Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Hi Everyone, 
Time slips away so fast.  It is hard to believe that my last blog post was in August.
I did finish the needlepoint Santa.  Here it is before it was framed.
Update on the Tree Top Angel by Tatsy: All the tatted parts are completed.  The face is waiting to be embroidered and then it can be assembled.  Once done, I will post a picture.

Well, all the beautiful pictures of Renulek's Doily have inspired me.  I had to jump on that bandwagon too.  I wanted to use #131 Vineyard Harvest as the main color theme, adding the coordinating colors of #637 Country Grape medium, #644 Boysenberry dark, and  #678 Olive dark.  I like how Fox has the light colored rings approximately in the middle of the doily.  So, I am thinking I may add the #620 Azalea medium there if it blends.  There's plenty of time to decide on that.  Here is progress so far.
Happy tatting,

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Angel in Progress

The tatter's guild to which I belong began the Tree Top Angel by TATSY as a tat along project.  Here is round 1 of the skirt.  There are nine rounds.  This will be a good project to practice my split chains which I avoid as much as possible.   The color is white not the pink shade the picture indicates.

Happy tatting,

Saturday, August 3, 2013

Needlepoint Santa

This is my first attempt at needlepoint.  I love Santa's so when the class was offered, I thought I would try it.  I cross-stitched for years in my early marriage.  I will post a picture when done.  The goal is to be done before Christmas.  We will see...

Happy tatting,

Monday, July 29, 2013

Jane's Bookmark Cross

Here is Jane McLellan's Bookmark Cross.  The cross design is from Grace Tan.  I used hdt Rainbow Bright from Tatskool in size 20.  The colors look much better than the picture indicates. This was a quick and easy cross to make.  This will definitely be a go to cross that I make when I need a quick gift.  I think in a solid color framed would be nice.

Happy tatting,

Saturday, July 20, 2013

Mastering Tatting book

Here is another new book I recently acquired.  This one looks like it will be a nice addition to my tatting library.  Lovely patterns and clear reference information.

Happy tatting,

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Angels, Angels, Angels

Here is one of my new books.  I am anxious to make them, but it is hard to choose which one to make first.  If anyone has made any of the angels, please let me know which one you made and your thoughts on it.

Happy tatting,

Saturday, July 13, 2013

New Shuttle

When Monica Braxton announced that her husband was making these limited edition shuttles, I had to have one to add to my collection.  Each shuttle is signed and numbered and unique as her husband hand crafts each one individually.  When it arrived, I was delighted to see how lovely and light it is.  The shuttle is so easy to use.  Her HDT is scrumptious too. 

Happy tatting,