Tuesday, July 28, 2009
I did get a little bit done, stress on the "little". I finished this up this morning with a cup of *hmm* coffee while the grandson took a little nap.
This is supposed to be a horseshoe. To go along with the horse head I've made. Well, not quite with the one that's already made as the colors don't go together very well. But I'm thinking on a card or bookmark with a horse-y theme. This horseshoe isn't quite right, but I was not exactly focused the whole time I was making it. It looks more like a "U" than a shoe, but I think I can fix that the next time around. And thought it's not perfect I think I'll have this as my #22 in the 25 Motif Challenge.
Well, that's it, the entire extent of my tatting over the last week or so. Maybe I'll have something more by next week.
Saturday, July 18, 2009
Haven't seen them since May and he has changed soooo much! He's crawling and has two teeth.
They're going to be here for a week, so I doubt I'll get much tatting done. If I do accomplish anything with thread and shuttle I'll try and post it. Maybe at breaks at work I can do a little...
Okay, he's doing more cute stuff, gotta stop and watch. Everyone have a good week!
Tuesday, July 14, 2009
It's amazing how the varied color combinations make them each look so different, don't you think?
I was going to set my cup of tea on one for a visual of their use, but it didn't work out. I ran out of time.
For anyone that's interested, here's the pattern. WARNING: there may be mistakes lurking. Tat at your own risk.
Shay's Birthday Coasters
Round 1 2 shuttles Make all picots small, for joining only
Sht1 R 6-6. R 6-6. RW Ch 9 DNRW Sht2 R 6-6 DNRW Sht1 Ch 9 RW
*Sht1 6+6 to p of prev R. R 6-6. RW Ch 9 DNRW Sht2 R 6-6. DNRW Sht1 Ch 9 RW*
Repeat between * 8 times, last time join last R to first R. Cut, finish ends as desired.
Round 2 Shuttle and ball. Joining picots indicated as j, others longer as desired.
R 6+6 to any Sht2 R of prev round. RW. Ch 10 RW. R 2-2-2-2j-8 RW
Ch 6-2--2-2+ to 4th p of prev R Ch10 RW.
Repeat from beginning of round 2 all the way around, join to base of first R. Cut, finish ends as desired.
Friday, July 10, 2009
First we visited Coronado Heights. This is a hill named after Francisco Vasquez de Coronado for his visit to Kansas in 1541 looking for gold. This is the castle at the top. It was built in the 30's along with a freestanding fireplace and picnic tables around the summit.
These pictures are of my husband and I with some of the large rocks that the place is named for. Who would have thought to find rocks like this in Kansas?
And then, in a store across the street I actually found two shuttles. One of the owners mentioned that shuttles are usually snapped up almost as soon as they put them out. So I got lucky!
The name on the black one is "Gloria" with 'trade' on one side and 'mark' on the other. I don't think I've heard of that before. Anyone know when or where it was made?
All around it was a great day. We had fun hiking around two wonderful sites on a beautiful day and then found some treasures to take home with us. We finished off the day at home with our feet up, sipping on root beer floats.
I could do with a few more days as nice as this one!
Tuesday, July 7, 2009
Obviously they haven't had the ends clipped - in fact one still has to have the end connected to the beginning.
I finished the sixth one after I took the picture. Can you guess which one of these needs it's opposite?
I'll have to have them done before next week or else they'll be late. I'll post a picture of the finished coasters when they're done. I think she'll like them.
Friday, July 3, 2009
The large one is "Green Butterfly" designed by Martha Ess, found in the Intatters patterns. She made it with Lizbeth thread size 20 in "Jewels" and DMC Cebelia size 20 white. And she sent the little one to keep it company. Aren't they wonderful?
CindyK considers herself a beginner as she's only been tatting a few years. She just finished Phase one of the T.A.T. program. If you get the chance stop on over to congratulate her on a job well done! I think she did a great job on these butterflies. Now I just need to decide where I'm going to display them...
So I just had to do this butterfly in it. This is the Southwest Butterfly by Tatting Goddess made with Lizbeth size 20 thread, Dark Purple #633, Caribbean #122 & Black #604. (www.esnips.com/web/TattingGoddessPatterns). I'm calling this #20 of my 25 Motif Challenge.
I've been working on my daughter's birthday coasters, which I'll post another day. I think I've come up with a solution as to what color to make them.
Yesterday my husband and I went for a day trip, just the two of us. In the afternoon we stopped by a couple of antique stores and spent a few hours browsing through all of the neat - and not so neat- things in them. I have serveral things to share after I have the pictures uploaded. I'm pretty excited about all of my finds.
But that is for another day. We've been very busy this weekend - we had three days off from work! - with family and friends and just spending time together. I feel so much more relaxed than I have for weeks.
That's all for today. My shuttles are calling to me. I better do something with them before they tie themselves in knots.