Monday, January 1, 2018

Happy new year!

My new year is off to a great start! How about yours?

First, I found an Ice Drop that I finished Christmas day.

Next, I practiced oya, following a YouTube video. It looked so simple! My results are horrible, but I will try again. I have a feeling this pattern was a little too advanced for me.

In order to make myself feel better about my skills with thread, I tatted a basic Ice Drop. This one is in Karey Solomon's Distant Mountains hand-dyed thread. I do love this color, and I feel much better knowing that I have a little bit of skill when using a shuttle and thread!


  1. It's never easy to learn a new craft! Looks simple when someone else does it. You'll get it. I understand the impulse to go back to something you're familiar with and good at.

    1. I've gone back to practicing the basic loop, and I see that I still need to master that. We all need to learn to walk before we can run!

  2. Great Ice Drops!! :)
    At least I can tell your new lace is lace!! :)

  3. I think it's a great first attempt. I've really found the videos from BecomeInspired ( to be a big help. You can tat the beginning ring too--much easier.

  4. Tge first attempt does not always go to plan, I am sure you will get the pattern with practice.
    Gorgeous ice drops
    Happy new year to you and your family.


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