Saturday, March 14, 2009

Christmas Gifts - Needle Threader & Pendant - Totusmel Giveaway

I'm still trying to get caught up from Christmas with my blog posts. I wanted to post a picture of my new needle threader that I got as a gift at Christmas from my daughter. It has the big eye so you can get a large thread in the hole. It is made by Clover. I like how the actual threader is protected and won't get bent like my other one. The only thing I wish was different, it should have a hole or something so you can attach it to a chatelaine or ribbon so it doesn't fall in between the couch cushions. LOL!

I also received this awesome glass pendant from my Mom. It opens up and you can put tatting in between the glass. I put a butterfly in there for now. It is a really cute pendant.

I just signed up for an awesome Giveaway by Totusmel. Check it out, if you haven't already - She creates some very unique pieces of tatted jewelry.

Thanks for visiting my blog!!

Thursday, March 05, 2009

I Need More Time

I have been away from blogging, but just because I haven't posted any blogs lately doesn't mean I haven't been tatting. There just isn't enough time in the day to read all my favorite blogs, read all my e-mails from the tatting groups, tat, photograph and blog it all. Oh and then there is the small things that need taken care of like that dirty word......housework. Blah... I need to squeeze that in somewhere.

Well anyway, I saw a drawing the other day that reminds me of how I feel most times. We could all use some extra time .... Here is an excellent drawing of saving time. Wish we could save time and take it when we need it most. The drawing was done by Bella Sinclair. I love this drawing, it so precious!

Check out Bella Sinclair's Doodlespot blog for more unique drawings.
Bella is a very talented artist and her blog has become one of my favorites! HI Bella!!

With St. Patrick's Day coming up real soon, I wanted to make a Shamrock pin and Yarnplayer has a very unique Shamrock. I have to say, I really liked tatting this one. I love how the bead in the center of the Shamrock is added to the beginning loop of the SCMR. It worked perfectly! I love how this Shamrock turned out. I think the pattern could also be used as a very unique cross if the stem was a little different. Thank you for sharing such a lovely pattern Marilee!! Oh and if you haven't checked out her Etsy Shop, you should. She sells beautiful HDT and Jewelry and she has a new Celtic Style Shamrock pendant for sale that is such a neat design.

I also just tatted a Carnival pendant from her book "Boutique Tatting". I used Manuela thread and measured it so I could do it again in some of her HDT. I don't want to waste any of that thread. Now to make the matching earrings next.

Well I have to close this post, time has gotten away from me again and I'm going to be late for work if I don't get going. Wish I could stay home and tat all day! Where is that time bottle when you need it........