Friday, March 27, 2009

This blue star is a fun design. I should probably write the pattern someday. I was reminded this past week how many stars I have designed. I'm thinking about doing a booklet of moon and star patterns. Maybe include some other astronomical ideas too. Hmmmmm so much tatting, so little time.

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Tatted BLING BLING ! bracelet for Hector Tat Days
Copyright (C) 2009 Ruth Perry

Come join me at Hector tat days and create a one of a kind bracelet that can also be used to guard your teacup. I will teach how to add tatting to anything using Marie Smith's easy split chain method. We will add beads using Rhoda Auld's method of putting beads on a long picot, create a Celtic woven sample on a metal ring, and have fun making a Daisy Picot ring. This class is for advanced beginners who have mastered the double stitch, joins, and have fairly even tension in their tatted rings and chains. A kit purchase is required for this class.

Martha Ess suggested that everyone post a photo of their class samples - great idea!!!!

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Drug Sweep Turns Up Celtic Snail

Reported by the daughter of a fellow tatter who visited with us over the holidays:

I have kept the tatted snail you made for me in the back of my checkbook. A friend and I got pulled over after dropping someone off at a house we had never been to before. The officer asked me to step out of my car and proceeded to search my entire car and my purse. Apparently the house we left our friend at was a known drug dealer's home, and the police were watching for anyone leaving that house. The officer went through my purse and noticed a small, irregular bump on the back of my checkbook and got excited; he knew he had us!! That must certainly be a small bag of drugs!!! Alas, when he went through my checkbook all he found was a friendly, completely harmless, clean and sober purple tatted snail. The poor officer looked almost disappointed.

We're still laughing about that! Yes it was a bit disconcerting at the time but the poor officer was so sure he had a drug user and discovered only a friendly snail!. They had her friend handcuffed and patted down. She is convinced the only reason she wasn't cuffed and patted down was they didn't have a female officer on duty at the time...and all she had was a tatted snail!....