28 February 2007

Emma on the couch, again!


As if I did not have enough to do with my hands, I've taken up knitting

I've now made 3 of these bags, about the size of a credit card. But being garter stitch, they'll stretch.

I've also made two hats, and am halfway thru a shawl for a friend.

It's something to do with my hands, and does not take the attention that tatting does.

Maybe I need a 'greyknitter' site!

The Tenth Motif

A pair of Peacock Hearts

The large one is done in a 20 Flora, and went to India as part of the 2007 Heart Exchange

The small one is done in a Coats Machine Quilting thread, and went to London, to see the Queen

[Update] - The Coats thread came from a local Wal-Mart, in their fabric section. The Tattinggoddess list was talking about this thread several months ago, and of course, I had to try it. There are other colors available, and the thread should be available in other stores that carry Coats thread.


Ninth Motif

It's the Heartfelt Heart, by Karey Solomon

I did this one for the Heart Exchange 2007

02 February 2007


I was intrigued by the idea of housewifes a/k/a hussifs, as mentioned last year on various tatting lists. The quilt store downtown had a sale [beware!] and I went.
Oh, the fabrics, and the colors, and the large % off of holiday fabrics.

As you can tell, I went slightly overboard. I made 3 more in addition to what is pictured. One went to the Fort Wayne Tatting Guild holiday exchange, and two went to the other officers in the Guild.
The purple one is headed overseas - tho I would like to keep it, [the person it's going to really really needs it - more than I do!]
[UPDATE] And I've heard from her, and she loves it! especially the feel, as it is a brushed almost flannel like cloth
BUT, the quilt shop has had another sale, and I have more fabric. To make others!

[Update]The poinsettia one was the luck of the cloth, so to speak. I had gotten the fabric in a 'grab bag' at the quilt shop, and there was enough to lay out the housewife so that the flowers and petals just 'bloomed' in position. The striped piece that is the back of the front pocket also came from this grab bag, already pieced.
I did buy more of the poinsettia cloth, to make one, maybe two more housewifes for the 2007 holiday season.

And the reason for lots of ribbon to tie them shut? In case the recipient wants some ribbon to tie to the end of a picot gauge - they have the ribbon that matches - Smart, huh?

[Update 2] What's a housewife for? - stuff - pattern, thread, shuttles, tape, needles, pen, highlighter, paper, whatever is needed to accompany a tatting project, so that it's portable, accessible in a purse or carry-on, or briefcase.

The Eighth Motif

This is Ruth Perry's Celtic Snowflake 2006. I tatted it a number of times, and this one went to my Tattinggoddess Secret Santa exchange person.

It's pictured on the housewife that I made for her.


Another view of Emma

Told you, not a happy dog.

Tried to clicker train her to look left, and look right. Those she got.

The up and down looks - she did not get.

I had planned on then working on "Yes" and "No", but she got her collar off before then.



Emma got spayed Tuesday before Thanksgiving - and she had to have a tuck - which meant she had to wear a collar. For ten very long, very entertainingly depressing days.

The collar prevented her from access to her stitches. She moped, and you can tell from her expression, that this is not a happy dog.

Poor Emma.


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