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Thursday, August 13, 2015

Two of My Favorite Hobbies

... are sewing and tatting.  And even though I have an important wedding to attend in TWO days, my brain is planning some sewing. Tatting bags? Or maybe a crazy quilt!  Whatever I end up making, I just had to share a picture of today's delivery that arrived amid my beautification appointments :)


After we gushed with adoration over her tatting bag, one of our Twin Cities Tatters found out where the fabric came from and shared the info.  Awesome fabric.  I can't wait to make something with both.  (Or at least decide what to make, ha!)

Thanks Marlene ;) I needed another project!

Monday, August 3, 2015

Love and Love!

He loved the quilt.


We had ice cream from Dairy Queen to celebrate the Big 3-0 birthday yesterday.  The birthday boy is thrilled to have his own quilt - and not to have to use the pink one or the zebra print one that my daughter so kindly shares.  Ha!  And for his birthday, he ... yep ... went fishing.

We girls also loved the bachelorette party for the girl in love :) Saturday, the bride-to-be and her wonderful friends gathered for one last hoo-rah before the wedding.  We painted and drank wine while chatting for about 3 hours.  I definitely do not know how to paint.  Especially not clouds.  It's harder than it seems like it should be!  I think I was following directions (to a fault) rather than thinking about the picture I was creating.


My cousin joined us for the day - she IS an artist.  Her clouds are perfect.


On with the last couple of weeks before the big day!  


Saturday, July 25, 2015

More with Sulky Blendables

I've squeaked out another tatted cross with the Sulky Blendables.  


Mary Konior's Large Cross is one of my favorite crosses, but it truly is 'large'.  I've tatted it in the past with size 20 thread and it ends up as big as a page in a book!  (Ok, my book does suggest size 40 thread, but I have such an abundance of beautiful colors in size 20). The sulky thread is the perfect size, and as I've said before, it would compare to size 40.  Maybe I should start using the recommended thread sizes?  


In any case, a beautiful pattern is even more wonderful with the right thread!