I have visited Ginger's bearbits blog before. She's a very talented artist. Even the picture at the top of her blog, the one with the 3 bears looking out the windshield, gives me a smile.
Have a good day!
For some reason my friend, Peg - the one I am helping learn to tat - thought that it was really funny that I missed a join and had ALREADY cut the thread. She said something like it was good to see that I make mistakes too.
I was lucky enough to win this Patriotic HDT from Anika. (you can find her etsy shop here) And since I'd just made this pattern, Julie's Hearts and Flower Cross, for a friend I wanted to make it again for myself and this new HDT was itching to be used.
So in the end was there a lesson to be learned from this experience? Sure was, if - rather WHEN - I make a mistake again don't show Peg. LOL.
( I prepared this post a few days ago and since then LadyShuttleMaker did an excellent PDF of how to correctly make this pattern using Ruth Perry's Mock Hairpin Lace technique, it can be found here. )
Oh well, as Georgia said "every test brings us more knowledge", and with LadyShuttleMaker's great tutorial I may just give this one a try again.
I was sad to see that this particular "tatting with a purpose" had come to an end. I enjoyed every minute of it and although I have thanked Jon many times for the chance to do this, I would like take this opportunity to do it publicly as well.
Jon, it has always been a pleasure to tat your patterns, so to be a small part of your new book has been a tatting honor for me. Thank you!
Jon now has her book, Elegant Tatting Gems available for purchase. You can find the information here.
Tat On! And if you haven't already please plan to get Jon's book, the patterns really are ***Elegant Tatting Gems** (smile).
I was anxious to get the next one one to test, but while I waited I retatted Lazuarid in the reverse colors.
That picture isn't as clear because it was taken with my cellphone at work, rather than scanned like the original one, and the lower point wasn't flat.
Please remember these are test tats, Jon may have tweaked them some before they ended up in her book.
I am writing this on 7/10 to post on 7/12, as of today Jon doesn't have her new book available to purchase, but she told me I could start talking about the snowflakes so I know she plans to release it soon. You will be able to order it from her website.
**** UPDATE Jon's book, Elegant Tatting Gems is now available for purchase on her website. The information can be found here. To launch the book, she is having a giveaway, from 7/12 thru 7/15 you can enter for a chance to receive a copy of her book. Quick go here and check it out.
The dachshund was originally made here, I just never got around to finishing it into the postcard. I think it turned out pretty cute. Since Patricia, has a dachshund she will be very pleased I'm sure.
*Blogger still won't let me stay signed on to leave comments on any blog posts. I've cleaned out, cleared out, reset passwords, any and everything I can think of to do. Any one else have any ideas that may work?
* Diane's suggestion didn't work for me, I tried to comment on my own post and after 8 times of signing in I got no where and came here to leave this instead.... grrr * Nothing new no updates to computer, internet explorer, nothing.
I have learned that some people there don't understand or appreciate tatting. I was in a swap called "Surprise your partner with 1 of your crafts" Here was my rating "it met requirements I guess and is cute... however I don't think I'd enter a swap like this again... to broad of a spectrum and I am left feeling slightly deflated."
I myself was deflated with that rating. It's hard to put so much into a tatted piece and not have the receiver realize how much work it is.
I prefer 6 cord thread, and in solids I guess this is the best I can get here, so I will still use it.
I continue to "Tat On" dispite the disappointment.
I finally got the hang of it, and was able to finish them in time for Christmas day.
According to my sister, most days they are what The Little Girls pick to wear in their hair. Hummm I wonder if I still have my final chicken scratch notes in order to make a couple more sets.
I started this post by saying, I am not a designer, however they did turn out pretty cute, so maybe what I should have said is ......... I am not a pattern writer.
To all Tatting Pattern Designers/Writers : Thank you for the work you do.