Friday, 18 May 2018

Cornelia Doily WIP 2 (LHO6)

The orange has evolved into a basket. Two more rounds to go and it will be done. Lavi thought it reminded her of an orange. While it was being blocked, I asked AAA what it reminded him of, he said a basket. Maybe because I left it on top of the laundry basket to dry. I guess he meant a basket weave pattern.

Many patterns from Lee Hye-oon requires a ring to join to a chain without a picot. I found it a little unusual but if you like, you could always add in a picot for joining. For example, the middle of the three rings is joined to the previous round's chain without a picot. The joining thread just goes round the whole chain.

Wednesday, 16 May 2018

Evangeline Doily WIP 2 (LHO5)

I love it. It is coming along. Tatted another 4 rounds since the last post. The centre is not difficult. They are chains with sets of first half and second half stitches of the double stitch. You just need to carefully keep count. I am sure the chains are not equal in length but it is not so obvious in this design.

Monday, 14 May 2018

Pandora Rose Gold Hearts

All the charms here have hearts. But I did mix in some silver between the rose gold charms.

From left to right: pandora rose pave open my heart clip, pink sparkling heart spacer, embossed hearts safety chain, pandora rose cubic zirconia love all around charm, safety chain, spacer & clip.

Bracelet is the 18cm silver with pandora rose clasp.

Friday, 11 May 2018

Cornelia Doily WIP 1 (LHO6)

Yes, I did start another pattern by Lee Hye-oon. I am not liking the part where I climbed out to the next round. I did not leave enough thread space for that false picot. Maybe if I pull it a little, it will work. Anyway, this looks simple. The same for the next couple of rounds before the next design element kicks in. I am using Lizbeth Size 40 in Col. 706 Sunkist Coral.

That reminds me. Since it has been so hot these past weeks, I have been enjoying cold watermelon cubes and Sunkist navel oranges. Kept in the fridge and enjoyed when you need something refreshing. Must shave some ice and make some ice kacang too. It has been very hot and humid. Temperatures reach 35 degrees C and with the humidity, it feels like 40 degrees C. When will it end?

Tuesday, 8 May 2018

Evangeline Doily WIP 1 (LHO5)

Started another in a cream colour thread. It looks pretty simple for now. Next round, Josephine rings will be incorporated. This was good practice for the split chain.

I may want to start another and alternate tatting both patterns. Yes, maybe I will do that.

Monday, 7 May 2018

My Princess

Do cats cool themselves and pant like dogs? I think they do but she isn't panting. Maybe it is the sweltering heat and humidity because she has been sticking out her tongue more than usual. 

My princess is getting on in age. She needs potassium tablets otherwise she has problems with her hind legs. She rarely jumps on the bed now instead she sleeps on her pillow on the floor. Otherwise, she is in good health for her age, as the vet says. She eats well and now weighs 4.1kg.

Friday, 4 May 2018

Anya Doily 2 & Anya Doily 3 (LHO3)

Both are completed. The larger one is Anya Doily 3. You can clearly see the thread colour changes in the second photo. These patterns are found on pages 27 & 31 of Lovely Tatting Doilies for Fall and Winter by Lee Hye-oon. I took some time to finish this because as usual, I was busy online shopping and watching Korean dramas that took time away from tatting. 

What happened to the ombre effect I was hoping to achieve, you might ask? Well, I did not think I would have enough thread for the last round so I had to switch to the medium pink as I needed the darkest pink for Anya doily 2. I do like the outcome. Tatted in Flora Size 20 threads in dark (Col. 224), medium (Col. 211) and light pink (Col. 207).

Wednesday, 2 May 2018

Roasted Pork

At this restaurant, serving roasted pork has become a culinary art piece. Thin layer of crackling and perfectly seasoned. Not too good for the old heart but perfect for the senses.

Monday, 30 April 2018

Pandora Two Tone Bracelet - Red & White

From left to right: Classic Heart Fixed Clip, White Fizzle (Effervescence) Murano Charm, , Lavish Heart Charm in between the Embossed Hearts Safety Chain, Red Fizzle (Effervescence) Murano Charm and Classic Heart Fixed Clip.

The bracelet is the two tone gold with the barrel clasp.

The safety chain is used as a decorative design element instead of its intended purpose. I like it this way, especially with the small cubic zirconia in the chain.

Friday, 27 April 2018

Anya v1 WIP2 (LHO3)

This is the first version of Anya where I thought I was going to chuck until Hye-oon pointed out that I could continue this doily as Anya Doily 2 in the pattern book. You see, I did not realize that the patterns for Doily 2 & 3 in the book were slightly different. If you are confused, do not worry about it. I am tatting two Anya doilies. You will see the completed doilies in the next post. This one is tatted in Flora Size 20 in Col. 224.

Have a great weekend ahead!