Sunday, March 25, 2012

Inspiration from reading blogs

I was reading through blogs yesterday and stumbled on Sharren's blog and was inspired to tat the cross (actually I had forgotten about this pattern for a long time) and a sample of the bracelet using SCMR(I have tatted this pattern before, but strung all the beads on the shuttle). This is way easier than loading all the beads. These were very good projects to try out while watching NCAA. Thank you Sharren for inspiring me.

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Following Diane!

I was drooling over all the different threads Diane (Lace-Lovin Librarian) had. She was such a sweetheart to send me some samples. And look what I did with them right away......tatted Diane's favorite motif STUMPY. She sent me three samples and I used color 4033 for my first try. The thread is so smooth. I normally don't tat with such fine thread but this was worth the trial. My next test is to blend it with another solid color and see how it turns up.

Anyone willing to trade?

Don't know whether anyone out there in the blog world is willing to trade a Starlit shuttle with me. I ordered two Starlit shuttles and pretty much wrote in my comments, "please send me two different colors". I ordered it from Nordic Needle as I wanted to get a Romanian Point Lace book that was reasonably priced in that store. The receipt shows my comments....but guess what, I received TWO Starlit shuttles of the same color (purple).

If there is anyone there who is willing to trade another color (other than purple) and would like to receive a purple one instead, please let me know?

Happy St. Patrick's Day!!!

Completed test tatting the second flower for Sue Draney and sent her a picture of it.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Two Color SSSR

I decided to follow Jon Yusoff's path and try out the TWO COLOR SSSR. Obviously this is a new technique for me since I still consider myself a novice in this field. Here is my sample..... I can see the endless possibilities with this.

Even though I have not blogged much, I have been tatting. I completed test tatting for Jessica at SnappyTatter a choker for which I added beads in the picot using Jane Eborall's technique. I shy away from loading beads on the shuttle but I think I will take on the challenge again. I am also test tatting for Sue Draney's new book. I am enjoying the test tatting opportunity.

I completed Mary Konior's Large Cross for my sister's birthday in February. It came out very nice. I had every plan to take a picture. But, I was so focused on getting it done to be mailed overseas that I remembered I did not take a picture after I walked out of the post office.