We went to my mom's memorial yesterday, and it was nice, I wasn't planning
on saying anything, just listening to the stories from her friends,
but I did end up telling stories about her anyhow, it felt good to
laugh with some of her friends about things she did and liked :)
It wasn't all religious and preachy, that isn't something
my mom would have wanted, she wasn't a real patient person
when it came to sermons and lectures etc, lol, so this
setting was much much more suited to her, just a bunch of
friends having superb memories :) I think she would have been
really pleased .
In my tatting land, I have been doing a little here and there, and when I saw
that Journey had done the first half of
diff colors, I was in love with it all over again!
I have done this half of the bookmark before and loved it but I always did
it in just one color, or in one variegated color, but I really
like the way Journey did it here and I just had to do it for myself!
Without realizing it until after I had done it, I tatted in blues the same as
Journey had done it, and so I had to do another one,
(blue must just be on a lot of my shuttles lol,) so here are
my two versions of the bookmark without the fold over, for my
motif # 24.
all are Lizbeth size 20, the blues are #'s 651 and 656, the
green I am not sure of the green color but the coral color is
Hubbie took me to one of the local antique stores looking for shuttles, they
sometimes get them in but no luck this time, however I did find 5 really
pretty hankies I just had to get!
Though fairly old, they are in excellent condition. They are
really thin, and I just love the colors! I will hand wash them
and put them away for future projects, I am excited about putting
really pretty edges on these...
I just love these!
As far as WIP's go, I have 2 of them, one is this little thing I thought would
be just fun. I found these heavy cardboard letters
at the craft store, and some beautiful paper, while picking out more
for blinging shuttles of course, and I decided to bling
a giant B for Bree, silly I know, more something you would do
for a girls room than a shelf for an adult, but
it is crafty and cute, and I will put it on a shelf in the living room
behind the box where all my shuttles are.
In the large blank space on the spine of the B and on the bottom
of the curve, I am going to put some tatting, I just haevn't figured
out what exactly I am putting there, I want the beautiful paper to show
but I also want to put some really pretty tatting on it, so I will
have to play around with it :)
And my last WIP is a set of pillow cases with hand embroidery
that I will be putting a nice tatted edge on. I am going to use
a pearl cotton, in ecru, I have had the cotton for several
years already, but not used it for anything,
and I think it will be a beautiful edge.
I am going with a vintage look for the cases, and have
a set of 3 already planned, just have to finish this first set, lol.
Here is the progress on the embroidery, but I left it jumbled so it will be
a nice surprise when it is all completed.
As, always, Happy Tatting :) Bree.