Chair caning

Chair caning
Examples of my work

Monday, January 30, 2012

I've made these angels for friends but had not posted one.  People like them!  Also, the red heart I did for a friend is now framed!

P.S.  Found my 1400 geocache today!!

Sunday, January 29, 2012

I've learned the split ring and have made a necklace for my name tag for my class on Tuesdays.  Now, to make picots on that!

Friday, January 27, 2012

This is a belt that I've prepared for my storytelling class on Tuesday at ELM, First Methodist Church, Marietta, GA.  It is from " Jack Tales" that I learned while teaching in Kentucky. My first grade class always loved this story so am counting on that fact that others will enjoy it too.  We have to bring a prop so my husband said I could use this old belt of his.   I've got my prop ready!
Hot diggity dog!!  Got beads on EVERY picot!!  This is the same heart I did in earlier posts but I've learned to add beads to harder tatting!  Yeah!

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

This is a big cedar tree on the school grounds of Church Street School, Andalusia, Alabama.  I taught there six years.  Big trees grow in Alabama, too!
This poppy picture is one my daughter Allison, my blog teacher, made.  It hung at our house until our good friend Judy admired it so I gave it to her.  Allison was pleased!
My brother in law, Freddie Crow, a character in his own right, wanted me to send this picture to the friend that painted this on some kind of animal skin. Bob Peters, Aviation Artist is the artist.  He paints, too, on leather jackets and Freddie has several of those.

It was so good I  wanted to share it!  We laughed till we cried when we saw this shot of Freddie!
My latest caning project!!  An antique dealer, that I cane chairs for, gave me this cute little chair!  It's not in the best of shape but with the back covered with the ABC's, it looks pretty darn cute!

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Friday night!!  Out helping our good neighbors, Pam and Gene Brown, celebrate their 52nd wedding anniversary!! Longhorn's............and steak!

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

I took a geocaching trip to Cartersville, GA. area today with my friend Lea.  We left home at 7:45 a.m., storm had passed through earlier, and started caching around the Tellus Museum just off I-75.  We found 20 caches today!  This tree was in the area of one of our caches.  It is a huge maple tree.  Yes, there are big trees in Georgia!

Monday, January 9, 2012

Now, THIS is the way this pattern should look!!  (Well, I do need to work on different size picots!)

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Alright!  Got the seat redone, the hardest part!  Have plans for the rest of this cute little chair..old, but cute!

Thursday, January 5, 2012

I'm still learning to tat!!  This has some errors but I'll just keep practicing until I get it perfect!

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

My new project given to me by my antique dealer friend, for whom I do some caning!  Will wash with Murphy's oil soap, when it warms up, take out old caning and get started!  My first caning job for 2012!!
(Haven't written 2011 yet! :))