Thursday, December 28, 2017

Elegance Earrings video demo

The pattern Elegance earrings is found in Boutique Tatting.

This video is the result of people reminding me that I haven't made a video in a while, plus I wanted a new pair of earrings for New Year's Eve with a lot of bling!

If anyone is wondering about the pink leaf teardrop beads that show in the background but aren't used in the earrings, they were originally "plan A", but I decided on the gold drop beads instead. I played with colors! All of the beads are the size called for in the pattern, except the smaller gold seed beads were size 15/0 instead of size 11/0. The thread used was my own hand dyed, size 20 in "Roses".

Naturally, I edited out a lot of the boring, repetitious parts, so tatting the actual earring will take longer than 11 minutes for most folks! I do hope that the video helps make the tatting techniques and the design a bit more understandable.

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Found from 2008: Quickie Snowflake Earrings

 Found hidden in 2008! My pattern for Quickie Snowflake Earrings, which I've now added on the tab My Free Patterns so it'll be easier to find.

Naturally, it's only the basic pattern, but can be embellished! I've done them with a bead in the center and additional, smaller seed beads in the picots (as shown in the 2nd and 3rd photos). In those variations I used size 40 thread, a 3mm center bead, and either size 15 or demi seed beads.

Leaving you with this, as I have a busy week. I'm a serious amateur cellist and I have 2 concerts this week, including the one shown on the flyer below. I also play and sing in the church choir. So, that's what I'm up to! After Christmas, I'll have time to finish writing up the pattern for the Milkweed pod and will be hand dyeing more thread for my Etsy shop.

Monday, December 4, 2017

The winners!

The 4 winners of the hand dyed thread giveaway are: 
Karen Jensen, Silvie Sainsardos, Katie Verna, and Bridget Hefner. 

I will need mailing addresses from these winners, so please email me at 

Please continue to share on social media fundraiser for Rod's power chair and prayers for him and his family are very much appreciated!

December 28 update: The fundraiser provided enough for Rod to buy a power chair! Thank you, everyone!
Rod in his new power chair

Sunday, December 3, 2017

In case you didn't notice this giveaway, ONLY IF YOU GIVE to help my friend get his wheelchair

This giveaway is different in that I have a requirement! To be entered, you must give a donation (any amount) to 

My friends Carol and Rod, at the gym. Rod has Rapid Remitting Multiple Sclerosis and needs a new power wheelchair.
Leave a comment below or on this previous post to let me know you donated and I'll choose the winner on the evening of December 4th, 

I'm not asking for anything big, folks. Every small donation helps!