Thursday, November 16, 2017

Shades of blue


I do love all shades of blue! I know the beads and ribbon don't exactly match, but I do think they go well together.


With the completion of this Ice Drop, I have another treeful ready for Christmas in the Village! My grandson asked me how many I have. We didn't count, but I did show him the tins filled with Ice Drops all ready for the sale. Maybe we'll count them next week when he's visiting.


My newest shuttle arrived in the mail today! I do love the Pop-A-Bobbin shuttles, and this tulipwood is gorgeous! 

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

I love pearls!

Real pearls, fake pears, pearlescent buttons and beads... if it has anything to do with pearls, I love it!


They don't show up well in the picture, but these little pearlescent beads look perfect to me! My grandson chose the ribbon. Doesn't he have good taste? 😄

Monday, November 13, 2017

No tatting

I have no tatting to show today. I did some cleaning and reorganizing this morning, and then I drove up to pick up my grandchildren, Eva and Aidan, so that they can spend a couple of days with me. They're homeschooled, and I will have the chance to be a teacher again for a couple of days!


When I arrived home, I found that my newest shuttles from Emiko Suenaga arrived!


The backs are just as beautiful as the fronts!


Although, Emiko has an Etsy shop, these beauties are available exclusively from Tatting Corner.


There aren't many, so if you're interested, you'd better be pretty quick!


So, Michelle and Maureen wanted to see my new rugs. This is the living room rug, and yes, Maureen, it is blue! No other color would do!


Dave chose the sun room rug. The style doesn't really appeal to me, but it has blue in it, so I approved the purchase. 😉 I get my way in so many things, I figured Dave should get something he likes!
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Sunday, November 12, 2017

Busy weekend

Boy, has it been busy!

My friend Denise will be a grandma soon. Her daughter's due date is December 2. Nicole lives in the Pacific Northwest. Denise held a baby shower anyway, and we all got to visit with Nicole via FaceTime. It was a great time with fabulous food and wonderful conversation!

After the baby shower, Dave and I went shopping for a new living room rug. The one we had was too small, and I wanted something brighter. It took us a long time to choose the right rug, and we also found one for the sun room. The rugs are now in place, and I've been busy getting the two rooms back together.


Despite all the activity, I managed to finish another Minty Fudge Ice Drop. Tomorrow looks like it will be another busy one, so it may again take me two days to finish an Ice Drop. I guess that's the way it goes!

Thursday, November 9, 2017

Playing with Minty Fudge

Today I played with my Minty Fudge pattern.


I chose a green ribbon to go with the gold beads, because our school colors are green and gold.


I'm not sure I chose the right ribbon for this one. The beads are a peacock blend of blues and greens. I may change the ribbon to blue.


This one was a no brainer. I love the bright yellow ribbon with the yellow beads!

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Today I finished tatting my Basic Ice Drop pattern with every color bead in my little bead box!


Turquoise is quickly becoming a favorite shade of blue.


I also love this shade of green. It reminds me of a sweater my mom knit for me when I was in high school. Our school colors were green and white, and I wore that sweater to many basketball games!


I almost didn't use the black beads, but I decided that I might as well since they were in the box.

I think I'm going to do a series of Minty Fudge Ice Drops using this same bead collection. They will take a little longer to tat, but I think they'll be pretty!