Sunday, May 26, 2013

Two tatted projects completed!

Yes, you read that correctly. I managed to finish  a heart

not sure what to do with it...maybe attach it to a needle-book.... I think so. I had no problems with this one and i must admit I surprised myself. I used DMC thread size 8 and the pattern called for size 20... I used what was available. The finished measurement is just about 3 inches. The other project is a bookmark

it is just okay... could be better. I did have the size 10 thread but my finished measurement is larger than the pattern stated. Mine is 1 x 6 inches... not the 1 x 4 1/2...obviously I did something loose rather than tight... maybe? Anyway, I am happy with them. I sure missed meeting with Debra.... I will call her today to see when we can meet again. This has been a very relaxed week. I was not on the work schedule and Mr H and I just stayed put. The Brother Alan has been back to RI only since Monday and already he misses the warm Arizona temps! The Dove nest is still as it was so no birth announcement yet. On Thursday I decided to get some sunshine on the chaise in our back yard... only 15 minutes as the sun was very hot. I came in, took a shower, hung the towels and the swimsuit on the line to dry. On Friday morning, I picked the items off the line and as I folded the towels, I realized that I forgot to take in the swimsuit. It is a new one... a very pretty one.... well, when I went to get it, it was not there. Where could it be? I cannot find it... that is right, I cannot find it. I have searched everywhere... it simply has vanished. Mr H is not amused at all. We have both looked and looked and now I have given up. Did I mention that it is new? Don't worry, I still have the old one last one I bought. Too many other things to think about so I will not concern myself and maybe it will appear from the Faeries hiding place. Tomorrow is our monthly stitch group meeting.... looking forward to seeing the gals again. Thank you for spending some time with me, I always enjoy your kind words and emails. I am catching up with all of you now that the visitors have left. Have a wonderful day and if you know where the swimsuit is......

10 comments:

Julie said...

Oh my,the bookmark is splendid, so pretty, well done on such a super project.
A lost swimsuit.... Who would tske thst from the washing line? How strange!

cucki said...

Wow I love the cutie bookmark so much :)...so sweet ❤❤❤
Oh dear..who can do that??? Such thing...a lost swim suit..
Sending you hugs x

Vickie said...

Wow Gracie! I am so impressed.They are both great, but you know I love the pink heart.

Cardygirl said...

The tatting is fabulous...you are clever! Hope that swimsuit turns up for you.

Minnie said...

I think the tatting is gorgeous, especially the pink heart. Be careful items missing off your line means someone has been in your yard.

Heather said...

Love your tatting, just beautiful.

Shirlee said...

Congratulations Gracie! Just think ... a little while ago you felt that you would never be able to tat with a shuttle, & now look at the beautiful things you are making! Don't be afraid of smaller threads. The skills aren't any different. I actually found that I enjoyed working with the smaller thread more. The thicker stuff made me feel like I was using rope after a while ... lol!

Silverlotus said...

They are beautiful, Gracie! I'm in awe. I just can't get the hang of tatting, but you seem to have a real knack for it.

Anne said...

Gorgeous tatting Gracie! I love the bookmark! So odd that a swimsuit would take off. Maybe it wanted to go for a swim?!?!

Brigitte said...

Wow, Gracie, both tatted projects are looking gorgeous. Such a great new hobby.