Friday, 19 August 2016

And so to...

Do more tatting!!!

First of all I thought I'd show you this bracelet and pendant ... This time its a Jennifer Williams pattern which I was tatting to see what it was like... 

Pretty methinks!!

Then... Last Thursday evening that there crazy Dutch friend of mine decided to dispose of some green seed beads into a jar... And she gifted them... Look!!

It's Janes Starry Button pattern with a few beads removed along with the button and replaced with a Tibetan spacer!!

Anyway, may be quiet next week... Off to Italy for a few days hols!  Yes, of course the shuttles are travelling too!! Can't be on bus journeys for 4 days without shuttles can I!?!?!

Chat soon

Tuesday, 9 August 2016

This is another one...

Or maybe it's the same one... or different, or....

Oh I give in!!!  I'll just show you in a minute!!  You see a certain Tatty OG 'somewhere down south' is to blame!!!  She shows bracelets on her blog every so often and it sets me off!!!  So, I had thread, I had beads, I had buttons, I found 2 empty shuttles after much hunting....

This is what happened when I mixed them...

It's to go with a dress Sir bought me recently... with flutterbies on the front and back and lots of summer colours!!!  Will have to finish the ends off and attach another earwig wire, and find a pendant whatsit...  Needs it done for a couple of weeks time... off to Italy for a week leaving the kitties in charge of Young Sir!!

Right, now I found double the quantity of beads I needed... Think I'll have to hunt some new thread out...., and beads, and shuttles... (wanders away muttering)

Chat later

Saturday, 23 July 2016


What happened on Friday?? Must admit you lot are not very nosy at the moment are you???? LOL

Well, between Wednesday and Friday I got 3 bouquets of flowers, an orchid (that I've no idea how to look after), 8 boxes of choccies, a 'Body Shop' goodie bag AND a bottle of wine!!!  Why??? Because yesterday this Tatty OG did her very last 'full time' lollypopping!!!  I'd had enough!  So I handed in me notice to leave.  16 years of being out in all weathers, in traffic fumes, ignorant car drivers that refuse to stop even though it's a pedestrian crossing, etc.... is enough to get anyone mad!!!  Between that and not having enough time to 'shop' in town during the day, during the week, or not being able to go for a 'girlie' lunch without clock watching, and having to take holidays when there are loads of OP's kids around AND I have to pay over the odds to do it is just silly!  So, I quit!  I'll happily stand in for if others are off, but it'll be on my terms not theirs!

I guess that means I'm essentially 'retired'!

Last night we went to Classics in the Park! Hull symphony orchestra, soloists, a rendition of some Shakespeare, and the park  version of Last night of the proms! 

Sir got rather merry... Not surprised after a bottle of beer and a bottle of wine! Me? Designated driver!! No alcohol!!!

Right off to play some more with beads for that bracelet set!!

Chat sokn

Wednesday, 20 July 2016

Summer's Arrived!!!

Well, in our corner of Yorkshire it has anyway.... temperatures of 30 deg C no less!!!  20 - 22 at night makes it warm for sleeping!  Today the temperature is a little less, but not much, and it's cloudy so we can expect thunderstorms later!!

In a few weeks we're off on a coach trip to Lake Garda and Venice!  Well, a girl (or even a very tatty OG) needs jewels to wear doesn't she???  Of course she does!!!  So, I've made a start on a Starry Button Bracelet, earwigs and pendant to go with a summer dress Sir bought me a couple of months ago!!

Want to see??

Well.... before I show you I've something to tell you.... Li'l Miss announced to Danny (me) and Granpa that she's going to be a 'Big Sista' in January!!!  So then this Danny (Granny) will be sharing pics of 2 scraps!!! LOL

Ok... here goes on the jewels....

Summer Fun Lizbeth, dark blue silver lined beads, silver beads, pink silver lined beads, green beads, white buttons and lilac beads!!!

Looking forwards to Friday... but I'm not telling why!!  You really want me to say???  Tough!!  Nope!!! My lips are sealed!  You'll just have to wait!!

Chat later

Thursday, 14 July 2016


Birthday to meeee for yesterday!! Must show you the card Young Sir gave me...

Then he put on the inside that its got to be 5 different, and not 5 bottles!!! Cheeky beggar!

Sir gave me a new radio and Young Sir bought me a Japanese Acer for the garden!

No tatting to show you tho...

Chat soon

Thursday, 23 June 2016

It's time...

To say goodbye!

A couple of weeks ago we said
goodbye to both Pigmini and Sirs car! I've had Pigmini for 13 years and will miss her, but not her 'stroppy teenage' quirks! I'm hoping she will be a good girl for her new owners!

She may not be with me any more but she will remain in everyone's thoughts... Why? Because I REFUSE to change the name of this blog!!

So... Why the change... Well... Sirs car has just had its first mot and we decided a number of years ago that we wouldn't keep a car beyond that if we could change it!  Pigmini was the exception... But we don't need 2 vehicles really now, so bye bye to 2...

And hello to RJ!!!  Why RJ??  Because I couldn't decide whether the R and the J in the reg stood for Romeo or Juliet!!! LOL

What else?? Well, its jam making season and I'm fighting a losing battle with rotting strawberries before they ripen! Too much wet!!!  So in between I decided to make the patterns in the Ring of Tatters DVD's! Here's the first in the techniques!

I'll share other 'stuff' as I get around to them!!

Chat soon

Thursday, 16 June 2016

Another one done!

Round on that there humongous doily!!! I'll show you:

And another 'motif' for earwigs!  This one is from the Ring of Tatters beading book and DVD!

It's worked in an atlin basak 50... A bit slippery in comparison to lizbeth and the stitches on the chains are not really smooth, but if you hold the stitches between the thumb and forefinger to stop them slipping its not bad, and it looks silky!!! The thread came from tatting and design and is a cone rather than a ball of thread!  Had to be played with!!

Chat soon