Saturday, August 4, 2018

I did manage to finish a Masquerade square before I went to bed last night. The end is in sight!

It was a good mail day! I received my nylon mold from Linda Williams, along with lots of goodies! I love the card she made, and she also sent me an Ice Drop. This one's definitely going on my tree!

Linda also sent a bag of cabochons and the Oren Bayan thread she likes for her boxes.

Lucky me... Linda also sent a jewelry set. I have a silver neck chain that will work perfectly with the pendant. Thank you for everything, Linda!

Inspired by Linda's fabulous package, I decided to sit down and tat with metallic thread. I chose to experiment with Liz Metallic Rose. I plan on this becoming an Ice Drop. I even remembered to take notes this time! This pattern will not work for the nylon mold, at least not with the Liz Metallic. The motif is too large, but I think it will make a pretty Ice Drop.

I did spend some time writing up a pattern I designed a week or so ago. Several people have asked for the pattern, and I really had to think about what I had done. I've decided it's time to keep a design journal so that I don't forget what I've done!

This evening I started the last row of my Masquerade doily... only four motifs to go!


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    1. Yes, it was! I hope to have time to work on my first basket today!

  2. Oh, oh so many exciting things! I think a design journal is a brilliant idea for someone ,Ike you who makes so many new and interesting designs. Loving the masquerade and the pink metallic!

    1. I'm waiting for my stencil to arrive so that I get off on the right foot!

  3. I love that rose metallic - it’s a beautiful color and will make a beautiful ice drop! I agree with Michelle - a design journal is a great idea for you. I see it was like Christmas at your house - what a fun package!

    1. It is a beautiful color. It reminds me of rose gold, which I love!

  4. Looks like your creativity is taking another step with more things to tat around!! :)
    Beautiful items, and the doily is wonderful!! :)

  5. Diane, what's the nylon mold for? DH is looking for nylon stock into which he can make inserts for bird feeders he is making. I'm a lazy librarian and haven't looked for it myself -- yet.



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