Wednesday, November 25, 2009

New threads and a doily to share...

FINISHED! I can see the headlines now 'Local girl shot down mysterious variegated UFO last week.' Ok, it's not a real UFO - that's tatting code for UnFinished Object. But I finally finished my round robin doily! I have to admit that this was one of the hardest doilies to finish. I started it way back in August or so and never had the drive to get it done. All those chains really made it hard to press out and to complete in general. The last round though has got to be one of my favorites - weird huh? I love and hate this doily all at the same time!

Something else exciting....I got a knock on the door and a package on the front step on Wednesday! I was a happy girl! With no school until Monday, I've already started on a doily from my new book.
I also splurged (no idea how to spell that) and thought I'd try my hand at 'Lizbeth size 40. Boysenberry is the color. Snowflakes are the plan. It's cold and rainy here, so I know that I'll be working on them and will keep ya posted!

So I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving!! We spent today chillin' on the farm, taking care of horses, baking and cooking, and had a super yummy dinner. My dad had our wood stove going all day and it kept the house toasty - we even had the furnace turned off. Needless to say that my room upstairs is a little chilly, but what are electric blankets for???
May you all have a blessed weekend! Much love from the Midwest,

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Order Up!

About two weekends ago we ran into an old friend at a concert in Dekalb. My mom and I used to do Girl Scouts with her and her daughter ages ago! Now both of us are in college! What a blast from the past! She had seen my cross bookmarks and said that she would like three of them for a mission-sponsored family in KY for Christmas and two for her own daughters as well.

So here they are! A real order for a long time friend. I'm very pleased with them and am working on the final cross; that will be a purple and white varigated mix.
I've also seen that Handy Hands has the 'Lizbeth thread has new colors in both size 20 and 40! I hope to try my hand at size 40 sometime soon. Fall semester is wrapping up and my winter break is for a whole month! There will be a lot of tatting! yay!
Bye for now,

Friday, November 6, 2009

Currently tatting...

Once again I was taken captive by an antique pattern found online. What I like most about it is that it's SQUARE! I've seen my fair share of rounds and ovals, but never squares. I am trying to think of a way to attach all of them and make a 'quilt' of sorts. We'll see. The pink and white was my first go round that I did in a size 10. I make myself laugh because I always try a new pattern in a large size and gradually get smaller. The other square is in a size 20 and that's the size that the rest of 'em will be in. I'm going to make all of the squares in white and all the 'Lizbeth colors that I have. I especially can't wait to see how some of the variegateds come out.
I just have to share that on Saturday our family is going to a Micheal W. Smith concert in Dekalb IL!!! My Dad's bank has a suite at the NIU Convocation Center and we got it for the night! This will be Micheal W. Smiths kick-off for his world tour and we are so blessed to be going. It's going to be a fantastic evening!
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