Lace in my bedroom

This is another posting of how I use lace. This is my the top of my bedroom dresser. It is a lovely dark-colored wood that was just begging to have lace put upon it! So I did just that, covering the lace with a custom-cut piece of glass. Now the surface is still functional….I can spill and put stuff all over it and still my lace is beautiful.


The pieces seen in this view are: 4 tatted pieces (tatted by me); Teneriffe Lace (2)-upper left and right, Romanian Point Lace, the swan is a piece of Carrickmacross Lace (designed and worked by me), the circular piece is bobbin lace that a friend brought back to me from Belgium while on vacation.

My Tatted Motorcycle








As I mentioned before I am a ‘motorcyclist’—a person who rides a motorcycle. I want to differentiate that I am NOT a ‘biker’. Bikers are rough/tough type people….the kinda folks you might cross to the other side of the street if you meet them. I am a motorcyclist in that I always wear a helmet and safety gear, even it I don’t have to legally.

Many years ago, I tatted this motorcycle. It is created as components and mounted to a piece of linen (which is sage-blue-green). I cheated and just pulled the thread ends to the back of the linen and hid them that way. I used a picture of a Triumph motorcycle to copy design/details.

Website Update

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This weekend (starting tomorrow for me!) I’m leaving on my motorcycle to travel 350 miles away to go to northeast Iowa for a motorcycle rally.  It is not one of those ‘anything-goes’ type of motorcycle functions.  Instead it is a veeerrry conservative gathering of other people who ride Moto Guzzi (Italian) motorcycles.  This particular rally is the ‘National’ rally so there should be people there from all over the country.  Even though is it a ‘national rally’ there probably will only be about 300 or so people there.  Moto Guzzi motorcycles are quite rare and obscure.  We will ‘camp’ in tents in the city park.  During the day we take motorcycle rides to see the area, coming back to hang out (around campfires) during the evening.  Maybe I’ll take a picture of me in ‘motorcycle mode’ from the event and post here next week.  Of course I will take my little bag of tatting with me.  It goes everywhere with me.  I should have some relaxation time to work on a project.  My husband likes to read and so while he is finding time to read, I shall tat!  The trick is to take a dark-colored project to work on, one that doesn’t show soiling so badly.


Tatted Sympathy Card Idea

This is what I like to make for sympathy cards.

The tatted rose pattern is from one of Mary Konior’s books–possibly the Tatting with Visual Patterns book.

I typed the poem into my computer and copied it onto a cardstock that has flecks of color. That’s why the background appears pinkish.

I glued the rose onto the cardstock.