Thursday, October 15, 2009

Very busy schedule....

Sorry, Friends but I'm not getting much of time these days to be on the computer. Sleepless nights and taking care of two kids, in keep me so busy. My daughter Meher is almost 4 months old. Can't believe it! Time flies so fast... and I'm only 15 days away from going back to work. Not to mention that my daughter is giving me hard time for taking bottle. She just refuses to take. Please let me know if you have any advice for me...

Also, wanted to share that I have started my school this fall for my Graduate degree. I have been postponing it for a while now until I got an ultimatum from the University to either enroll this fall or my admittance will be dropped. I was not left with an option so I had to join. It was refreshing though very stressful. I'm almost starting back after 7 years.

I wanted to drop in hi to all my tatting friends. I will post something soon again...

Monday, August 24, 2009

Rose Garden Doily--Motif # 7

Finally, I finished this project that I started lon time ago (sigh). After I got my baby, things have been bit crazy... especially time management. So my apolpgies for not coming to my blog on regular basis. With only less than 2 months to go for this challenge to finish, I'm loosing my heart! I'm still trying my best with my new responsibility to finish this challenge.

This is a design that I got from the book "Big Book of Tatting." I don't have electronic version for the pattern but please let me know if you need one and I can post it. I guess this is also one of the motifs that Tatting design challenge has as a building block so I'm going to post that in that challenge as well.

I hope you guys like this piece as well and leave me lots of feedback as you guys have been doing in the past..


Wednesday, July 22, 2009

It's a girl!

It's been long wait... finally after 40 weeks and 6 days, we got a beautiful baby girl. She is adorable little angle. With her our family finally casts complete! With one girl and one boy, we feel our family is well balanced now.

Everyone knows about the blues that comes with new one in a package. Sleepless nights, exhaustion, and cravings for help, I was not able to touch my blog. Now that I'm at my Mom's with extra pair of hands, I finally got some minutes to type in 'Hi' to everyone and broke the news.

I will post my motif soon that I started before I deliver. It is from Yarnplayer book and very new experiment for me. I hope you guys will keep visiting me! See you soon....

Monday, June 1, 2009

Spring Earings--Motif # 6

I always commit myself to post soon but somehow these days it has been struggle. I'm expecting my second child very soon. It is only couple of days away (June 13 is my due date). It has been very busy but since I started my maternity leave, don't have to stress about work anymore. I'm trying to relax and do what I like these days and tatting is helping me lot to keep my anxiety at lowest levels!

Here is another creation. I always liked the small earrings that Elizabeth makes with most of here necklaces (Elizabeth's blog). She was generous enough to share her pattern with all of us. So I thought this is a good start for me. My 9-year old really liked them!

I hope baby doesn't come very soon so that I have some more time to myself. I'm trying to organize before the baby comes but will try to keep up the blog entries to my best. BTW, I don't know what I'm having. We are keeping it as a surprise!

I hope you all enjoy this creation. I will write soon!


Thursday, April 2, 2009

Blue Doily--Motif # 5

I think I struggled a bit this time to decide what to make apart from jewellery. I was going through my tatting books when I came across this doily. I thought it was perfect to make as I have the thread and the purpose for this one to make.

I got lot of crochet cotton left from one of my previous crochet projects. I thought it would be good use of it and also, the color matches the color scheme of my son's room, where I want to incorporate this doily. It turned out to be very good project. I liked it personally!!!

Honestly, I have finished making it long time ago (may be 2 weeks ago) but didn't got a chance to share it with you all. When I started 25 motif challenge, I thought I will be able to make 2 motifs a month but I believe its taking me a long time. My mathematical average is .8333. I want to increase it dramatically to finish my challenge!

I hope I will be able to catch up soon and of course, you guys are there to encourage.


Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Jane Eborall's Flowery SCMR Bookmark--motif # 4

Hello again!!!

Gloomy weather and various episodes of sicknesses (among my family) are the factors that were responsible for letting me post this any earlier. With all these limitations, I'm still proud of myself that I was able to finish what I started. Not to mention, it was full of acute challenges. I would portray it this way because some of the techniques used in making this bookmark were either completely new to me or were brushed by me vaguely--basically I don't master them!!!

Coming to back to my pick this time, I challenged my self to tat a Bookmark that is created by Jane Eborall--hence, the name. Here is the entire pattern that I got from her website. I should applaud her for great detail in here pattern. Neophyte's like me would really appreciate such efforts and be less reluctant to try new stuff. Also, in pry of completion of this project, I should thank Marilee (Yarn player) to feed me through helpful insights of hiding ends. I followed the technique she shared with a great success in this project.

Lot's that I said, I forgot to mention that my dedication to this project would also be indicated by choice of color!! I was completely blown by the color scheme the Jane used for this project so I took an extra step to use same colors!!! I'm anxiously waiting for you all to comment on this piece of work!!!! Highly appreciate!

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Bell Earrings---Motif # 3

Finally, after getting plenty of hic-ups from selecting color and beads to tying up the ends, I finished bell earrings (these will be motif # 3 for my 25 motif Challenge). Picture shows work in progress for my second earring. I can say it was a fun project to modify according to needs. If someone is interested in pattern please let me know and I can post it or send it to you directly. I will appreciate your feedback. Once again thanks for all your comments and suggestion and Welcome back to my blog!!!!

I hope to post my next one soon. See ya!!

Friday, January 2, 2009

Back again

It's been a while since I paid my last visit and said hi. My apologies!!! I was quite busy among other house hold stuff since last two months. I have not my forgotten my passion for tatting. It's just that I didn't got enough time to get started with my new project. I believe it will be my Challenge # 3. I will drop in soon with my new addition.

Happy New Year to all!!