11 July 2015

Starting round 7

Up, up and away on round 7!!! 

I seem to have missed the beginning of this round - it's just off the top right hand side. Before anybody says anything - no, I was NOT drunk in charge of a camera or phone come to that!!!

I'm still in the throes of the 'big tidy up' session but light has definitely been spotted at the end of the tunnel and I'm rapidly approaching it now. Hope to reach the end (of the tunnel) by the start to middle of next week. Sally will be pleased as she's going to need somewhere to sleep next weekend!!!

10 July 2015

Another bookmark

Well the bookmark I showed you yesterday seemed to be well received. I'm just waiting for a rainy day and the major tidy up to be finished and then I'll have no excuse not to get the text, drawings and all links sorted and up on the pattern site. 

Meantime I'm afraid you'll just have to put up with the pictures of what is to come.

This picture shows that I've added a bead to the motif in the tail. That's to give a bit of weight to the part hanging outside the book. Well, that's my excuse!!!!

9 July 2015

A new project

I wanted to design a new bookmark. Well, that's not strictly true although it's sort of!!! That doesn't make sense so let me explain.

I was making the last starry button bracelet when it occurred to me that if I took the buttons out then it would be halfway to becoming a bookmark. 

Oh, silly, silly me. Life isn't that easy and this project certainly proved that a 'quick conversion' in tatting doesn't necessarily work.

I guessed at the stitch count and that didn't work very well.  The outer part of the SCMR's was fine but getting the 'button' part the right size proved a right royal battle!!

I'll now show you the first bookmark!!!  This will be improved on - believe me!

7 July 2015

Round 6

Nearly there - round 6 and the end is nigh!!!!

Next I've got to work out the bead placements for round 7. That should keep me busy and quiet for a while!!! Least I know somebody who'll hope it will!!!!

Meantime during daylight hours we're still doing our big tidy up and sorting out of junk!!! Not our favourite job ever but it has to be done!!

6 July 2015


I finally got round and found time to stitch down the fabric on the second 'scrap bag'.

Next stage is to locate some lining fabric and then make some handles. 

Now, when it comes to handles they have to be long enough to fit over my shoulder and be strong too. The reason they have to be 'shoulder friendly' is because the milk I carry back from town can be heavy. I really don't fancy having one arm longer than the other so everything hast to fit on my shoulder - even when wearing a winter coat!!!

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