Sunday, January 30, 2011

Failure, Triumph, And Karma.

First off, I have been doing...doing tons of stuffs, and yet nothing at all. Strange, isn't it. First up on the blog is FAILURE. I consider this...this sock of sorts a failure. It is the most uncomfortable, most irritating sock ever made. It was my attempt on loom knitting...Needless to say, yes it looks like a sock. but it is a failure. I am happy to report that i am not going to make another one.

This is the motif i am going to be using for a trade on facebook in my tatting group. Isn't it gorgeous! I most definitely consider this a triumph. And a challenge. I had never tatted anything like it before. And i love how the black and white look so modern and clean. Obviously I still need to hide ends and see about blocking...but i am stuck... so this is in that gray area of triumph and failure. I don't know quite how to add the necklace part... I still have time so that's all good.

Next is my TIAS. My guess is a frog in metamorphosis Now karma. the golden rule. I really don't know what made me want to go into this on here but it really is important...really to everyone's life. Karma. To me it means, if you are a jackass to someone, you are going to get it back. One so predominant is my arms. growing up I was and always had been fat. A while back, when i was still a teenager, I would constantly tease and be mean to my sister about her arms. As time went on it got old, so i stopped, but not before karma kicked in. To make me understand about how my sister felt about her arms, karma distorted my arms as she had. Bingo wings my boyfriend calls them. As much of a lesson it was to me, i am really attached to them. Sure i miss my nice arms, but if i still had those arms then my daughter wouldn't use them for security. There is always the good with the bad, and I am lucky for karma to teach this to me. Which has me worrying for the same reason.

I am to give this beautiful necklace to my sister come Thursday. Thursday is a huge day. I have not said one word to my mom for two years solid, it would have been three if my sister hadn't gotten pregnant and had her baby... Obviously i needed to go, also my mom was there and i obviously needed to tell her that i was there for my sister, and not to talk to me. So two years.

I need some answers, I need some life decisions made, by me and my mom. And what has me worried is my brother. He is really bad for my mom and i know that it isn't my place to tell her not to trust him or whatever, but this is supposed to be an open conversation to hopefully repair my relationship with my mom, but to do that its going to take strength and harshness. And I am really worried that karma is going to bite me. Do you think that karma bites up if the intentions are good, to better things. I hope not. Wish me luck. I am so nervous. And scared. And scared.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011


Maybe not to everyone, but i totally succeed. I finished my bobbin lace pillow cover! It didn't take me all that long, and it was done completely by hand. I started yesterday without a clue and finished just moments ago.
Ok. the top on here. is the regular cookie pillow. 13 inches. this cover obviously looks better due to the simplicity. The bottom is with the roller. I don't think that this looks as good. There is just something about it.... the cut out is funky. I think that i may modify it before i actually put any lace on it. And also the roller needs to be trimmed some more i think. But all in all. SUCCESS! Even more so, considering sewing knowledge... thank you internet! HAha. So yeah that's about it.

Monday, January 24, 2011

No lie.

I'm not going to lie. I just had my first bowl of cereal in forever and it felt real good. Just thought y'all should know.


Ok. Now the pictures i was taking about. first up is my little bit of bobbin lace. The blue is supposed to be the gimp, i think i should have used some thread that was a bit thicker. But for the practice, it will do. The patter uses torchon ground, spiders, and an alternating diamonds. Please make no never mind about the boo boo on the left :)

Next is a little motif that was started as a heart, but something went tragically wrong. Also take a look at my kids handy work... do you see the missing picots...i do. Any way I am going to re-tat this and close it as a tear drop, and give it to my sister.
This is my TIAS. Day 5. My guess...hmm. gecko?mmm bear rug?mmm I have no idea, maybe tomorrow. Mine is done in a baby pink and white, size 10 thread and red size 10 beads.
Some more of the tatting i have been doing. This necklace (for me) is revolutionary! usually the closure is in the back of the necklace. My necklaces that i have been making have the toggle in front. For a couple reasons. it keeps it centered in my front neck/throat. I have been testing this for the past three days... always centered. I used a zig-zag chain...i think i need to find a different chain, because after three days of me wearing it the chain looks weird. certainly not like this picture...what chain would look good...maybe padded tatting...?
And the frosting! my wide picot idea. I could totally imagine some pretty earrings with this technique....Imagine...a great big wide picot with beads on it, and a bead in a picot in the middle of the wide picot, I think it would look like a chandelier.

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Most of Good.

Here we are in the beginning of 2011. So much has happened already. I only just started tatting again. I am in an exchange over on facebook, on the tatting page...i am doing T.I.A.S. My first one. BUT i have not been taking very many pictures... period. So tomorrow I think that i will break out my scanner and scan some tatting.

Really I don't know what i have been doing. All i know is last week was crammed full!. I can't wait to get a car. We are so close. So close. All i can imagine is going to the doctor and being home in the same name of the day. You know, morning appointment, home or doing something the morning....instead of evening.... and yes it really does take me that long for a doctors appointment, on the bus! I leave in the morning and come home at night, for a half and hour visit..if that!

Instead of focusing on the negative, I am going to rattle off some awesome stuff that has happened since the new year.

I learned about the wide picot! so cool! I made a video

once you see it you will be able to see why i am so excited about it. The applications are amazing. beads on the wide picot, simple flowers, simple flowers with beads, there is a patter running around here somewhere called LOCHNESS MONSTER FLOWER... i mean how cool is that.

Started participating in my first TIAS.

Learned about gimp and how to work with it. (bobbin lace)

Got a bobbin lace pillow. Its the cookie travel pillow from Snowgoose. All i need to do now is figure out how to cover it.

I crocheted a shirt for my daughter that she has worn a grand total of 1 TIME. Yep you heard me, 1 time. But it was like my third crochet project that i actually finished... YAY ME!

My kids clean their own room, when i say go clean your room. This is actually a great accomplishment, considering the family I come from. I used to stay up all night with my mom cleaning up after my brother and sister. I, myself didn't start cleaning my room, until I was 10 years old i think. So yeah, see i learn from my mistakes. So they clean their room. And its all ORGANIZED... to the level that it looks good, but a kids understands what needs to go down. So happy.

My kids are talking up a storm! I did not know that kids talked that much. They joke... all day. While they eat, while they watch movies, while they play, while they go to the bathroom, while they sleep, ALL THE TIME. I kinda do love it. I mean from them not able to communicate to communicating all the time. They tell me their dreams. I used to tell my dreams to my mom. I think that its funny how things continue on without my nudging. So..yeah, tons of talking.

Anthony is working up a storm.

The weather has been so nice that i can open the windows during the day.

I think that that has been all the good...Oh, hold on, my daughter is potty training. She is so god darn stubborn, its unbelievable. My boys flew through potty training, she just doesn't want to do it. But we are on her, she should have it soon........hopefully... So yeah I think that is it. Pictures soon.