Thursday, March 19, 2009

Lizbeth Threads

My order of Lizbeth Threads arrived from Handy Hands. Isn't this just gorgeous! It is just chains for an edging on a t-shirt using Jelly Bean Lizbeth Threads. Handy Hands has done a great job matching up the variegated threads to the plain threads.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

I made another big shamrock and added beads to the outside. It dresses it up. The smaller shamrock works up quick and the outside light green is with the new Lizbeth Thread. The pattern is by Ellen Lai.

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Lady in the Garden

Lady in the Garden is finished. The background is painted with water colors. The arbor is loaded with spider web roses, spider, butterfly and hummingbird. There are bees on the yellow bush behind the lady. Ants and a snail on the walkway. There is tatting on the umbrella and the edge of her skirt. The stitching is done with hand dyed silk ribbon.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Pin Cushion Doll

Pin Cushion Doll is finished. She has tatting around her hat, arms and a tatted necklace. The body is hand embroidered with lace down the front and around the skirt. The bottom is laced together using a cd. Another CD is laced together using felt. These are put together wrong sides and slip stitched to the edge of skirt. Then add the lace.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Art and Quilt Show

Tucumcari had an Art and Quilt Show this past weekend. My group, the Vintage Quilting Society, had a booth with our work. Bookmarks are from the beginners tatting class. We demonstrated tatting and spinning with lots of interest.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Crazy Quilt Wall Hanging

This is the completed project for the Monthly Memories Wall Hanging. The sleeve has been sewed on and ready for a show this weekend. I did not give the exact web site and here is an email from the designer correcting it. Please check her site out.
"Your CQ Wall Hanging is wonderful!!
It turned out lovely...and I hope you will allow me to add it to the site in the Gallery?
I visited your blog and found your posts about the project.I know nothing about blogs, and don't know if you can go in after-the-fact and correct, but if you can, can you correct the name of my site?
You have Victorian Quilt Designs...and my site is Victoriana Quilt Designs with the 'a' at the end of Victorian.Let me know...and again...Lovely!" Benita Skinner

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Tatted Shamrock

We just bought a Kodak Printer and took me a few minutes to learn how to scan. The Lexmark was super easy however, expensive ink cartridges. For color and black cartridges it will be under $25 not $62!! The pattern was found in the by Susan Taliaferro. The pattern was easy but there are some abbreviations that I was not too sure of. LPPC is for long picot of previous chain and NPPC is next picot of previous chain. That is how I interpret the code!! Today is Red Hat Society Luncheon and I wear a purple hat. Purple hats are for people who have birthdays in March!