Tuesday, February 28, 2012

nuntium sexagesimum quintum (65th post) Ridiculously excited

I'm working on another handkerchief- another former student is getting married and I thought I would give MK's Bridesmaids a go.  (I started Maids of Honor but didn't like it).  I saw that in the corners on round one there is a ring to be made separately.  But after Jane Eborall's TIAS  and the SCMR in it, I thought I could get that ring this way.

And I think it's going to work.  Could it be?  I NEVER try things like this.  I'm a pattern follower, could this be the next stage of development?  It only took me 33 years to get here.

Latin for today:  tristissime tempestas nos praeterit = The storm is most sadly going past us.

Monday, February 20, 2012

nuntium sexagesimum quartum (64th post) Regina the queen

I'm so sad to hear of the passing of Gina, the Tatting Goddess.  I always enjoyed her blog which was so insightful and helpful.  She inspired me to try things I wouldn't ordinarily.  I appreciated her speedy responses to questions and her gentle, encouraging comments.  What a delightful person!

Did you know her full name is Latin for "queen"?  Somehow that doesn't surprise me,  she certainly was one of the "queens" of my tatting world.

Resquiescat in pace, Regina nostra.

I've been tatting.  Last week, we took our 7th graders to the north woods of Minnesota for three days.  Fun but exhausting!  And lots of time to tat.  Here's what I made:
motif #16

One of my dear former students is getting married in June.  I wanted to do something special for this wonderful young woman so I asked if I could make the "something blue".  It's Frivole's Iris edging.  Lovely to make and I think it turned out pretty well (despite my utter lack of crochet ability).

And I managed this little Happy Heart (Frivole's too) before the retreat too.  Isn't it sweet?  I'm no whiz at Catherine Wheel joins but I think it's coming soon.

Thursday, February 9, 2012

nuntium sexagesimum tertium (63rd post) TIAS all done

Thank you, Jane for great fun!

The maroon goat  also known as  "caper purpureus".

This was so much fun, I'm considering Umi Tsuru's tat-along.  It's so pretty.  

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

nuntium sexagesimum secundum (62nd post) hearts and TIAS

Hearts on the brain and the shuttles.  I tried a motif that I used to tat.  I don't know the original pattern although it looks like the clover leaf heart from Modern Priscilla by Mrs. J.M. Blackman.  Mine is different but I don't know if the modifications are mine from 10 years ago or if the one I originally made had been modified by someone else.
motif #14

And there was still some of my Edmar Brazilian thread on the shuttle so I made this little honey from Workbasket Feb 1988.
motif #15

And I've been keeping up with Jane's TIAS although not keeping up with posting the pictures.

Yesterday morning we were treated to seeing this guy on our way to school. One of the many benefits of living by the Mississippi River.  Wow.

Latin for today:  aquila vera est.  = It's a real eagle.