I went and did it, I created a tatting blog. Actually the first blog I've been a part of, so please bear with me as I try to learn my way around here.
My name is Bonnie. I am originally from Minot, ND but moved to Cassadaga, NY in 1988. I married my husband, Mark, 24 years ago, actually next week we will celebrate our 24th Anni. We have a daughter, Holly, who lives about a hour away. One of my greatest passions is to become a grandmother some day :-) (No pressure, Holly.)
That's a bit about me now on to tatting..........
I started taking tatting lessons in late September 2007. My teacher's name was Betty. When I went to her for my second lesson she said I was as advanced as people usually are in their 4th lesson. I think I had 5 lessons with her, and on the final lesson I really felt that I had learned everything she could teach me, her true passions are spinning and weaving. That's it I am HOOKED! I have really taken to tatting and because of the internet and alot of bloggers, I have learned alot more than just the basics. Currently I only shuttle tat, but will take have a class with Betty tomorrow where she will show me the basics of needle tatting. I am not sure I care to learn needle tatting but I would like to see what it's about.
I am hoping that in addition to sharing my tatting experience with others, I can become a part of a tatting community.
I am actively searching for patterns that are more "exciting" then doilies and snowflakes. Now, please don't get me wrong here, my first completed project was a doily and I purchased a book with snowflake patterns, but I'd really like to make jewelry or flowers or things like that. I would gladly welcome any book names/patterns that you can suggest that feature these fun items.
I have made a few small pieces which I hope to share here, but as of yet I haven't taken any pictures. It looks pretty self explanatory on how to post a picture here so I hope to have at least one up in the next few days. Please stay tuned for that.
I would really like to form relationships with many of you experienced tatters who's blogs I have been visiting for months now.