Wednesday, December 30, 2009

My New Camera

I just purchased a new camera. It's not a very sophisticated camera but has a much better zoom feature than my last one. If I commit to posting photos to my blog, on a regular basis, I think I will follow through on really learning how to use this camera and hopefully to take better pictures. I have started with some of my favorite things that I have collected in the past. I have always loved blue and white china and these are some that are in my china cabinet along with some porcelain cows. I've always wanted a 'real' cow and, therefore, have received lots of 'cow gifts'----but never the real thing. I never really lived in a place where that was even a possibility. I always enjoy looking at other people's photos, so hope you will enjoy looking at mine.

Monday, December 28, 2009

More Tatting

Trying to get better at tatting. Made some butterflies, a mock ring heart, opera glasses and a
large rose colored heart. The large heart was made from some fine wool yarn my grandmother gave me so it's more than 60 years old. Found the pattern on a flyer at Hobby Lobby advertising thread sold by Handy Hands, Inc.
I'm experimenting with tatting along the edges of wide velvet rick-rack. Hope to post a picture soon. I'm feeling more comfortable with the tatting but still have so much to learn.

Friday, December 18, 2009

Tatting and Needlelace

Getting better with my tatting. Added a tatted border to a shirt. Have also been playing with needlelace and did 2 small pieces inside a silver hoop. I'm collecting all my little samples to put into a collage.
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