My Free Patterns

I am still sorting out the blog entries for my free patterns, so there willl still be patterns that are not accessible. My apologies.

Thursday, 12 January 2017

Daisy Picot Star

Okay, this is awkward.  My memory is failing me.

Have the pattern for this star been shared before?

I designed this when I was learning the daisy picot and that was in 2006!

I was going through my old patterns in my files and found this. It is possible that I saw one with similar design by another tatter and decided not to publish this.

Hmm .....

Going back in time, I ound my original post on this star here but no mention about sharing the pattern.

Tuesday, 10 January 2017

Happy New Year and a Winner

I know it is already into the 2nd week of 2017 and I have no excuses for the late new year greetings.
(Sheesh ..... I should write posts in this blog more often) 


December and into January was a rather busy month for me.  My daughter got enaged to be married, yeay! If you recall my post here, it entails some preparation for the ceremony required.  Unfortunately, there aren't many many pictures taken of me during the ceremony because I had not been well and I didn't look good to be photographed, :(

The week following the ceremony, we had workers come in to do some renovation to the house.  The knockings and bangings and drillings just did not give the right mood for thinking straight.  I sure need to think to write a meaningful post, ha ha ha ....

However, remember my previous post which mentioned about this blog being nominated by Craftree in the Best Tatting Blog category?

Guess what?

I won!!!

And, I was a month late in finding that out. The results were announced in December and I thought it was in January.  Well ... as mentioned above, December was a busy month and it slipped my mind.

So, late though it is, I wish to thank Craftree members for nominating my blog and all the voters who took time to vote for me.  Thank you for remembering me eventhough I did not update this blog reularly.

Congratulations to all the deserving winners in the other categories.
Well done to the other nominees. They are also winners in my eyes and in my heart.  The full list of winners and nominees for the Craftree Awards 2016 is here.

p.s.  This is photo-less post.  All photos are in my phone and I have not copied them to my laptop. Sorry about that.

Saturday, 5 November 2016

Awards Nomination, Tatting and Crochet

I want to begin by thanking Craftree members for nominating my blog for the Craftree Awards 2016 in the best tatting blog category.  I feel so honoured to be shorlisted considering that all the other shortlisted nominees are of a higher standing than I am in the tatting world.

I have added a link in the left side-bar for you to vote for your favorite blog (not necessarily mine) and for all the other categories as well.  Please click on the banner and it will bring the page where you can enter your vote.  Voting is open to all and not limited to Craftree members.

I have progressed a bit with the JS Model 13 Doily since the last time I shared my status here.

I am still on Round VII of the doily with another four repeats to complete the round.
And the reason for the short time spent tatting are these -
Small drawstring pouches dec0rated with felt flowers to be filled with favors.
I tore an old sheet into 1in strips to make rag yarns,

and crocheted into a floor rug.

I crocheted a lap blanket using up yarns from my stash

A close-up of the rochet stitches
and lastly, I tried Tunisian crochet and found that I am enjoying it very much.  There are so many types of stitches that I want to try and experiment with.

I do have a tatting project planned that I want to start as soon as possible, if the crocheting is not distracting me from it.