Monday, January 23, 2012

The package has been delievered!

I gave the hankie to my customer Renee today! She LOVED her hankie and was so pleased. I also included a small amount of the same colored thread so that the bride's new initials could be embroidered on by her grandmother. Renee was so touched. I decided that I wanted to wrap the hankie and put it in a box, but the only one I could find was a small cake box. So I'll have to work on that because I think it's a special touch like that that people will remember.
It's been a busy day; blustery, cold weather, horse chores on the farm, school, and it's only Monday!!
Anywhoooo, I hope you are all having a marvelous start to your week. Since I finished the hankie I've been working on some simple patterns of snowflakes and small doilies so I'll keep you updated on those as they get a little bigger. I also decided to use some size 10 thread, to take a break from the smaller stuff. Pictures to come!

Tuesday, January 17, 2012


This is my last weekend before my school semester starts up. It's my last college semester and I'm super excited to graduate in May!! I've already begun to get my resume together as the job search will begin in February. We got a lovely blanket of snow this past week and we are sure enjoying it. Our first snow of the year! My sister and I are having a blast romping in the snow with our horses.

On a tatting note: I FINISHED THE HANKIE!!! It's all done and looks great. Now I am blocking the edging by getting it slightly wet and pinning it down so it will lay nice and flat, and not all bunched up.

I've started on some fun snowflakes for my tatting catalog from a book called Easy Tatting by Rozella F. Linden. It's a great way to use up from extra, left-over threads from projects as well as working on my thread and pattern catalogs on Facebook. Busy, Busy,  Busy!!
Have a lovely week everyone! Pictures of the Hankie to come!

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Bling Shuttles

Ok, I HAVE to ask...How and where did you ladies get your clover shuttles all glittery and cute!!?!?!?!? I would so love to learn to make them or purchase them if anyone is selling. Tattabugg's Lace posted the cutest shuttle picture on her blog and I've also seen them on Lace-lovein' Librarian. Place a comment if you know! This is a tatting 'Shout Out!"
Have a wonderful Wednesday everyone! I'm about two or three hours away from finishing the 'Something Blue Hankie!' I'll keep you posted!

P.S. The thread catalog is coming along nicely! We are expected to get 3-5" of snow so I'm hoping to spend a little more time on it while the weather turns snowy!

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Hankie Update

Here she is! After the holidays I am now embarking on the last side! This pattern has been fun, but quite a challenge, too.

The outside is worked first, so then you add the inside round as well as attach to the linen. The hankie that I'm using is Irish linen from that you can view HERE. The holes are pre-made so there was a lot of math that went into figuring out how many little 'fans' go for so many holes and then I had to add in the corners too. Ugh!

So I figured the best way to do this is to work one side of the outside round first, end with a ring so that I can easy pick it up again with a Lark's Head Knot (hmm, maybe I'll have to do a post one that little trick!) Anyway, once one outer-round is done, I work the inside and attach to the linen at the same time. That way if there is any miscalculation, I can go back on just that side and not have to take out the WHOLE outside round.

So three down, one to go! It looks really nice and I am pleasently surprised that the color came out so pretty. The lady that is purchasing this hankie wanted to go for an antique-looking blue, and I do believe that Lizbeth's Wedgewood Light (#655) delievered perfectly!!!

I've decided to call this the 'Something Blue...' Hankie, in honor of the bride that will be receiving the hankie in the fall for her wedding! Ciao for now!

Wednesday, January 4, 2012


 IT'S HERE! I've created a facebook page for my Tatted Lace business!! I've very excited to be able to put all of my creations on here. I'm in the process of collecting pictures for a thread and doily catalogue that clients will be able to see. I get asked to create something special every so often and my goal is to create a special page where clients can look in one place at all that designs and colors that I have to offer! Oh, it's gonna be fun! Here is the link for you to check out: Allison's Tatted Lace Facebook Page!!
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