Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Wacky Wednesday

I just had to title this post "Wacky Wednesday" because it is very rare that I post two times in one day. I decided it would be easier for me than doing one long post.

The photo above shows my most recent tatting. I tatted this name tag and am quite pleased with how it turned out. Of course, Jane E.'s technique page made all the difference in the world. What great instructions for "Adding a bead to the center of a split ring"! I know I will use this again and again. Thanks Jane =)

You can also see that I started my lanyard with the same thread - Lizbeth Island Breeze in size 20. This was what I started on International Tatting Day. At least now I have enough done that you can see how all the colors look. I really like this thread!

Here is the cross I tatted for my dear mil, Sue. It's the same pattern I used for the green and yellow ones I tatted recently. I just love this pattern! For this cross I used Flora HH in this lovely purple color. I think that brings me up to ten on my 25 motif challenge now. Woohoo!

Now I really need to get back to working on the table favors for Shuttlebirds NEXT WEEKEND!!! I am only a little bit excited, can you tell?

Have a great day!

An Exchange & A Gift

I recently participated in a pin pillow exchange hosted by Becky SC and because I wait until the last possible minute to do any finishing, Carolyn finally received it the other day. I stitched the mini pillow from Bits of Blue by Plum Pudding Needleart for using Lambswool 32 count linen and DMC 115. I really love this combination and plan to stitch the whole set from this chart for myself eventually.

Last week I also had a very lovely surprise in my mail box. This adorable pillow from Sara S. Aren't I so lucky =) I sure think so! She sent this to me because I simply picked up a magazine for her that she was unable to find locally and sent it to her. Someday I am going to have one tree decorated with all these wonderful goodies that I have received as gifts and in exchanges. Thank you so much Sara =)

Have a great day!

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Happy International Tatting Day!

And the winner is.........

***Jon*** of "Jon's Thread Escapades"


Thanks to everyone who entered and to all who read my blog. I will be posting more give-aways this month for my blogiversary. Probably next week. There will be at least on knitting, and one Cross stitch, maybe some beading and crochet too. We'll see what all I can come up with =)

I had intended to take a photo of what I worked on today but it's so dark and to be honest I ate more chocolate than spending time on my tatting. I started the day with chocolate Cheerios for breakfast, and then had two hot chocolates through the day, as well as ate half a dark chocolate bar. I did get a small start on my lanyard but the picture will have to wait until I have more done so it's not so embarrassing, lol!

Have a great day!