Monday, August 10, 2009

Catching Up

It sure has been a busy summer. I have not had time to update my blog in such a long time. I have been tatting, but have not had time to update my blog. I wish there was more time in the day, just for tatting and reading tatting blogs. I try to tat and read a few blogs everyday. This morning I took pictures of what I have been tatting over the last month. I forgot to take pictures of a few things before I gave them away :(

I did finally manage to add a picture to the top of my blog title. It is the Reversible Motif by Jane Eborall. I loved tatting this motif. I used Yarnplayer's HDT, Tourmaline with matching threads. This is such a pretty colorway.

This is the front side of the motif.

This is the back side of the motif. I don't know which side I like best.

I wanted to make earrings to match each motif and use them as a pendant/earring set. I am very pleased at how each set turned out.

Then I made another Peacock colored motif (see previous post). Using Jane's "Lotus Flower" pattern again. The last one I made I turned in to a pin for my jean jacket. This time I added a ribbon/cord and it is a lovely pendant with matching earrings. I just love the colors in this motif too.

One more picture to post. Jane's new Multi Beaded Earrings. I love how this is made and there are so many possibilities for the bottom of these earrings. Thanks for all your wonderful patterns Jane. As you can see I love tatting your patterns.

I still have more to show, but it will have to be on another day. I need to get out to the garden and pick peppers, basil, and dill to freeze. It sure is hot today, it's about time though. Our summer has been rather cool, which is ok too, but we need some hot days and nights to help our tomatoes ripen.

Thanks for visiting my blog today. I enjoy reading all the comments everyone leaves.

Have a great day!!


Gina said...

Very pretty Carol! I really like the 1st & 3rd earrings in the sets.

Sally Kerson said...

Great to see you back, missed reading your blog. But so worth waiting for, so many interesting pieces of beautiful tatted jewelry.
Summer hasn't arrived here yet - just lots of rain!

Fox said...

Hi Carol! Visiting your blog today was an absolute delight! You certainly have been busy - and the things that you have produced are all so beautiful! Lovely patterns, sensational HDT and amazing stitching! Thanks for such a lovely display of your work. : )Fox

Carol Lawecki said...

Hi Gina, Thanks for your comments. I especially like the
3rd set.

Hi Sally, I'm glad you enjoyed visiting today. We have had a lot of rain here too.

Hi Fox, Wow, thank you for your comment, it makes me happy to know others enjoy seeing what I tat. Jane has such beautiful patterns.

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Carol,

Lovely to call by your blog and see your lovely tatted work.

I love the different colours that you have used ~ very pretty and thanks for sharing your photos.

enjoy your week

TattingChic said...

Those are beautiful Carol! You are so talented. I love the earrings you make! Marilee's Tourmaline is so pretty. I have some, but haven't used it yet. I hope you post more often! You are missed! :)

Kathy Niklewicz said...

Hi Carol!

WOW! Your update was a really nice suprise today! And yes, the weather is now HOT! We had to turn the A/C on for the first time all summer! I really didn't mind
having a cool summer.

Your new blog heading is OUTSTANDING! You may not have been posting but you've sure been busy tatting! BEAUTIFUL work on ALL the items! You certainly have mastered beading techniques. I'd love to give that Reversible pattern a try, but it looks a little intimidating to me! Jane's instructions seem very clear, however. She's so talented. Are the earrings your own patterns? Also lovely!

I just talked to your Mom yesterday at Vicary. and I discussed how I missed your posting, but I had seen your comments on other blogs. I know you're busy all summer! (I hope to do my next post about the Vicary mansion - we were in the beautiful parlor for the first time.)

I'm amazed at ALL your talents - including gardening. Can't imagine ever 'canning' and 'freezing' things. Of course, first one has to GROW them!

Carol Lawecki said...

Hi Carolyn, Nice to see you and thanks for stopping by. I had a lot to post this time.

Hi Kathy, Thank you for your lovely comments. I do like adding beads with my tatting and Jane's patterns are so clear and easy to understand. Please give the pattern a try. My Mom told me about her day at the Vicary House. Wish I could have made it. Seems like I always have something going on when you have these historical days. Maybe next time.

Hi TattingChic, Thank you!! It means a lot to me when people say such nice things on my posts. I agree, Marilee's Tourmaline is such a lovely color.

The earrings are my designs. Nothing very hard, I just started tatting and joining to the earring post. I didn't even write it down as I went, maybe I should have. LOL!!

Quayceetatter said...

The tatted earrings and necklace are beautifully tatted. I know Jane is real proud of you!! I like the way you did your banner page.
a Quayceetatter

Jane Eborall said...

The colours you've used are just fantastic. I LOVE the matching earrings too, I'd love a copy of the pattern, pretty please.

CJ Stitching and Blooms said...

Hello Carol, Love your reversible motif. and the colors are wonderful too. The pendant and ear ring set is lovely too. Sooooooooooo how big is your garden. Now that I have my flowers gardens well in hand next year I think I will plant a wee veggie garden too. Hugs Judy

Lace-lovin' Librarian - Diane said...

Carol, I love all the beautiful tatted pieces, and I love the look of your blog!

Carol Lawecki said...

Hi Quayceetatter, I'm glad you like the banner. It took me awhile to figure out how to do it, and I'm pleased with how it turned out too. Thanks for stopping by.

Hi Jane, I can give you a rough drawing of what I did, I'll try to draw it up. I don't have a program to do the diagram. I agree Yarnplayer's HDT Tourmaline is such a pretty colorway.

Hi Judy, Thanks for your lovely comments. I just sent you an e-mail.

Hi Diane, Thank you, it means a lot.

Vanessa Brantley Newton said...

Such talent Carol!!! These are some of the most beautiful work I've ever seen. It's just beautiful!!! The colors and just the over all handmade appeal. It' really special. I love the blue!!

Carol Lawecki said...

Hi Vanessa, thank you for stopping by, it's such an honor to have you visit my blog. You are such an awesome artist and I love your illustrations. Your lovely comments on my tatting is much appreciated.

***Jon**** said...

Stopping by to say thank you for entering my giveaway. Good luck to you in the drawing.

Tattycat said...

I love all the motifs, Carol. I especially love the first set of earrings. And all those colors! You do such lovely work.

Carol Lawecki said...

Hi Laura, Thank you for your lovely comments, I do appreciate them.

Sherry aka Celtic Dream Weaver said...

Hiya Carol,
I loved reading and looking your absolutely beautiful tatting. Just wonderful! Please don't be so quiet in the future.

Bella Sinclair said...

Dear Carol,

Aah, what a busy summer. I loved the photos of the zoo. The kids look great! And although I've seen some impressive shark tanks, I've never looked up and seen one swimming amongst the clouds. How surreal! And the polar bear is adorable. You know the polar bear at the Central Park zoo who swims constantly in a loop all day long? He is majestic, but so sad. I saw him 8 years ago, and he was swimming in loops. I saw him again this past summer, and he was STILL swimming in loops.

Your tatting is still incredible as ever. You have such a knack for color combinations. And the close up of the beads in your header is fantastic. They look satiny! You have created a treasure trove of tatted delights, and they are all gorgeous.

I wanted to thank you for your sweet words and hugs earlier this summer. I'm sorry it's taken me a while to thank you, but I certainly did not forget. Your kindness brought me solace and strength and helped me heal. I am so very grateful for your friendship.


Carol Lawecki said...

Hello Sherry, I don't mean to be quiet, it is just hard to find the time to update my blog. I am home sick today, so I hope to upload a new post. Thank you for your kind comments about my tatting.

(((BELLA))) Thank you for stopping by. I have missed you! I hope you are settled in your new home and that your children are settled in their new home and school.

I agree about the polar bears, they do just go round and round.

I'm happy to see you drawing again. You are so talented and your pictures always have such meaning to them. Thank you for stopping by. Take Care!