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Sunday, 2 August 2015

Springtime Thread 20/25 Motif Challenge

 Hi,

This looks a lot of tatting,  in some ways it is but in others not,  its a lot of small items,    I tried out the Springtime thread, by Lizbeth threads in no 20,  its a new thread to me,   I think this was one Rachel from Intatters now Craftree sent me.   The picture above has the Small Cross by Mary Konior from her Pattern Collection book, I edged this cross with white which brought out the colours.    A cross bookmark called Cross of Sevens by Robin Perfetti Tatting by the Bay blog,   and Marjorie's Angel by Martha Ess.


Here is Nellie,  I am calling her Nellie its from the book called Tatted Animals  by  Inga Madsen Page 17 Elephant. I rather like Nellie I made her eye in white with a black bead,  I plan to frame her at a later date.
This is my own pattern,  a Dream catcher and you will find the pattern on my pattern blog link in the side bar.

As you can see I made quite a few items,  the thread is colourful,  I was not sure in the beginning but now yes I do like it.  There will be more made with this thread.

Below is two cross bookmarks,   named Cross of Severn's by Robin Pertetti again the same cross in Springtime,  and Royal wave  no 20 Lizbeth thread,  I did make a white one but he's gone before I had time to photo him.

I hope you are having a lovely weekend,  the weather today is lovely with sunshine but its another week of unsettle weather to come.   I wish the summer would come back for a while.
                                    Hugs
                                Margaret

Sunday, 26 July 2015

July Pinterest challenge - Owl Puffs


Hi,
As you know Suzanne and I have been doing this challenge if we see something on Pinterest to try and make it, or try it.
Well this is my July one,  these are called Owl Puffs,  the pattern is by Jenna Krupar and is a free pattern.
They are good for using up bits of wool as they don't take a lot of wool,   The only thing is they wont stand up straight for me to take a picture.  The eyes are white felt and a black button,
I used some old random wool  and put a plain colour for the head,  I am quite pleased how they turn out, and no doubt be making some more.
Unfortunately Suzanne's July pinterest has been a slight problem,  but she going to try again,  I know she will do it in the end here's a link to her blog
Until we meet again
                                Hugs
                            Margaret

Thursday, 23 July 2015

CD Sunday Challenge - add a stamped image


Hi,
Today I bring you my card for the CD Sunday Challenge,  add a stamped image,  gosh its ages since I did any colouring,  my mojo did not work as well as I would have liked on this card,  Perhaps yesterday was not a good day to make it as its was a year yesterday that my mother died,  so I was feeling a little sad.
Tried something a little different,  has it worked possibly not.
The backing paper is off a CD which I cant remember which one, but I found when sorting out all my craft stuff in my new craft room, good start.  The image is from Joanna Sheens CD The Royal Horticultural Society disc no 2,   the stamp is from Creative Expressions peacock stamp,  the die cuts are from two ladies who kindly sent them to me,  thank you ladies,  I matted the image on a silver card, then layered the peacock and then the die cuts,   I added a royal blue bow, royal blue heart gems and pink gems,
I hope you like my card,
Until we meet again take care
Hugs
Margaret 

Tuesday, 21 July 2015

You are my Sunshine


Hi,
This last week sunshine has been in short supply,   I was so pleased to see my sun flower with a flower on it,   I have been trying for the last few years to grow a sun flower,  they either got eat or died,  this year I brought two plants and here it is flowering,
This is a picture of my yellow Day lilies,   I have orange in the front garden,  they were at their best while we were away so no picture perhaps next year,  but these are in the back garden and flowering lovely.  The centre on these is a dark red.
Hope the sun is shining where ever you are.
Take care
                            Hugs
                        Margaret

Sunday, 19 July 2015

Remembrance 19/25 motif challenge


Hi,
This is the Remembrance pattern by Marilee Rockley,  this is a link to her blog.   Marilee has also made a video how to join the last ring on the ring.   Actually this is a simple pattern,   I made them in Lizbeth thread no 20 in white, purple and Springtime,  I still have to sew in the ends on the last one,
Here's my hand wearing a purple one I made for myself my fingers are larger so I added a couple more rings.  Its a selfy not easy to do so I hope the picture is OK.   I do like this pattern and something to use up thread on a shuttle too.  I plan to make some more and perhaps try adding a few beads.
On the pattern Marilee has added a saying for those who are not tatters I am putting on here for you
hope Marilee wont mind

                            ""Tie a string around your finger so you won't
                               forget" Here is a very Elegant "string",
                               worked up into a charming accessory""


I hope you are having a lovely weekend.
Take care
                            Hugs
                        Margaret

Thursday, 16 July 2015

Bristol Parchment show 23rd June 2015




Hi,

A few days after we came back from holiday,   we went to the Bristol Parchment show,  its was wonderful, I came home full of ideas and mojo working.   I also meet Carol again from the CD Sunday Challenge,  wonderful to see her again,  a chat over a cup of coffee.
I took so many photos these are just some of them,  believe me there was so much brilliant work on show it was hard to know what to look at first.  Anyway I cant remember who made what or what table they were on so this is just a few of the best photos to show you what can be done in Parchment.

 This was an outstanding picture of two swans

 He was lovely sat on his own just crying out to have his picture taken
 I don't know if you can see these planes but she did offer to stop them so I could take a picture thank you they were wonderful





The light on this picture but I hope you can see it,  it was another gorgeous picture




This cat was outstanding,  wonderful piece of parchment







 This picture every tatter will recognise,  even Vernon recognised as a tatting pattern that I have done more than once,  just shows he does take notice sometimes.







I love this and brought the pattern for it,   no idea when I will do it but anyone who knows me will know why I had to have the pattern.





 This picture is beautiful I wish I could do this pattern, I know one grand daughter who would love it,  well she's mad on owls,  she would loved these owls.




 Spiders web anyone,  its actually in parchment a lot of cutting!








Are you hot and need a fan......




 Glove anyone for the posh lady about town,  I don't think it would wear very well but it was a beautiful design.

 This was beautiful it was on a glass mirror and then spinning around,  totally gorgeous this picture does not do it justice





This design is by Anne Quinn,  she had just come back from Madeira herself and this was to remind her of her holiday,  it was beautiful and I have the pattern so I am going to try this one,  she is on Facebook so do look her up she has some wonderful butterfly designs,

Well that's the best of the photos of the show,  it will be again in Bristol next year in June, I don't have the exact date but if you can try and go its really is worth it.
                             Hugs
                          Margaret
Hopefully I have now caught up with posting and I can get back to some ordinary posts.