Sunday, July 31, 2011

Farm Show Entries

Knit purse & scarf, tatted ornament, doily, hanky, and pincusion. I started a linen/tatted table runner as a last minute rush project; it's going to be beautiful but may not be finished. 7 more days!

Wednesday, July 27, 2011


11 Days to go until the Farm Show and all of the knitting/tatting is done. I just have the hand-sewing to do on the doily and the purse, which is not NEARLY enough work to have a really fun race to the end. So . . . I found a pattern for a table runner that should tat up reasonably quickly and am heading to JoAnn Fabrics to get thread after I drop my daughter off at musical practice in about an hour.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

The clock's ticking louder!

I have 12 days left until Farm Show entries are due. I should finish the tatting on the hanky today. I still have to tat around about 3/4 of the doily, but the pattern is moving well now that I've finally figured it out. Still lots of hand-sewing to do for the finishing. No pics until they're all done - that's my motivation! :)

Monday, July 18, 2011

Pincusion Tatting Done

I am very tickled with this one. It's from the book called The Classic Collection/Tatting Patterns by the staff of Workbasket Magazine. 1990. The directions have several errors, so it was a challenge, but it turned out pretty cute. Now it's my seamstress' job (aka my daughter) to make a formed insert that we can fill with emery to turn it into a pincusion.

Saturday, July 16, 2011

The clock is ticking . . .

Farm Show entries are due 3 weeks from tomorrow. I have a scarf, purse, and ornament done. Hanky and tatted pincusion are about 2/3 finished. That leaves a doily to edge (not started yet) to finish out my list. There's still hope!

Saturday, July 2, 2011

It must be summer, . . .

. . . and my hand must be feeling better: I've been bitten by the Farm Show bug. The apples are looking good, so we might have a few to enter, and I've made my needlwork entry list. I have a felted purse that just needs to be lined, and I should have no problem making a tatted ornament. The other "let's see" projects are a doily and "a tatted item," maybe a hanky? Entries are due August 7. No problem :) Ready, set, go!

Friday, July 1, 2011


Not the best pic, but here are a couple more finishes. The blue one is a new pattern for me. It was a pleasure, and I'm sure I'll use it again.