Friday, January 29, 2021

Framed

 Framed

     I finished the etching art pictures, earlier this month.  I finally had gotten around to framing them.  These were very difficult to etch.  I had to put on my higher powered readers and etch this in the window.




Thursday, January 28, 2021

Easy

 Easy

    I think this is the only easy round.  I love how quickly, split rings tat up.  



Wednesday, January 27, 2021

Motifs

 Motifs

     I am not a fan of tatting motifs in a doily, especially a large doily.  This one has a lot of little sections.  I'll make is easier by hiding the ends as I go along.  I won't cut my ends, completely, until I am all done.  I don't want any ends working their way loose as I tat.



Tuesday, January 26, 2021

Five

 Five

   I started tatting a doily from one of my favorite books:  "Tatting Theory and Patters," by Jan Stawasz.   I picked out Doily V.



Monday, January 25, 2021

Supplies

 Supplies

     I gathering supplies to start another doily.  Picked out my thread, now to gather the shuttles.



Friday, January 22, 2021

Grizz

 Grizz

      Be very bear aware.  The re are signs, all over the forest, with this saying.  This is grizzly country.  I tried another Etching Art of the bears, fishing.  These are very difficult to see.  I had to etch them in the windowsill on a sunny day.  






Thursday, January 21, 2021

Dinner

 Dinner

    We had gone to Jan's house for Christmas dinner.  Pterry, wouldn't let go of my arm, as I was leaving the house, so he came to dinner with me.  Jan had a baby triceratops come live with her.  (She has a small dinosaur orphanage.)  We were teaching them to play Spades.


Notice the teeny, tiny dinosaurs near my glass.  They love to see their Aunt Marie and help her play cards.




Wednesday, January 20, 2021

Gold

 Gold

    A new breed of tyrannosaurs showed up.  My mom had found him wondering around town in Iowa.  She had sent him to our little orphanage.  He even had his I.D. card, stating he is a new breed:  aurumtyrannosaur (Greek for gold).



Mom, also sent material to make him a blanket.




Wanna, see the next venture of Rexy?  Just one click away.

Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Opening Presents

 Opening Presents

     Here are some of the kids, opening presents.  Rexy, never gave me my ornament back.



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Monday, January 18, 2021

Window

 Window

     I was in the other room and heard something, like a bird hitting the window.  Ever-so-often, a bird will fly into a window and knock itself out.  I went out back to see if the bird was ok.  When I opened the door, I found, a very dazed, pterodactyl.  A tree had fallen down, from too much snow on the tree.  In the tree was a nest of baby pterodactyls.  This poor, pterosaur was the only survivor from the nest.  When he had gotten near our house, a big gust of wind blew him into our window.  I picked him up and made sure he didn't have any broken bones.  We named him Pterry.


He likes to wrap his wings around my arm.



Saturday, January 16, 2021

Magazine

 Magazine

    My cat pictures had been published in the, "Colored Pencil Magazine."  They asked for a drawing done when you first started and a current drawing of the same subject.  I just started using colored pencils, last January.  




Friday, January 15, 2021

Knocking

 Knocking

     I heard a knocking at the front door.  When I opened the door, no one was there.  I heard a little noise at my feet and discovered a baby brontosaur, shivering.  He heard I had a dinosaur orphanage and he came to live with us.  I warmed him up in a blanket and gave him some warm milk.  Once he was settled in, he gave me a star for the top of the Christmas tree.  He made this, as he was traveling to our house.  I lifted him up so he could put the start on the tree.  His name is Bjorn.



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Thursday, January 14, 2021

Crashing

 Crashing

    I heard some ornaments, crashing to the floor.  Rexy was pulling off some of his favorites.


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Wednesday, January 13, 2021

Back to Normal

 Back to Normal

     The Christmas tree has been taken down and all the decorations were put away for next year.  Time to get the house back to normal.  I just downloaded the pictures from my camera and caught, Rexy in action.  I found him, playing under the Christmas tree.  I think, his ball rolled under there and he ran to retrieve it.



Rexy's next adventure....


Tuesday, January 12, 2021

Monday, January 11, 2021

Pattern Section

 Pattern Section

     See the upper, right side of this blog to, easily, find my patterns.   Here are a few of them. 




















Snowflake

 Snowflake

     I'm still tatting in the evening and when we travel.   During our travels, I finished a couple of snowflakes.

Diane's Button Flake


Jon's Ferris Wheel Ornament.  I didn't have a bead to tat around so I used a 1" cabone ring.  I had to increase the sections by one and between each spoke I added five CWJ's.

Saturday, January 9, 2021

Set

 Set

    A set of malachite, silversmithed, earrings and necklace.




Friday, January 8, 2021

Mouse

 Mouse

    My niece had given me a little cross-stitch kit for Christmas.  The last time I had cross-stitched was 16 years ago.  My sister and I made six panels each for a quilt.  My mom did the quilting part.  We gave the quilt to our new little niece for her baptism.  






Thursday, January 7, 2021

Hummers

 Hummers

    I love hummingbirds.  My mom had given me an Engraving Art kit for Christmas.  This was fun, but very time consuming.  Good thing I'm on vacation, for the month of January.  After that, time to get ready for Farmers Market.