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.