Monday, 18 November 2013

Christmas Tatty!!!

Now this is all Janes BC3's fault.... (well I've got to blame someone somewhere.... LOL)  You see a few weeks ago she put up a new pattern on her website....

When we went to see my mother in law yesterday, there's an 'old fashioned' department store round the corner... they sell everything from gardening stuff to baby clothes, furnishings to crafty bits, and lots of things in between!!! (Yes, it's linked so you can be nosey... they've been in Hull for as long as I can remember, in fact, I think they started here.) Anyway, these star beads found their way into my basket!! I'd only gone in for velcro!!! Came out with star sequins, star beads, velcro, knitting needles (for my granddaughters cardi) Needing something to make to go with the beads, and having some thread already on bobbins along with beads and the pattern....

So, in between lunch and tea it just had to be created!!  Now I've got to wind shuttles again for the 3D snowflake!!  Great pattern isn't it??  It may well end up being either on my Christmas Tree or on someone else's... haven't decided yet!! VBG

Chat later!!

Saturday, 16 November 2013

Tatty Granny!!

That's me!!! LOL  I've been up to all sorts of things since we last chatted.... cuddles, tatting, beadwork, bit of bobbin lace.... I might add that nothing is finished!!!  No surprise there then I hear you say!! Anyway, thought I'd share a few pics with you....

First of all, my beautiful granddaughter Aurelia... here she is all ready for a walk with Mummy!!  Get the impression I'm still smitten with her?? VBG

Then there are some pics from our recent lace group meeting... we were making lace and wire flowers, and also there are some pics of works of art by our members!!

Some of the 'snowflakes' are tatted, some are bobbin lace.  The cone opens out to reveal a square box in the centre.  The lady making lace was worked by the mum of one of our members years ago, and has been passed down as the worker is unfortunately with us no longer.  The bottom photo is a sample of milanese lace by a friend of mine.  She made the pattern up as she went along!!  Great isn't it??

Anyway, off back to me shuttles now!!

Chat soon!

P.s.  Just as I'd finished this post I got a call from my biker son.... some kind, considerate, so'n'so helped themselves to his bike gloves while he was at work today!!! One of his co-workers!!  He's reported it to the head of the shift, and if he finds out who it was.... heaven help them! They left him to ride the 12 miles back with no gloves!!! Fortunately for him, his sister has hands that are just slightly smaller, and she's given him her old ones!!  Now that's good of a sister, and his old gloves did need replacing... but...

Chat later!