Sunday, March 8, 2009

Did you read this book before ? TIAS Finished and More Periwnkles

I grow up reading Secret Seven, Famous Five, Nancy Drew and Hardy Boys; almost read every single book then. You would have gathered I love detective stories and mysteries, well, you are spot on! Now, I love Sherlock Holmes stories, and borrowing from my boy his Tin Tin books too. I still enjoy any of these books if I can get hold of any. Last weekend, I was helping my boy find books from his school reading list in the public library when I came upon a book on Trixie Belden. Somehow I didn't read more than 2 or 3 books in this series during my school days. Why am I talking about all these ? Well, I know some tatters like to list out books and paras that mentioned tatting, not sure if this has been listed before, but I'm sure happy to read this in the book:

"Trixie nodded. "Aunt Alicia. She tried to teach me how to tat when I was eight. ...."
This appeared on Chapter 10: A House Party, page 137, of Trixie Belden #3 - The Gatehouse Mystery by Julie Campbell, USA, 1951.

Back to my tatting. I have since finished Iris' TIAS, but found a mistake, so I haven't blocked it. I will most probably not finished it as a doily, but I keep seeing the motif as something else, maybe I might work further on it to turn it into something else, but that will be later.

In between the TIAS, I re-tatted this perwinkle design while trying to write down the pattern. Finished the tatting, but still trying to organise the notes. I still find it tough to write out free- form design.

And I am in this Extreme Tatters Round Robin organised by Sharon. So, I'm working hard for this now.


LadyShuttleMaker aka MadMadPotter said...

I love and have read all the Trixie Belden books as well as Nancy Drew. I love Agatha Christie's Poirot and Miss Marple.
I love Midsomer Murders and any mystery series I can get hold of.

Your flowers are so beautiful!

Needledreams said...

I'm a huge fan of Mystery books too. Don't know Trixie but the Hardy Boys and Nancy Drew were my fav. Also all of Agatha Christie. You can find online for free the Sherlock Holmes books to download at: On the search type Sherlock or Conan Doyle and you will have them.

The flower is so pretty!!!! I haven't practice "dutch" tatting in years but will have to try it again when you publish your pattern. I'm working also on the Extreme RR.

Tatskool said...

Your Periwinkles are gorgeous, I look forward to seeing the pattern.
Your TIAS colours are lovely too.

Valerie said...

i'm trying to find time to read too, during train rides home and to work. and i love mysteries and crime.

the periwinkles are beautiful. you are really talented.

Lace-lovin' Librarian - Diane said...

I loved Trixie Belden, but I sure don't remember a tatting reference! Your TIAS looks great to me. I really can't see the mistake. I LOVE your periwinkle design!

JaneB said...

Your periwinkle bookmark is exquisite I do hope you manage to write down the instructions.

Vinnie said...

Those periwinkles look so beautiful!!!!!!
I too have read almost all of the nancy drews and Hardy boys.
Even now I woudn't mind sitting down with one!

TattingChic said...

Your TIAS turned out lovely. I like the colors that you used. I read Trixie and Nancy Drew growing up, too! I think I read some of the Hardy Boys books as well.

I love your periwinkle motif! I sure hope the pattern comes out sometime as I would LOVE to tat this. It is one of the prettiest flower motif's around! :)

laura_rose said...

Hi Ellen,
I have just stumbled onto your page from the 25 motif challenge and WOW!! I love the periwinkle! Will you be sharing the pattern when you get it sorted please, pretty please?

BTW I loved Trixie...did not have the one you mention so will have to keep an eye out :)

Warm regards

Ladytats said...

I really like your periwinkles.
please consider sharing the pattern, as soon as you can get it writen down.

pretty please with sprinkles on top. (vbg)


singtatter said...

Look like there are a lot of Nancy Drew, Hardy Boys, Trixie Belden fans out here! Well, Wally, I love Sherlock Holmes stories so much, I have the whole set of the books :) You are right on the dutch tatting, I normally use it only for leaves. I'm still trying to type out the pattern. It's really a chore :( Nevertheless, thanks for all the compliments on this perwinkle design!

tatting-marie said...

I love your periwinkle design and wonder if you have written it out yet? Will it be a free pattern?

shannon_in_love said...

beautiful flowers!

tatting-marie said...

Have you had time to write out the periwinkle design yet? I love it and would like so much to tat it.

mag said...

your tatting is beautiful

Batty Tatter said...

Love the periwinkle flowers. I hope you will post the pattern for us. It's beautiful.

stringplayer said...

What a beautiful blog you have. I admire all the ways you express yourself. Your tatted periwinkle flowers bookmark is so delicate and beautiful. It looks like you used very thin thread! I hope you were able to put your pattern down on paper and would make it available for tatting. Thank you!

Barbara in California