Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Stuff that has at last been finished...sort of.

Gold braid, torchon bookmark, two snowflakes, and a bit of the heart doily, which has increased a little bit!
Ok the ends are still waiting to be sewn in, but I am pleased to be able to record a bit of progress.

I love to work while listening to podcasts, I can absolutely recommend one called "No such thing as a fish" which is from the QI elves.
Funny and fascinating at the same time, if you love knowing useless facts give it a listen.

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Bobbins, shuttles and a cat...

Here is James, offering to help with my gold lace braid.
 And this is the aforementioned braid.
And here is a bit of land of lace's heart doily round one. Let me just say that it's a pattern that is quite a brain teaser, and I have done a lot of unpicking and re-tatting...and I am still only on the third repeat!

Friday, November 06, 2015

Ooh look, gift!

No-one knows where I live, nowadays, so I get no post...however Fox did manage to get this package to me, and I was really excited to find this in my post box after a fairly difficult day.
I thought I had taken more photos, but anyway here are two lovely tatted motifs and a motif of Romanian lace, which will inspire me to have a go, also some shuttles and thread which are beautiful, but I will show you when I manage to get tatting. I have made some bobbin lace this week, I may show later once I have done the tatting as promised.

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

I am back!

 Look, some lace! This torchon bookmark has been made over the last three weeks, even though I have many other things going on.
I have even dug out some shuttles, and so I am almost finished with this snowflake. I am using size 50 DMC, and a pattern from Tatting by the Bay. Fox has inspired me to look into knotted lace, but I need to wait for pay-day to buy the book...

(I just want to explain that my life has changed course...so that I am now living alone, in a cute little flat with my adored deerhound, her eight puppies and three somewhat disconsolate cats. I work with profoundly handicapped children and young adults. I am very happy.)

Friday, March 28, 2014

Kitty Fisher found it!

My bag was at the Mairie! I went to Prayssac with some posters to put up, and the ladies at the Boulangerie said to ask at the Syndicat d'Initiative and the Mairie...and there it was. I nearly kissed the Policier who gave it to me.  So happy, especially as it had a special Shuttle Shop shuttle with my name on. However I seem to have lost my tatting inspiration, and everything I try goes wrong, ah well, perhaps I need to look for that as well!

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Lucy Locket lost her pocket...

Somehow I have lost my tatting pochette, which is in this picture. :(
From DS9 designs it has been with me for 10 years or so.
It was in my bag yesterday, but when I came home from the bank it was no longer there.* It has some shuttles, scissors, hooks and my current bits of work, so I guess they will never be finished.

Heyho, many far more terrible things happen, I hope whoever found it treasures it, even if they have no idea what it is all about!

* I did go back today and ask, but no one has seen it.

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Et hop...

Onto the bandwagon.
 My first attempt at the Spring doily, mistakes a go-go!
Second attempt, both are worked in Majestic thread, which is a little bit twisty, but the colours are wonderful.