Sunday, September 21, 2008

I almost forgot in the busy line up of life that I was nominated for this award by Umi & Tsuru who has some beautiful dragonfly earrings featured in a giveaway! I was sorely tempted to enter but I rarely wear tatted earrings and thought someone who does wear tatted earrings should get them. I've been enjoying her blog for quite awhile and highly recommend you pay a visit.

The guidelines for the award on are:

1. The winner can put the logo on his/her blog;
2. Link the person you received your award from;
3. Nominate at least 7 other blogs;
4. Put links of those blogs on yours;
5. Leave a message on the blogs that you’ve nominated

I'll have to pass on the nominations this time. As you can see from the long column of links on the sidebar, there are so many to pick from. I haven't even caught up with my reading of them the past few days. I also love it that so many are updated on a frequent basis. You don't find that everywhere.

I douldn't find this little bit when I posted the mystery tatting this month. It was just a little sample of #2, I think, in two colors. I'd taken it to another room to dab some stuff on the cut end of the thread and forgot I left it there. LOL! I think you have to pay attention and switch shuttles to make sure you have one color for the inner petal and the other for the outside, plus have the chains all facing one direction. No reason why you couldn't have your chains going in another direction - experiment and see what happens!

Lenore and I finished our RPL within a day of each other. I'll show you the end results when she gets hers. I was so pleased with mine that I'm couching down another already. Once the cord is made and couched down, the actual needlelace does not take that long - if you know what fillings you want to use. I only used one of those shown in the practice flower last post. Who knows? I may include some RPL in an anniversary winner's package. Tami got one to finish for herself. I'm really wanting to make another teapot...just haven't found my original pattern, although I can print out another. I just don't like having to make the template. Once it's all put together, you can use it over and over and that's what I'm looking for - the one already put together.

While I'm not going to post a text-only mystery motif next month, I've been tatting what would have been the next one and I'll post it with directions and photos at the beginning of the month. I just won't have time to post text only and then come back two weeks later with the original. This is just so sweet - I can't wait for another month to show it! Now if I can just figure out what to put it on.

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