If you've been following Jane's blog, you know she has been making lots of variations on her Fandango pattern. Most recent was a little heart, excellent for a quick tat or emptying shuttles. The pattern is HERE. Since Jane so often uses lock stitch chains to such good effect, I thought this little pattern was calling out for some, and I gave it a try. They could use a little blocking to help with the symmetry, but over all, I am pleased. I used 10 lock stitches for the chains at the bottom and omitted the joins to the bottom ring. Also, I began with SR2, since I don't like trying to work in ends in a lock stitch chain. I think Jane is working up her own version of this idea, so keep an eye on her blog for further developments.
While the rest of Tattingland is hard at work on the 2016 Renulek doily, here I am just finishing the one from 2015. I had planned to finish it in time for the fair, but I decided rushing was not doing the quality of my tatting any good. I finished the tatting a while back, but there were ends to sew in. Lots and lots of ends...
I've been tatting a little and spinning a little, but nothing worth showing yet, in part because I've also been spending a lot of time out doors instead. Here is my personal plot in the neighborhood garden. It's looking a bit over grown here since I had not picked the lettuce and spinach for some days when it was too rainy. So far, so good, with the plastic fencing to keep out the deer. I wish I were as good with growing flowers. When I plant flower seeds, I never know if I am planting them, or simply burying them, RIP.
Palmetto Tat Days is the event I most look forward to every year. In the spring, the suspense grows, waiting first for the teacher list, and then to see the class projects. The pages are still under construction, but you can see the class projects HERE and the schedule HERE. There are some amazing projects here. Now the suspense waiting for registration to open. As a teacher, I'm busy most of the time, but I can pick a class for my free time. What will I choose? Above is the logo designed by Erin. Isn't it clever? See you there!
Sometimes, when I should be doing something more productive or going to bed, I do a little online window shopping instead. Look at this bargain I found HERE on Amazon Canada. A fifteen page booklet for $1717.16 Canadian, or approximately $1373.46 US. Less than a thousand hundred US dollars per page! I boggle at the notion of 15 pages. How can one of the pages have only one side? Is this bending the dimensions of the space time continuum? Maybe that miracle is the reason for the price. Don't you dare say it's just that the front cover isn't numbered. What fun is that. And only a little over 6 dollars more to mail it to me. I'll have to start saving my pennies. OK, going to bed now.