Saturday, April 30, 2016

A slow month for tatting

I only have five Spinning Wheel glass mats to show for the month of April. At least I've been keeping up with my goal of tatting one Spinning Wheel per week!

Today I spent most of the day working on mermaid scale necklaces for the drama club fund raiser this summer. My goal is to sell 100 necklaces at $10 each.

75 of them will have 16" chains, which I think is a good size for little girls. 25 will have 20" chains, just in case there are any adults who want one!

Thursday, April 28, 2016

No tatting today


My new hand crank sewing machine arrived today, and I've been reading and watching videos about how to clean, oil, and use it. It's in beautiful condition. I've been looking for one for several years, and when I found this one on eBay last weekend it was love at first sight!

I do need to do a little cleaning and oiling, but I am thrilled to finally have my very own hand crank machine!

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Winner! Winner!

No, not chicken dinner... a beautiful tatting shuttle!

When I learned there were going to be silver shuttles up for auction on eBay, I checked them all out! I think I bid on six or seven of them, but this was the one I really wanted! My great-grandmother was Eva Kresge Morris, and she would have been her late 30s or early 40s when this shuttle was engraved (her daughter, my Grandma Green, was 17 in 1916).

It's fun to think that this shuttle could have belonged to my great-grandmother, but I don't believe she was a tatter.

Eliz commented that as I finished a Spinning Wheel, she found herself wondering what the next color would be. That comment made me chuckle! This is size 20 Manuela that I've had for several years. I like the way it's working so far!

Michelle asked for a close-up to show the beads.

They're pretty subtle. It's hard to catch the shimmer with a camera, but there's just enough sparkle to make the bag extra special! I still haven't started the drawstring. Thank goodness the weekend is coming!

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Lovin' the green

I finished another Spinning Wheel glass mat today! This one is in size 20 Omega. I don't know the color number, but I do love these shades of green!

Sunday, April 24, 2016

Spring sure is busy!

Why is it that spring seems so busy? I guess it's because we've been cooped up all winter, and the chance to get outside takes priority. All I know is that somehow spring has been getting in the way of my fiber time!

I did make a little progress on my Spinning Wheel in size 20 Omega.

I also managed to finish the top of the beaded bag. All I have left to do is make and add the beaded drawstring, and it will need to be blocked. I think I'll look for my white hankies before I head off to bed tonight. That way I'll be all ready to look work on the hanky edging this week.

I did crochet two more rows on the mermaid tail afghan. I'm going to need to really focus on this once I finish the beaded bag and hanky!

Saturday, April 23, 2016

A nice surprise

Yesterday morning when I arrived at school, this beautiful bouquet was sitting on my desk. There was no note or card, and I have no idea who it's from. My friend Robyn who is also retiring this year had a similar bouquet on her desk. We had fun trying to figure out who surprised us, but we still are clueless. Thank you to the person/people who decided to brighten our day!

I don't know where the time went today, but I sure didn't get much tatting done.

Maybe I spent too much time looking at my new goodies! These shuttles arrived from the Ukraine.

These new beauties are from I LOVE these shuttles!

I did spend quite a bit of time working on my beaded crocheted bag. I still have to complete the top edge and make the drawstrings. After that, I think I'll start a hanky for the bride-to-be!

Thursday, April 21, 2016

From Russia with love

Today was mainly a crochet day. I know it's still April, and the production of The Little Mermaid isn't until the end of June, but I'm starting to feel the crunch!

I'm also wondering if I have enough yarn to finish this mermaid tail afghan. I sure hope so!

My newest Spinning Wheel is in size 20 Omega. I don't know the color number, but I do like the color!

So, what's with the post title?

Three more new shuttles arrived today from Russia. Aren't they pretty?