Wednesday, February 29, 2012

We now interrupt this blog to bring you...


I will be on  what I hope to be a brief Hiatus from posting. I do have a few projects in mind for while I am in the Hospital recovering from a C-Section this Thursday.  I should Have the dragon Completed tomorrow. That will just all depend on what I get busy doing to prepare for when I get back home Saturday or Sunday with little Keith/ Emily. :)

See you all Soon!

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Dragon Update!

I got a wing attached! Almost done with one side! Pics up soon :D

Friday, February 24, 2012

A Lyn Morton Book Up for Grabs!

A Give away!
There is a give away being hosted over at Tatted Treasures It ends soon, so go see what its all about!

The book alone is worth having a look. Lyn Is a great designer! She takes time & Care with her instructions & Diagrams!

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Altoona is Moving up in the Crafting world

OMG!!! We went to Altoona today to get things for finishing the Kitchen renovation. And Altoona is yes, a very well stocked Crafting town, we have the usual Joanne Fabrics, AC Moore, Michael's.....NOW they Have a HOBBY LOBBY!!!!!!! SQUEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

And Hobby Lobby Carries Lizbeth thread!, they in fact have an entire display of tatting thread, tools, & books...Its Like a mini Handy Hands!

I was in despair because I wanted to start a project for a dear friend & Needed a ball of black Lizbeth...while Ordering from Handy Hands is always a pleasure I was wishing for a distributor close to home And Now I have one WHOO HOOO!

In other crafty Bits I also Hit Michael's "Clearence Section" and came home with Beads....There will be a few new sets of Tool Fobs in the makings..Maybe I'll Finally Get my Etsy Store opened :)

Tuesday, February 21, 2012


YAY my new HDT from Lady Shuttlemaker arrived today! Scrumptious silk sz 20 thread in an amazing colorway  "Copper Patina" I must find the perfect pattern to use this in..Maybe Black Magic by Mary Konoir as a book mark for my mom...Hmmmm.

In Dragon News: I blew the dust off my Adobe Illustrator CS5 program and have started re-diagramming the dragon wing so I can see where I think Brain Cell #3 (As Jane E calls it) Misfired when I tried this the first time...

Monday, February 20, 2012

The time has come the walrus said to talk of many things....

Of Threads and Shuttles and whether this dragon really needs wings....

No Progress on where I am screwing up on the dragon wings BUT..I did Complete the "Maria" cross from the book Tatted Bookmarks - Cross shaped by Lene Bjorn. It is on the Blocking pillow Pics up soon!

Friday, February 17, 2012

New Books!

New Books!
The Ultimate book of Tatted Doilies & Heirloom Treasures in Tatting Arrived today.
Small simple patterns, but nicely Photographed and well written!

The dragon wings are in the works. I may have to restart, I think I screwed up, ATM to tired to figure out what I did wrong LOL.

Thursday, February 16, 2012

The Dragon Day 3

The Body is done!
Things Learned:
All those seed beads look really cool along the spine.
Beads are not as awful as I first thought...(But it may still take me awhile to work up to one of Ginny W.'s Ornament patterns).... ;p
Split rings are not as hard or as alien as you might think.
Yes I can open a ring after I closed it,  it just takes a little time.

And here she is looking all dissected...

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

The Dragon Day 2

Lesson #1 learned today: even though dealing with beads IMO is a Pain in the hiney, do not bury your beads on the shuttle, you will get tired of unwinding and rewinding to get to the beads you need to use....*palmface*

I have made it to the first ring of the Neck....this colorway is so lovely to work with & sz 30 thread is amazing! I actually feel like I am getting something accomplished, unlike when I try using sz 80....I have so much sz 80 thread...maybe I should do a give away? hmmmmm

On the bright side My new tatting Book Arrived today Tatted Bookmarks by Lene Bjorn.  :)

Farewell to the Tatting Goddess

Go In Peace Gina, You will be missed.
Its Funny I just posted a comment on your blog today. I was looking forward to maybe seeing you at Fingerlakes tatting Con . again this year too. You always had a smile & kind word even though we didn't know each other well.

If not in this life, perhaps the next.

Peace and Prayers to your family my friend.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Minor Norweigian Dragon

Its Official, I started the dragon today.

Lizbeth sz 30 HDT "Roses": By Yarn Player
Incorporating Beads Dyna-mites Sz11's Ruby Frosted coming soon...

Sunday, February 12, 2012

I am at it again...sort of...

Projects in the works....
Mary Konoirs "Queen of Hearts" done in Lizbeth sz 20 'Carribean" - Completed!
Lene Bjorn's "Maria" Cross, starting over Missed a chain.

Anne Bruvolds "Flying Minor Norweigion Dragon" is hatching...First step down I sat and played with Split rings (Ginny will be so proud) Yes Now I can do Split rings.....Now to practice Dimpled rings so I don't snap my thread.....Then on to Beads........

There is a plan...or at least something like it :D