Thursday, December 29, 2016

Ice Drop - nuntium duocentesimum quadrigesimum primum

Well, Diane the Lace Lovin' Librarian has caught me in her web!  Here's my first Ice Drop.  She has a wonderful tutorial on her blog.
I think it's pretty cute but I have some ideas for improvement.  The encapsulating rings are a bit too stretched so I'll need to fix that but still it's nice.  My younger daughter said it looked like something to eat!  Ouch.

I really have been tatting and doing craft shows.
This was the first one of the year and it was crazy successful.  : )
Here you can see the preparations for the second show.
Those are the MN snowflakes.  Not big sellers after the first show, strangely.

Here's a hanky I made for a bride/colleague for her December wedding.  The edging is Joëlle's gorgeous Iris edging.  And here's me and my handsome husband ready to go to the wedding, isn't he still a great-looking guy?

Here's what I got from Ingebretsen's (local craft and meat market) who awarded me a gift certificate for my State Fair doily.
I'm so excited to have these!  I've wanted them for a long time.  If you own the cross one, I'd love to hear what your favorites are.


10 comments:

  1. I've started on those ice drops too - another addiction! Thanks, Diane :)

    Your wedding doily is beautiful! And you and hubby make a beautiful couple.

    I enjoy exploring Ingebretsen's Scandinavian decor - those books are perfect keepsakes from your big state fair win :)

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  2. I have that cross book, and I love all of them! I'll have to pull out my copy to tell you the names of my favorites... not tonight, but soon!

    Have fun with the Ice Drops. I love seeing how tatters are personalizing them. Have seen the ones with sequins? They're gorgeous!

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  3. What a super post! Just look at YOU at your craft table! Love the hankie and the Ice Drop. And yes you two are the cutest couple! :)

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  4. I've thought some of Diane's ice drops look good enough to eat too. Good you caught her bug. Well done on the successful sales - funny how different fairs can be, there's never a sure thing! Wonderful wedding hanky. Nice to see you and your husband, handsome couple!

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  5. Nice to see you and wow yes your husband does look good, well you both do.
    Lovely wedding hanky and a great display on your stall I hope you did well.
    I know I got caught in the ice drop web too only my glass nuggets were too big for the tatting so now I have to find some smaller ones.
    Happy new year to you both

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  6. Your Ice Drop looks wonderful!!! :)
    Wow!!! Your tatting display is awesome and such fabulous items!!! :)
    Great snowflakes, and very elegant bridal gift!!!! :)
    You two look wonderful!! :)
    I believe I have both of those books, and as for favorites in the cross book......I couldn't tell you. I have tatted many of them since I tat a cross for each of our Sunday night seniors and I can't remember which I like best, they are all wonderful!! :) I can't wait to see yours!!! :)

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  7. Wow! Great display! I am astounded seeing your tree! That's a lot of work there! I don't think I could part with any of those beautiful snowflakes!

    What amazes me is that you are working full time and not just quietly sitting at an office (as I did). I always think of teachers as being in 'show biz', having to 'perform' for a very tough audience! I would be exhausted and wouldn't last even one day!

    And Latin, yet! I have been and still am unhappy that the Church eliminated the Latin Mass 50 years ago! I had Latin for 2 years in HS and it came in handy during my legal secretarial career!

    How well did the tea lights do? I had my 'only' tea light sitting out as part of my display (not for sale!) and one visitor was really admiring it, so I thought you'd like to know!


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    1. Haha- your description of teaching as "show biz" is closer to the mark than I'd like to admit! Makes for interesting days for sure.
      I did finally sell two tea lights but had dropped the price. There was a LOT of admiring but very little sales with them. The snowflakes on the other hand went like hotcakes!

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  8. Such beauty in each pic !!! You've been tatfully busy !
    Adorable goodies on your table and a delectable couple ;-)

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  9. I am delighted you did so well at the craft show, such a lot of work goes into prepare for them and if there is little interest and no customers it can be very disheartening. However, I think a lot depends on where the shows are and of course more importantly how the work is displayed and I can see yours was great.

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gratias maximas- it's wonderful to hear what you have to say!