Sunday, April 26, 2009


This is my latest finish: a stamped cross-stitch embroidery block. It is 18 inches square, and I'm planning to make it into a pillow. I had planned to edge it with tatting, but I don't think it really needs it, so I will probably just go with a complimentary fabric for the pillow backing and call it done. It's for my husband.

Monday, April 13, 2009

Holiday Weekend Tatting

This weekend I finally got around to making the Spinning Wheel Glass Mat from Mary Konior's boo, Tatting with Visual Patterns. I've had it on my to try list for months. I used Lizbeth thread, color #122 (Caribbean). My 15 year-old daughter liked it so much that she picked up a shuttle and worked on her tatting a little bit, adding picots and joins to her skill base. Now she's ready to try some hen & chicks edging, the obligatory first project in our family tradition.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Hanky Time

Yep, it's another hanky. This one is about as classic as it gets: white on white. The thread is size 12 pearl cotton, color B5200 (snow white). I do have some exciting news about my hankies; there is a local tea shop that is going to try to sell them for me on consignment, and we're talking about having classes this summer in the meeting room. If it turns out to be a bust, I'll go back to my idea of donating the hankies to a residence for senior citizens around holiday time.