Saturday, December 06, 2008

Hey - it's December 6th! Do you know where your Christmas tatting is?

Anyone who knows me can tell you I drag some sort of project, usually tatting, everywhere I go. I simply cannot have idle hands while sitting. I've been known to tat in classes, in meetings at work, and on Sunday mornings in church. The key is to try to watch what's going on more than what's happening with the tatting. Of course, sometimes this can result in unpredictable results. Also, it restricts one to more simple fare as to be able to concentrate on the external rather than the tatting. This is a snowflake that came off my shuttles in church a couple of weeks ago.


And I also promised to post my version of Ruth Perry's Celtic Snowflake which can be seen here.
Ruth, you are such a treasure for sharing your lovely designs with us. Mine looks a bit wonky here. I was scanning with Nedsel helping (he's the little imp on the left of my banner). It seems he thinks he has to "help" the scanner/printer by poking his head inside, standing on top, walking across the buttons, you get the idea.


Jane Eborall said...

Well done Nedsel. You've done a grand job there of helping yer mom!! I love your snowflake Erin. BUT where's the pink in it?!?!?!?

erin said...

Um...Jane...shhhhh (snowflakes are white!) least here they are.


Tattycat said...

Ah, Nedsel looks like a fine helper indeed. I have a couple of those myself but they spend most of their time stealing my snowflakes off the tree. One does the stealing and the other does the hiding. Both of the snowflakes are lovely. HOWEVER, if you think snowflakes are only white, you evidently haven't checked out my blog! LOL

TattingChic said...

LOL! Not only is Nedsel a great helper, but he's adorable as well! Well, enjoy your beautiful snowflakes! It looks like you are well on your way to getting prepared for Christmas! :)

LadyShuttleMaker aka MadMadPotter said...

I agree about the "idle hands" saying...that was my great Gran's motto.
I also apreciate Ruth and her generousity as this snowflake is just too gorgeous!

connieangeline said...

beautiful snowflake Erin, is it your design or someone elses?
I'm impressed with how nicely you can tat while doing another activity. I can make alot of mistakes when I'm concentrating only on tatting. Can't imagine if I were doing something else.

erin said...

Hi, Connie!

I don't know that I would go so far as to call it a "design". I think if one is tatting in church it qualifies as a "mindless" or at the very least a "meditative". If you like it, I'll work up the pattern. ;-)

connieangeline said...

Oh Erin
I would love to have the pattern if it wouldn't be too much trouble.
Thank you