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Saturday, January 24, 2009

Leprechaun Tales

Any of you who are interested need to visit the Leprechaun blog. We have a new family member named Conor. Also, Oisin had a new adventure at the grocery store Wednesday and wants to tell you about it.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Pansy Angel #3 by Blossoms & Blessings


I took a break from this angel to tat the dragon. Now I've finished the angel and I really like her in this thread. It is Lady Shuttle Maker's hand dyed thread "Fuchsia" in size 20. I have almost depleted my stash of this color. Guess that means I like it!

Clyde's says things are better in three's. Now I've done three!

Speaking of Clyde, we had a lovely conversation last night. I discovered that my VOIP phone plan allows me to call Canada for free! His voice was exactly as I had expected and I felt as if I've always talked to him. Sometimes good friends sure do get scattered far away from each other.
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Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Karey Solomon's Dragonet


Here is my very feeble attempt to tat Karey Solomon's Dragonet. I love Karey's dragons, but they don't seem to love me. I've had this book for some time and finally decided I must brave at least one of the dragons. I seem to have made the belly to small and the claws are too close in and not defined sufficiently for me. If any of you have any suggestions or insight to these patterns, please let me know. I think my brain cells found out where Jane's were vacationing and have joined them there! If they were present before I started this project, they have certainly deserted me now.

Dragonet is tatted in size 20 Flora with size 11 purple beads.
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Sunday, January 11, 2009

Cyber Counter

Well, was I shocked yesterday when I saw that my counter said 19? Yes! It should have said 55,019. Has anyone else had their's drop off like that?

No tatting again today. I have been in bed with my back most of the last 3 days. Might have to try tatting lying down.

Tuesday, January 06, 2009

Blossoms & Blessings Angel in Coral Reef


I see lots of these angels in my future. I love this design. If you need to tat a quick gift for a sick or burdened friend, this is perfect. Thanks again to Blossoms and Blessings Designs.

The thread is size 20 hand dyed thread named "Coral Reef" by Tatskool. I don't know if you can tell in the picture, but I actually used three different threads from the "Coral Reef" colorway in this angel. The rings in the bottom on the skirt are a lighter blue than the other blue and then the variegated of course.

Experiment and have fun! The link to the pattern is in the previous post.
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Sunday, January 04, 2009

Pansey Angel in Hand Dyed Thread

Thanks to Blossoms and Blessings Designs for sharing this pattern. This little angel was a joy to tat. I've had the pattern printed and waiting for a couple of months. Yesterday, I decided it was time to tat it. It is quick and the pattern is very easy to follow. You only have to end once - between the wings and the skirt.

I used Lady Shuttle Maker's hand dyed thread "Summer Bouquet", size 20 and the angel is about 4" tall. The pattern can be found here.


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Saturday, January 03, 2009

Lovely card and gifts from Clyde


Clyde sent me this beautiful Hawaiian Christmas card which arrived today. It is very intricately cut in white with a brown paper behind it. So pretty I think I will have to frame it. The thread is Marilee's hand dyed red from Tourmaline in size 80. The Celtic snowflake is tatted in size 50 Apple Blossom. The little copper darts are for marking pages. I have never seen them before, but they will be put to good use.

Thank you so much Clyde for your very thoughtful, and generous, gift to me. Happy New Year!
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