Monday, December 31, 2007

25 Motif Challenge

Remember this 'work in progress' (Light pink on dk green background)? Well this piece I gave to the grand baby! LOL It fit here like a pretty little bracelet. I redid it from scratch, since I still had the same problem of it gathering too much in the center (previously I thought it was because I didn't get my threads ALL 1/4" spaced, but this time I measured each one as I did it, and still had the same problem. Sooo I just added more rings, ended up with 20 small rings and 20 large rings. The 'lt blue background' is the finished result. The pattern is from page 7 of "Tatting 60 Original Lace Treasures" by Christel Weidmann Design 2. I used Anchor Pearl Cotton Size 12 (I think that is how to read it), Color # 00048. Then I stiffened it with Hair Spray.

Motif # 17

Motif # 18

This is the second 'In progress' Before (dark green background) I finish it. Now I just need to see if I can find a metal ring for placing it into. Probably bracelet size will work.The thread is Superior Threads Perfect Quilter size 100. Not sure the color. I think it is #021. The pattern I am using "The Cherub Doily". Found here: Thought this wasn't where I got the pattern, it is the same doily. The one I used showed a pic of the doily in the middle of a metal ring like a sun catcher. If you can tell me if Ann Wilson is the original designer or who is, please do!! I really LOVE these colors!

All comments and critiquing is sure welcome! Thank you for your helping me learn more! Hugs, Blessings N Prayers!!!

Friday, December 28, 2007

I have been tagged...

I have been tagged by Moni.

Moni informed me about the rules you must abide by if you are tagged. Let’s see them:
1. Link to your tagger and post these rules. Moni
2. Share 7 facts about yourself: some random, some weird.
3. Tag 3 people at the end of your post and list their names (linking to them).
4. Let them know they’ve been tagged by leaving a comment at their blogs.

Here are the most important facts about myself:

1. I like year round- Scriptures, and spending time with family, besides photography.
2. I like in the Spring, Summer and Fall - Fishing, Camping (especially Feast of Tabernacle) and prefer cooking on campfire to cooking in the house, Gardening, Riding bicycle. I like in the winter- Crafts, Computer time

3. I am happily married for coming up 26 years (Feb) to the same wonderful guy, been blessed with 3 handsome sons and 1 beautiful daughter. Along with 3 wonderful daughter-in-laws and a beautiful grand daughter.

4. I've never seen the ocean, or the eastern half of the United States.

5. I love to mix flavors in cakes, milk shakes, etc.
6. I'm more afraid of spiders than I am of snakes. Snakes don't really bother me at all. Ticks are actually my worse fear, next to the dark LOL.

7. I would rather listen to music than watch TV, but do love old westerns and classics as long as they aren't scary or gory shows.

Yea I know, pretty boring eh LOL!

Now to find 3 who haven't been tagged!

So I want to tag:(sorry if you have been tagged before)

Mrs John



Wednesday, December 26, 2007

25 Motif Challenge

I decided to take a couple days off from the computer. On Christmas day (though we don't celebrate it) I spent the day watching movies with hubby (old westerns) and tatting.

I really love this pattern by Bob The Bike! I hope he approves! I may do up another in another color. I made this one in Rubi varigated green. I can't tell you much else about the thread, as I don't understand the language on it. The thread was a WONDERFUL surprise from BJ in New Mexico!

While I have thread left over on my shuttle, I decided to try something using bugle beads. So I made this dove earring by JoAnn Stearns. I just need to make the mate now. I wasn't sure I would be able to work it with all of those beads on. Little tricky but I succeeded. Not sure how well I like the result though.

Thanks for looking and stopping by. All comments and critiquing is welcome!

Friday, December 21, 2007

25 Motif Challenge

Man I HATE re-doing messages! I had a whole message typed and photos included, hit the publish, and it came up with nothing. So here I go again.

Here is my latest tattings along with some I have done, just didn't post for various reasons.

This Light pink is done using an Anchor pearl cotton size 12 (I think). I got it in the Ruth Perry Sale. The pattern is from 'Tatting- 60 original Lace Treasures by Christel Weidmann' a book also from Ruth's Sale. At first I didn't think I was going to want to finish this. But I like the delicate lacey look to it. This is actually design #1, originally planned for design #2, but I think I will redo design #2 so that it lays flatter. I started out not making my 1/4 inch spaces even until too late. Sign I need more practice for sure. So since I have enough of the thread, I'm going to do just that.

This one is another work in progress. I LOVE this thread. It is a quilting thread I got from a good box from BJ in New Mexico. The thread is Superior Threads Perfect Quilter size 100. Not sure the color. I think it is #021. The pattern I am using (Have one more round to go) is "The Cherub Doily". I can't remember just where on the net I got the pattern. As soon as I find out, I'll edit it in here. This of course isn't going to be a doily size as this is only about 2 inches across. I really LOVE these colors though!!!!

The top one in blue n white is where I was emptying the last in a shuttle. The green is a Majestic thread Size 80 from Patti D in Spokane WA. The pattern is one of Wally's Tat-along Projects. This is one, I haven't decided what else to with it, that is why I hadn't posted sooner,,,so I guess it could be considered a work in progress as well. The tails are still on these, I just cloned them out. Nothing is blocked yet.

Again the top one is finishing what was on a shuttle. The multi-color is also finishing what was in a shuttle. It is a King Tut thread from the thread exchange. I was trying to do a little something for my mom, but ran out. Don't know what I will do with these yet.

This is my Motif # 13 This is a play around using a tab off a potatoe sack, like used on bread only longer. This is a 'Dove' pattern by JoAnn Stearns. I really like this little dove. I think I will use her idea and make some earrings using this pattern. I'll probably add beads to the ones I make for earrings. LOL I sure thought this 25 Motif Challenge would go faster! But then again when distracted with other projects and an adorable little grand baby. Things do slow down a bit.

This is Motif #14. I used J.P. Coats Best 6 cord Big Ball in an off-white color of some sort. Size 20. I added seed beads I got from Ruth's sale. The design is again from Wally's Tat-along project.

Well there ya have it,,, my projects in progress and finished projects. I didn't as much done I wanted to while I was on my 4-day trip to the ski resort in Canada as I ended up with some bug I guess. Just didn't feel well. I didn't even get any photos from the trip. It was a really nice place. Seen tons of elk (some really Majestic bulls) and lots of cows. Some places on the way (after dark) we had to go slow as they were bedding down on the highway. We also seen a HUGE lynx too! Really awesome!

Sunday, December 2, 2007

IT'S SNOWING!!! REAL Snowflakes this time!

Well here they are, I told you I would post some photos of the snow we got today. The weather said we were to get about a foot of snow in the valleys, and up to 2 foot in the mountains,,,well I hate to think what the mountains REALLY got! We are only about about 1000 foot above the valley and we got about 2 foot of snow, before it turned off this evening about dark and started raining. Thank goodness our daughter got up on the roof and shovelled the snow off when she got home from work.

The snow on the bird feeder is all NEW snow just today! The snow on the bird bath, about 4 inches of it was from a few days ago. Both of the photos are from of our backyard. Threw these trees it looks out over the river valley floor.

Here hubby is showing how much snow we got just since he cleaned off the jeep earlier this morning. The Jeep was completely cleaned off except the very top hump on top of the jeep.

These two photos are looking out the front of our house. This bird feeder is what I see from my desk. You can't really tell it, but the highway is there just in front of that cliff in the background!

Here is one of the poor birdhouses, all of this is new snow too. As I am typing this though, there probably isn't any snow left on any of these, as the wind has really come up, besides all the rain.

You can see a few more pics here in my Snow album ! Enjoy and please feel free to leave me comments! I really do enjoy reading them, even if I don't always get replies written.

Keep safe and warm if you are in the path of this snow/rain!!!

Blessings to all!!!

Venting time!!!!

UGH, I was just up until wee hours of the morning uploading some photos onto another site similiar to Multiply where some family members are. Only to wake up this morning to find that the site removed EVERY photo including the photo I put in for my profile, deeming them all as 'inappropiate'!!!! I sure don't understand where they get photos of tatting, crocheting and sewing would be inappropiate. I put in the description where I got each pattern, the kind of thread I used, AND my images all have my own copyright on them. I read in thier policy, no copyrighted images unless they are your own. Well duh,,,,you would think when they see '©RainbowRose Photography' in albums by 'Rainbow Rose Connie' that would say SOMETHING!!! All the images are the same exact images I have posted here on this blog. They even removed my face photo!

I am seriously thinking of leaving, that is just too crazy. They have where photos of a single person, child by itself, 'YOU as a child, or an animal by itself, can not be shared! I don't agree with porn or anything wierd like that, but this is going a bit tooooo far!!!!

Ok I'll step down now. I did email so waiting for reply. Sorry about this, I had to vent.

We now have another foot of snow and it is still coming down. Suppose to keep on until snowing like this until Monday late Monday afternoon. I will try and get some photos in a bit and post.

UPDATE: Well I got a reply back, they apologized and want me to re-submit my photos again and they will post IF they are approved. Just not sure I feel like going through that 3 hours of work again, with uploading and then posting in the descriptions for each again. Especially since they may not be approved again.