Friday, August 30, 2019

Thursday, August 29, 2019



       The bracelet was fun, now to design a larger one.

Wednesday, August 28, 2019



     The fair is over and I have a little time to play with my new Wrapit bracelet loom.

Tuesday, August 27, 2019

Blue Green

Blue Green

      Someone was asking for a turquoise memory necklace.  I wasn't sure if she wanted a bluer turquoise or a greener turquoise.  

Monday, August 26, 2019



     I needed a few more memory necklaces for the farmers market.

Friday, August 23, 2019

Fair Results

Fair Results

     Here are the results from the county fair....

Small households:

 Small doily, 1st. 

Motif, 1st

Bookmark, 1st

Coloring Contest:

Coloring Contest, 1st and premium markers.


Glass Etching, 1st.

College, 2nd.

Holiday, 1st.

Recyclable, 1st.

Collection, 1st.


Set, 1st and Best-of-Class.

Necklace, 1st.

Bracelet, 1st.

Earrings, dolls

Other, 1st


Landscape Watercolor, 1st.

Floral Watercolor, 3rd.

Watercolor pencil (my first picture in this medium), 2nd.

Bird Watercolor, 1st and Best-of-Class.

Floral Marker, 1st


drum roll, please

I never dreamed, I had a chance to win this....

a special $$$$$ award!!!!!

Best Painting by an adult/senior!!!!!

Marker, 1st, Best-of-Class and Best Painting!!!$$$$$$$$$$$   woo hoo!!!!

Thursday, August 22, 2019



    I, finally, had the courage to work on the hummingbird watercolor.  I added metallic, gold paint to the pigments to give the bird an iridescent look.  This went better, than I thought it would.

Wednesday, August 21, 2019



     I wanted something different.  This pansy became a brooch.

Tuesday, August 20, 2019



      Finished the doily in time for the fair.  It measures 12" across.  It's from Jan's, "Tatted Treasures," pg 63.  This has been on my bucket list, from the time I received the book.  Maybe, one day, I'll make the matching flower picture that goes with it.

Monday, August 19, 2019

Friday, August 16, 2019

Thursday, August 15, 2019

Tea and Tatting

Tea and Tatting

      I had tatted, three tea pots, earlier this year.  I wanted to frame them together, but didn't find a frame for them.  I found and old frame with a clock in it.  I cleaned it up, slapped on some gold paint, mounted and matted the tea pots. 

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Monday, August 12, 2019

Friday, August 9, 2019

Thursday, August 8, 2019

Wednesday, August 7, 2019



    Starting another doily.  This one has been on my bucket list, since I received, Jan's, "Tatted Treasures" book.  This is doily number 8.

Tuesday, August 6, 2019



    I had received, two glass bells in a tatting exchange, a few years ago.  I finally finished one.  The pattern is by Terry McGuffin.  The pattern said to make a large ring, on the bottom, and attach the tatting to it.  I didn't like the look so used beads, instead.

Monday, August 5, 2019



      I remember seeing a beautiful, Christmas tree picture in my grandmother's kitchen.  It hung above the kitchen table, next to the doorway to the living room.  The tree was made of old jewelry.  I thought that was one of the coolest things I had seen.  One day, I wanted to make one of the.  

     Well, one day is here.  I found a beautiful picture frame, at a yard sale, for fifty cents.  Couldn't pass that up.  I went through my jewelry stash, found broken pieces of jewelry and jewelry that didn't have any attachment points for embellishment tatting.  Here's what I came up with.