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Tuesday, 8 July 2014

Two more bookmarks

Two more bookmarks. I need to be stiffening them, but I'm off to my mom's for a week of shopping and crib playing.

Saturday, 5 July 2014

Nice Find

We went garage saling today and I made a nice find. This is another Crafting Traditions magazine from July/Aug 2000. I wish I'd subscribed more to this mag. Here's a pic of lovely tatted bells with a pretty ribbon. I haven't made them, but I like them. It's made by Barbara Marshall of Fort Ripley, Minnesota. There are even some clappers inside.


Wednesday, 2 July 2014

A little bookmark

Well, I didn't tat much on holidays. Here's the finished product. I guess I should stiffen it a bit.

Tuesday, 1 July 2014

Another travel treasure

I found this (or these) in an antique store in our travels. I've always thought they were neat. If you google Matroshka you will see pictures of all sorts of them. Even Star Wars and Beatles.



Wednesday, 25 June 2014

Treasures from my travels

We've just returned from a road trip to Colorado. I fully enjoyed driving through Estes park. My husband was not fully amused as we pulled our 25.5 ft holiday trailer up and over top the mountain pass. 12,000 feet above sea level. I thought it was wonderful. But I wasn't the driver either.
So, we made some Hobby Lobby and Micheal's stops. The first picture is some size #80 Lizbeth thread, I picked up. I've never tatted with that fine a thread before. The other is nylon thread. Not sure how it will react to being tatted. I will give it a try someday.

 RESCUE
 The next picture is a rescue. A while ago I posted some pictures of a lovely tatted and crocheted doily I'd seen at an antique shop in a town down the road. (Airdre) Well, we stopped there on the way back from our trip. I'd decided, I wanted that doily. The poor thing was stained. Needed some fray check put here and there and I feel doilies don't get much TLC in antique shops. So, when we got there, I went right to the spot where I'd seen it before. It wasn't there. (sigh). So, I wandered about looking here and there. I rummaged though a shelf full of doilies, but no, it wasn't there. Then in the next display I spotted a little section of it peeking out from under a big pile of plates. Oh, the poor thing. So, I fished it out and purchased it. It needed some stain remover and washing. In this picture, it's drying. I've pressed it and when it's dry I'll give it some fray check on some loose ends.It will look nice on top of my other stereo speaker. It's so unique as I'm sure it's both tatted and crocheted. I wish I had the pattern.

Thursday, 29 May 2014

Spring Doily on speaker

Here's the Renulek Spring doily on my old stereo speaker. It covers it nicely.

Tuesday, 27 May 2014

Fun Things In The Mail

Today I received a lovely parcel from Patrica of Spokane. I was looking for brown GMC and she sent me hers. Also a very cute beaded key chain with "I love tatting" spelled out on it. Here are some pictures.

 This one is the key chain Pati sent me. It's on my purse now. What a nice treat. Thank you very much Pati.

Renulek's Spring doily finished

And here's why I am the Batty Tatter. Finished..whew. It's 19 inches across made with size 30 DMC. The last row is fun too. Takes some concentration.