Monday, 29 August 2016

I'm Back!!

From Italy!! Earthquakes not felt in Northern Italy by this Tatty OG and her OH!!  If they were felt, we slept through it!!  Horrendous for the people though... watched it on Italian News channel in the evening.

Right... so, what did we do??  Want to know??  Ok... I'll tell you anyway! VBG  Spent 2 days on a coach!  Leaving home at 4am and arriving in Metz in France at 9pm!!  Ferry from Dover to Calais, and the following day went from Metz (breakfast) to Switzerland (lunch) and then through the Gotthard Tunnel to Torbole on the side of Lake Garda!  Beautiful area of the country!  Well worth visiting!!

We also went to Venice the day of the earthquake... the water was suffering from the aftershocks!  Venice is beautiful and not expensive if you get away from either Rialto Bridge or St Marks Square!  Will show you pics of those when Sir takes them off his camera!!!

Returned home via the St Gotthard Pass to Metz, then over on the ferry to UK where it was.... no not raining... Thunder and lightning!!!

Here's a few pics:

St Marks Square... complete with flagpoles!!

Sir at the top of the pass!

Now 4 days on a coach is mind numbing unless there's scenery!!  So parts of the UK and most of France was flat and boring... Guess what I managed to do!!  I'll show you:

 No, not all of it!!! That there last round!!!  From almost the start to the finish!!  I will get that darned doily finished one day!!! Rofl

Chat soon

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