Hello everyone! Long time, no blog. I needed time to refresh my hands. Besides tatting, I also like to crochet. A co-worker of mine asked if I could make a christening set for her newest grandchild. Thinking that said grandchild wasn't making her debut in the very near future, I said, "Sure, I'll make one for you." At which time she said, "The christening is Saturday, June 21." What?! That gives me a whole six days to get this thing done. Oh crap. With such a short amount of time, I wasn't going to do a very fancy one, I told her. She had no problem with that and we agreed on a price. I delivered, she and her daughter were extremely pleased, but my hands hated me. I think they still do! The baby is just an teeny little thing, so the gown is a short one in size 0-6 months.Without furher delay, here is the object of all my pain and suffering:
Cap and Booties
Even though I wasn't up to tatting, I was up to shopping! I have lots to show, but the camera needs batteries so I'll have more to show later. I purchased some of Marilee's 'Summer Trail' and Sherry's 'Marina'. Out in the northern rural part of Macomb County, the local governments have been turning old abandoned railroad tracks into hiking/biking trails. The program is called 'Rails to Trails'. I absolutely love to go out there and walk them in the summer. Lots of small creeks and wildlife, it's very peaceful. I love it and can't get enough.Well, the first time I saw Marilee's 'Summer Trail', I had to have it. I could just smell all of the wildflowers on the trails.
Last night, I felt up to tatting some. So here is one of my favorite patterns. It's a fan that makes a great bookmark. I've made it many times for gifts. I lost the original, so I just went by memory. Tatted with 'Summer Trail', size 40.