September 29, 2011

February Tatting Challenge

In February I participated in a tatting challenge with one of my Facebook tatting groups. The challenge was to make at least two pieces of jewelry. I made a pair of earrings, and a ring. The ring pattern is from YarnPlayer's blog, and is available here. Apparently my method for hiding ends is not very good, because both ends pulled out. This picture was taken before the ends pulled out.
The earrings are from the booklet Beaded Tatted Earrings Set 2. I purchased the booklet from Handy Hands. I did have a little trouble with the last motif or ring. (It's been a while so I can't remember exactly) Other than that, I don't recall any trouble with the pattern.

September 27, 2011

Punch Needle Rose

In February, I completed my punch needle project. It took me a while to figure out what to do with the finished piece. My Mom suggested a pinkeep, a method she frequently uses for her cross stitch projects. I don't have many comments about the pattern - I had no trouble with the pattern, and no improvements or complaints to mention. The pattern is by Jeri Kelly. I purchased it at my LNS, but it is available here.

September 17, 2011

I'm Still Here....

I can't believe that my last post was in April! Life has been so crazy, with my job, my families health issues, and my own health issues. Things have calmed down slightly, so maybe I will be able to catch up with my blog.

Here is a list of upcoming post topics:
  1. 17 finished projects (possibly more)
  2. Pictures of the projects that are in my UFO list
  3. Monthly goals (and maybe weekly goals)
  4. Scrappin' Saturday posts
  5. Some tutorials that I've been working on for a while
I am also contemplating starting a weekly Stitches in Life feature. I try to keep this blog about my crafts, but sometimes I want to write about what's going on in my life. Lately life has gotten in the way of my crafting. I've barely touched any of my projects in the last few months, other than on craft nights. My Etsy shop listings expired and I didn't even realize it. This weekend I plan to get my Etsy shop back up, and start on some long overdue blog posts.
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