I have Tsuru because of Umi.
Tuesday, 27 February 2018
These are twenty squares ready to be sent to Cathy. I added some beads to a few squares. I hope that it is okay. Can you spot those in the photo?
I managed to find some Flora size 20 threads in 3 shades of pink (#224, 211 & 207) and tatted with those, plus the Milford Mercer in pink and ombre pink.
I did not manage to buy a postcard of Singapore so I used what I already had in my stationery stash. A postcard is not easy to buy these days. Most shops do not sell them any more unless you visit tourist attractions or hotel gift shops.
Makes me think of what else is becoming obsolete.
Cathy has just sent out an e-mail to say that she has extended the deadline to 30 March 2018. So please join in if you can. Details are linked here.
Monday, 26 February 2018
I visited the China Craft Fair at a local mall and saw these beads. They are glass but painted with a tiny brush from the inside. Above are gold fish beads and the artist asked if I wanted it customised. Yes, please.
This one is a little out of focus but you get that it is a bamboo branch. It is elongated and larger than the gold fish beads. No customisation on this one.
I have not done much tatting so nothing to show you for now. Maybe next week.
Friday, 23 February 2018
Late last week, I received an email from Cathy. It was her call to join in the 'Tat a Monument in Pink'. Details are linked here. The deadline is 1st March 2018 and I wonder if I am too late to contribute. Anyway, I managed to tat 2 squares. Perhaps I will email Cathy to ask if she can extend the deadline.
I followed Cathy's pattern and used the only pink Size 20 threads I have in Milford Mercer pink and ombre pink. I also need to get a postcard. I hope I remember to do that this weekend and post it next week. It will probably reach her after the deadline but hopefully not too late to be incorporated.
Wednesday, 21 February 2018
Tuesday, 20 February 2018
Friday, 16 February 2018
Thursday, 15 February 2018
I wanted a reddish purple but it came out more red than purple. Toes are painted in the same red. I never need gel nails on my toes but the shop always promote a gel manicure and pedicure set for the new year.
The manicurists are mostly from Yunnan, China and they do not get to spend new year with their families. They prefer to visit families and home at other times of the year when the shop is not so busy and they can spend more time home.
Wednesday, 14 February 2018
Tuesday, 13 February 2018
This is the exact spot when I stopped to check and found a mistake made 4 rounds earlier. Can you imagine my horror? I immediately chucked the doily to one side. I hate mistakes!
If you refer to the previous post and look carefully, you will see the mistake there. I wonder why I did not notice it when I blocked for that photo then. Sigh!
Monday, 12 February 2018
Friday, 9 February 2018
Thursday, 8 February 2018
Wednesday, 7 February 2018
Tuesday, 6 February 2018
Monday, 5 February 2018
Friday, 2 February 2018
Thursday, 1 February 2018
I tatted the top one first and wondered why it would not lay flat like the pattern. Well, because it was missing plenty of rings. As you can see in the second attempt when it was done correctly. It was deja vu, I know I have definitely made this same mistake before with the same results.