Thursday, May 7, 2015

Still at it...

I've been trying to practice a little every day. It's not perfect but seeing the colors change when I'm tatting makes me feel progress. This is supposed to be a bracelet. I'm using a doll needle instead of a tatting needle because that's all I have in a small size.

Thursday, April 30, 2015


Yesterday was my first day at tatting and I was a passenger in the car on my way to work.
Today I switched threads to #3 cotton. It's a whole lot easier to work with since my hands are still clumsy.
I found a tutorial on YouTube : RustiKate. She made it really easy to hold my thread, using phrases like "hold your finger like rubber band pistol".
Anyhow, I'm getting better at making double stitches and today, I am making a picot!
Ready for lesson #2.   Yaaay!!  :-)

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Tatting for Grandma

I'm learning how to Tat via YouTube and the internet. 
My Grandma Nellie Flowers always wanted to learn. So this is for you and me, Grandma!
On my car trip to work, I brought up Instuctables to see the proper hand placement. I know it's way too tight. Right now it's practice, practice, practice!

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

First Snow!

It has been such a beautiful day! The weather was sunny and barely any wind. Temperature was a low 14° and snow was about 6".

I had to run errands today, so the pretty snow and mostly clear roads were a treat!

My husband and I just rented a little booth at the local emporium. He will sell his machine parts and tools. I will sell my crafts. A new adventure ahead for us!