Wednesday, July 10, 2013

We've got a Blogger Down

Just realized as I was over on twitter that I have not posted on this blog in a while.  I've been busy with sewing and lace and crafts and Lace Convention and Wedding and.....well lots of stuff. 

I've not taken a lot of pictures.  This will be remedied very soon.  I have a Loki costume nearly done, a wedding dress, a bit more on the GPP.  A Mischief Maker's work is never done. *sigh* back to it.

Sunday, June 2, 2013

Nothing to See Here

Well I have been working on a number of sewing crafts.  Unfortunately there is nothing to show for it.  None of them are done.  The pin cushions for convention, the dress ups for Boo, the Loki Lace Project, etc...  I think I've spread myself thin like the dregs of good jam over two bits of toast. Ah well.

I did get a Loki mug done for me, but it's quite similar to the pictures posted.  I also finished 2 tatted bookmark designs, but I have no photos. 

I will leave you then with a picture to inspire your own creativity. *wink* Go forth and create.

Monday, April 15, 2013

Not Lace or a Book, but FUN!

I'm doing a number of gift exchanges.  One of them is with fellow Hiddlestoners.  If you don't know that term *hands you the Hollow Crown, Thor, and The Avengers*  Here, educate yourself. *smiles*  There is a $$$ limit so I decided to make my gift.

My exchange partner loves tea as well as Tom so I made her a couple of mugs and a tatted bookmark. Here are the mugs:

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Little Tatting Lost

About a year ago I lost a bag of tatting.  It was a simple zippy, but inside was the first set of centers for an altar cloth and a bookmark for a friend.  I went to all the stores I had visited that day.  I asked and asked.  I check at the church. I turned my house inside out.

This afternoon I desided to make a quick run to the local needlework and yarn store; I needed black thread for a tatting project.  When I went to check out there next to the register was my little missing bag of tatting.  They had just found it this morning and tapped it up *boggle* 

A number of other happy things happened today.  It's a good day.

Monday, March 18, 2013

Dead Cat Walking

My husband's cat knocked over my lace pillow.  Most of the bobbins were in their bobbin holders so they are still in the right order; HOWEVER, she broke some of the threads. I'm going to have to undo all I did yesterday and try to fix it...but I'm not sure I can.

I am not pleased.

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Cross Twist Cross Twist...keep going!

The GPP is well underway.  I've started into the horns and have chosen to do a "decorative" braid.  It isn't really showing up yet, but it is adding lovely texture. 

As you can see in the pictures I've also had to find some creative bobbin management solutions.  There are about 36 pairs on the pillow; 72 bobbins that have to fit and work in a braid that's less than an inch wide.  Yep, that's what you get for using size 100 silk thread.

I'm worrying, however, that it's not going to be done in 4 months.

Thursday, February 28, 2013

GPP in Progress - Feb 28

The top of the helmet is done.  Woot.  This, however has helped me to see that a number of the areas I've mapped out will have to be redone.  Things that are too small, eliminating sewings, trying to decide about doing a pattern instead of just a cloth weave.

I'm also STILL working on that altar cloth for the temple, but I've given up on the maze for Convention.  I was having issues with the pattern and I honestly don't think I can get it done by July 1 AND get Loki done by August.  On a bright note I'm now thinking of putting Loki in the fair.  Not that I think I'll win anything, but just for the cool factor. *shrug*