Friday, July 30, 2010

Recently Going-On...

A recent project. I love old bottles and glassware and these two little pieces are from Doug for my birthday. AAAWWW! Isn't he sweet! :) It was his original idea to display my tatting with them, so here she be!
I'm also working on two orders for friends. One is a snazzy bookmark with a really cool color combo and the other is a doily for a table center-piece. Both are in the same color too! I'll keep ya'll posted on those projects. I'm afraid I will be busy! I've got one week left on my Internship and 3 weeks until school starts up again!! Oh my! Have a great weekend all!

Friday, July 23, 2010


I had been working on these two for about the past month and now that the gifts have been given I can share them with you!

My dear Douglas and his mother, Amy, drove out to see us last Sunday and stayed until Tuesday morning. Doug's birthday was in June so I tatted him a sort-of-celtic looking cross. He wears a kilt, so I made the colors in a Blackwatch Plaid. I was playing around withe the colors and actually made the tassel first. It looked so cool! Then I had to decide where to put the three colors in the pattern. That part was harder then it looks! Come to think of it I don't think I've ever tatted with three colors. In the end, it turned out awesome and he liked it very much.

Now this gift was a spur-of-the-moment idea. I had gotten an antique tatting book from the library some months ago and came across a picture of tatted thistles! Doug and his family have named their 76 acres in Upstate New York 'Thistledown Farm' and being the creative person I am...well, the picture at left happened.... This gift was for Mrs. Amy Schirmer. She is the most incredible woman that I've met outside of my family and I wanted to give her something special to take back to New York with her. We both cried when I gave it to her. I love her so very much. She's just like my mom! :)

Well that's all for now. The weather here is very hot and humid so I'm gonna go and work on my current project! I'll be sharing that with you all soon! Have a blessed weekend everyone!

Saturday, July 10, 2010

A Package from across the world...

I received Jon's package from her drawing that I won off of InTatters tatting forum. She sent me a tatted snowflake book that I can't wait to try! I'm thinking of covering some ornaments with them. I was so surprised to be picked!

Her work is lovely! Click HERE to take a look at her blog! This lovely lady lives in Malaysia and it's so fun to know people from around the world. To think that Tatting can do that is awesome! So a huge thanks to Jon! Her package and card that she included put a smile on my face for the whole week! Blessing on your weekend everyone!
Love from Illinois,

Monday, July 5, 2010

The littlest square...

Here she be! I must be on a square thing lately, but these guys are so fun! This square is in a 'Sea foam green' color in size 40. Tiny threads are an adventure! I didn't break it at all on this one, knock on wood!

The four middle medallions are edged by a simple ring and chain pattern. One of those quick weekend projects. So Happy Fourth of July! Have a fantastic day!
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