|Is'Dihara, Anita, Sw4nkyl4c3r and Karen|
met to tat and chat at Panera Bread
This past Saturday the Piedmont Lace Guild of Virginia met at a local Panera Bread to make lace. Pictured above are four of the attendees, including a brand new needle tatter, Karen, far right.
What a fun way to kick off the 2013 lace-making year. Books and patterns were browsed and discussed, as were threads, tools and techniques. Lots of catching up and chit-chat. All enjoyed while we worked on our lace projects. Here is what I worked on:
|"Love of Beads" heart
© 2012 Martha Ess|
Flora 20 red with matching seed beads
Tatting by Is'Dihara
It may look like a bit like a fan, but this is Martha Ess' "Love of Beads" heart pattern from 2012 Tat Days. It will be a gorgeous Valentine heart when finished, don't you think?
Santa left wonderful goodies under the tree in 2013, like this silky soft shawl. (Pictured here with the Norma Benporath Lace Mat I tatted during Jon Yusof's tat-along.)
JB also sent (along with a filigree woodcut ornament for my tree) this flirty and fun bracelet. The beads are made of paper. The best part is that sales benefit BeadforLife.org. I'm a strong supporter of organizations that empower women and help to enrich/change their lives. Girl Power!
Sadly, I have run out of blog-writing time. So I must beg your indulgence to wait a few days more to see the progress on my Gingerbread Boy.
Don't forget! Jane Eborall's 2013 TIAS starts THIS Friday, so there will be loads of fun tatting to see us through the cold, dark days of January!
Wishing you all blissful me time to create something beautiful. See you next Tuesday for more communi-tea!