Monday, November 12, 2012

How I spent my weekend

Me with my tatted jewelry display
 Fun, fun, fun!!! The 2nd annual Jewelry At The Domes show held at the Mitchell Park Conservatory (The Domes) was wonderful. You couldn't ask for a prettier venue, especially this time of year in Wisconsin when we are on the threshold of winter.

A set finished while demonstrating
Many people did stop to watch me tat, and to take information about the Shuttle Tatting course on Craftsy. Some people reminisced about how a relative had tatted years ago, others had never seen tatting before and asked what it was. Lots of remarks were heard about how pretty and different my things were.

I also had some sales - one woman waited patiently for me to finish tatting a Remembrance Ring because she wanted to buy it. I needed to borrow a sewing needle from a very kind beading artist so that I could sew in the ends. (The borrowed needle worked, but not as quickly as my own favorite, thinner needle with a longer eye would have.) Well, I guess I won't be forgetting my own finishing supplies next time, LOL :-)

I actually got a good amount of tatting done, which I'll be able to take my next show, the Holiday Artisan Market which will be at Discovery World on December 1 and 2.

During a break, I took a quick walk through the Domes and snapped some photos. Gosh, so much color inspiration...for future hand dyed thread, maybe?

Panorama view of part of the Tropical Dome

Cell phone shot of me with waterfall

Shoppers enjoying Jewelry At The Domes event


Mónica said...

Yo también habría esperado por el anillo, tus trabajos son maravillosos, está hermoso el conjunto azul.

Margarets designer cards said...

Well done, looks beautiful place and sounds like you had a good day, with lots of sales, nice she waited for you to finish , she must have really liked it.

Sara said...

I wish I could have been there, just to see your jewerly. Sounds like a lot of fun too!

Marilee Rockley said...

Thanks, I also wish you could have been there!

Forgot to mention that the last tatted ring on the Remembrance Ring refused to close until I took it into the Desert Dome to dry out the thread!

God's Kid said...

Looks awesome!! :)
All your tatted items are just inspiring and beautiful!!! :)
Love the waterfall!!! :)
And I love your blue set!! :)

StringyDogs said...

I hope you sold a lot of stuff. All your work is so beautiful!

Fox said...

Terrific to hear tell of a totally talented tatter tantalizing the public and taking in sales too!
Good on ya!
Fox : ))

Sally Kerson said...

What a fantastic place to be. Do hope you did sell lots of your work, there is nothing more encouraging .

Kathy Niklewicz said...

I'm impressed that you finished that beautiful blue earring and necklace set while demonstrating! And amazed you thought of 'drying out' the thread. Just a little pressure, I'm sure!