Wednesday, 24 May 2017

Well, well!

Missed me?

Been a busy b over the last few weeks! Think I told you that I had entered a bookmark exchange... these are the 3 I completed in the coach between the U K and Italy: 

 

They're on their way to their final destinations now!

Italy... visited Florence, Sienna, Lucca and Pisa. Beautiful, as you can see in the pics below:
 

I've also been at a Hobbycrafts show in Harrogate, demonstrating the ancient art of tatting!
Now for the motif exchange... off to do a little tatting!!

Chat soon
  

Wednesday, 26 April 2017

Playing...

With shuttles. It has something to do with the fact that this tatty OG entered a bookmark exchange!!

Recognise this pattern?

 
Yep, you're right, it's Jane's Fandango pattern! 

Got another on the go, but the reason I include a pic is because I want to show you the shuttle...

 
It's hand painted by Amanda D (of Roseground fame) and is celebrating Hull being the City of Culture this year!
Left to right: The Deep, the Diver at Horsewash, mouth of the River Hull and opposite side to the Deep, and last but by no means least... Dead Bod!  Well known in this area!! Lol

 
I also got a shuttle to commemorate granddaughter no 2, and one for liccle ole me!! (It was a gift!!  Init Gorgeous???? I loves gifts!)

 

Monday, 24 April 2017

Where??

Did the last 6 weeks go?

Been rather busy over the last couple of months! Helping out in different places and a week away teaching tatting!!

As some of you will know, I was teaching tatting at the Lace Guild Spring School in North Yorkshire at the end of March.

 

3 lovely ladies all busy tatting! We had a motto for the week as well... Annette coined it one evening (after a couple of glasses of vino over dinner)... "I've lost the flipping flip!" Didn't believe her!! and you can see from the pic below that nobody had really!

 

From not knowing or remembering how to tat (yes some had tatted before, but eons ago), they learned the double stitch, chains, rings, how to join to a picot, beaded ring n chain pendant with the beads on the thread before starting, beads added to picots whilst tatting, adding findings...

During the week they had an impromptu lesson in hanging clunies and split rings! (Thanks Babette!!)


She let me borrow and photograph this!! 

My delight of the week?

 


Thanks Lace Guild and Margaret Wall!!

Wednesday, 15 March 2017

I'm Playing!

Missed me?  Been a tad quiet haven't I??  One reason is that I can't post from my phone any longer!!  And this tatty OG would sooner spend pennies on tatting than blog apps!  I can create the posts on there, but need the lappy to post... and lost the ability to get into it for a while!!

Anyway, I'se back!!!

Ok... I'm playing with a pattern over on the Cariad-tatting site. A rings and chains bookmark with embellishments! Me and beads... dangerous when let loose with bookmark patterns and shuttles and thread!!

Here it is... so far:



I'll send another pic when it's finished!!

Chat soon

Monday, 13 February 2017

A bag or not a bag...

As you saw over on that Tatty OG's blog, I've got the blame for her stopping tatting and trying something new.... Mochila bags!!  I showed you the other day a pic of the base I made.  That was after several starts with changes of thread, hook size, number of increases per round... the base has to lay flat and as you can see, most of them didn't!!  Look I'll show you:

It frilled... try again!


It cupped, try again!!

 
That's better, now the sides...

That one's been corrected!!

Well, I got half way up the sides... checked my stitches and found.... several mistakes near the base of the sides!!!  Grrrr!  I've had to rip it back (crocheters call it frogging), and start again!  So Jane may think she has problems.... so have I!!

Not my fault she wanted to know what I was doing!

BTW here's my crinoline lady!!

Chat later


Friday, 3 February 2017

Guess What?!!

I've been a bit of a busy liccle Pigmini! Or should that read 'not so liccle'... lol

Well that tatty OG is running her TIAS... taking part in that, and in between times I'm making a bag, preparing for teaching at the end of March, knitting socks and making these:

Nope, I'll show you the latest bit of that there whatsit first:
 

I still think it's an outside in humberella... it's blown outside in with the gales...

Then there's the bag... found a Facebook group making them and the pattern is in their files. Fell in love but it's a whole new learning curve making them. Hiding threads, ways of changing threads etc... enjoying it though! It is another of those wips though!  They're called Mochila bags, and this is the base.

 

Anyway, back to the shuttles... here you go:


And to keep you quiet... here's the pattern.

Tuesday, 24 January 2017

What's New?

I hear you asking, just because I haven't posted for a few days!

Well, for a start Big Li'l Miss and Li'l Li'l Miss are both getting used to each other. Li'l Li'l Miss sleeps throu all the noise her older sister makes, which one would expect of a baby who is now 22 days old and putting weight on nicely!

Then of course there's this 'ere tat it and see which a certain tatty OG is running! My latest contribution is here:

 

I'm also crocheting a bag! When it's eventually finished it will be used to hold my teaching shuttles in... you know, those that are ready wound to show how to tat!! Maybe even a length of 'thick' simple edging or something as well! Anything which is simple to teach for beginners!

Right, this TIAS ... it does still remind me of a downside up (or is it outside in...) Humber Ella!! Oh, and for those that didn't see the original on Dads comments... follow this link!

Right off to make a cuppa

Chat soon