March 22, 2010

InTatters on Facebook and another wonderful Giveaway!

I have news to share with my tatting friends! InTatters in now on Facebook! I am not sure if this is old news to some of you out there, but I stubbled across this fact today, and thought I would share, just in case some of you don't know yet. Make sure you check out the InTatters Facebook site!

Another giveaway to announce as well! Ambitatterous is having a giveaway for a lovely soap and lotion set. This giveaway is in honor of International Tatting Day, also know as April Fool's Day to the non-tatter. April first is a day to celebrate our love of tatting. So enter to win this special gift, and keep on tatting!

Ok, I am sure you can tell by the lack of tatting updates I have had little tatting to brag. Well, life's that way sometimes. Four boys to run around after (14, 12, 9 and 15 months) sometimes makes finding tatting time impossible. No matter how busy they keep me, or how much sometimes I wish I had more "me time", I know these days are flying by and someday I will miss this. So I try to enjoy the chaos, and squeeze in time here and there. And I have managed to do a little.

I am a little over halfway done with the edging on mom's doily, and have been playing around with two other small projects. If I could have just focused my attention on mom's I would have finished by now, I know, but sometimes you just can't help yourself. And now I need to redirect my focus and work on a pendant for the InTatters pendant exchange. I am really excited about doing an exchange again! But this is yet another setback for completing mom's doily. I think I might need your help to keep me motivated please:-) I will keep you posted!

March 15, 2010

Another Give Away:-)

Bearbits is having a Spring Give Away!! Check out the lovely little teddy she has decided to share with her blogging buddies:-) So Many lovely Give Aways lately...GOOD LUCK ALL!!!

March 11, 2010

Nicki Lee's Give Away

Nicki Lee's RaviloLee Dreams is having a GIVE AWAY!!! She has decided to share her love of Crazy Quilts and Hand Dyed Lace with her fellow bloggers. This give away include a crazy quilting book, lots of lovely hand dyed lace, and other goodies:-) Just visit Nicki's Blog to enter, and while you're at it check out her lovely hand dyed laces at her ETSY STORE

March 3, 2010

Mom's Doily Almost Finished!

Mom's Doily is almost finished!!! YAY! I was able to complete the seventh and final motif for her doily last night (photo a bit dark) and I started the edging round today. The edging is moving rather quickly and I hope to finish it up by the weekend. I will show a final photo once it has been cleaned and pressed.

March 1, 2010

Well it's been a slow week for tatting, but I was finally able to complete round 6 0f 7 in my mom's doily! Just one more to go before the edging:-) I think it is coming along nicely, and hopefully I will be able to find time this week to finish it. That is if I can tear myself away from my new toy. My new pop-a-bobbin shuttle!

I absolutely LOVE this shuttle

I was one of a lucky few to purchase a pop-a-bobbin from Jane's Etsy store when they were first introduced, and I absolutely love it so far! When it arrived I was already in the middle of round 6 of my mom's doily, and simply couldn't wait to try it out, so I loaded my old faithful silent tatter and my new toy and started another project. I couldn't help myself! This is another of Iris' designs (Delia from Tatted Doilies) I am loving everything about this project...shuttle, thread (lizbeth size 20 Antique Violet), and design:-)

The pop-a-bobbin is a really nice shuttle to work with. It is similar in size to my silent tatter, but instead of the screw there is a bit of wood you simply pop in and out to remove the bobbin. There is also a neat little tool used to push out the wood plug, and hold the spool while you fill it with thread. It is a winner in my book and I would love to purchase more in the near future:-)