!