I've been so busy with the end of the semester approaching. But I have been tatting, dyeing, and even managed a bit of sewing. So, I figured it was time to show a bit:
First, a bit of messed up tatting....
I was a little bit heart broken when I started the next row of Debbie Arnold's Square Doily and realized that I had focused too much on the stitches of the split rings and added too many stitches to the regular rings.... Sigh..... SNIP!
I got some dyeing done, but while they look pretty, I think I am going to over-dye them with a teal.... which should render some very purple and teal thread... but I am debating this. Maybe I'll just over-dye with a light blue. These pink dyes are so pretty, but they don't dye evenly. I would just sell these as is at a reduced price but I really don't want to make a habit of that... the last reduced price item hasn't moved any... so that's certainly not a good marketing "ploy"
Next, I'm going to do another one of Debbie Arnold's Square doilies, but this time I'm taking a slightly different approach. I'm doing the ringed row separately and then I'll attach them with the chains that go between. I would have already connected some of the pieces but the middle section has M.I.A.
Finally, I sewed myself a little purse. I'm very proud of it. Though, I realized after posting a picture of it on Facebook that the pattern didn't actually call for a top-stitch around the entire bag.... only around the top and handles. Oh well, I am pleased with it anyway. :o)
Isn't the fabric gorgeous?