Saturday 8 July 2017

July 2017 already?

I can not believe we are in July already!  No idea where the first 6 months went.

As for tatting, I have not had the chance to tat anything new but I'm trying to finish a motif so I could start something from my latest purchase!  A reprint of Dora Young's All New Knotless Tatting Designs.  I purchased this book directly from Heidi Nakayama in USA.  You can find out more information about Dora Young's reprinted book on Heidi's website.  I shared the postage cost with a local tatter with postage costing USD$14.47 for both books to Australia.  Our books took just under 2 weeks to get to Brisbane.  That's really fast postage!  The envelope was a bit battered but luckily both books were safe.

I haven't had the chance to look closely at the book but have glanced at all the patterns.  I can't pick a favourite! They are all lovely and I can not wait to free up some shuttles so I could start a pattern from the book :).

Hopefully I'll have something to show soon before the end of the year!  That's it for now.  Thanks for visiting my blog :).

Jenn :).

Sunday 4 December 2016

Late Motif 25 - 25 Motif Challenge

Wow!  Where did the year go!  I can't believe Christmas is in 3 weeks!!!  My life have been so much more busier since I was offered a 3 days/week contract as a Teacher Aide at one of our local primary school.  At the moment my contract was extended until Day 8 of the new school year then I will find out my working hours for the term or year.  Hopefully I will have some time to tat this year :).

Since my last post, I managed to do some tatting.  I test tatted a gorgeous Square Doily for Robin Perfetti.  Sorry no pics yet as I still need to weave in ends.  The pattern was an easy and fun pattern to tat.  The Square Doily pattern is available with 6 other coaster patterns in her Tatted Coasters Pattern Pack from her Tatting by the Bay Etsy Shop.

I also managed to tat a motif by Elaine P Gan.  I think the name is called Lantana Motif.  I made several and added them to bangles to make tree ornaments.  These will be my 25th motif for 25 Motif Challenge 2015.  A bit late but better late than never :).

Christmas Tree Ornaments
Christmas Tree Ornament Card

The two red ornaments were sent to 2 lovely lace makers as part of a Christmas Card Exchange in Australia.  The other will be given to a lovely work friend who is retiring at the end of Term 4.

For 2017, I am hoping I will have more free time to do more tatting and bobbin lace making.  I also hope to start a new 25 Motif Challenge.

That's it for now.  Thanks for visiting my blog :).

Jenn :).

P.S. for more info about the challenge, please visit 25 Motif Challenge blog :).