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Sunday, 25 January 2015

Thank you Wendy


This is a very belated thank you although I have sent an email thanking Wendy,  what with the flu and then the spare bedroom being done which is now finished with a new carpet etc,  this was put away for safe keeping over christmas.
I won this lovely organza bag from Wendy's Blog link to her blog
This bag is gorgeous with a tatted motif called shouting star in Ice Blue thread.
Thank you Wendy the bag is totally gorgeous sorry its taken so long to blog it.
The Peacock I was working on is now finished and I will blog him in a couple of days.
Hope you are having a lovely weekend, and keeping warm although the temperature has gone up today.

Monday, 19 January 2015

Thank You Kristen


Just a quick thank you to Kristen,   I received this lovely card and beautiful snowflake on Saturday.
It is from the book 24 snowflakes by Lene Bjorn and is called the first day of December, It is will hanging on my tree next christmas.
I hope you received my email Kristen,  not sure if the email address is still the same now you have moved to Australia.
Very cold here today might get some snow during the week.
Until we meet again take care

Sunday, 18 January 2015

Flu and the Pinterest Challenge for January(updated)


This is the first post of year,  I was hoping for a good start and I got flu,  well Vernon got it first and I looked after him but in his gentlemanly way he passed it onto to me.   I still cant get rid of the cough and its driving me up the wall.   Just before christmas I was diagnosed with Fibromalgia a painful condition so with that and the flu its been a rather painful start.   I am not complaining just got to get on with it.  I have been tatting a little at the moment I am working on the Peacock,  its nearly finished so I will wait until it is to show you.
Anyway back to the post my friend Suzanne challenged me to find something on Pinterest each month for 12 months,  and then try and do it.   Well the above picture was something that caught my eye,  no pattern yes I do not agree with people printing patterns on Pinterest that's not fair on those who spent so much time working out the pattern only to have someone print it out.    Anyway this picture caught my eye I just worked on it from the picture so the count may not be the same but this is how it worked out,  I feel my top is too big for the design. If I do it again I will change the top.   I used Lizbeth red burst at the top I had some on a shuttle to use up and Lizbeth white both are  no 20 for the tree.
Do pop over to see Suzanne's Blog and see what she's been doing. here is a link to her blog
I have my next challenge for February in the planing, not sure if we can do it for 12 months but I am sure we will both find some great ideas  it will be different things not always tatting that's for sure, without upsetting other peoples copyright.
Hope you are having a good weekend,   its cold here and we have had a few dusting's of snow nothing lasting,  tonight is forecasted as the coldest night for two years. 
Until we meet again Take care 
Update,  this pattern is one of Jan Stawasz patterns from his book Tatting Theory and Patterns,  I have updated Pinterest with the information.   I also checked my rough pattern from the picture with his pattern and I was not far out.  But if I do it again I will do a different top I still feel its too big.  Thank you to those tatters who were able to tell me who designed it I do like to give credit to the designer of any design I make. 

Wednesday, 31 December 2014

Happy New Year

I wish all my friends, family and followers

a Very Happy New Year

I hope that 2015 will be a better year than 2014
don't want another year like that again.


Thursday, 25 December 2014

Merry Christmas


Merry Christmas to all my followers and friends.  I hope you you have a great Christmas.

Do you remember the tatted wreaths I made in green with white and red berries,  link to the post  well one comment from Miranda saying she had done the pattern in white with red berries,  I thought it was a great idea so here is mine in white with red berries. I used Lizbeth thread no 20 in white and red burst. I think it looks lovely in white, I am sure I will be making more next year.
Have a nice day

Tuesday, 23 December 2014

Stamp it up CD Sunday Challenge


This is the last challenge for the year from CD Sunday Challenge,  and one I did not think I would be doing but after a little thought here is my entry.                                                                                   I use my tree stamp and heat embossed it a few times with white, green and silver embossing powders onto black card,  added gems in red, green and white.  matted it on silver card.  The backing sheet is from Joanna Sheens Enchanted Christmas CD.  I put some red flowers in the corners at the bottom,  with some holly leaves,  and a die cut and then finished the card off which is from my Hubby with a red bow and silver peel off's.
By the way he does love the card,  I think I was heavy handed with the glue putting the gems on,  its showing a bit in the photo but not on the card, phew.
Hope you are ready for christmas I think I am now,  crossing fingers.
Take care

Monday, 22 December 2014

Art Deco Christmas

Hopefully you are ready for christmas,  I am nearly there just a few more presents to wrap,  the shopping is done, not going near the shops again.
These are two cards I have made for my grand daughters,  now one is getting older I made them both more of less the same.
I used the Glitter and Glitz Art Deco Christmas CD for the image and backing sheet, and matted the images on gold card and added pink ribbon to match the dress.  I added glitter to the dress but it has not shown up very well in the photo.
I hope they like them.

Until we meet again take care