30 October 2011

More on the Square

This is as far that I have reached working on the square that was from here.

I have started over with a new thread for this piece, which is Milford size 40 in variegated blue.  I have been very good and had hidden the ends every two or three motifs.

This will be my working piece to keep me tatting, re previous post. I will go on until I finish that ball of thread shown in the corner. As it is now, the size is 19cm by 15cm.

This is my own design.  At this time, I am not sure if I will share the pattern.  I am not enjoying the creating and designing part of tatting right now.  Maybe I will when I get that excitement back, :(

28 October 2011

A drought, maybe?

I know I have not blogged for quite a while.  The truth is that I have had my hands full with non-tatting work.  And after such hiatus, my creative juice may have run dry.  That is just it!

I don't have the feel for designing right now.  It used to be that ideas are playing in my head at the same time that I was working on some new design.  But I am afraid to stop tatting in case it really turns a tatting drought.

I think I should work on patterns by other published designers so that I can keep tatting, which is what I did here.  These are a couple of designs by Mary Konior that I have turned into bookmarks.

Curds & Whey (I think) in size 20
Black Magic in size 80
One of the non-tatting work that took much of my time was organising a school reunion for my school year f 1974.  Yes, from 38 years ago.  I attended an all-girls boarding school and for that year there were 160+ of us from 5 classes, and 61 attended the reunion.  Each of us brought a gift to be exchanged and my gift was a book with the Black Magic bookmark included between the pages.  Names were drawn to see who gets whose gift.  One of my classmates was picked to receive my gift. I hope she likes it.

The Curds & Whey bookmarks were also supposed to be given away in a lucky draw during the event but I was too busy with the organising, I forgot all about it.