Friday, November 23, 2012

nuntium duodecentesimum (98th post) snowflake and Ruins of Lace

Well, well.  Interesting thing about the book.  It's going to start out here in Minnesota with the Happy Bluebird then take a trip to Indiana with Diane, then wherever Marie lives.  Then either she can send it to Fox in Canada or back to me and then I'll send it to Fox who will send it to England for a visit with Margaret who can send it to Frivole and finally I think it will end up in Poland with the other Tatter/Latin teacher in the world, Asfina!  What do you all think?  Would that be okay?

motif #13
I made a little snowflake with Tatting club.   My first ever non-white one.  It's a pattern (October 10th) from Tatting Patty and the Tatting Club is working on it together.  The kids are so funny because they think I tat so fast.  I don't remember what this thread is but it comes from our generous Diane, Lace-lovin' Librarian.

Fox and I recently exchanged some thread and I made this with the thread she sent.  It's a pretty color although the motif (Vicki Clarke's simple heart) may be too small for the repeat to show well.

This other one is made with Marilee Rockley's Gold Crimson.  What vibrant colors!

I'm ready to make snowflakes but I've got some roses and leaves to make for my mom for Christmas first.

I hope everyone had a lovely Thanksgiving.  I am grateful for my wonderful tatting friends and this glorious community who shares this simple craft.

Latin for today:  gratias agendum mihi pro amicis est = I must give thanks for my friends!

Thursday, November 8, 2012

nonâgêsimum septimum (97th post) Flowering Quatrain again


I say it with reverence.

Boy do I love it or what?  I love it all.  I do.  I get happy just looking at it.

This is Marilee Rockley's Hydrangea Dark and Frivole's Flowering Quatrain.  What a pleasing pattern to tat, what a glorious colorway!  I'm in love.

Don't forget to vote in the Tatting Corner contest.

If you haven't yet, consider entering my little giveaway, the book Ruins of Lace is up for grabs.  Details here.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

nonâgêsimum sextum (96th post) school spirit bracelet

One of my students noticed a little school spirit bracelet that I'd made for my daughter and asked for one!  What a hoot!  She's been parading it around like the best thing ever!
This is Jane from South Africa's pattern.

And then that Fox!  She's so generous, we swapped some thread.  She sent me a ton and other fantastic things (doodads and a wonderful butterfly and buttons and, and, and....)

What a great life!  Thank you, my friend!

If you haven't yet, consider entering my little giveaway, the book Ruins of Lace is up for grabs.  Details here

Vote for the Tatting Corner contest too!

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

nuntium nonâgêsimum quîntum (95th post) a little giveaway

I don't win a lot of things but I still feel ridiculously lucky.  However, I did recently win something.  Thanks to Ambitatterous, I went to the blog, literatehousewife and commented.  Blow me down, I won!

Here's the lovely basket:

The object of the basket is the book, Ruins of Lace by Iris Anthony.

I've read the book - I really loved the passion that one of characters expressed for making lace.  The biography for Iris Anthony says she is a tatter and I think the writing rings true.

That said, there were a number of parts of this book which I did not like.  Shall I tell you?  Or let you discover on your own?

I'm willing to share this book.  I will mail it (probably media rate) to anyone if you will promise to pass it along as well when you finish.  So comment if you're interested, and I'll pick someone on November 19th.  (Too bad about the basket though, the candle is burned, the dog ate the bone, I took the matches to school and the banana bread is slated for the weekend.)  : )

And don't forget to vote for tatting at the Tatting Corner.