Tuesday, July 28, 2009

What I've been up to...

I've been working crazy hours for the last few weeks in other clinics so I haven't really been able to finish a post. Here's some pictures of what I've been working on for the last couple weeks. The leaf is Sherry's (lady shuttlemaker) design and thread. The rest is from Karey Solomon's book Tatting for the Tree. I really enjoyed the patterns in the booklet and the pictures don't do them justice. All the thread is from Sherry.

Friday, July 17, 2009

Ruffled Heart pattern posted

This is the pattern for the heart I showed a few posts ago. I you have any questions please let me know.

Ruffled Heart
Vicki Clarke

Ra- Ruffled sets- {3 1st ½ stitch, 1ds}
Rb- Ruffled sets- {1ds, 3 2nd ½ stitch}
Lj - lock join
SLT- shoe lace trick
Wind 2 yards on shuttle CTM
R1: 1-1-1-1-1-1 mp
Round 1: Ch 6 lj (to 1st picot on ring) 6 X each time lj to next picot
Round 2: Ch 8 lj (to space above lj) 3 X, Ch 4 vsp 4 lj, Ch 8 lj 2X DNRW SLT *
Round 3

R2 4-4-4-4 RW
Ch 6 RW
R3 4+4-4-4
R4 4+4-4-4
R5 4+4-4-4 RW
Ch 6 RW
R6 4+4-4-4 DNRW lj (to next space above lj on round 2) SLT #
Ra 17 X lj to vsp on Round 2
Rb 17 X join to base of ring 2

*Special note when you do this step make sure to maintain your direction of work. It’s really easy for the rose to flip sides until you make the lj at ring 6.
# instead of doing the lj and SLT separately you can accomplish the same task by pulling up the ball thread and pass the shuttle through the loop as in a normal join.
Pull up the ball thread until it pops out the other side. This locks in the stitch and switches the threads at the same time. Don’t do a 2nd ½ just go into the next stitch.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Where's summer

For those of you who know Canadian Summers tend to be hot and short. This years a little different...its more like wet and blah! It has rained the last 13 of 18 days. Being a winter person I'm not all that upset but how am I to appreciate the cold weather if it doesn't get hot?

Speaking of cold anyone doing their Christmas shopping right now? I'm an early shopper so I'm working on my Christmas list right now. Is anyone else?

Patterns posted

A big thank-you to Marilee (yarnplayer) for taking time to tell me she puts the links to her patterns on her blog. So now I'm adding links for any pattern I've posted on the right side of my blog. I would have never figured this out on my own.

In other news I'm having a great time tatting patterns from Karey Solomon's Tatting for the Tree. No scanned pictures because I left the finished products at home . I also had fun making Sherry Pence's Autumn Leaf Pattern.

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Isn't this cool...

I was in Mount Tremblant, Quebec over the weekend (can't afford to go in the winter) and was getting coffee when I saw this bird. Guess what its squeeze lemon for your tea! The lemon wedge goes in the bird, you press with the handle and then pour the lemon out the beak! Isn't this neat?

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Beaver Tails for everyone...

...because it's July 1st...

Happy Canada Day!