Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Elephant Ornament

I converted the Elephant Bookmark designed by Geraldine Starbuck into a Christmas ornament for a gift for an avid University of Alabama Football fan. A fun pattern to tat. It made me think about a possible Noah's Ark tree with all the different animals tatted. 

Happy tatting,

Monday, October 6, 2014

Tat Days 2014

Tat Days was WONDERFUL again this year.  It was so much fun seeing everyone.  I got to meet several first-timers.  The experience of being with so many people who love to tat as much as I do is just amazing.

It started with a Tat N Chat with Jane Eborall at the home of Crazy Mom Tats.  It was such an honor to be included.  Thank you so much Sandra for the thoughtful invite.

Here are the classes I participated in:

Key For Success with Jane Eborall on Thursday night.


Cookie Plate Doily with Karey Solomon - sessions 1 and 2 on Friday.


Button Angel with Martha Ess - session 3 on Friday.


Toffee Candy with Sally Biggers - Early Bird class Saturday, (I actually arrived quite late, but was able to get the pattern before breakfast)


Dogwood Blossom with Erin Holloway - sessions 1 and 2 on Saturday.  I will add leaves to my blossom at some point.


Bobbie's Bauble with Randy Houtz - session 3 on Saturday.  This qualified me to become an Associate Member of Jane's Exclusive Bauble Club.  I plan to attain full member status with a mouse. I must practice, practice, and practice.



I cannot adequately express how much fun I had.  I love being able to finish class projects either before I leave the workshop or during the drive home.  The only one that I did not finish by the time I pulled into my driveway was the Cookie Plate doily, but I had it finished within the week.

If you ever get the chance to attend Palmetto Tat Days, you will have a very rewarding experience.
I can't wait to go back next year.

Happy tatting,

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,