Tuesday, October 20, 2009

I did it!! I did it!!

I finally got around to learning how to shuttle and, while it's slow going right now, I'm liking it better than needle-tatting.

The site that I'm learning from was linked from the online tatting class, over at The Online Tatting Class.

I'm also having a go at hand-dying thread. See the yumminess?

All of these are done with three different colors, blue, black, and rose petal. These aren't all the ones I've made; there are two that I didn't get in the picture. I didn't know it could be this fun to dye!

These two are the lightest of the bunch. I didn't leave the dye on for long, resulting in a very pastel coloring. I'll have to grab another picture of the finished pieces.

Next time, I'm going to try some other colors. I've got a large ball of thread that's 400 yards of stark and shiny white that's just begging to be dyed!

That's all for now. Wish I had more tatting to show, but maybe next time!

Friday, October 16, 2009

It's done! It's done!!

And tomorrow, I'm off to the state fair!

Friday, October 9, 2009

Orchid and Lots of Pictures

I haven't been up to much in the past two weeks. My birthday came and went, and the rain finally let up so we could have some really gorgeous days.

I've also been taking pictures for class, which has been interesting. M took me out of state for a late birthday present, taking me down to Daytona Beach, which I will post pictures of later (they're on a different computer). It was so much fun!

On my birthday, Kelly (who I still haven't started his scarf yet..) bought me an orchid. This is NOT the orchid that he bought me, rather it's the one my parents got me for Valentine's this past year.
So, I know how to take care of them. I mean, yes, I did freak out when the flowers fell off and the stem 'died' the first time, but now I know what to expect. This one has been blooming for the past three weeks (no idea how I've managed that.. last time it stayed blooming for two), and it's starting to put out new growth. My problem is, the one that I got for my birthday is wilting and is almost dead.

I posted about it on Yahoo! questions, and got the response that it may need to be re-potted. So, following their advice, I did just that, and this is how my afternoon has been so far. So many pictures, but I think they speak for themselves.