Friday, March 25, 2016


Happy Easter weekend!  (Is it really Easter already?) 

I've gotten two edgings done in the last month - major accomplishment for me!   These are tea towels I decided to add an edging to for my girls for a little Easter gift.  They don't really care about tatting so much, but someday they might.

Lucky for me, the towels were not only on clearance, bit the initials just happened to match each of their kitchens.  THAT never happens!  

I've been continuing the drawing a lot lately, it's really very relaxing for me.  Today I got a little obsessed with trying to figure out how to draw fabric.  The buttons were easy, but my brain just couldn't get the fabric the way I wanted it.  I'm sure this isn't the last of the playing with this idea!

Best wishes for a wonderful Easter - Spring, renewal and rebirth are on the agenda!

Saturday, February 20, 2016

Tatting and Other Hobbies

Our Twin Cities Tatters group met this morning, and this is ALL I accomplished.  And then I goofed up at the end there and got going the wrong way!  Must've either been talking too much or concentrating too hard.  Hhmmpphh.  I will have to find time to start again, because it IS an easy, sturdy pattern, and I'm just making a towel edging.  It is, however, also one of those old written patterns that is easy to lose your place on.  Obviously.  I think I'll diagram it for myself before I start again.

I haven't been tatting much, but I have been participating in a couple of photography challenges. The 52-week challenge has me taking a photograph a week, with a certain theme as a guideline.  Week 7 was to be a faceless portrait, so this was my photo:

I have yet to finish that doily, but I thought a photo might inspire me to get back to it!

And last week some friends were doing a 7-Day Nature Photo Challenge on Facebook, so I thought I'd share the photos I posted daily for that challenge.  I'm sure I've probably posted these here before, but these are 7 of my all time favorites:

And, I'm continuing with the Zentangle drawing as well - pretty much daily!  It's fun to have some new things to explore and practice for a change, though I really don't need ANOTHER hobby. But, what the heck?  A girl's gotta do what a girl's gotta do :) 

Sunday, February 14, 2016

Happy Valentine's Day ❤️

I hope your day is full of hearts!  I've pretty much been playing with this newfound pen and ink distraction called Zentangle since I took the class the end of January.  Definitely a relaxing art form - intentional doodling!  It's not a time-waster if it provides stress-relief, right?

That's my story, and I'm stickin' to it.