Designer of many tatting patterns. Simple method of beaded tatting. Flowers are my inspiration!
Thursday 31 July 2008
Wednesday 30 July 2008
Sunday 27 July 2008
The only problem I found with blocking, was that I had to slightly overlap some chains in the outside row (see picture) to make it lie flat. I think that one picot less would have prevented this and so I will try 6 p instead of 7 p next time!
Tuesday 22 July 2008
Monday 21 July 2008
At last I have something to show you all! I started this doily just before my surgery and I am going to try and continue with it this evening. My first attempt at tatting since surgery!
I decided to do a doily from The Tatter's Treasure Chest edited by Mary Waldrep as I thought it would be more gentle to ease myself back into.
The thread I am using is an antique Coates size 40 in ecru. This thread is an absolute delight to work with! It is firm but also has a beautiful sheen that makes the rings just glide to a close! It is a solid colour, the photo makes it look variagated, but that is simply the shading on my windowsill.
May I take this opportunity to thank all the lovely get well wishes that I have received from the tatting community. It was really heart warming to receive so much encouragement!
Thursday 17 July 2008
The surgery to my right shoulder was carried out last Saturday. The surgeon had some good news for me and some not so good! The tendon he thought needing repair, didn't, and one that didn't need repair, did! However, none of it was as painful as I was expecting, which has got to be a good thing! I have to see the physio tomorrow and then I will have a better idea of how long my recovery is going to be. Tatting will be my excuse for good physio!
Friday 11 July 2008
The bad news is that I do have some minor heart disease...ischaemia...and I thought it was all a fuss over nothing! It doesn't seem fair that this should happen to me as I have had a low fat healthy diet since 1989! I do not smoke! I am the perfect weight! and I only drink very moderately! so why me????? Genetics I suppose. If I hadn't taken good care of myself I would probably have had a heart attack a long time ago!
Wednesday 2 July 2008
The rules of the designs are that they must be new and never been published or in the public domain before.
I will have submitted at least 4 flowers (maybe more before the end) but sorry can't say which ones! LOL But of course, that does not mean that they will be accepted by the adjudicator! Just keeping my fingers crossed!