You know all about Mini-Boss, Right? Her name was a BIG secret, known only to her parents, till she was born.
Remember, I went to NYC with my New Lep Treasure - Maebh - to meet Mini-Boss? Well...
Imagine my surprise when they told me the baby's name!
More New York news: Agasunset:
We met, as planned, and spent a terrific, tatting afternoon at a very cool West Village locale, where we swapped gifts, news and tatting tips. It was such a lot of fun.
Agasunset taught me to needle tat!
(This is Westie hair! Pets! What're you going to do!)
I am pretty pleased that I could do this. Agasunset was kind enough to give me a lesson, a tatting needle and some #10 thread to practice with. She also gave me one of her pieces of jewellery, and I was able to copy it:
I am grateful for the lesson and am happy to know how to needle tat, but, I must admit I will not be giving up my shuttles any time soon! But, for me, it is good to know how to do everything connected to tatting; Learning is always a big plus! Thank you, Agasunset, for contributing to my tatting repertoire!
Someone else (the oldest brother) is also learning something new. Did you have a 'corker' when you were a kid? I gave one to him when Maeve was born, and he has made such good progress. Next time, a shuttle!
This lad does like tatting. He loves the snowflakes and he saw me tatting this. He informed me that now orange is his favourite colour! (hint, hint!) I finished the motif on the plane, and will mail it to him tomorrow.
The thread was one that I got from Is'Dihara through The Thread Exchange: Alton Başak #50. The pattern is from A New Approach to Tatting by Yusai Shokoin.
Tatting with beads in an airport, I have discovered, takes some courage!
I managed to finish this motif with beads, and another covered ring:
#20 Motif Challenge
Funny thing is, I did not have any time to tat in NYC! I cannot figure out how all this got done - except that I stay up later than ANYONE I know! Late in the wee hours, there am I with a shuttle in hand.
Just look at this! I am so excited! Never have I got this far with a cluny leaf flower! Elisadusud - THANK YOU for the pattern! I am thrilled with my progress; however, that split chain is a b**** to tat!
Getting to the end here... When I got home I had a slew of mail that I had been expecting. Thank you Jeff, Snowy and Martha for the thread from The Thread Exchange! This exchange is a such a blast!
I love all the thread I received from these three people and, honestly, there is quite a lot of it there.... This is a terrific, easy way to invigorate one's stash and renew one's creativity!
Here is the mail:
Thread galore received from Heather! You are mad, woman, but I love you for it! Thank you, so much! That was most unexpected. Beautiful threads in gorgeous colours. Yummy!
There is a new book of Iris's for me, that I ordered before I went away. Just what I needed..... Oh well, it is a wonderful publication: Tatting together square motifs. I am going to enjoy this one.
Last but not least, there was a sweet, tatted critter that has come to stay with me, via Martha! Thank you! He is just adorable, and will bunk in with Maebh! ( who is being secretly admired, I might add, by Danny!)
My Own Little Tatted Fox!
How Sweet Is This?
Thank You, Martha!
Out of steam, now...time to tat.....
One More Very Important Thing
Happy Canada Day!Anon,