Saturday, April 16, 2011

nuntium secundum (second post)

Today was such fun!  Twin Cities Tatters met today.  We aren't a very large group but it's so exciting to meet with other tatters.  We showed each other what we've been doing and talked, laughed and drank coffee.  We even had someone stop by to ask what we were doing- we gave her a card and told her to join us next time and we'll teach her.
I've been working on eggs like you see from this beautiful blog:  She most generously shares her patterns but since I don't know the size of her eggs, I start with hers and then have to modify somewhat.  I don't design at all so this is a slow process.  I have three and a half done and my goal is 5 by Friday!  I just finished number 4 tonight.  It's Lizbeth size 20.  (My daughter graciously painted the wooden eggs for me).

When I'm out and about, I like to have a little tatting project and now that the carnation is done, I've got an idea bubbling around for something new.  Here's a little piece of the idea.

Cindy ( gave me some wonderful DMC perle cotton and since I wanted a very soft effect, I thought I'd give it a try.  The pattern is from Jeanne Lugert's rose earring pattern  but I only did the first 20 rings because 25 was just too bulky for my purposes.

Here's a Latin word for you today:  salve!  = Hello!


  1. Salve!

    The egg turned out great - can't wait to see the whole basket full :)

  2. I love your egg! Where do you find wooden eggs? I've been wanting to try some, but I couldn't see putting that much effort into styrofoam. A wooden egg would be perfect!

  3. JoAnn's is the place with the turnings and with the 40% coupon they were a steal. Well, then there was the paint too.

  4. gratias tibi ago
    Thank you for using my pattern, I will be interested in seeing your project.

    I took 2 years of latin back in high school, I am afraid that I remember very little of it.

  5. Oops, I didn't realize that's who you are! I've followed your blog since last summer/fall and love your work!


gratias maximas- it's wonderful to hear what you have to say!