Monday, November 25, 2013

Progress on the book: looking at January

 Since I still have 4 patterns to do, it looks like the book, which will be entitled "Marilee's Beaded Tatting Finery" should be finished in January 2014. Sorry to disappoint those who were planning to buy it as a gift for the holidays, but hey, now you know where to spend that cash someone presents you with :)

The blue necklace above will be one of the patterns in the book. I've decided to call that design "Fiesta". It's a little tricky, but people who've seen my other patterns know that I do my best to explain things. The medallion of the necklace is really crowded with beads and doesn't lay perfectly flat, even after blocking, but so many people have asked for the pattern, I've decided that when perfect is impossible, fabulous is acceptable. 

Last week I enjoyed demonstrating tatting at the Milwaukee Domes. That's me with my display in the photo below. I handed out loads of Greater Milwaukee Tatting Guild flyers as well as one-ring tatted butterflies. So, expecting a big turn-out at the next Guild meeting, which will be December 9. Gotta remember to bring name tags!

Marilee with tatted jewelry at the Domes


Fox said...

Ah, you are such an inspiration, Marilee Rockley!!

Your tatting is stellar and another book? Wow.
Fox : O

Madtatter80 said...

Beautiful work lovely display, so exciting even if we have to wait!

Margarets designer cards said...

That necklace is totally gorgeous, love the colour
You look like you are having a great day, hope it was as good as you look.
I am looking forward to your new book,

God's Kid said...

That is another absolutely stunning piece or art!!!! :)