Thursday, September 3, 2009

Tatting at the Smithsonian

If you haven't seen these yet, I didn't want you to miss it.

Shirley Hays over at Shade Tree Art recently shared photos of tatting samples she saw during her Behind the Scenes Lace Tour. Go see!

What colors are your Rainbow?

Everyone seems to be taking this quiz so here I go.
Jumping on the rainbow bandwagon, lemming-like.

No surprises here, though I think they are a bit off the mark about the patience.

Your rainbow is strongly shaded violet.


What it says about you: You are a creative person. You appreciate beauty and craftsmanship. You are patient and will keep trying to understand something until you've mastered it.

Find the colors of your rainbow at

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Tatting Tea Tuesday - ParTEA On

**UPDATE** Hey, this doesn't look anything like a palm tree!

Ever start out with one tatting goal in mind but get derailed by something else entirely?

It seems my inner child would not be quieted, insisting I create this vaguely iPod-esque cameo of her instead. Say hello to my inner child.

Can't quite see her? It's sort of like an autostereogram, except you stand a much better chance of actually seeing the image, LOL!

Maybe this pink iPod ad will help.

Here's another iPod dancer image that I rather liked.

Maybe now I can tat that darling palm tree and dream of some well-earned hammock time in the process.


Settling in for a tropical tat with an island concoction from Zhena's Gypsy Teas called Mojito Mint. A splash of rum, aromas of mint and citrus...this infusion sets a relaxing mood. Think of kicking back in a hammock while idyllic island breezes gently rock your cares away. To that end, I'm tatting a palm tree.

The Palmetto Tatting Guild has generously posted two palm tree patterns. Click on "Favorite Patterns" to see them.

Since the Sprout's nap times have been steadily dwindling, I chose this one: Palmetto Tree [PDF] Care to join me for an island get-away?

Wishing you all blissful me time to create something beautiful.
See you next Tuesday for more communi-tea!

Sunday, August 30, 2009

I Got Roses!

Roses HDT by Yarnplayer

A package came in the mail today. Woo hoo! It was HDT that I ordered from Yarnplayer. It had been calling to me for a month and I could no longer squelch the impulse urge Dr. Horrible-esque need to have some.

There will definitely be more HDT purchases in my future, because I have stashed away some pocket money specifically for this purpose.

No self-respecting thread junkie (especially unrepentant ones like me, hee hee!) would be caught dead without a secret stash o' cash for thread. Mine is quite tiny, mind you, but it exists. Oh yes, it is there. Bring on the new colorways.