Sunday, January 25, 2015

A Bauble/Bobble or Two

A few months ago I invested in another tatting book (shocking, I know), and while I'm not yet ready to review it, I am ready to post my first efforts:
My first bauble (or is it bobble, I don't really know!)

And here is my second:
Cute, right?

Of course, the book is "Tatting GR-8 Baubles, Bugs, and Blossoms" by the Shuttle Brothers, and the pattern is the first bauble pattern in the book.

These are tatted in Size 10 Lizbeth, not my favorite size to tat with, but a good way to empty shuttles after starting the Apprenticeship phase of "Tatters Across Time"! I can't show any of that here, but hopefully in a few months I will have my Apprentice pin to show you! :)

Saturday, January 10, 2015

TIAS 2015: Day 2

Here is my Day 2 for Jane's TIAS:

I still have no clue what it will be, but it wouldn't be as fun if Jane didn't keep us guessing!! :)

Friday, January 9, 2015

TIAS 2015: Day 1

Oh, hey. What's up??

So, my life is a little crazy right now, what with the move from Russia to our temporary homes (bouncing between my parents and my in-laws) just in time for Christmas...and the flu season! 

Yeah. We've had multiple family members in the emergency room this past week, multiple cases of Influenza A, the stomach flu, sinus infections, a sprained shoulder...chaos!!

So, as the resident "well person" I've had a lot of practice being "Nurse Kristen", a role I was not designed for, I assure you!!

I finally grabbed a break between patients to start Jane Eborall's TIAS, which you can find on her blog (or just google her, it comes right up). 

Of course this is only the first day, but I already love the pattern because of the lock chain! I have been admiring all the lock chain patterns but never knew how to execute them...and now I do! That Jane, she is one in a million!

Sounds like day 2 is coming tomorrow--hooray!!! :)