Friday, July 23, 2021

Joining

 Joining

     Slowly, joining the two rows.  I'm glad I tatted, most of the motifs first.  Doing so, kept the next row from twisting.



Thursday, July 22, 2021

Heart

 Heart

      Hubby bought me a drawing/colored pencil book, to improve my drawing ability.  It's called "You can Draw! Simple Techniques for Realistic Drawings," by Leonardo Pereznieto.  I marked a few things I wanted to try.  One of the first things I wanted to draw was the heart necklace.  Here is my heart.  I love these new pencils!  They are the same size lead that comes in the drawing pencils, but I don't have all the wood shavings to worry about.



Wednesday, July 21, 2021

Pencils

 Pencils

       Once of my neighbors had given me some drawing supplies for my birthday.  The set of lead holders have a sharpener, built into the removable,  cap of the pencil.  The lead size is 2 mm, strong enough not to break.  Now to try them out.





Tuesday, July 20, 2021

New

 New

      A tatting friend had given me a copy of Ewa Wasyliszyn's new book, "Tatting Colours - Travels."  The patterns are gorgeous! The colors of the doily, imitates the places she has visited.  I'll start working on this book, after the fair.



Monday, July 19, 2021

Drought

 Drought

     We are having drought, up here in north Idaho.   It's been, unusally hot also.  In the 90's and 100's.  We managed to pick three cups of huckleberries.



Friday, July 16, 2021

Cover

 Cover

    I went to the thrift store, looking for heavy fabric.  I came across a couple of placemats.  They weren't completely the same size, but I didn't care, I loved the look of them.  The cover I was making is for myself.


I love the way the front came out.



Wow, that drawing isn't that great.  This was my first colored pencil drawing.  I drew this, the beginning, of last year.


Thursday, July 15, 2021

Outer

 Outer

     I'm still working on my doily.  I have two rounds to go.  Since the last round is composed of 24 motifs, I decided to tat most of them first.  This way, I'm not putting too much stress on the doily.  I tatted 19 motifs and now starting to sandwich the rows together.