Saturday, June 14, 2008

TIAS 3 Comes to a Close

As many of you following Jane's TIAS 3 know, the final part was posted. Here is my finished piece:

I did the hair differently (Jane said we could!). The hair is actually done similarly to one of Martha Ess's creations. And as many other people have mentioned, the surprise Jane sends after we completed the TIAS is really cool. Jane has been one busy lady.

I haven't done much tatting besides the TIAS. I have been working on my "Colonial Afghan". I am getting close to the end. I should have finished it a while ago, but I have been busy with work and gardening. I will post a new picture once it is complete. I transplanted a bunch of my Cannas as well as a bunch of herbs into large containers last week. I'll show pictures once they flower, or do something spectacular.

I do have a few pictures to show. A couple of my spiking phalaenopsis orchids opened their flowers recently. Here is the first one:

This is probably my favorite phalaenopsis orchid I have (currently, anyway). Unfortunately, it is a NOID plant; NOID meaning no identification (or I have NO IDea what the plant is). The second phal is the same one I posted about earlier this year. I wanted to see if I could reflower a phalaenopsis. It worked. I shouldn't tell you what the next flower is. I'm sure no one would guess right.

It is not an orchid. Give up? All right, I'll tell. Here is a picture of the plant that the flower came from:

Quite a contrast, isn't it. This is a Mexican Butterwort, another carnivorous plant of mine. Actually, it is a new addition to my CP collection. I also got a new digital camera! I have been wanting one for a loooooooong time now, since February. February is a long time for some people. Any way, after looking at a few different models I chose a Canon Powershot A720 IS. This camera has many feature I wanted. It has optical zoom (my old camera only had digital zoom), lots of preset settings for special occasions (it has setting for taking pictures of aquariums and one for fireworks to name a few), it can make videos (I can make tatting videos! Maybe not), it has a Macro mode (which I have wanted for a long time), and it was in my price range at $200 CDN after instant rebates. I'll post again soon, I plan on doing a little tatting today yet. Before I go, I'll leave you with one more picture:

No comments on this one today. Have pleasant dreams!


  1. Your little doll is a cutie! And thanks for sharing the orchid and the Mexican Butterwort!

  2. COngratulations on winning at Gina's giveaway! WOO HOO! your TIAS looks cute.

  3. Your TIAS is adorable! She would match the Mary Engelbreit sewing basket I gave my granddaughter for her birthday. I'll just have to see if I can tat this little cutie in similar colors.

    Congratulations on winning Gina's drawing! I can't wait to see what she puts together for you!

    Your flowers are gorgeous! I love flowers and beautiful gardens, but don't have the desire to get into gardening, so I'm very happy when you share pictures!

  4. Thanks for the compliments ladies. I'm glad you all like the flower pictures. I was surprised when Gina told me. I can't wait to see what she makes.

  5. I really love her hair, it looks so cute.
    Awesome flowers in your pictures too.

  6. Jeff, it looks like you're on the theifs list:

    Apparently adding your name to the picture doesn't slow this person down.

  7. Jeff I think you TIAS girl's hair looks as if she is skipping with hair flying!
    Love the orchids, perhaps you could tat one?

  8. Thanks Linda. I agree, she does look like she is skipping, with her hair flying. Perhaps one day I can make a tatted version of a phalaenopsis orchid.

  9. Carnivorous plants...hmmmmm...any of them named Audrey? The flowers are so pretty. I keep wondering if someone is going to make patterns from them (hint, hint). I've got a Canon Powershot A510 (it's older than yours) and that Macro mode is really nice. Of course, it helps if you an already take good pictures -- as you do.
    Oh, and TAG! Please share 6 unimportant things about yourself based on these rules:
    1. Link back to the person that tagged you.
    2. Post the rules on your blog.
    3. Share 6 unimportant things about yourself.
    4. Tag 4 people at the end of your entry.