"But, really, why does anyone create? You feel a... a restlessness inside, a need to make something new, something no one has ever seen before. You want to add to the beauty and the richness of the world with a gift, an offering that is uniquely yours. It's an act of selfishness and generosity, all rolled into one."

-- Bruce Coville,
The Last Hunt

Friday, May 15, 2015

Some Assembly Required...

Right, that's all the tatting done. As I said, the green ones are not really part of the pattern. I adapted them from the pink ones by adding one extra ring and chain along each side, and increasing that extra chain by 2 ds.

I just have to put it all together now. Now, even though I know you all know what it's going to be, you don't know to what use it's going to be put. And because that final use will be part of the assembly, I won't be showing it again until the one person I'm actually not telling gets to see it.

Nearly Done...

Just two more "bits" to tat-- which are not actually part of the pattern, and I may ultimately decide against using them, but right now I think they will be needed. I should be able to get them done tomorrow, and then it will just be a matter of assembly.

Saturday, May 9, 2015

Sunday, May 3, 2015

Getting there...

Hope it's not too boring looking at the same things over and over.

Thursday, April 30, 2015


Several good guesses last time, which is all perfectly fine, as there's actually only one person it's a secret from.

Monday, April 27, 2015

It's a...

It's the start of a thing, and it was designed by Linda Davies. That's all I'm telling you right now.

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Happy Late-ish Tatting Day

It's 12:38 am on April 2, so technically I missed posting on International Tatting Day, at least in my own time zone. OTOH, any night shift worker will tell you that if it's 6:00 Thursday morning but I haven't been to bed yet, it's really still Wednesday night. So there.

The truth is, I completely forgot it was International Tatting Day until I started reading blogs in the morning and saw everybody else posting about it. Shame on me! And I didn't even have any chocolate in the house-- double shame!! However, I had been planning on tatting and wearing tatting anyway, and I did manage to achieve both of these things.

In the afternoon I continued work on the pink flower earrings, but didn't get them finished in time to wear to belly dance class in the evening. I did wear the necklace, though. I got several compliments on it, so that gave me a chance to talk about tatting, too. After class I finished the earrings.

As promised, they don't quite match, yet they do clearly go together. I'm really quite taken with them, if I do say so myself.

And here's the complete set:

Sort of a wildflower effect, wouldn't you say?

Next year I'm marking International Tatting Day on my calendar so I remember to celebrate it properly!

Squijum thinks I should just go to bed already, and he's probably right.