Saturday, April 30, 2016

Round 4- - nuntium duocentesimum septendecimum

I'm very pleased that I'm keeping up.  This time of the school year is pretty hectic.  Additionally, we're picking up the elder daughter from college this weekend so there's an extra trip. But car time often means tatting time....
I'm still not sure what to do with these ends because weaving them in seems to change the shape of the knots.  I'd forgotten how very delicate size "tatting crochet" is and how airy the lace feels.  It's very pleasing to me.

Thursday, April 21, 2016

I'm in! nuntium duocentesimum quindecimum

Well, I'm in.  I'm going to do Renulek's Spring Napkin/doily!
I don't think it's this yellow in actuality but maybe.  One thing I realize though, is that I typically make my joining picots very small, not knowing the next round will make that tricky!  : )

Monday, April 18, 2016

Happy Accident? nuntium duocentesimum quattuordecimum

I didn't mean to make this but I started on the wrong "arm" on the Julie Patterson cross.  I could have cut and tied and started a new round but I thought it kind of cute.

And I *think* I'm going to try Renulek's doily.  Here's what I've chosen.

Both are "vintage" threads from Aunt Rose-E which means they are possibly 50+ years old. How exciting. And it's that wee stuff, cleverly called "tatting crochet", yikes!  Where's the magnifying glass?  

Saturday, April 16, 2016

Graduation presents- nuntium duocentesimum tredecimum

I've been tatting my little heart out making graduation crosses.  If you're new to this blog, I'm a middle school teacher and I figure any kiddo who remembers me at graduation and invites me to his/her party gets a cross.  I'm always surprised by how many do remember me!

This is Julie Patterson's Knots and Hearts cross.  It appears that I've modified a few of these (read- I thought I knew the pattern by heart but apparently didn't!)  More on the way, there are never too many.

But I've got my eye on Renulek's new doily.  Hmmm.  Wish I could trust myself with colors.

Monday, April 11, 2016

Final product nuntium duocentesimum duodecimum

I've made these before but they are good retirement/change of life gifts  The ideas behind it are not my own. The flower is Jeanne Lugert's 3d rose, the bottom leaf is modified from Frivole, the leaf under the rose is even more modified from that and the card is an idea I saw on Singtatter's (?) blog.
Just my take on it all.

Hopefully there won't be too many more but I have two back-ups.  : )

Sunday, April 10, 2016

retirement - nuntium duocentesimum undecimum

Now it starts.  Announcements of who is retiring and who is not coming back next year.

I'll put these on "new leaf" cards for them.

After I add the roses- Thank you Jeanne Lugert for that pattern!

Sunday, April 3, 2016

Done with Starlight! nuntium duocentesimum decimum

Well, that's done, with a mistake of course.  I guess that's the difference between machine-made and hand-made?

Lizbeth Wildflower Garden, Leaf Green Medium, size 20

It was a nice change but I think next time I'll have to get different consultants for colors.  Now it's time to make some retirement mementoes and crosses for graduation.  

Friday, April 1, 2016

Starlight and integrity-nuntium duocentesimum nonum

I got another round done and as I finished it up, my younger daughter looks over and says, "I don't really like those colors together".  Well, she said it more nicely than that but that's the gist.


The integrity talk went pretty well, I said it was my friend's story but was going to tell it from my point of view.  They clapped when I got done.  Haha.

Today after school, the tatters got together for ITD.  We had Thin Mints and tatted up a storm.  It was so exciting to have this kids joining in on their first ITD.