Unbelievable how time flies! In the meantime we already had two Neurology Resident and Fellows Graduation parties. This year I was very busy tatting six bookmarks for the graduating residents and three coasters for the graduating fellows.
First of all I want to wish everybody a happy and healthy New Year! I have been tatting and beading like crazy before Christmas but didn't get to take a picture of any of it before it was all given away. Maybe my New Years resolution should be to post more regularly to my blog. Time really does fly!
I also need to take pictures of my county and state fair entries.
I participated in Jane Eborall's TIAS 2012 that started in January (has it been that long ago?). I had just bought this boysenberry Lizbeth Size 20 thread and was burning to try it out. If I had known that we were tatting a goat I would have chosen a more goat-like color. I love the way Jane keeps the excitement going!
My mom has received the Mother's Day card and gift I had enclosed. She told me in an e-mail that she was very happy with both. The pattern for the bracelet can be found in the June 2012 Bead and Button Magazine. It is called Tila token and was designed by Marcia Balonis. You can see the Tila beads in the center. They are two hole, square beads which look like little tiles. The pattern uses both ladder and herringbone stitches. A really lovely pattern.
Happy Mother's Day!
Is is with a sad heart that I write this entry. Gina Brummett "The Tatting Goddess" passed away Monday. I didn't know her personally but I have been following her blog "Threads of a Tatting Goddess" for many years. She always amazed me with how much tatting she got done and how she posted about it on her blog just about every day. She was a constant source of inspiration to me. I loved her humor and insights and the way she would take antique patterns and modernized them. Rest in Peace, Gina!
My Motif # 6 is from Judi Banashek's book "Advanced Tatting Patterns". I used white Lizbeth Size 20 thread. Judi is the founder of our Oklahoma Shuttle Bugs tatting group. She is a wonderful teacher and I learned so much from her. A few years ago she moved to Waxahachie, TX to be close to her daughters.
Good news! Terry McGuffin gave me permission to post her pattern for the Windmill Snowflake. As soon as I locate it I'll try to figure out a way to post it here.
I learned to needle tat in November 2003 and tatted on my own until I met up with the Oklahoma Shuttle Bugs in Kingfisher, OK in July 2004. Gina Butler taught me to shuttle tat and I haven't been able to stop since. Once I joined the Lace Guild of Oklahoma I started learning bobbin lace and Romanian Point Lace. With the help of a couple of beading magazine subscriptions I am teaching myself various beading stitches.