Thursday, January 21, 2010

New goodies

Look what the mailman brought today:

Ruth Perry aka Rozella Linden's new book!   She has a positively gorgeous daffodil that I am just dying to do.  Time to practice my Celtic knot tying.  Ruth also included a nice little bonus in the envelope...

A Riego book!  How sweet is that?  Looks like it's time to buy some more thread. I really need a reason to add to my stash, which believe it or not is running kind of low. How is that possible? 

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

TIAS Day One

It's that time again, Tat It And See time! I'm using Olympus 40 for the variegated sections, but haven't decided what the solids will be yet.  I'll make up my mind when the time comes, I suppose! So here we go with Day One:

After this post, I'm going to add a pic for each day in the sidebar beneath my blog list (if anyone cares).  I think that will be interesting way to see step-by-step what it is morphing into.

*groan* Back to work!

Today was the first day back to work after nearly three weeks of lounging about.  Why, oh why can't I hit the Powerball jackpot? I'm still feeling the fearful aftereffects of the movie, Paranormal Activity. I have YET to set foot in my bedroom for anything other than a change of clothes and that's only during daylight hours. Ha.  A few of my oh-so manly male coworkers admitted they had the crap scared out of them by that evil, evil movie, too.  Now THAT is funny!

To kill some time before work today, I tatted one of Teri TATBiT Dusenbury's adorable hearts.  This one is Nellie's Heart.  The center reminds me a bit of a checkerboard and I really love it.  I used a deep purple Flora thread in size twenty.  At its widest point, the heart measures 2-1/8".  Grrr...I see I split the threads in the picots again while blocking it. Hate when I do that!   I'm thinking I need to do another of Teri's hearts. Sadie's Heart or Unchained Heart possibly.  And Yes!, I'm in the mood to tat hearts lately.

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Paranormal Tatting

I needed something to pass the time because I was too afraid to go to sleep last night.   You see I like to watch movies all by myself at nighttime.  More often than not, it's usually  something a bit on the creepy side.  The outright gory ones like Hostel and Saw(which is one of the dumbest franchises ever) I tend to avoid.  Now films that kind of nestle themselves in the back of your mind and make you wonder 'what really is that little scratching sound I hear?' and 'Are those footsteps?' when you are all alone are my type of movie!

So with that in mind, I popped in 'Paranormal Activity'.  Oooooo, big mistake, big BIG mistake.  If you've never heard of this film, a quick synopsis:  a couple has been experiencing what could be paranormal activity in their home and decide to film the daily goings on to see if there really is something haunting them.   Absolutely terrifying movie. No gore, just frightening.  I can not remember the last time I was that scared after watching a movie.  For all the fear and lost sleep, it's definitely one of the best movies I've seen this past year.

Now that the damage was done, there was no way I could go to sleep. So I randomly pulled a book out of the stack, a ball of thread and tatted this little heart from Karey Solomon's Tatting From The Heart using Yarnplayer's 'Pansy' HDT in size 50:

Oooh, a sharp and  pretty photo for once.  My new camera rocks!  As if it wasn't obvious, I did manage to fall asleep and survive the rest of the night to make this post today.  Heh, I am just not right in the head sometimes...

Friday, January 1, 2010

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year to you all and may your shuttles never be empty!