Friday, December 28, 2007

Well the doily continues to grow. I did not get a lot of time to tat over Christmas but I am now on row 8 of 17 and I must say that I am falling in love with this doily. I think that even if the finished size is going to be to big for where I was planning on using it I am going to do the 17 rows. I am also starting to think about the possibility of designing and publishing a book of tatted doily patterns as I am finding that the ones that are for sale are not ideal as patterns for all levels of tatters and are afraid to show what it would be like to tat doilies in colourful hand dyed threads.

Saturday, December 22, 2007

I changed the way I decorated my tree this year. In all the other years I would have it absolutely covered in a wide variety of decorations. This year because of many health problems it has been a real challenge to even put up the tree so I decided to make less work for myself and keep it simple. The only decorations on the tree this year are my tatted ones and then some candy canes for the teenagers to make disappear. I miss all the other decorations but I just don't have the energy to do any more so I will have to be content with the way it is.

On a happier note I would like to send out a Christmas greeting to all my tatting friends it has been a fun year getting to know new people and share my tatting adventures.

To all my fellow Tatters I wish you the best wishes of the season and wish you the gifts that you need as well as a few you would like. I wish you and your families good health and happiness now and in the coming year. And lastly I wish you the blessings that come with giving, may they warm your heart and make you realize just how special you are.


Friday, December 21, 2007

Here is a sneak peek at the new doily I am working on. It is done in two shades of green and the finished size is 17 rows so it is going to be a big one. I don't know if I need it that big for its new home but we will see

Saturday, December 15, 2007

Many thanks to Nancy Tracy who designed this doily called Mom's Pink Doily. Directions can be found at If you like doily's I would highly recommend this one as the directions are very clear and easy to follow and the finished product is a pretty doily with lots of picots. This one is made with Altin Basak size 50 thread, colour #356. It took me longer than usual to make it as I have been watching the BBC special Planet Earth. What an amazing set of shows if you have e not seen it yet I would highly recommend it as it provides you with once in a lifetime views of different aspects of earth and will truly make you marvel at the wonders of nature.

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Well it is snowing inside and out. These are the last of my snowflakes for this season and I am doing my least favorite thing, blocking. If i wasn't such a perfectionist I probably would not bother, but to me it is worth it. This is also my first posting on Blogger and I have decided to start a blog here as well as the one I have on Yahoo as this one is able to do more. I think in the future I will probably end up shutting down Yahoo but for now I will keep both of them running.