Friday, August 1, 2014

Leaves, leave it alone

These next couple of weeks I'm going to concentrate my tatting efforts on making various leaves for the topiary. So far, I have one. It's from the new book I received by Ruth Perry. There's at least six different patterns that I have found online that can be used, so I don't have to worry about one particular leaf overwhelming the topiary. I also picked up some ideas for 'flower fluff' to break up gaps with. Flower fluff to me is just small nothings used, kind of like when they use baby's breath with roses. This is going to be my largest project for this years county fair. When it's over I will also have a justification for purchasing a new curio cabinet to store it in. It's too big to just leave it out where the kids and the kitty cat can pluck flowers off it. Like they've done already. I've come home to find the lily's in practically every room in this place. I've found the magnolia floating in the toilet because according to my daughter, "it was thirsty".

I heard via Facebook that Teri Dusenbury, aka Tatbit, is sharing her patterns again! I am excited. I began this blog with a WIP of her Fantasia Fan. Most of her early patterns I had were lost when I had a hard drive crash years ago. I'm glad they're available again. Her patterns are beautiful and fun to make. I actually have my future sister-in-law wanting the mat for her wedding be made out of one of Teri's heart patterns. It's great that she's sharing again.

In between my tatting projects, I have a resin project to make. I was sent some blank bezels to 'design' something in it. Of course I'm going to add tatting to it! The bezels are a nice medium size, not too big not too small. I only have two weeks to get it finished and shipped back to the originator of the challenge. Since it does take up to four days for the resin to fully cure here, I can't put it off for too long. These bezels are going to be able to be placed in various components, making them wearable in different styles.

With some many different projects going on right now, I better go fill that coffee pot and get started!

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