Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Back to Reality

It's hard to believe we are 2-1/2 weeks into the year and this is my first post! There seemed to be so many things to catch up on after the holidays were over. My daughter was able to be here for a week and she is moving back to the Bay Area <happy dance!> and my son was here for 2-1/2 weeks and we all had a great visit. But it is time to get back into the normal stream of things.

One thing that absolutely had to be done was a new design that I had been toying with since just before the holidays. I am teaching a class in 2 weeks and they had wanted something heart-themed for Valentine's Day. I came up with a ladybug and put it on a needlebook.

Prototype Needlebook
My husband did the first production run this weekend and thankfully everything went smoothly. Now I just need to write the instructions and make the kits!

I have been keeping up with the Diva Challenges even though I haven't posted them. And the first challenge of the year gave me an idea for a new (to me anyway) tangle. The challenge was to use Diva Dance and Auraknot. The last was because it (sorta) sounds like her name, Laura. It occurred to me that L-Aura would be even more like her name and I doodled around and came up with this:

For that first challenge of the year my response was:

Duo Tangle: Auraknot and Diva Dance

The second challenge was a back to basics challenge. So, white tile, black pen.
Tangles Used: Pop Cloud, Arc Flowers, and Nzeppel

This week's challenge is to use the logo for the Moebius Syndrome Foundation as a string. The Diva's younger son has this syndrome and each year there is a challenge to raise awareness.

Tangles Used: Wist and Lazy Eights

So remember to color the internet purple on Sunday, January 24th to raise awareness for Moebius Syndrome!


  1. Very lovely tiles! Especially I like your Möbius logo. It looks great on the purple paper!

  2. I know what you mean about so much to catch up with, I have been the same. Your tiles are great and you even managed to produce a new tangle! I love your L-Aura and I will be using it forthwith. The purple logo on purple has come out really well. I love the White shading. Great post, I enjoyed reading it,

  3. I like L- Aura too and will give it a try soon. I love your white on purple tile, very effective.

  4. All are so beautiful and .. what a nice idea, those L's!!!

  5. I like your little doodling. And the diva tile is so beautyful with the white on purple ground and the two elegant and floral patterns you have chosen.

  6. Lovely tiles! I love the white on purple challenge tile.

  7. Very nice tiles. I like the L-Aura, and the purple mobius is so lovely.

  8. Love the purple moebius tile. The white looks fabulous on it. I love you L-Aura doodle...all kinds of fun. Great work!