Saturday, August 28, 2010

Blogging again

I have been offline for several weeks....things have been a bit crappy. I didn't feel like talking to anyone, but as my job requires me to do so, I just avoided the computer as much as possible instead! I did tat though, it is good therapy for shattered nerves, I think.
I completed the jewelled square, with Miranda's thread and Fox's beads.
Pascale Provost's pattern 'Pétalite'

There was enough thread left on the shuttles to make the oval rose from Sharon's book.

Sharon Brigg's pattern 'Oval Rose'
I then decided, inspired by the pretty beads to make a gecko in the brown and green thread. I wound too much onto my shuttles, and so I made two of them! I am always getting the pattern slightly wrong, so even though I now have three they are all different!
Jane Eborall's pattern, 'Pamela's gecko'
I have at last finished my lace pillow and actually made a little sample of lace on it. This pattern is very simple, and is made in DMC 80.
I love the way cats are always so helpful.
not sure why there's such a big gap under this picture, oh the mysteries of 'Blogger'

This is the edging once it has been removed from the pillow.

I have also been tatting an edging, Mary Konior's 'Maids of honour', which is a good one to do because one shuttle goes a long, long way. I have done all this and have still a nearly full Shuttleshop shuttle, (which means it's not the biggest one I have.) David's daughter is getting married next year, and a tatted handkerchief seems to be called for, so I will probably use this pattern for that, only in white of course.
Mary Konior's pattern 'Maids of Honour', first row.


Lace-lovin' Librarian - Diane said...

I'm happy to see you blogging again! My, you've been busy. I think it's good that your geckos are each slightly different... it's more natural.

Your pillow is beautiful! I'm sure I'd be inspired to work on bobbin lace more often with such a lovely pillow.

Gina said...

It's good to see you back again. Always love seeing your work.

Fox said...

Nice to see you, Snowy!

Your tatting is lovely - all of it.

I love the fact that in this way Miranda, Fox and Snowy have made contact, in that first motif, which I love!
I often comment on her blog and it was such fun o see her thread and my beads in your beautiful motif.

Great post,
Fox : )

Fox said...

P.S. Sharon's heart is lovely and I do have that book. You have inspired me - it is now on my long list...
Fox : )

God's Kid said...

Everything looks so wonderful! :)

Jane Eborall said...

Good to have you back and thank you for being so brave and tackling one of my patterns.

snowy said...

Diane, the pillow was fun to make, I see Mark is making a Honiton pillow, and he advocates chopping up the straw...I didn't know that, oops. I might make another one, a bit smaller and do it with chopped straw.
Fox, it seemed serendipity that your beads and Miranda's thread should match so well, I was so pleased to receive them!
Jane, I love this pattern, no courage needed! Thanks for sharing it.

Maureen said...

Sometimes Life does get a bit messy - you just have to work through it, and I can see that tatting has helped you!
I love that Oval Rose, may I ask the title of the book it's in?

snowy said...

Hello Maureen, the book is Marvellous Motifs by Sharon Briggs.
is the link, in case you wanted to know more. :)

Elisadusud said...

Very glad you are very busy, and very glad to see you again. ouf !!! I wish you'll very happy with bobbinlace. Kisses

Tatskool said...

Enjoyed seeing your tatting and bobbin lace, hope you are feeling brighter. missed you.