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Saturday, July 25, 2015

Chatty Tessie...

No.  That's not anything like a Chatty Cathy...

As I remember, those dolls couldn't make up stories and tell little white lies...

This morning I spent an hour or so in the back yard trimming rosemary and cape honeysuckle that were starting to take over the yard...

After I finished, I came in and sat down to do some peyote stitch beadwork...

It's been a while.  This is as far as I got.  Probably a bracelet when I finish.

Walter brought home lunch so I stopped to eat.  Big mistake.  I found that I really wasn't interested it doing more peyote stitch,

I started searching for something else and found an old notebook in with the poly clay.  I am not sure why it was there.  Nothing in it had to do anything with poly.

It was full of tatting ideas that I got from various places in the net.

I started looking through it and found a couple of interesting patterns....

I usually work from photos anyway.  I am not crazy about printed directions for tatting.  It's easier to just look at the pictures and count the stitches...

As  I was wandering through the photos and wondering why I actually copied some of them, Tessie wandered in...

She perched on the edge of the beading tray and asked, "What'cha doin'?"  I always get a bit suspicious when she asks that question.  Usually, she is trying to get me to talk about anything, other than what she's doing...

She wouldn't look me straight in the eye, so I knew something was going on. 

I asked her, point blank, "Where is everybody?"

She sidestepped... "Everybody who?"

"Zar, the Minions and Spike?"

She countered with, "How should I know?  I'm not their keeper!"

Then she quickly followed with, "What are you going to make for me?"

"Tessie!  What did you do?"

She still wouldn't look at me.  "I think that they all decided to go home.  What planet were the Minions from?  I think that they went back there. Zar and Spike are probably in the Tudor Trailer.  And I chose to stay here and keep you company... Now make me something new!"

I wonder how long it would take me to tat a hangman's noose?  She's asking for it... Again!

See you tomorrow.

4 comments:

Lucille said...

Never a boring moment with Tessie! Love your beadwork! You must have quite a collection!

Megan Wallace said...

I also keep finding those notebooks with pasted pictures that I have been keeping for years. Now that you have Pinterest, you can keep all your ideas on your Boards.
After a while I look at some pictures and wonder why I ever Pinned them.
The method changes, but the result stays the same...

Sarah Sequins said...

That's a clever idea, keeping a notebook. I love Pinterest, but sometimes sites disappear, taking their directions with them. It's nice to have a backup.

The tatting is beautiful. I have some hooks, but I haven't tried it. Beadwork doesn't intimidate me unless it's Right Angle Weave, but anything with yarn/string does. I think it's all the time I spent knitting Swiss Cheese as a kid. So many holes. So, so many holes...

You've got your hands full with that little redhead! It's a good thing she's so cute. Just the other day, one of my dolls, who was wearing a felt coat until she got her dress back from another of my dolls, was threatening to become a flasher if she didn't get it back soon. I have no doubt she would have done it, too. ;)

Giac said...

Hello Casey,
well, she keeps you busy and makes sure your wits are sharp!
Big hug,
Giac