Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Bookmarks

Bookmarks

     Still, trying to empty shuttles.  These little book marks go quickly.



Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Cameos

Cameos

     I love cameos.  I found some, colorless, glass cameos at a antique show.  They needed some color on the back to emphasize the gold lady.  I used finger nail polish to color the back side.  I decided to go with silver sewing thread to bring out the gold image.  Here they are with the "Basic Design."  Now to make the outer rounds.



Monday, October 21, 2019

Lesson

Lesson

      I had a special visitor, come, clear from a town, west of Seattle.  She was on her way to snowbird in Arizona.  We had met, through a tatting exchange, back in 2016.  I had given her my Tatsmithing book and a pair of embellishment earrings in the exchange.  She wanted to learn these techniques.  We met at the Bonners Ferry Farmers market and had a wonderful time.  It was a rainy day, so this passed the time quickly.  The wonderful lady's name was Phyllis and she had given me a unique cactus spine.  She used it to pull out tatting stitches.  


     I didn't think I would use it, but, a few days later.....this works better than a needle.  The spine doesn't fray my threads like a regular sewing needle.

Friday, October 18, 2019

Tatsmithing

Tatsmithing

      I had a little more sewing thread on shuttles.  I wanted to empty them so I could work on a proposal for the 2020 Shuttlebird Tatting Workshop.  


Thursday, October 17, 2019

Yard Sale

Yard Sale

      During our normal, Friday Morning Yard Sale Adventure, I came across some old crochet hooks.  I bought them for $1.  


Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Pies

Pies

     Hubby's favorite pie is blackberry-apple.  I like to make a larger pie crust, to use the leftover dough for mini pies.   Tupperware came out with this cool mini pie press and had to buy it from my dealer (the middle sister).  I used my homemade, raspberry jam, to fill the pies.


Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Bookmarks

Bookmarks

     I found some, cute charms at the Farmers Market.  I needed to empty a bunch of shuttles and decided to make bookmarks with them.