First, I received Fox's traveling copy of Let's Tat by Angeline H. Crichelow. Marie sent it to me from Florida, along with a nice little note and a beautiful tatted piece. I've read about a third of the book, and I find it very interesting! Yes, I'm reading the patterns. I'm finding that the more I read the patterns, the easier it is to understand Angeline's directions. Of course, I find that true of any tatting book!
I don't know why, but every time I start a new book, I have the desire to go back and look at my Mary Konior books. That happened this weekend! I looked through A Pattern Book of Tatting and decided to edge a hanky in Forget-me-not. The hanky is one I found in a dollar store in Alabama when I was visiting my mom. I'm using size 20 Lizbeth, Juicy Watermelon. I think the colors match perfectly!
Tattin' Kat sent me some blinging paper. She didn't want me to run out of things to do over my spring break! So, I obliged and blinged up the last of my shuttles. Thanks Tattin' Kat!
Two of the black and white ones were made previously, but I added bling to the back, so I included them in the picture. I guess I'll take a break from blinging now. I'm out of shuttles, at least until I finish cleaning my sewing room!
Today I felt the urge to tat a motif, and Nancy Tracy's Tatted Medallion called to me! If you haven't signed up for Nancy's free newsletter, now's the time. She sends out recipes and free tatting patterns every month. You can find her store and information about the free newsletter at http://be-stitched.com.
This morning I spent time reading The Lace Makers of Glenmara by Heather Barbieri. This was a gift from Lelia in the One World One Heart event. It's light reading, and I'm already half way through the story! This afternoon Dave and I caught up on some t.v. shows we had recorded. I'm amazed at how much of my hanky edging I completed. Now, if I'd only get off the computer, I might get some more done! ; )
I'm a retired elementary computer teacher/librarian, mother to four, grandmother to seven. I love lace. I love books. I love to collect. Now that I'm retired, I know I'll never be bored because I have so many interests, as well as the goodies I need to indulge my whims!