Designer of many tatting patterns. Simple method of beaded tatting. Flowers are my inspiration!

Sunday, 29 June 2008

Tatting Exchange!

I'm very excited about being involved in the tatting exchange that is being arranged by the Here-be-Tatters group! I have received notification of my secret partner with his/her preferences and have already compled the tatting that I am going to be sending. I have had to make sure that I will complete the whole package early as I MAY end up with this shoulder surgery on 12 July. I say maybe, as it has already been cancelled twice and I may not have the results of my heart scan in time for the next date!

Anyway, I am really looking forward to sending my parcel and don't know if I will be able to resist taking a peek of my received parcel when the time comes!! LOL Only kidding! I'm pretty good at not opening presents before time! Hmmm, I wonder what I will get!

Monday, 23 June 2008

Large Gladdy!

Jeff Hamilton kindly test tatted the gladiolus for me and his input was extremely valuable. I decided to tat another one, in red this time and with more flowers and buds, and in doing so, discovered a couple more mistakes in the written pattern.

It has been quite a marathon, this design and I am glad to be able to move onto another one. I have a hollyhock partly done and only have to write out the instructions for the Queen Ann's Lace and then the new book should be complete.

I have made a start on the parcel for my exchange partner from the Here-be-Tatters group. I am really excited about this as it is the first exchange I have participated in and I've got lots of ideas that I hope will please my partner!

Sunday, 22 June 2008

I travelled to Amblecote, near Stourbridge in the West Midlands, yesterday to attend the get together arranged by the West Midlands Tatters.
I was welcomed by Chris Woolley and a nice hot drink after my semi-long journey in the pooring rain on the first day of summer!
It was very well attended and it was lovely to meet old friends and to make new ones.
We were entertained by the guest speaker, Mr Geoge Hook, who is the last mother-of-pearl worker left in Birmingham. He brought many samples of shells that the mother-of-pearl comes from and it was great being able to see them in the "raw" and also to handle them.
There were plenty of workshops and supplies by Mary Helen.