Thursday, April 23, 2015

Not much progress...

I'm almost 1/4 of the way around the Jan Stawasz Masterpiece. I didn't have much time to tat this morning, because I decided to exercise when I got up. What was I thinking? ;-)

I didn't have any time to tat after lunch today, so I made no progress on my Spinning Wheel glass mat. After school I decided to do some yard work, so there was no tatting before dinner.

Dave had to go in to work super early this morning because of the cold weather. He had to make sure his plants didn't freeze. He went in for a "nap" around 6:30 tonight, and I've kept the house quiet (no t.v., no music) so that he could get some good sleep. I decided to work on more button flowers for Rita until he got up, but now I'm thinking of going to bed as I'm too tired to tat!

So, not much progress on the tatting front, but it was a very fulfilling day.

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

A new routine?

I followed the same routine as yesterday, and look what I accomplished!

I had about a half hour to work on the Jan Stawasz Masterpiece before school.

I was able to make a little progress on the Purple Passion Spinning Wheel after lunch.

And to top it all off, I managed to finish ten more button flowers for Rita. I'm feeling pretty good!

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Before breakfast and after lunch

That's when I managed to fit in some tatting time today.

I was in the mood to work on my Jan Stawasz Masterpiece doily this morning. I didn't get much done, because I needed to refill one of my shuttles. Now that it's all set up to go, I should be able to tat quite a bit tomorrow.

Purple Splendor is the color I'm using for my next Spinning Wheel glass mat. This one just might have to go to daughter Carol, whose favorite color just happens to be purple!

Dave was an hour late coming home from work tonight. The wind gusts we were experiencing were causing problems with his greenhouses. So, while I was waiting for him I crocheted some more button flowers.

I wonder how this picture turned upside down?

I plan on visiting ReChic Unique Boutique in a couple of weeks, and I'd like to have a nice supply of button flowers for Rita.

I'm very happy with what I managed to accomplish today. I hope you had a day that was just as fulfilling!

Monday, April 20, 2015

And another...

I really enjoyed tatting my last Spinning Wheel glass mat, so I started another today. I'm using size 10 Lizbeth again, color #129 Purple Spendor. I'm thinking of putting these for sale in the boutique, although I have no idea how much they should go for. Any suggestions?

I feel like I'm falling behind in making crocheted button flowers for Rita.

I only managed to finish four today, but I do have a good excuse. This is Dave's busy season, and I help him with invoices in the evening. Math is not my forte, but I can handle simple calculations!

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Jelly Bean Spinning Wheel

I'm feeling satisfied now that I've completed my first tatting project of the new year, the Spinning Wheel glass mat from Tatting with Visual Patterns by Mary Konior. The thread is size 10 Lizbeth, #119, Jelly Bean.

For those of you interested in seeing the difference in thread sizes, these are in size 10, 20, and 80. The size 10 is 7", size 20 is 5.5", and size 80 is 3.5". They take the same amount of time to tat. The only difference is the finished size.

I do love this pattern! Maybe I should start another. :-)

Mission NOT accomplished!

...but I sure had fun!

My morning task was to finish this bag. I needed a new bag to go out and celebrate my friend Peggy's birthday. ;-)

My Soup Club buddies and I went to Mi Ranchito to celebrate Peggy's birthday. That's Peggy in the sombrero, with Edna sitting next to her.

Photos are a big part of our get-togethers, mainly because Judy and Edna insist on it!

I usually forget about pictures unless Edna and Judy are around. In fact, I forgot all about pictures for the rest of the day!

After lunch, we took a field trip to ReChic Unique Boutique. We each found something we just had to have! Then, we headed back to Judy's house for Hello Kitty cookies and ice cold root beer... yum! We are party girls!

I had a lovely surprise when I arrived home. Daughter Carol, her friend Jon, and his kids were at the house. We ordered pizza, played foozball (is that how you spell it?), and had a wonderful time.

However, I did not finish my Spinning Wheel glass mat. Maybe today?

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Today's the day!

I didn't make much progress on my Spinning Wheel glass mat yesterday, but I plan on finishing it today. One of the first graders asked me what I was making and she stood and watched me tat one ring and chain. She told me she could watch me tat all day. Now that's inspiration!

For some reason, I can't get this photo to rotate. It looks fine in Photo, but when I import to to Blogger, it reverts to the portrait position. Sometimes technology baffles me!

Yesterday's focus was buttons in pairs for Rita.

I love the selection of buttons she sent for me to use!

They're larger than the ones I have, and they're thicker. I'm really interested to see what she does with them!