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........


Tatskool said...

Your shamrock is fab...I have to do that one NOW!! Thanks for reminding me about it.

Bella Sinclair said...

Hey, Carol! Oh, aren't you sweet. Thanks so much for that generous compliment and the shout-out. Please feel free to right-click on that picture and upload it here, if you like. I'm honored that you mentioned it. :)

These are GORGEOUS pieces! I love the beaded detail. Oh, yes, St. Patrick's Day is coming up, isn't it. Not quite as big here as in the states, but still celebrated by the foreigners. That little drop of yellow at the bottom of the pendant is a wonderful touch!

TattingChic said...

Oh, your shamrock turned out so pretty! I like the beads you used! You have been missed in blogland! Glad to hear you are still tatting! :)

Lace-lovin' Librarian - Diane said...

I know what you mean... there just isn't enough time to tat and blog! Clean? I guess I'd better start that... we have company coming next weekend... darn, less time for tatting!

Carol Lawecki said...

Hi Pamela and TattingChic, thank you for your nice comments. I really like this unique Shamrock. I used a safety pin on the inside of my shirt and pinned it on today and got so many compliments.

Hi Diane, LOL! I wish I did have more time for tatting, but I will have to clean the house this weekend.

Hi Bella, Thank you for stopping by and I think I will put your drawing on my page for all to see. Thank you! Glad you liked the bead tatted pieces. I so enjoyed doing them, especially the Shamrock.

yarnplayer said...

Wow, your shamrock and pendant are beautiful! Gee whiz, thanks a bunch for the nice promo for my Etsy shop!
I see you have been very busy - if you find that bottle of time, I could use some of it myself, LOL.

Carol Lawecki said...

Hi Marilee, Thank you for your nice compliments on my tatting. I love to tat your patterns, they are so elegant. Thank you again for sharing your patterns.

CJ Stitching and Blooms said...

Hello Carol, I truly admire all your tatting and I certainly can relate to the lack of time and how precious it is. Glad see you back to your blog. Big Hugs Judy