Saturday, 8 March 2014

I did a....

N'elephant!!! LOL

Hi all!

Last week was my great, crazy, dutch friend and fellow bobbin lacemakers birthday!!  Now she's bonkers about elephants.... nearly as bonkers as I am about Wols!!  (If you don't know what they are... ask Winnie the Pooh!!) VBG

So... what do you give a fellow lacemaker for her birthday when you haven't got a lace fair before the event or a shop or craft stall where there's something leaping up and down shouting 'Me.... Me.... Pick Me!!'

I hit that wonderful thing - the internet.... and there on Jane's site was Nellie!!  I'd been in a local'ish craft shop a few weeks ago and got hold of some DMC 25 coton a broder.... along with a light shopping bag from another....

2 tatting shuttles, some thread, a bead from my stash and a few mornings later (yes, mornings.... I was tatting at 6.30 am at another friends house waiting for it to be time to wake her kids for school while she was at work!!)  I produced this:

The bracelet was from Avon, couldn't resist it - it had a Nellie too!!  It's stitched to the front pocket of a lilac bag, you can just see the colour at the top.

I think she was over the moon with it!!

Also, got round to finishing some UFT's (Un Finished Tattings!!)

The first hankie was started last year and finished after Christmas, I think the pattern was one of Jennifer Williams from the Ring of Tatters Pattern a month, either 2012 or 2013, but I haven't got it to hand at the moment... Jennifer thinks it's one of hers too!  Thread was Lizbeth's Pink Cocoa.

This next one is now pinned to a hankie waiting stitching....  I've had the hankie for around 40 years, and it was still in it's packet!!!

I started it last summer, the pattern is another of Jane's.... Fandango Edging! done in Valdani 80 equivalent, or thereabouts... I finally finished it last night!!  Promise to put up a pic when it's stitched... I'm half way through another snowflake, a dr...., a g.... and I've got my eye on a new hankie edging that will also be a Long project!!!

I read earlier that a girl can't have too many shuttles.... does this mean I need more in case they're all full of thread???  (my excuse and I'm sticking to it.... LOL)

Off to find me thread for some empty shuttles now!!

Chat later


  1. Very beautiful! I like your edging color.

  2. What a fabulous gift!!! :)
    And two beautiful edgings!!! :)

  3. Thanks Lilas & Gods Kid!! I Loves them too....