Thursday, November 22, 2007
Wednesday, November 21, 2007
The black squares mark the position of the beads. The easiest place to begin is with one of the smaller outside edge rings.
Happy Thanksgiving to all!
If you don't observe the American thanksgiving holiday... well perhaps being thankful is not confined to a holiday celebration and eating turkey with all the trimmings. Give thanks for all the good things in life, family, friends, health, happiness, and interesting things to do!
Monday, November 19, 2007
Sunday, November 18, 2007
Saturday, November 17, 2007
This is the Sweet Christmas edging folded over a bangle bracelet, and joined together by a row around the inside of chain ( 2 - 2 ) join to both green picots, repeat.
It needs something in the center. Hmmmm, I'll have to think about that for a bit!
I got a WONDERFUL surprise in the mail today! A booklet of Riet's daisy picot patterns!!!!
Hooray! I can't wait to do some more of this beautiful technique. Maybe a daisy picot star should go in the center of the wreath?
Friday, November 16, 2007
Friday, November 09, 2007
Well, we decided to record episode 2 tonight. This place can be pretty noisy during the daytime, so I thought it would be safe to record in the evening. My two little Pomeranians had already been fed their supper, and were quietly napping.
Until we started recording!!!
"Welcome to the Tatting Podcast - Episode2" Snore-zzzzzzzzzzzzzz CLair had fallen deep into peaceful sleep - and started snoring right after we began the recording session. And the joy of having good microphones is that they pick up "presence" or the snoring dog in the next room!!!
I put them outside for a bit to wake Claire up. So then when they come back in they would be quiet. Tana decided that she had a message for the world.
Off to try one more time. LOL, maybe I'll get this posted tonight... or maybe not!
Thursday, November 08, 2007
Payment requests and emails have been sent to everyone who bid, so you all know who you are.
This was fun, and I'll probably do it again when I get the other boxes of my tatting stuff unpacked.
I will be sending Palmetto tatters a check for 10% when the payments have been made, the boxes shipped and after shipping cost has been subtracted. Not a lot of money really, but if everyone did something to help them out with funding scholarships for their tat days it would really be cool to see lots more new tatters there next year.
This is actually an edging with a ribbon woven through. When the ribbon is tied in a bow it is a wreath. I love the gold filagree beads and the Christmas light beads! I tied it on a Christmas candle holder last year. Just have to be careful with the flame and hot wax around the thread.
Winning bids as of 6AM Thursday. Remember shipping is included!
I will donate 10% of the total amount after shipping costs to the Palmetto scholarship fund.
Wednesday, November 07, 2007
I actually tatted this several years ago and put it away to write a pattern someday. The pattern is really simple. Every ring has 3 picots or joins where shown. 3ds between picots, and each chain is 3 - 3 then join to the 3rd picot of the ring just made. Then tat the next ring. The rings are all joined at the first two picots. Tat it in green and it's a wreath! Add beads if you wish... in small thread it's perfect for Christmas earrings.
I've been playing with this design since I revisited it this week, and guess what!!! If you tat two of them joined around the outside you can insert one of those decorative marbles that are flat on one side between the two of them before the final join! I tatted one with yellow on the shuttle and red ball thread, DMC Pearle cotton size 8. It looks really cool, kind of like a magic crystal or something. Now why didn't I think of that for Hector next year?
Tuesday, November 06, 2007
Video clips from Palmetto Tat Days 2007 -
Do you know these people?
This is just to prove how bad I am at doing video right now. I'm afraid I need to learn a bit about lighting, sorry you're in the dark, Jane. I also need to learn a lot about video editing and so on before adding much video to the tatting podcast.