Friday, October 17, 2008

Fair Entries and other stuff

Well I took both my doily and my gloves to our state fair but I don't know how they did in the judging and will not know until Monday. We were going to go to the fair on Thursday the opening day but they did not open until 3:00 p.m. on that day so that day was definitely out. So plan B is Monday. Woo Hoo! I realized after I came back I forgot to take a picture of my doily so you'll see that after I get it back. I'm toying with the idea of taking my camera along with me to the fair but I don't want to have to lug it around with me everywhere for the rest of the day. I haven't decided yet.

On to what I've been tatting now. I tatted this bookmark three or four weeks ago I think that's the right time frame. A better question is what haven't I been working on?!

This particular pattern I found on line and fell in love with it. It is by Edda Guastalla Bianchetti .

I did it with Size 40 Cordonnet. Remember when they actually had Cordonnet in color? Ah the good days! But now we have all these wonderful people who make HDT (hand dyed threads) that are even more lovely. But I digress I had this ball of 40 Cordennet in black and decided to give this pattern a go. I usually like putting tassels on my bookmarks but decided to follow the pattern on this one. I did it in one pass! This is motif # 21 of my 25.

Ok now you ready for what I've been working on, my Secret Santa Project and I did one baby bootie I was not totally in love with that one as the new baby to be is a boy and the pattern I worked had a lot more picots and I don't why it just said girl to me. So back to the drawing board, I then tatted another baby bootie from another pattern and this was just right except I didn't like my spacing on the top row so after taking that off, I am now in the process of retatting the top row. Whew! Are you as tired as I am?

As for my Secret Santa, I could tell you but then I'd have to kill you. (A little James Bond humor there.) Ok very little. Until next time.