I was browsing a booksite just for the fun of it and found this. I love Mary Konior's books and mine are well used and treasured. No disrepect to the dear lady is intended at all, but to the seller who is trying to capitalize on her out-of-print books to the tune of $2,640 - REALLY?
I was gone a good part of the weekend, catching up on grandkids everywhere. All are great, healthy and warm my heart. On Saturday, I tatted this oak leaf from Karey Solomon's self-published book, Tatting Turns Over a New Leaf. I'm not sure I got the outside right and I might change it if I tat it again.
Last night I tatted part of the rose leaf from one of Toni Storer's 3D Flower books. The rose leaf is actually 3 leafs and this is one of the small side leafs. I don't want them too big so I stopped there. Since they're part of a 3D flower, floral wire is tatted over in the center but I just tatted over the tails. Kinda but not really purl tatting.
Next, I'm looking at some of Ruth Perry's celtic leaves. Trying to build up some courage. heheheeh....it takes focus to interweave those chains just right.
This is another book I borrowed from the I.O.L.I. library. I thought it was all bobbin lace but it's actually any lace featuring bees, birds and butterflies. They are mostly bobbinlace but there are some RPL and other types of lace too.
Imagine my suprise when I found a TATTED butterfly near the back! The body is crocheted and stuffed, I believe.
My furnace is working now. The tech brought out the required motor and had it installed in less than 15 minutes. I found out I have a good space heater. It helps that it wasn't subzero weather but even so, it kept the main part of the house at 70º which is what I have the furnace thermostat set at.
So...back to the needlearts!