Friday, March 27, 2015

Tiny shopping

Today's agenda included restocking my resin drawer. To keep from overspending, I only took $40 cash in with me and left my wallet with all the cards in the car. An hour and a half later I come out with this:
Most of their tatting supplies at Hobby Lobby were on clearance. I picked up the ones that were half off. I wanted to get about five of the bone shuttles from Sew-ology, but with only $40 to play with I had to refrain. It was so hard, I keep putting back and picking up..The little red book is a sketchbook for my youngest. She's really into drawing and I prefer she do it there instead of the walls.

The beads will be used for the wedding doily. The hanky just caught my eye. Those Clovers, I couldn't pass up. The last time I can recall them costing less than four dollars for a pair was close to ten years ago, when I first began tatting.

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Round and random

For anyone interested in the link for the Bunny pattern. I found it years ago on Imageshack but then that link wouldn't work and I found it again on Pintrest and saved it. Now the designer does have a blog, but I didn't stay too long because the site puts tracking cookies on you and I'm not cool with that. Then again, pretty much every web page you visit nowadays puts cookies on you. You just have to remember to clear your cache regularly.
 
After finishing the second round on Renulek's 2015 Spring doily, I realized I had made another mistake. In one of the crown sections, I only had added 4 picots instead of 5. I was not willing to cut the entire thing off so I just snipped that portion off and did my best to hide the mistake. I basically tatted over it as if it was a split chain and left the tails long to sew into the opposite chain and ring later. I tatted it as tight as I could get it, and I don't think you'd be able to see it unless you were specifically looking for it.
On to the fourth round! I have to be honest, I wasn't really enjoying that lavender color anymore. I was thinking of moving over to a variegated red. It does give good contrast with the darker green but when I held it against the Leafy greens, it was disappointing. I think the only reason I'm trying to keep it going is because it's the only solid color that I had planned to use in this doily. All the greens are variegated. I will try to finish this round and make my decision to keep it or put the lavender away.

Another project I'm getting back to is the wedding doily for my future sister-in-law. I switched to the neon green because their color scheme was changed again.
It's going to be a clover shaped doily using Teri Dusenbury's Heart O'Daisy pattern. She actually did a computer generated doily with this pattern and I'm tatting it up.
And finally we have a random picture of my Honey..lol..I love the fact his hair is down to his waist now.