Saturday, March 22, 2014

Blue Earrings

Pretty Blue Earrings. Sue Anna from Tollway Tatters sent me the threads and beads for Christmas. Below is a picture of the different beads and threads she sent plus other delicious goodies!!  The Threads are hand dyed by Marilee Rockley, it was hard to choose a color for these earrings. The pattern is by Nancy Tracy.

African Violets are blooming. They grow fast and need repotting. They are the easiest indoor plants to grow and rewarding with their blooms that last a long time. Very easy to start with only one leaf  and about 4 months you will see baby leaves coming up.

Thursday, March 13, 2014


Frilly Shamrock pattern by Susan Taliaferro
I cut out sparkly felt shamrock and sewed the tatted shamrock on it.

Finally came up with a frilly lace edging. Beginning at the base of shamrock Petal  I looped the chain thread through a needle and insert it through the felt to make a shuttle join (picture below). Chain stitch 4 and repeat joining to felt. * Chain 2 P (4 times) 2 and join to felt.* Repeat to last P ch 2 Join to Petal 1, ch 2.  Repeat to the last petal near the stem you will chain 4 and join to felt. 

These are a few edgings I tried but didn't like them. The first is tatted with sulky size 30 and the other two with size 80 Lily Thread.

Here is a 4 leaf clover tatted with size 20 Lizbeth Leaf Greens.
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Saturday, March 8, 2014

Sailing Ships

My first ship in blue (size 20- 664 Ocean Teal Med) was sailing smoothly till it dawned on me the last 2 rows is the hull of the ship. So I thought I clipped back to the beginning of where the hull is to start but still missed a row. So the main sail has a larger billow!

The second ship (size 20 - 153 Rainbow Taffy and 180 Honey Drizzle - chain), I followed the pattern and added a bead at the top.

There are a lot of different techniques in this pattern with great instructions on how to tat them. For more information please visit Jane Eborall at

Thanks Jane for the tat along during our Winter snow, sleet and bitter cold in the USA.

Saturday, March 1, 2014

Soupcon Quilt Along

January 3rd Faries and Fibres ( started Soupcon Quilt Along (QAL).

 It begins with a hexagon block and one can add as much  embroidery as they like. Karen has lots of great tutorials on embroidery and how to make bees and other bugs.  I have been working on another project so I am way behind.

To see more eye candy from the other ladies go to