Monday, January 7, 2013

nuntium centesimum octavum (108th post) W.S. strikes again!

That Wanda Salmans!  She is a talented designer and made the loveliest little heart.  When I asked about the pattern, she sent it to me!  Now, I tried it and it's easy and very understandable but I had the silliest time making it.  Starting, trying a new way to add beads, deciding that wasn't the way to do it, distatifying, restarting, not liking that, distatifying, unwinding, stringing beads, making ridiculous mistakes, distatifying, running out of thread(!), distatifying, redoing, etc.
And after all that, I don't like it.  I like the pattern, the shape and the heart but I don't like the pink.  What was I thinking?  Next time white with the pretty beads.
motif #24

Anyone know a 5-year old who would like an ugly bookmark?

Latin for today:  tempus tero. = I'm wasting time.

Sunday, January 6, 2013

nuntium centesimum septimum (107th post) Wanda Salmans' snowflake

Here's a pretty snowflake I was able to do over break.  It's from Wanda Salmans' Christmas snowflake 2010, done in Lizbeth Blue Ice, size 20.
motif #23

I placed my order for thread from Tatting Corner, thanks for the advice on colors.  Of course today I saw another color that I would love, Sea Citrus. Haha!  Next time, I guess.

Latin for today:  hodie est dies ultimus otiosus. = Today is the last day of break.

Thursday, January 3, 2013

nuntium centesimum sextum (106th post) Diane LLL

Well, I didn't get to go to Tollway Tatters but I did get to meet up with Diane the Lace Lovin' Librarian last week and her two lovely daughters.

We had lunch together.  My daughter and I kidnapped Diane and took her to a strange bead place which is just a hop from my house and....

Diane's largesse is astounding.  She gave both me and my daughter the loveliest tins with beads, coordinating thread and the most wonderful hook for beading.

Further proof that I am one spoiled girl!  Thank you, Diane!  It was SO fun to get together with you!