Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Tatting Tea Tuesday

I can't believe it. I am actually posting on Tatting Tea Tuesday. I have high hopes of posting each Tuesday. However, since school started I have not had the time to tat, post, or read about tatting, posting, etc. Here are some socks trimmed with tatting I made a while back. I used variegated Flora size 20 and irridescent beads. The pattern was adapted from #30 in A New Twist on Tatting by Catherine Austin. I used round 1 from the pattern and then for round 2, I tatted a chain of 5d bead 5d. These were given to a very special friend--she loves them.

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Great Nephew's Pillowcase

I have an adorable 17 month old great nephew. Here is a pillowcase I made him for daycare. It was the first pillowcase I had ever made. Boy, are they easy to make.

This is one of the things I have been working on since my last post. Of course this did not take that many days--work gets in the way sometimes.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Round Robin Heart

This was a replacement heart tatted for Carol Amich for the Round Robin that we participated in last year. Unfortunately, her package of hearts never returned back home to her. So I retatted the one from me. However, I changed the colors this time. The pattern is the "Antique Rose Heart" from Tats Amore by Martha Ess. I do hope Carol enjoys it. I love this pattern. If you don't have Martha's book, it's another great one for your library.

Monday, August 3, 2009

Tatting Class Update

The third tatting class was Thursday night. One student is making an edging for a hanky. She is really doing very well. Another student is practicing rings and chains and will hopefully have an edging at our next class meeting. She is doing good too. The other student is perfecting her rings. She missed the second class, so she is a little behind. She was able to make three rings before leaving class last night. She and I are going to meet at a later date to catch her up to the other two. She is too is doing well. The above picture is of the rings that each have been making. The white and purple is the hanky edging.

For homework, they are to PRACTICE, PRACTICE, PRACTICE!!!
The class was only supposed to be a three week class. However, as you know there is so much to learn. So we are going to continue to meet monthly. Our next class will be the end of August.