Friday, June 23, 2017

Confounding Curves

I had to use the scissors twice on the next bit as the curves 
were not co-operating well. 
It looks wonky but I think will 
lie flat when done:


I also finished this one - one of my faves...
Mary Konior's Posie:


I think you ll believe a exaggerate when complaining about Lizbeth, 
but honestly, I have SO MUCH trouble with it:


This happened at the last join of a row - of course it did...

Splitting terribly in #40. 
Maybe #20 is better and I think most tatters prefer that one. Or #80. 
Perhaps I should be using another size. I never learn.
Grrrr.

Someone has been having a lovely lie-in...

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Can You Guess?

This pattern can get messed up 
if you do not pay attention.
😊😯

Monday, June 19, 2017

Buttons Bonanza

I seem to have been busy with "fiddly" tatting that I generally do not enjoy, 
and I seem to be having a very good time nonetheless:


There were two more, but they are the "magic" ones, 
now residing with the Toronto Grands.

Then, a small Jon Yusoff pattern:


Then, I caved and tried Diane's Ice Drop:



The beautiful wee button is from Ninetta and is Venetian glass.
She sent it to me a few years ago and I've been saving it. :)

Friday, June 16, 2017

And One More

I'm getting the hang of it! Got a new ball of thread - Lizbeth #40.

Nice to have a new colour. However, not so terrific to see Lizbeth still splits and has knots...😡


Thursday, June 15, 2017

Disdain For Da Buttons

He couldn't care less:

I, on the other hand, am enthralled:




I am running out of buttons, but had a Cabone ring and Jon Yusoff's book, Tatting With Rings. Being hasty, I just glanced at the book and figured out what to do - amazing! - and with a few errors, I managed the ring, improvising as I tatted. 

Love it, so I'm going to have to sit down with the istructions and some elusive patience.