Monday, December 11, 2017
Needle Tatted Wreaths...
My desire to blog more often is strong yet my failing to do so is stronger. Life keeps interrupting my desires. I have managed to be a tiny bit creative and productive. A simple ball of crochet thread in size 10, a long tatting needle in size 5 and some inexpensive beads in size 6.0 are allowing me to make some small Christmas Wreath ornaments.
I can pack these supplies in a small tote and keep them ready for any spare time I might have. Of course I must also have excellent daylight or lamp light to see so that leaves out any evening TV time when Mr. C must have complete darkness.
The beads get strung onto the thread before any tatting begins. The beads don't always fit over the needle eye so I use a dental flosser loop for stringing which makes it so much faster and easier.
Here is the process of tatting. Chains and rings and nothing more. This link to Rusti Kate might be helpful. Her YouTube how to videos are very easy to follow. Thank you Rusti Kate. So while life stays busy my fingers also stay busy.
Our weather is unseasonably warm and sunny. California is on fire and my prayers are for everyone affected by these horrific fires. Thankfully Mr. C and I are safe and our children and grandchildren are safe...so far.
I continue to enJOY each of your blogs and holiday decorations. Thank you for sharing.
Merry Christmas to all and to all a Good Night...xo