29 November 2009

Lace Bobbins

Spent a wonderful day yesterday at the Lace Guild Christmas breakup and brought some goodies including various bobbins and a tatting shuttle. However, for me the, piece da resistance was the horsehair pillow. My first horsehair and I can't wait to use it.

25 November 2009


OK, I am standing up, confessing to my addiction. I LOVE TWILIGHT. I have watched it so many times that I have lost count. And isn't Edward just divine (yep, I'm old enough to be his mum but that isn't stopping me).

I was unsure how I would find NEW MOON the sequel, and without giving too much away, I LOVED IT. OMG, I was very annoyed at the ending because I now need to see ECLIPSE - I can't wait until next year, I want to see it now!
BTW I thoroughly enjoyed the Stephanie Meyer series and recommend reading it before seeing any of the movies.

Christmas lace bobbins

I received a gorgeous pair of Madagascar ebony lace bobbins from my lace teacher and guru, Jill Hurley for Christmas this year. I thought it appropriate to keep with the Christmas theme and spangle them with Chrissie charms

24 November 2009

25 Tatting Motif Challenge - #1

Here is my first motif for the challenge, a butterfly tatted in DMC Cotton Perl *. Thanks to Soyloquesoy for the pattern.

22 November 2009

Bobbin Lace Mat

My mat is almost finished. It was a 10 mointh project with my lace group, but all that is now needed is to sew cut off the bobbins and sew in the thread.

November CAL

Finished November's crochet along, and I have only two

more to do before I sew the afghan together. I won't be doing another one next year, I shall have a break, because I'm finding it a big commitment.

21 November 2009

Tatted Earrings

Here is a recently completed pair of tatted earrings using Finca thread and beads. The pattern is very easy (definitely suitable for beginners) and by Elizabeth C Zipay.

13 November 2009

Tatting Shuttle

Here is my brand new handmade tatting shuttle from Neil Keats - it's just glorious, and ooh so smooth. The red colour (not sure of the name of the wood) is beautiful.
Edit: Neil has told me the wood is Swamp Mahogany burl.

10 November 2009

Lace Candle in a Ring

Just completed a lace Christmas decoration for the tree this year. This lovely candle in a ring was designed is by Janice Blair.
The countdown to Christmas begins.............

Lace Bobbin

Just had to show my gorgeous new bobbin which just arrived in today's mail. It's a bone lace bobbin from the UK Lace Guild.

06 November 2009

Tatted Earrings

I would like to thank Tatting Finest http://www.etsy.com/profile.php?user_id=6585253 for providing some tatting inspiration; here is my first attempt at "adopting" someone else's design without a pattern. It is slightly different to the original, which I didn't want to change too much because I think it's just gorgeous. I can't wait to wear these earrings during the Christmas season.

02 November 2009

Lace Bobbin

In today's mail I received a gorgeous Catterns Day lace bobbin from Britt at http://stitchety-grub.blogspot.com/. It's such a lovely bobbin; Britt always does a fantastic job decorating the bobbins for our Lace Guild.