Thursday, December 25, 2008

Round Robin Bookmarks #2

Hello all!

I do hope everyone is having a great week! I have been busy spending this last week catching up blogging, checking out blogs of fellow tatter, trying to catch up some of my lists, etc, not to mention replying to comments. I still have several to catch up with yet (on comments, I think anyway) LOL! Besides that, I have been busy using the snow shovel, clearing paths, parking space, mailboxes, and today helped our son clean off our roof. That was a little spooky since it has been YEARS since I have been up on a roof! I think I surprised our son, hubby and to be honest, surprised myself LOL!

With all of that I have even managed to get in a little tatting. Not much knitting though.

To start with here is a neat goodie package I recieved from Karen (some vintage thread) THANK YOU Karen!!! AND it included a SURPRISE!!!! A TATTING SHUTTLE!!!! yippeee!!! Yeppers it didn't take me long to fill'er up either and start using it!!!! These threads are all JP Coats, and Coats & Clarks along with one DMC and a couple with missing labels. All look to be size 80 thread or 70 as they are 'tatting-crochet' threads. I have another bookmark all planned out using these threads!

Here is what I made using my new shuttle and thread!!!!

This was my bookmark for round number 2 going to Lynn. Yellow is her favorite color. The pattern is from my new bookmark book I recently posted about. Called "Beginner's Choice" by
Barbara Foster (adapted from Modern Priscilla book 1) .

Here is the bookmark I received for round 2 from Cathy.
Thank you Cathy! Very nice.

Remember I posted awhile back I had received another goodie package of thread samples???? Well I just HAD to try the beautiful yummy colored Olympus thread from Maggie!!! I REALLY like that Olympus thread!!!! Well here is what I made, using again a pattern from my bookmark book,,pattern by Jill Hanna called "Flowers" and then I used a tassel idea from our wonderful Wally Sosa (who I miss hearing from. I am quite worried, it has been so long). Where are you Wally????

I ended up trying two different techniques here I have never tried before,,,so ALL comments are welcome (good and bad). EXTRA EXTRA long picots and tatting a chain surrounding a ring! Course the twisty tail was a little more trickier than I expected as well. I kept this bookmark because the thread was a little thicker than we were to have for our exchange, and it was also on the short end. Besides I really like it myself.

Well I think this almost catches me up now. I have a couple more bookmarks to show you, but I have to get them downloaded from the camera first. Then I will post my bookmark round 3.

And another 'goodie' package I got! I have been sooooo blessed by fellow tatters,,,I just can't THANK YOU ENOUGH!!!! I feel soooo honored ladies! Again Thank you very much from the bottom of my heart!!!!! (Including you Abby!!!!)

Oh one last note,,,on knitting,,,my neighbor's hubby was gone for a week, so we had plans to do some knitting (more dishcloths) and she was also (still planning to) teach me spinning using a drop spindle. She can't find just where she put it, since she uses her spinning wheel for spinning. Oh I guess I did do some knitting. I knitted a dishcloth with a blue heron on it for a friend of mine who was thrown from her horse just a couple days before Thanksgiving. I'll post a pic of it too when I get the pics downloaded from the camera.

I pray everyone is having a wonderful and safe week! Keep warm those in cold climates. We have ourselves now about a total of about 16 inches of snow, just in this month of Dec. And it is still snowing outside. At least we are finally warming up and hit a heatwave of 25 degrees F today!

Blessings everyone!!!!!


TattingChic said...

Your threads and new shuttle look like fun! Love all the things you showed! :)

'RainbowRose' Connie Faulconer said...

Thank you TattingChic! I really am enjoying getting back into my tatting again.

Lace-lovin' Librarian - Diane said...

Your bookmarks are beautiful! I love bookmarks... they're a wonderful way to try out new ideas!

I've been knitting dishcloths too! It just seems like the perfect task when I need a little mental break!

'RainbowRose' Connie Faulconer said...

Hello Diane! Thank you for your wonderful response and stopping by. I am really starting to get into bookmarks myself. There are so many awesome patterns for sure.

Yep I couldn't agree more,,,the dishcloths are really nice for a 'mental' break for sure. So are 'tribbles' Something new I just started making,,,sooo easy and a great way to use up scraps of yarn. LOL besides a little addicting!

sewfunky said...

I'm so excited to have found your blog... I so want to learn how to tatt, this is the year I am gonna learn! :D

'RainbowRose' Connie Faulconer said...

Hi Sewfunky! I too am glad you found my blog!!! Thank you for leaving me such a kind response.
If you check out my blog links, you will find an awful lot of wonder wonderful tatters who are really great at helping with learning to tat. I'm fairly new at tatting. Come end of May will be 2 yrs for me. I am sure enjoying tatting, so easy to carry anywhere.
If you have any questions, just ask. If I can't answer them, I am sure there will be a fellow tatter whom I am sure will be able to help!
Thanks again for coming by!