Wednesday, 24 May 2017

Well, well!

Missed me?

Been a busy b over the last few weeks! Think I told you that I had entered a bookmark exchange... these are the 3 I completed in the coach between the U K and Italy: 

 

They're on their way to their final destinations now!

Italy... visited Florence, Sienna, Lucca and Pisa. Beautiful, as you can see in the pics below:
 

I've also been at a Hobbycrafts show in Harrogate, demonstrating the ancient art of tatting!
Now for the motif exchange... off to do a little tatting!!

Chat soon
  

Wednesday, 26 April 2017

Playing...

With shuttles. It has something to do with the fact that this tatty OG entered a bookmark exchange!!

Recognise this pattern?

 
Yep, you're right, it's Jane's Fandango pattern! 

Got another on the go, but the reason I include a pic is because I want to show you the shuttle...

 
It's hand painted by Amanda D (of Roseground fame) and is celebrating Hull being the City of Culture this year!
Left to right: The Deep, the Diver at Horsewash, mouth of the River Hull and opposite side to the Deep, and last but by no means least... Dead Bod!  Well known in this area!! Lol

 
I also got a shuttle to commemorate granddaughter no 2, and one for liccle ole me!! (It was a gift!!  Init Gorgeous???? I loves gifts!)

 

Monday, 24 April 2017

Where??

Did the last 6 weeks go?

Been rather busy over the last couple of months! Helping out in different places and a week away teaching tatting!!

As some of you will know, I was teaching tatting at the Lace Guild Spring School in North Yorkshire at the end of March.

 

3 lovely ladies all busy tatting! We had a motto for the week as well... Annette coined it one evening (after a couple of glasses of vino over dinner)... "I've lost the flipping flip!" Didn't believe her!! and you can see from the pic below that nobody had really!

 

From not knowing or remembering how to tat (yes some had tatted before, but eons ago), they learned the double stitch, chains, rings, how to join to a picot, beaded ring n chain pendant with the beads on the thread before starting, beads added to picots whilst tatting, adding findings...

During the week they had an impromptu lesson in hanging clunies and split rings! (Thanks Babette!!)


She let me borrow and photograph this!! 

My delight of the week?

 


Thanks Lace Guild and Margaret Wall!!

Wednesday, 15 March 2017

I'm Playing!

Missed me?  Been a tad quiet haven't I??  One reason is that I can't post from my phone any longer!!  And this tatty OG would sooner spend pennies on tatting than blog apps!  I can create the posts on there, but need the lappy to post... and lost the ability to get into it for a while!!

Anyway, I'se back!!!

Ok... I'm playing with a pattern over on the Cariad-tatting site. A rings and chains bookmark with embellishments! Me and beads... dangerous when let loose with bookmark patterns and shuttles and thread!!

Here it is... so far:



I'll send another pic when it's finished!!

Chat soon

Monday, 13 February 2017

A bag or not a bag...

As you saw over on that Tatty OG's blog, I've got the blame for her stopping tatting and trying something new.... Mochila bags!!  I showed you the other day a pic of the base I made.  That was after several starts with changes of thread, hook size, number of increases per round... the base has to lay flat and as you can see, most of them didn't!!  Look I'll show you:

It frilled... try again!


It cupped, try again!!

 
That's better, now the sides...

That one's been corrected!!

Well, I got half way up the sides... checked my stitches and found.... several mistakes near the base of the sides!!!  Grrrr!  I've had to rip it back (crocheters call it frogging), and start again!  So Jane may think she has problems.... so have I!!

Not my fault she wanted to know what I was doing!

BTW here's my crinoline lady!!

Chat later


Friday, 3 February 2017

Guess What?!!

I've been a bit of a busy liccle Pigmini! Or should that read 'not so liccle'... lol

Well that tatty OG is running her TIAS... taking part in that, and in between times I'm making a bag, preparing for teaching at the end of March, knitting socks and making these:

Nope, I'll show you the latest bit of that there whatsit first:
 

I still think it's an outside in humberella... it's blown outside in with the gales...

Then there's the bag... found a Facebook group making them and the pattern is in their files. Fell in love but it's a whole new learning curve making them. Hiding threads, ways of changing threads etc... enjoying it though! It is another of those wips though!  They're called Mochila bags, and this is the base.

 

Anyway, back to the shuttles... here you go:


And to keep you quiet... here's the pattern.

Tuesday, 24 January 2017

What's New?

I hear you asking, just because I haven't posted for a few days!

Well, for a start Big Li'l Miss and Li'l Li'l Miss are both getting used to each other. Li'l Li'l Miss sleeps throu all the noise her older sister makes, which one would expect of a baby who is now 22 days old and putting weight on nicely!

Then of course there's this 'ere tat it and see which a certain tatty OG is running! My latest contribution is here:

 

I'm also crocheting a bag! When it's eventually finished it will be used to hold my teaching shuttles in... you know, those that are ready wound to show how to tat!! Maybe even a length of 'thick' simple edging or something as well! Anything which is simple to teach for beginners!

Right, this TIAS ... it does still remind me of a downside up (or is it outside in...) Humber Ella!! Oh, and for those that didn't see the original on Dads comments... follow this link!

Right off to make a cuppa

Chat soon

Friday, 13 January 2017

Got 'im!!

Who??  The Dragon of Loschy Wood, that's who!!  If you want to learn about this little known Yorkshire Dragon, click here.

However, before I tell you about Los, I've got to show you this:


Somebody put a sprinkle of white stuff on our car!! It came in around an hour because Young Sir got in about 6.30am from work and there was nothing then! We had 3 cats trying to catch the flakes!! Crazy things!

Back to dragons... well, nearly anyway!  Lace Lovin' Librarian let peeps know about her ice drops, and I showed you this one:


I also did this one, (modelled by Luna the Loony Mog... she was asleep on my knee!)



and now I have Los!

Los is definitely a MUCH larger dragon than McVroom!  What do you mean you don't remember McVroom??  He was posted here, he's a Scottish/Norwegian Loch Dragon!  Anyway, Los is LOTS bigger than McVroom!  In fact, he's hiding under an invisibility cloak! that's because McVroom has gone hiding when he realised just how big Los is!! 

Ok, so you're wondering just how I know he's lots bigger aren't you...  I'll show you:


This is just one of his eyes! He's sleeping at the moment... another little known fact is that some dragons sleep with their eyelids open... I will say that you don't want to uncover him... because if you try this happens!!


The light behind it was made by Sir... small battery, resistor and led. He has the technology!!! Now all I need to do is think of something to put between it and the eye....  (walks away muttering quietly)...

Chat later

Wednesday, 11 January 2017

Day One

Of the new Tat It And See here: and of course Jane isn't giving anything away!

Many years ago on the radio there was a programme where people had to guess what an object was (or something like that) just by asking about it... Someone always came up with Elephants Foot Umbrella Stand, and I usually tease by suggesting it!!  This year of course is no exception!  My guess so far is an EFUS... or rather, the handle of an umbrella to go in it!!  I know a few years ago I shared a story of my Dad's about Mr Gent... watch it, or I may just share it again! LOL

Anyway, here is my entry....



Chat soon

Tuesday, 10 January 2017

Guess What??

It's all Lace Lovin' Librarians fault!!

Before I tell you what 'it' is... I've been reminded of something what I forgot to tell you...

Remember me thinking I'd told you about this?

 

If you want to know how big it is... spread both arms out sideways... it's that square!!
Well it was a present from Bump to Li'l Miss to say thank you for the toys etc... Bump is no longer a bump!! She's an even Li'ler Miss!! Born last Monday and I can't resist showing you...

 

Now what was the fault... 'Somebody' shared these as a pattern over on Face Book Thingy... Had to have a go didn't I? Look:

 

Right, off to wind shuttles and get ready for Jane's TIAS!!

Chat later

Monday, 2 January 2017

It's....

2017!!  Happy New Year!!

I've been busy crocheting all year and this is how far I got...

It's the first part of a pattern called Sophie's Garden and couldn't resist sharing!!
 

It's made so far from the 'bits' I had left over from 'the blanket'...  I'm sure I've shared this before but here goes....


Not sure how big it will end up.... I may buy a couple of other colours to make it bigger... There's a pattern called Sophie's universe... and it uses the aforementioned garden as the centre.... watch this space!!  Don't hold your breath though!!  I may be some time at it!!

Chat soon