Monday, September 9, 2013

This week I'm visiting the lovely states of Washington and Oregon.  Lynn is at a National meeting and while he is in meetings all week, I will be tatting, exploring, tatting, visiting family, tatting, and just relaxing and seeing all the beautiful nature available that's been provided for our enjoyment! 

Currently I am tatting a couple of pieces for our next Bonneville Tatters "challenge" project.  I will post pictures when I get them finished!  I hope to get lots of participation!  I want to change the name of 'challenge' to I don't know what yet!  Basically I want the tatters to "think outside of the box"!  The box consists of buttons, jewelry findings, rick rack, etc.  Take these items out of the box and use them with your tatting!  I will show a few samples forthcoming!

One pattern I am using is Karey Solomon's "Bead and Button Star", on page 13 of her book - Tatting With Buttons.  I've seen lots of pretty designs made with this pattern!  They are awesome.  I chose to use size 20 Lizbeth thread!  And with different size buttons.  I've also added some "petals" to one of them to simulate a flower.  I would appreciate any comments!  Thank you in advance!

This last month I saw an idea from Marty Lewis and have been making earrings galore!  She had made matching earrings for her lanyard!  I loved that idea!  I made a pair to match my lanyard, and have made several other pairs to post on my Etsy Store!  It's like I wish I would have thought of it first?  Oh well, Love Marty and she is so lovely and so very creative!  She entered a couple of crocheted doilies this year into our Utah State Fair!  I didn't know she could crochet also!  She always seems to win ribbons for everything she enters!  I definitely admire her!


Friday, August 16, 2013

It's been a long hot summer . . .

I'm actually looking forward to autumn!  I love the fresh autumn colors and the cooler weather!  We've had several fires around the Wasatch Mountains, and hopefully our air will be refreshened soon as the fires decrease! 
I had a wonderful time at the 60th Annual IOLI (formerly International Old Lacers, Inc.) (now International Organization of Lace, Inc.) Convention, here in Salt Lake City, Utah.  It was fun to see the new logo unveiled, and I'll try to put a picture of it on here soon!  I had a great time taking Karey Solomon's class, and socializing with new and old friends!  I will go into greater detail later!

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Top of the mornin' to you!

March 17, 2013 --

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

What a wonderful Springy sort of green day!  It'll green up with the coming of spring - just a few days away!  Yea!

Yesterday we had a wonderful guild meeting!  Lots of prizes, tatters, patterns, and just plain old "Tat and Chat"!  We socialized with great enthusiasm, and Leeza taught a great class on Pearl Tatting, and had designed a shamrock and Easter pattern to share with the group!

Jeanie taught the new tatters, and I know they went away feeling "They could do it!"

Next month is the Spokane Shuttlebirds Workshop and I'm anxiously looking forward to attending with our other tatters.  It's such a beautiful drive!  

I'll post pictures, when I get my scanner up and running.  More later!  

Happy Tatting for now!