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