Thursday, June 28, 2012


Are the temperatures high enough?   In the distance, I hear some thunder.   Maybe we will have some much needed rain tonight.    Meanwhile, some doodles:

I use two shuttles for split rings - and
didn't add beads.

It is a lovely shape for a dragonfly.

Friday, June 22, 2012


Edited 1/14/2013

Motif #9
( pg 23) - on the left

Motif #10
(pg 24)  - on the right

Used LizBeth Size 20, color 684

both patterns from Mini Tats by Patti Duff.

Thursday, June 21, 2012


(8.) Motif from MiniTats by Patti Duff
Lizbeth Size 20 Col. 628.
I plan to use this with a kanzashi flower.  I find this
so interesting - and think it would be great with a fabric
flower (and possibly a button center)

I tried motif #9 + messed up.
I tatted half one night, picked it up in the morning,
and joined at the wrong picot ...
trying it again.

Flower Doodles
(Not sure what fibers/sizes left on shuttles)

Actually, I have a few doodles from
the past couple of days.
Putting them into the mail by the end of the week.

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

tatted hearts

Size 40 LizBeth Col. 145

And some doodles ....
Size 20 LizBeth Col. 628

Monday, June 18, 2012

Retail Therapy .....

This beautiful tatting bag arrived
in today's mail.
It is from DS9 Designs 
(their web site).
I am so fond of this bag - it was 'gotta have' at first sight,
and it is so pretty!!!!   

I pre-ordered this book -

(Tho I noticed, Diane, blogging at
Lace-Lovin' Librarian - already has her copy!)

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Sewing Machine Day

When : June 13th and September 10th

Sewing Machine Day celebrates a very important invention ----- the sewing machine. The first sewing machines were made in France in the 1830s. It wasn't until 1846, that they were patented in the U.S. What a great invention. Prior to it's creation, clothes items were sewn together by hand...stitch by stitch.

People who know how to use a sewing machine are dwindling in number. Our mothers and grandmothers had a sewing machine in the house. They used it, too. But, look around your house. Do you have a sewing machine? Chance are, the answers is no.

If you have a sewing machine, enjoy today making things with it. If not, consider picking up sewing as a hobby.

per Holiday Insights Web Site:   Sewing Machine Day

Have you read or heard about Dewey?

I've been reading
Dewey the library cat
am about 1/2 way thru the book.
(and there is a 2nd book, too)

It is kinda cute - in a library kat sort of way.

CBS Sunday Morning - video:

Wednesday, June 06, 2012

Night Circus

I am nearing the end of this novel - I need to find time to finish it in one sitting.   It is a novel of magic, not usually my type of book; however, well written, and I find myself interested in the main characters, as well as the supporting cast!   I wonder what is going to happen to all of them - if this will have a good enough ending, or if it spills into another book, part two?.    

by Erin Morgenstern

Saturday, June 02, 2012

happy birthday to you ...

Tee shirt from DD.

Happy Birthday Alex!!!

Cake he had yesterday at PNC.
Charming My Little Pony them!

Awesome shirt ; )