Friday, May 27, 2016

nuntium duocentesimum vicesimum tertium

Been tatting a lot of crosses.  I re-found this little Elizabeth Zipay cross again (thanks, Happy Bluebird)!

One of my former students just had a little baby girl this past week so I whipped up this little heart (Vicki Clarke's, I love this one!)

And I was able to finish round eight before Renulek released the latest.
It's a little wavy but not troubling.

Today we met as our little tatting club after school for the last time.  It was fun and I'm sad that we won't meet again for a few months.  Maybe this summer.

Sunday, May 22, 2016

newbie tatting nuntium duocentesimum vicesimum secundum

I am like a ridiculously proud mom.  This is from one of the kids who learned on Wednesday.  She came on Friday.

And here is the work of two of my repeat "offenders".  Annika made Birgit's  lovely heart and is working on a spiral chain.

And, Diane.... Miriam has started her first Mary Konior spinning wheel glass mat!

I'm working on round 8 and so far, so pleased!

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Next round! nuntium duocentesimum vicesimum primum

Before it comes out tomorrow, I wanted to show that I have this round done!
Monday was French day, we wore French t-shirts, berets, the kids tried to speak French all day (between classes), we had a trivia contest and we had fancy cheeses, pâté and crêpes in class.  Here's the entrance into my classroom.

College daughter and I went in on Sunday evening and spent two hours decorating the doorway and also the halls.  We put up about 500 postcards along the halls.

And we had Exploratory Learning Day and we taught 8 kids to tat.  College daughter came along to help and she was amazing.  The kids were thrilled to get the flip and they were so excited, they continued through lunch!  We're having tatting after school, I'll be interested to see if any of the new ones show up.

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Pinterest- - nuntium duocentesimum vicesimum

My sister saw this on Pinterest and said "ooh, aah". So I made one.

It's puny.  But it's hers -if she still reads my blog.  : )

Monday, May 9, 2016

More snow - nuntium duocentesimum undevicesimum

In between the rounds of Renulek's doily, I've been keeping busy with snowflakes.  (And copious amounts of grading and other school nonsense, i.e. spray painting t-shirts today after school)
I really love making Frivole's flocon Frivole and below is a Jon Yusoff favorite, Astral from Tatted Snowflakes Collection.

I am determined not to be caught out this fall.
Ever hopeful,

Sunday, May 8, 2016

Round 6 - nuntium duocentesimum duodevicesimum

Interesting, I forgot to post about Round 5.  I have an excuse. We picked up our daughter from college last weekend and it was a bit busy around here.  I was able to tat the round during the drive-(hubby drove, thank goodness.)
And I've been able to finish round 6, thanks to a gathering of TwinCities Tatters yesterday.
It lays flat but I'm not sure it's quite right as some of the rings seem slanted.    I tried whipstitching in ends and succeeded in breaking a knot.  I think I might glue it but there will be no other repair.  It's a doily, not something that will have great strains on it.
College daughter and I went to an event called "Craftstravaganza" which was conveniently located near our home and free.  It was fun and interesting although I can't imagine why I would want a lovely, framed, crossstitch of the "f" word.  I get the humor, I do, really.  But I wouldn't want it in the house or on the piano.
But we did find the cutest little pouches with fun fabrics so older daughter bought me an early Mother's day present.

My usual pouch had really seen better days and I am able to get everything in this one, it's lined with a thicker fabric so the crochet hook shouldn't poke through.  I don't know why the fox in a sailor hat appealed to me but it's just cute.

At Twin Cities Tatters yesterday we were talking a bit about organizing a tatting day or overnight.  Nothing quite as organized as some of the other events but just a chance to hang out and tat, maybe at a b and b or resort (if cheap!) with a room with comfy furniture where we can just tat and share if we want.  It would be great to find out if others would come even from further afield and what would draw you here?  When is the best time of year?

Love to hear your thoughts!