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Thursday, August 23, 2012

Penguins and Parcels

I am very close to finishing the weaver's part of the Tudor cottage now.  Close enough that the Terrible Two have moved in and are taking over. 

Unfortunately, on the way, they stole the penguin's cookies....Something that one should never do.  The penguins will follow you to the ends of the earth to get their cookies back. 

Also unfortunately, Spike is in charge of penguin wrangling.  He is not happy when someone lets the penguins out....They are very hard to corral.
On another front, a few days ago, Diane at "Lace-lovin' Librarian" posted about some doodads that she had to give away to tatters.  We had to promise to take what she sent and add tatting to them and put them up on the net when finished. 

My pieces came in the mail yesterday.  They are perfect for miniatures.  Very pretty brass filigree.  As soon as I opened the envelope, I started planning....I have never tried doing tatting for minis...She sent the two in the photo.  I immediately started sketching plans for them. 

Another unfortunate happening....I seem to be using that word a lot today. 
Tessie was there when I opened the envelope.  Her eyes glazed over and she also started planning.  I got out the finer tatting thread and she dove in head first.

In the middle of planning, I had to stop and give her a new hairdo....It's all better now.  Anyway, I had to do it whilst she grasped the antique brass finding in one hand and, tossing balls of thread every which way, chose this one. 

Her explanation was, "It sort of matches my apron....Sort of".  I am not sure that will be my choice of color.  She already is talking about either hanging it on the wall or using it as a table mat in the weaver's cottage.  We shall see... 

She is hovering around me as I type whispering, "Type fast.  Then tat.  Hurry!"

Thanks again Diane!  This should be fun....First I have to go tie Tessie to a chair with tatting thread to match her apron.  That won't stop me from using that color.  I have several balls!

See you tomorrow.


Case di Bambola said...

I've actually done some miniature tatting for my dollhouse. It's fun and very quick to do, the sort of things I do while eating at the bus stop ;) Anyways on the antiquepatternlibrary there's some nice DMC vintage booklets with lovely designs to make in miniature :O enjoy!

Lace-lovin' Librarian ~ Diane said...

I love that you've already started doodling designs for your doodads! It will be great fun to see what everyone makes!

mcddiss said...

si que hacen de las suyas esos dos en cuanto te das la vuelta , espero con impaciencia el trabajo de encaje



Lelia said...

What a fun post to read. How interesting to see your thought process on the card, too.

thx for sharing.