Friday, November 25, 2011

Christmas Tatting Shuttle

I decorated this Christmas shuttle using a Santa sticker and Ceramcoat craft varnish. I put two layers of the glittery varnish and then several coats of the clear gloss. I coated and sanded until I couldn't feel the edges of the sticker. It turned out well. I like the varnish much better than the mod podge. I will have to cover some more.

Happy tatting,

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving!

I would like to wish all my blog friends a Happy Thanksgiving.
I am thankful that I live in a free country that allows me to believe in Jesus Christ as my Lord and Savior; and that I have a wonderful husband, who loves me unconditionally; and that I have wonderful parents who raised me in a loving Christian home and who love and support me in everything I do; and that my sister and I are very close; and that I am the favorite aunt to all of my nieces and nephew. Since, my husband and I do not have children, they are like my own and I love them dearly.

I hope that during this time of giving thanks, that you remember what you are thankful for.

Happy tatting,

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Play with Picots

Here is a picture of two patterns from Martha Ess' PLAYING WITH PICOTS book. These are tatted by Elizabeth Birmingham, one of my good friends from my tatting guild. She is very talented and her tatting is beautiful. When I get stumped by a pattern, she is the first person I ask for help. I can not tell if Graci is glad the Christmas decorations are up or not. Of course, she has a unique perspective. She loves laying on the stairs peaking her head through the railing "watching" us.
Happy tatting,

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Ivory Daisy Inlay Shuttle

The postman delivered this beautiful shuttle today.  It is the Ivory Daisy Inlay shuttle from The Shuttle Shop.
The wood is rosewood, the center of the flower is satinwood and the leaves are made from verawood.  The inlay is on both sides of the shuttle.  The pictures do not show how exquisite it truly is and it tats like a dream.  Chris and Erin Hinton are superb craftsmen.

Happy tatting,