Sunday, 31 January 2010

The battle begins...

Hello, and welcome to my blog.

This is something I've been wanting to do for a while, but usually when it comes to the choice between updating a website and tatting, I'd rather be tatting (or depending on how the toddler-wrangling's been going, sleeping!)

Unfortunately, when it comes to tatting, I'm much better at starting than finishing. The UFO pile has hit critical mass, it's getting so I can't find things and I've forgotten what I've started, so I'm starting this up as a bit of an incentive to try and get me to finish a few things!

My ultimate aim is to be able to fit all of my UFOs into a lovely box my dad made for me a few years ago, as different from the multiple boxes, bags, coffee tables, and other random spots throughout my workshop (sorry, "house") they current reside in.

This could take a while.

Given I now have a toddler, it's not going to be too long before he's going to find it a bit rich for me to expect him to pack up and be neat when I obviously have trouble doing it myself. =)

DH is neater than me, but then computers don't (usually) explode and cover the entire house, unlike my UFO pile - to say nothing of DS's burgeoning in-house rail yard and jigsaw puzzle collection.

So, here we go - My first project is the "No, Nay, Never" out of "A Pattern Book of Tatting" my Mary Konior. I hope the title doesn't describe when it'll finally be finished.....

The plan is for it to be a table centre to go under a lovely blue and green vase I got for a birthday many moons ago.... It's in size 20 Lizbeth thread I got (bought) for my birthday last year. Have to say, I'm loving this thread!

If you want to see what I've actually managed to finish in the past, the link to my website is in my profile info. But I'm hoping updating this blog will be quicker. =)

So I'd better finish this and get on with some tatting!

Cas. =)


  1. Looking forward to see the finished centre piece with the vase on top of it :-)

  2. Hi Cas! - part-time mother??? Can't imagine that.....I second AnneB's comment, I want to see the vase on top too!

  3. Hi ladies, yep, think it should look good, so there's some incentive for me. =)

    Hey Maureen! I work part time these days, must make me a part time mum too? =)

    Happy tatting,

    Cas. =)

  4. Gorgeous centre piece. I look forward to seeing the finished product.