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Monday, May 27, 2013

I know I have not blogged in a long time. I got frustrated about the picture thing, sorry. Anyway I am excited that I remembered my password without looking it up LOL. So, how about going and hitting my lastest story, Thanks. I have been busy tatting and demonstrating at the Folk Art Center in Asheville and at Moses Cone House both on the Blue Ridge Parkway in NC. I enjoy showing how to tat and it never hurts when I get a sale or two. Hope you are having a great day.

Thursday, March 21, 2013

good morning. Well, I have my work cut out for me for the next few days. I will be demonstrating my tatting in Asheville, NC on April 7th and 8th. When I demonstrate I am allowed to sell my tatting the thing is I had packaged it with a card in each bag that had information about my blog and my etsy shop, the people at the Folk Art Center would like for people to have to ask them about my tatting and not to be able to contact me directly for whatever reason. So over the next few days I need to replace all the cards in my bags with cards that simply say 'Shuttle tatted by Donata Jones member of the Southern Highland Craft Guild'. I have somewhere over 200 bags to redo. Oh feel the joy.

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Well, the holidays are over. I am done working for the year and so it's time to get back to blogging. Here are some bracelets I have made, I am enjoying making them. So many different ideas and so little time. I do have a great supply of thread these days since my best friend loves to give me thread as a gift. I have put up a cork board and have most of my size 20, 30, 40 and 50 threads in plastic bags hanging where I can see their lovely colors. well, no pictures I can't seem to upload them. Message says server invalid response anybody know what that is about?

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Well, it's a new year and I had a new project. One of my customers on etsy requested a garter. I have never made one but I was game and this is the results. This is not the finished project, all I was asked to do was the tatting, the mother of the bride will put the elastic in it along with other beads. It took me 14 hours to tat 24 inches of this pretty lacy garter, I am pleased with the results, what do you think?

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Well, I can hardly believe Yahoo published my story almost as soon as I wrote it. I will try to include the link here but I have had little success in doing that before. well, like I said, I can't seem to add a link but I put it in so maybe you can go hit me. I still need almost 200 hits to get paid my next $1.50 LOL. Happy New Year.

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

So I was asked to make a cross that would measure about 7" x 5". This is the first try. It looks wrong, to thin around the center and not bottom section was not long enough
This is my second try and it is better but I don't think I like the 5 rings at the ends so I will go back to the 4 rings. This one measures 9" x 6 1/2" but it is made with a very thick thread that has a sparkle filgree in it so if I use size 10 thread it should work.
ok, this is the first one with rings added in the center, it looks much better but still was not long enough. It measures 7" x 5 1/2" so it was close