Monday, March 27, 2017

Cross and Bag

I was looking for a quick cross pattern to tat. I found this on online through the Wayback Machine. I really like the way it tatted up.

Cross Bookmark
Sharon Albers
DMC Cebelia sz 20 blanc

Today I made this project bag for a friend that will be leaving the area soon. Can you guess what her favorite color is?  :-). I will miss seeing her at our weekly Knit night. I don't feel too badly though, she is moving to an area that has at least 3 knit shops close by. I'm just a little bit green.

Thanks for your visit,
Gwen


Sunday, January 15, 2017

Hello again!

Hi All, It's 2017 and I didn't post anything to this blog in 2016. Hope to do better this year.

I did accomplish a few things last year, some of them may make an appearance here later. Over the holidays, I picked up my tatting shuttle again and make these two sets. 

A pair of earrings:
Silk thread from Japan
Design from Flower Motif Tatting Lace
Silk thread: Dakoru 
Design from: NHK's ETV educational channel, Japan's educational TV

 A second pair and a pendant. The chain is blue and white strung beads.

This is the Boom shawl knitted with Caron Cake, Red Velvet using size 10 needles. The shawl pattern is a free download from Ravelry. The yarn from Michaels.

In November 2016, I was fortunate to attend the Houston Quilt Show for the first time. What a treat, oh what temptations! I could resist signing up for Shabby Fabrics BOM, Wall Hanging Club! The first of the 12 monthly kits arrived last week. Yesterday I attached the borders and positioned the pieces then ironed them in place. My decorative stitching on the machine isn't what I would like it to be, so I may wind up doing the embellishment by hand. Not really what I want to do, but I'm afraid to ruin my block.

Thanks for stopping by,
Gwen







Thursday, October 1, 2015

A Month of Crafting Goodness

Although I haven't posted here in awhile, September turned out to be a very crafty month. I was able to attend The Palmetto Tatters Guild's Tat Days. Fun times, getting together with  friends old and new, taking classes and sharing the love of a hobby. I also attended the Georgia Fiber Fest, held at the Columbus Convention and Trade Center. Capping the month off was a visit to the "The Workes of Our Hands", A Sampler Exhibit of the Magnolia Sampler Guild held at Bulloch Hall, Roswell, GA.

Our Tat Days goody bag and some of it's contents:


I make 2 of Marie's Angels using a variation in the long chain forming the skirt. Marie calls it a hdd (half double double stitch) the first half of the stitch is worked normally then the second half is worked twice before making the flip. By working the second half twice the chain is more stable and doesn't twist as much. The Angel on the right, was found while flipping through Pinterest. I love the simplicity and form of this angel. She still needs blocking.

I managed to knit 2 cowls in September. I need to secure the bind off end and I will have two new items for the change in seasons.

Thanks for stopping by,







Monday, August 3, 2015

Ahhhhh

August 1 has come and gone. I was able to get the baby blanket done in time for the shower. Yeah!! I also managed to knit a hat.


Now that that deadline has passed its time to get back to my projects in waiting. 
My Round 4 of  Renulek's Spring Doily is done!!!


Thanks for stopping by,

Gwen

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

KCT:Knit,Crochet,Tat

World Wide Knit in Public Week was a big success for my knitting group. I was able to attend 3 of the 5 events that were organized. I managed to complete 2 dishcloths and a small coaster. Both dishcloth patterns were from Knit Picks 52 Weeks of Dishcloths 2014 and the coaster was an online pattern that is crocheted.

Sugar and Cream Yarn


I wasn't able to meet my goal of finishing Round 4 of my Renulek's Spring Doily, last month but, I did get 1/2 of the round done and should be able to complete the other half soon. 

On my needles now I have a baby blanket that I would love to finish before the baby shower, 1 August.

Wish me luck,
Gwen 

Sunday, June 14, 2015

WWKIPW

World Wide Knit in Public Week kick off

 

Mrs Hunter's Dishcloth

Peaches and Cream

Knit Pics: knitpics.com

 

Sunday, June 7, 2015

Round Three and more

I've completed round three of Renulke's Spring Doily.

Now on to Round Four.....
Thanks for stopping by,
Gwen