Friday, December 31, 2010

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Christmas Cracker

Many thanks Hideko for the Christmas Cracker goodies. Beautiful silk and other material, lots of gorgeous lace, beads, buttons and textured yarns. Love the girl print. A very nice gift from a special Crazy Quilter!

Friday, December 24, 2010

Merry Christmas

Winter Snow on the Mesa in New Mexico. Wishing Happy Holidays to All!

Saturday, December 18, 2010

CQ Post Cards

Birthday cards for special people!

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Tatted Angels

The tatted angel in purple is a free pattern from Martha Ess', Tats Amore.
It is easy to work up if you know split chains!
I watched Linda Davis's video and it helped. Thank goodness there was only one SC.

The white tatted angel is from mark Myers book, "Tatted Gathering of Angels". I wanted a larger angel so it was tatted with DMC size 10 thread. The head and body are SCMR (self closing mock ring) I added some gold thread for the halo and a red star. This works up very quickly!

These angels are made with felt with tatting added for the halo, edging around skirt and the heart in the center.

Saturday, December 11, 2010

A special card for a special friend

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Christmas Cracker

Christmas Crackers is an English Custom. It is a tube filled with goodies and then wrapped. The Crazy Quilting International group has been doing this for the past few years and this is my first time. Oh what fun it is to find threads, needles, material, candy and on and on till it is packed and overflows with gifts wrapped on the side! The wrapper is a crazy quilt patch and it is up to you to add the stitches. I stitched a lot of stitches with silk ribbon embroidery and added 2 pieces of tatting, however, I do not know the person who designed the heart. I usually make a bunch of hearts and put them in a box to send or add to CQ later.
On the left upper corner, the tatting is 1/2 of the pattern "Angels in the Snow" by Miranda. A charm was attached in the center and reads "DREAM BIG"!!
Miranda's blog-- had a contest last year to name the pattern she designed and I won. There were over 40 entries and all had good names. For me it just looked like "Angels" we made in the snow when we were children. My prize from Miranda was a beautiful tatting book by Catherine Austin, "A New Twist on Tatting", thread, the pattern and the best of all was a tatted "Angels in the Snow"! Just gorgeous and will treasure it always. Miranda is very generous in giving. The pattern can be found on her website and she is selling it for $3.00. All the proceeds will go to the Brain Injury Assoc of New Mexico. Please go to her website for more information and lots of "Eye Candy"!! I am waiting for my cracker to arrive.