Patterns

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Hosta Heavan

On the weekend I found myself at a loss trying to find unique Hostas.  So I finally googled ottawa garden centers and found the Rideau Woodland Ramble.  They have 100 different varieties of Hostas.  It's a great place to not only purchase perennials for their garden but also to see them growing.  There's a collection of paths that take you through the woods and along a pond.  It's a beautiful experience even if you aren't looking for plants.  http://www.rideauwoodlandramble.com

Light Pull

I used the glass beads shown in the bead shop post to make a light pull for my ceiling fan.  I often leave the fans running but turn off the lights.  It helps with the climate control in my house.

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Visit to bead store

Is a trip to the bead store a decision to spend money?  I went to check out a few things at Canada bead supply and walked out with more than intended.  You see Canada Bead Supply shares an entrance with the Glass Shoppe Studio.  This is where they make all kinds of glass beads.  So I ended up getting the beads pictured below.  I left behind a lot of georgeous beads but you can only use so many beads...and I can always go back!

Sunday, April 26, 2015

While avoiding my taxes....

In canada taxes are due on April 30th so I've been finalizing my taxes.  Of course some avoidance is happening.  I keep finding "urgent" stuff to do.  There's just a few more details I need to call about tomorrow then I'm done.  I don't like the final number but what can you do?  I'm an independent contractor so I make payments but often I owe more.  
On a happier note I've been working on Karey Solomon's Turning Year Doily.  I've finally finished May!  Now I'm onto June.  I'm using size 20 thread dyed by Karey.  It currently measures just over 7 inches across and I've still got the rest of the year to go!

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Some stuff I made

My sister delivered her second child over Easter.  They had to do an emergency C-section since the baby decided to be breach.  Everyone turned out okay and baby is growing. 

I crocheted a few things for baby in March to match some of the decorations in the baby's room.  The blue elephant below is from All About Ami (link below picture).  It was fun to make.  I didn't add eyes to the stuffed elephant cause I kinda liked it without.  I made a 2nd elephant from the same pattern in the yellow that is the edging on the comfort blanket in the picture below.  The comfort blanket pattern is from Look What I Made (link below picture).  My mom felt the comfort blanket elephant needed eyes and sewed on eyes using pink thread....I guess its an albino elephant?

Pattern from:  http://www.allaboutami.com


Pattern from www.lookatwwhatimade.net

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Starfish

I had a great time at the Finger lakes tatting seminar!  I taught and took a few classes.  I took a class with Karey to make a rainbow trout (not yet finished) and Dani's Celtic starfish.  I finished the starfish and loved every minute of it!  Great pattern Dani!

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

16 days to Finger Lakes Tatting Seminar!!

There's only 16 days until the Finger Lakes Tatting Seminar!!!  I'm so excited but I've been too busy to pack.  The other Chiropractor in our clinic fell and is off work for the next week.  So the days have been full of clinic stuff and I'm working her practice as well as my own.  Not so much time for obsessing over what to pack.  Its a goal this weekend to get it ready.  Next weekend is Easter and so I won't have time to pack. 
My cat and one of my dogs have teamed up to eat some the Easter Eggs I added tatting to last year.  The cat was knocking them on the floor and the dog was chewing up the egg.  Fortunately the tatting is fine but its a pain to add a new egg.  I will have to cut the whip stitching, add the tatting to the new egg and make new stitching.  I was not impressed because it took me awhile to figure out how Lucky was getting the eggs so more than one was destroyed.  Last year I was in the mood and did some additional weaving around the whip stitching.  I 'm not so sure that I will have the patience to do it again.  My poor, poor eggs!
The egg is gone but the tatting remains!