Sunday, October 30, 2011

Halloween Owl

Nancy Tracy,, has a new pattern the tatted owl. Fun project and works up quickly.

Hobby Lobby has nice glass balls to decorate with. I added some paints and swirl it around. It takes time because the paint moves slowly. Then tat a crown for the top. The pattern comes from an old Handy Hands Newsletter. Works up quickly and fits very nice.

Friday, October 14, 2011

Double Wedding Ring Quilt

My niece will be getting married next year at the Round Barn in Waitsfield, VT. I am making her a Double Wedding Ring Quilt using John Flynn's strip piece method. My machine died so need to get it fix, in the mean time I am using my 1978 Bernina. It sews fine but don't want to do heavy sewing. I hope to hand quilt it if there is time and maybe she just might have to wait.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Tatted Earrings

Kitty, Kitty was a drop off a few months ago. We noticed her living with the chickens. Great mouser, have not seen any mice yet!! She sleeps with the chickens where it is warm at night , during the day she perches on top so she can see where the dogs are. DH has Kitty feeding out of his hands but Kitty has her limits, "please do not pick me up"!!!   Loves to be petted.

Helping Hands Newsletter, Fall 2011, has a very easy earrings to tat by Kendra Goodnow. These will make wonderful gifts for the holidays.  I added 5 beads instead of the P for the center.
 Here is an easy way to add the beads. Add the beads to a needle threader, insert the thread, pull beads off of threader on to the thread,  and wa lah...
 wind a yard on to a shuttle, do not cut the thread from the ball. (CTM)
Ready to Tat the 5 rings and chains.