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I'm married (45 years) to my wonderful (sometimes) husband, Peter and have two wonderful (sometimes) grown-up (sometimes) children. I also am a grandmother to five gorgeous and wonderful (sometimes) grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren. I am a self taught 'tatter'... 'Tatting' is lace-making with a shuttle instead of with bobbins - though I can also make lace in the traditional way too. I enjoy knitting and also crochet, and have tried many other arts and crafts - but always go back to tatting. I write poetry, and if I didn't have fibromyalgia I'd probably enjoy long walks through the forest and along the beach too :)

Tuesday, 8 November 2011

My workdesk today



Hi to all my friends, and my Daughter Sheleen, at last i can show what is on my workdesk today, Tuesday.  The bottom piece is a bookmark, or, will be when finished. The white, is the Star of David that i am making for Pete, the other pieces are mats in different stages of working. Really i have lots to finish but the Star of David will take time as it will be a table runner, which i work in between other projects.Also, i am knitting a scarf to brighten up my winter coat!!

21 comments:

  1. Love the colours of the bookmark - would like to see that when I pop round next. You make me feel quite lazy - I've done so little crafting!

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  2. Gorgeous work im not that talented used to knit yars ago but dont do that now.They look lovely .
    Have fun filled wednesday and creative week
    hugs judex5

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  3. These are lovely and very different. They will be much loved I'm sure.
    Have a lovely crafty week.
    Helen x

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  4. Number 51 here :-) I’m doing a quick dash round as many as I can this week to see what you’ve all been up to. So much fab creativity going on everywhere I go. It’s really brilliant. Thats one of the few crafts I've never mastered. Keep doing what you do best and have a great week
    Hugs,
    Annie x

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  5. Hi there. Thanks for sharing your creative space with us this week. I hope the rest of the week goes well and creative too! Though I can't do this I do appreciate all the work that goes into it!
    Neil #57

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  6. Such intricate work - beautiful (Hazel #89 WOYWW)x

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  7. now, I am stooopid... is that crocheting that you are doin... what ever it is... tis gorgeous! Hels #57

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  8. amazing pieces - so full of intricate detail - love the red and white together! Thanks for the peek! Sarah at 14.

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  9. Oh they are beautiful!! well done,

    Happy WOYWW
    Lou #44

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  10. Thank you all for your lovely comments.

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  11. OMG - that reminds me of my grandmother. She was a tatting supremo though stayed with cream colours. Your ones are beautiful, that really brings the craft bang up to date!!
    Hugs, LLJ #42 xx

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  12. What wonderful work ...I cant even do crochet with with double knitting ...it took me a moment to realise that it was a different craft ...even harder ... and fewer do it.....WOW.

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  13. Awesome projects, love the bookmark. Thanks for the peek and sharing. Hope you are having a wonderful WOYWW.

    xoxo Marjo

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  14. Lots of beautiful work to look at on your desk -it looks so intricate and complex. Look forward to seeing some of the projects completed. Hope you have a great week. Elizabeth x #76

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  15. Tatting is one type of crafting that I've never tried (don't think I should add it to my list at the moment as I don't seem to have the time to do the stuff I need to get done LOL). Your work is beautifully neat and I look forward to seeing some of the finished items.

    I would have visited before but Blogger has not been playing nice for me. Welcome to Blogland.

    Toni xx

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  16. I am so jealous of you. My aunt taught me to know properly, I taught myself to crochet from a book, but tatting has totally defeated me. My husband's aunt did tatting but I never got the chance to learn from her. It is such beautiful delicate work. One day, I must try again. Until then, I will drool over your lovely creations.

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  17. These are fabulous, wish I could sew/knit/crochet...well, I had tried...never looked like the picture!! Happy late WOYWW!
    Lyn #66

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  18. Thank you all for lovely comments. To those of you who would like to tat please don't give up, I taught myself by a starting pack bought on the internet from prescencia, the instructions are very easy to follow. So have a go!!

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  19. Beautiful lace! Wish I could tat,crochet,knit and do such fun stuff! Sorry I am so late getting around but DH left for China yesterday and I had to spend the past week getting him ready to go. Have a great week. Thanks for sharing. Vickie #56

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  20. OMG. Great. I never heard of "tatting" before. Is it hard to learn? I must figure out what is a "slovene" translation and where could I get this "gadget" and some samples. I must Google ASAP :-)Really looks amazing!

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