Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Weekend in L.A.

No, not Los Angeles. My sister, brother, and I spent the weekend in Lower Alabama with our mom. Mom celebrated her 85th birthday on January 19, and this was the weekend that the three of us could fly down to visit her.

We had a wonderful time, but it went way too quickly!

Before leaving on Friday, I spent time working with Mary Konior's Eightsome Reel from A Pattern Book of Tatting.

Everything went fine with the first three motifs. However, I made so many mistakes on the fourth motif that I finally snipped it off and threw it away. I'll try again soon. I'd like to get this pattern down pat before starting on the runner for my sister-in-law.

My first finished piece of tatting after returning from Alabama was another St. Patrick's Day themed Ice Drop.

I don't add charms to all of my Ice Drops, but some of them just seem to fit!

This morning I finished Day 8 of Jane's TIAS. Somehow, I did manage to add a little extra decorative loop between rings 21 and 22. I didn't notice it until this morning, and I wasn't about to retro-tat, so it has become a design element. That's my story, and I'm sticking to it!


  1. Is this a butterfly? Glad you had a good visit with your family....

    1. Hmmm... not sure. My first guess was a jellyfish. I guess we'll find out soon!

  2. Glad you enjoyed your weekend,
    Love your green ice drops

  3. Happy birthday to your mom! Nice picture of all of you smiling!

  4. Happy Birthday to you mom!!! :) Fabulous motifs and Ice Drop!! :)

  5. I love the green and till I saw the shamrock I kept saying to myself this would be great for St. Patty's day 😄

  6. I'm glad you had a wonderful visit to LA. I was about to email you to see when you were coming down this way. Maybe next time we can get together. Time goes by so fast.

  7. Congratulations to your mum! Wonderful that the three of you were able to celebrate together with her. I'm glad you've found the right motif for the table runner.

  8. Happy Birthday to your mom and how special for you all to get together to celebrate. Lovely green tattings...


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