Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Finally......a Konior Doily added to the collection!


Almost ashamed that I own all of Mary Konior's books and all I had ever done (until now) were a couple of bookmarks and a cross.


So as a challenge at the last tat 'n' chat day in Melbourne I chose to complete 'Primrose Path' from A Pattern Book of Tatting.

Had to laugh. I distinctly remember saying no more motif based doilies for a while and this one has a whole outer round of them!!

Oh well. I accepted the challenge.

So here it is.......




Thread is Lizbeth size 40. Charcoal and Spring Garden.





Sunday, September 20, 2015

Update on Amelia.

This girl never ceases to amaze me. The shy little puppy we picked up at the end of May has blossomed into a wonderfully savvy, smart dog with a huge personality and talent to match.

We recently took her down to the beach for a run. This was the second time we had been along the coast with her but this time it was at Balnarring where the waves were not so imposing and there was lots of things to play with.

Ben took his camera along and got some great action shots of her playing in the water and then the dog wrangler (aka ME) had her do some fence jumps so he could take some more.


She behaved beautifully and reveled in the chance to go for a swim.















So I have created a swim monster! Now when we go up to the park it is training, then play chase the ball then a swim in the river before a bit more chasing then a cuddle. Loving this dog. At just on 8 months of age she is really starting to shine.









And from there....the final finishing steps!



Wow... Actually finished this one without further issues. All thanks to having a couple of weeks of work  - minding a gate.....yep.....the mindnumbing job noone else wanted was the saviour of this particular doily!!! (not to mention my bank account!)







Ta Da!!!





Pattern is by Inga Madsen

Thread is Lizbeth 40
Ocean Sunset variegated with Ocean Teal Medium and Ocean Teal Dark.
Like it much more with the added colors. (Great idea Kit and Amy) but SO many motifs.

So Susanne, this challenge is over. What do you reckon we do next??