Monday, August 30, 2010

Tat Days!

I was able to go to Tat Days this year, but only on Saturday. My mother came with me, and we both took classes, she taking level 1 and I level 2. We missed the first classes that morning, but I was able to join in Nina Libin's class for her Indian Summer necklace and earring set.

I admit, I didn't take too many pictures while there as I was more interested in meeting people than looking through the view finder. However, I was able to snap this shot at lunch:

It was absolutely beautiful, and it wasn't a bad drive. It was about an hour up the road from here, with only getting on the interstate for about six miles. I got some new shuttles, crochet hooks, and thread, while my mother got some new Aeros and some bobbins. I don't have many pictures of the goodies I got (my battery died before I was able to take many), so here's a bit of eye-candy:

This was the pattern that I was working on. I had to retro tat the second chain I know five times before I got it right! I had also never worked with this type of thread. It was a wonderful challenge!
And after nearly three hours, I was able to get the first one finished.

I finished the second yesterday before work. My only "problem" with these are the ear wires. I'm allergic to most metals but sterling silver and 14 kt gold, and these are neither. I need to find some to finish these off, but I don't know if I'll be able to get the color I need.

This is #23 of my 25 motif challenge. I hope to have the necklace finished soon!


Crazy Mom Tats! said...

I'm so sorry I didn't run into you. I had to leave early about 3:30 on Sat so I missed some fun. Darn!

Karrieann said...

It was fun! Glad you made it!

Corina said...

They are beautiful!

Decoromana said...

Stuning earrigs, I hope you will find right earwires

Katherinne McKay said...

Crazy Mom - That's alright. Mom and I both left not too long after the last class of the day.

Karriean - ^^ I'm happy I made it this year. I couldn't last year, since I didn't find out about it until after the fact..

Corina - Thanks! The pattern is a tiny bit tricky, but it's well worth it!

Decoromana - Same here.. If I can't, I'll stumble through making my own.

Isdihara said...

Your earrings are bee-yoo-ti-ful! And thanks for the update on Tat Days. I never tire of reading Tat Days reports.

Had no idea you lived so close! said...

thanks for the update. You did a great job on Nina's earings. Love hearing about Palmetto's said...

thanks for the update. You did a great job on Nina's earings. Love hearing about Palmetto's

Katherinne McKay said...

Isdihara - I was super excited that it was so close this year. Living where I do (literally halfway between Greenville, SC and Atlanta, GA), It's amazing to find craft fairs so close. We have to drive nearly two hours to get to our own state fair! Thanks for the compliments on the earrings! ^^

Victats - Thanks! I have plans on completing the items from the goody bag soon! Just realized the thread on the flower was from you -- mine has "Laugh" written on it. Super cute!