Sunday, January 30, 2011

TIAS through Day 7

Well, when I read that Ann had consulted with the brilliant bird "Norman" and he didn't have a clue. I decided that I must consult the three fabulous "fairies". So, I asked fairies Beatrice, Heidi, and Jane--they have supernatural powers you know. They agreed with me that it must be an Alligator. Therefore, I am sticking with my original guess--an Alligator. It's crawling along.

Happy Tatting,

Monday, January 24, 2011

Loch Ness Monster Picot Flower Bookmark

This bookmark, designed by Claudia Meza, was the featured lesson pattern for Georgia's Online class January 17. It is pretty and simple to make. If you have never joined her class, you should give it a try. Happy Tatting.

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Jane's Magnetic Bookmark

The mail lady delivered a wonderful package Friday. It was the magnetic button flower bookmark that I ordered from Jane's Etsy shop. I love it!!!! The colors are Yarnplayers Celery and Rhubarb Pie. Rhubarb Pie is my absolute favorite color. Thanks Jane, it works so well and looks lovely in my book. It is one of those things that just makes me happy when I look at it.

Happy Tatting.

Saturday, January 22, 2011

TIAS up through Day 4


Happy Tatting.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

TIAS 2011 Day 1

Here is day 1 of the TIAS. This is so much fun.

I wonder if others have as hard a time choosing the thread colors as I do. I kept changing color combinations, then finally decided on Lizbeth Jewels and Plum. Today as I was about to begin, I changed my mind again and decided to use a solid color for both shuttles. So, now you see the final two. The supposedly dark color is Plum and the other one is Mocha Brown medium.
Happy tatting.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Tatted Christmas Tree information

It has come to my attention that the tatted christmas tree called "Tree of Life" is no where to be found on the Tatting Corner link that is in my January 1 post. I emailed the company and Jennifer was kind enough to respond with the following:
"Hi JB, We are not stocking them for the web site since they are too heavy for shipping. If you would like one, we can do a special order. Thank you, Jennifer."

The tree itself retailed for $29.99. According to the shipping label, shipping charges were $17.50. Since their regular shipping charge was $6.25 for this item when they did stock it, perhaps Tatting Corner was losing money. I will say, that in person, the tree is very nice. It is well made and heavy duty. The pictures do not do the tree nor the tatting justice, as it really is very pretty. I was please with it and everyone that visited my home during the holidays was awe struck.

Excited that the TIAS starts tomorrow.
Happy tatting.

Monday, January 10, 2011

TIAS Practice Piece



Here is my completed practice piece. I feel like I pulled the thread a little too tight. Anyway, I am looking forward to Jane's new TIAS.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Two UFO's completed

So far, the new year has been productive. Here is a picture of two completed projects.
The cross is from Mary Konior's "Visual Tatting Patterns" book. The snowflake is called "Iceflower Flake" designed by Ben Fikkert.
Now, I am working on finishing the Meadow Song ball designed by Terry McGuffin, that I was unable to complete prior to Christmas. Although, I just saw Sharon's Merry Christmas 2009 snowflake on Fox's blog and am lusting over that one now.
Off to tat...Happy tatting!

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!!!

Here is my new tatted Christmas tree. I purchased it from the Tatting Corner.
I am posting my new year's resolutions....of course, I have a few others, but I don't want to bore you.
1. Tat more
2. Blog more - I really need to work on this!
3. Finish knitting my husband's socks.
4. Complete my tatted and knitting UFO's

Today, the first day of 2011, I actually completed a cross.
Happy tatting.