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,

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

A Wayward Dragonfly

This dragonfly didn't make it to Georgia for the fundraiser pieces.  I wasn't happy with it, so I didn't even finish it until now.  It will either go in a drawer or possibly a tail of some sort may be added to turn it to a bookmark.  The thread is another hdt from Tatskool color Apple Blossom in size 20.

Happy tatting,

Saturday, July 6, 2013

1919 Square Medallion

I liked this design when I first saw it.  This vintage medallion works up so lovely.  The pattern can be found in the May issue of TATTING TIMES.  I like Karey's slightly modified version with less picots as the square is actually more defined than with the original amount of picots.

The thread is Choco Raspberry by Tatskool in size 20.

Happy tatting,

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Not All Mice are Bad

The Morgan Mouse designed by Wanda Salmans is super adorable.  I will definitely make some Christmas mice for the tatting tree.  I much prefer the lacy kind instead of the breathing kind. 
This one is tatted in Yarnplayer's HDT color Tourmaline in size 20. 

Have a Happy and Safe 4th of July.

Happy tatting,

Sunday, June 30, 2013

A Book with a Bonus

I found this book and ordered it after I was intrigued by the discussion on several blogs about Norma Benporath patterns.  I was happily surprised when I received the book and opened the front cover to discover the three pieces of tatting shown were enclosed.  It looks like the tatted pieces were done in size 80.  The first and largest piece is the beginnings of the center of the Mats For All Occasions pictured on page 63.  The center piece is medallion #6 on page 25.  I cannot find an exact match for the third little round piece. I believe that it is a version of one of the center motifs from the larger mat.  Whoever tatted these pieces did beautiful work--as both the stitches and the tension are remarkable.

Happy tatting,

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Meadow Song Ball

Here is the Meadow Song ball that I FINALLY completed. The pattern appeared in my guild's newsletter in July 2010. That is when it was started.  Then was pushed aside by other things.  But, it bugged me that is was an unfinished project, so I decided it would be done this year.  So in the midst of eggs, I finished it.  The picture is not a real good one, but hopefully you can see all the different elements--the sun with it's ray shining down on the butterflies that are fluttering over the flowers growing from the soil and seeds at the bottom.  It really is a pretty finished ball and fun to tat.  The pattern is from Terry McGuffin, aka Terry The Tatter.
Note: I wrote this post in 2012, but was hoping to take a better picture before posting. Of course, I forgot to add it--so there it SAT as a draft until now. I am working on my blogging.

Saturday, June 22, 2013

Dragonflies for Tat Days

Here are some dragonflies I made using Debbie Arnold's "Little Beaded Dragonfly" pattern.  They will be flying away to Georgia Seitz for use on the wall hangings that will be auctioned to raise money for the Tat Days Scholarships.  That pattern was a joy to tat.  Thank you Debbie for sharing your pattern.  My prayers are with Debbie and all the others that have been affected by the Black Forest fire. 

Happy tatting,

Thursday, June 20, 2013

A Turn in the Road

I actually found this post in my drafts from back in 2012 and decided to go ahead an post it instead of deleting it.
If you are looking for a good book to read, this is one to get. 
I did not actually "read" the book, I "listened" to it in the car. Apparently, I thought it was an interactive book, because my husband laughed at me and kept asking me if the characters were listening and taking my advice. I have listened to a lot of books, but must admit this is the first one that I actually interacted with so much.
A TURN IN THE ROAD is one of the Blossom Street series by Debbie Macomber. There are nine books in the series.   They are all good books.


Sunday, June 16, 2013

Stumpy Bookmark

This stumpy bookmark was tatted in Lizbeth Ocean Teal Dark. The color in the picture looks weird for some reason.  It looks much prettier in person. 

I really need to work on my blogging schedule.  I actually finished this in March. 

Happy tatting,

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Ovarian Cancer Awareness Ribbons

I tatted these awareness ribbons for two sweet friends of mine who lost their daughter/sister to Ovarian Cancer.  May is Ovarian Cancer Month.  They were so excited to get them.  I have tatted several of these ribbons in memory of 911 in red, white and blue, and yellow ones for soldiers.  As well as several in various shades of pink for Breast Cancer.  When I give them away, I usually replace the pearl earring with a small cross lapel pin. 

Happy tatting,

Saturday, June 8, 2013

A Graduation Cross

I made this cross for one of my very dear friends who graduated with her Bachelor of Business Administration degree this May.  The pattern is "Camilla" from TATTED BOOKMARKS-CROSS-SHAPED by Lene Bjorn.  The thread is Lizbeth Royal Blue in size 20.  Here is the cross before and after framing.  She loved it.

Happy tatting,

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

New Shuttle

This arrived in the mail today.  I am so excited because I have admired Dave's shuttles for so long, but have been unable to time it right to see one available for purchase.  I finally lucked up and was able to get one.  I had to try it as soon as I opened it.  The thread slides through the ends so well.  It is beautiful, smooth and feels like a dream.  A great new addition to my shuttle collection.

Happy tatting,

Sunday, May 5, 2013

A Cross

My favorite cross once again is the perfect gift.  I gave it to my neighbor in memory of her sweet mother who passed away recently.  I forgot to take a picture of it framed.

Happy tatting,

Monday, April 22, 2013

Mary Konior's Windmill

I have been admiring the Windmills that several people have tatted recently.  I was intrigued because I had started
knitting the Jojoland "Swirl Shawl"  pattern that looked very similar to the tatted windmills.  So, I picked one of Karey Solomon's HDT color "Late Summer Evening" that I purchased at Tat Days and got started.  I kept adding rounds until it reached 3 1/4 inches in diameter.  I didn't like the picots on the last round since I knew I was not going to attach it to others, so I eliminated them.  I like the way it turned out.  Now, what to do with it?  I think I may frame it.  What would you suggest I do with it?

Happy tatting,

Friday, April 19, 2013

Beautiful Earrings

Look at the beautiful pair of earrings that Umintsuru so sweetly made for me.  I received them in the mail earlier this week and wore them to work and everyone loved them.  Thank you so much Umintsuru for your generosity. 

Happy tatting,

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Another Egg

Here is another egg added to the Easter tree.  It is Jane's Easter Egg pattern.
The thread is Marilee Rockley's Hot Pink and Lime in size 20.  It is another easy and fun one to tat.
The Easter tree is filling up. 

Happy tatting,

Friday, March 22, 2013

2013 Easter Eggs

Here are Sally Kerson's Button Egg's that I made.  They are so lovely on my Easter Egg tree.  Thanks Sally for a fun and easy pattern to tat.  Each one has a different mistake in it...I learned that I should NOT watch TV and tat at the same time.  But, for some reason I can't stop.

Happy tatting,

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Jane's Critters

Here is the Gecko, Lion, Hummingbird, Octopus and the Flea. Aren't Jane Eborall's critters adorable? I took her class at Palmetto Tat Days 2012 where she taught these.  Except the flea, Jane went around "exterminating" the fleas while there.  She was so generous to give us the dead flea. Since she has been putting the patterns up on her blog, I thought I should go ahead and post the ones I made.  The flamingo and ostrich are done too, but the ends have not been hidden yet.  So, they will appear here sometime later.  It was a great class.  She is an phenomenal teacher.

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Tatted Easter Egg Doll

I was browsing through Pinterest and found this adorable lady.  I knew I had to have one.  Through clicking the picture for more information, I found that she was created by Umintsuru.  Check out the Gallery portion of her website.  So, I contacted her for some information.  Her main advice was to use whatever was in my stash and to have fun!  I did.  Here is the result.  Thank you Umintsuru for your inspiration.
The egg is the Floral Egg pattern designed by Emma Crew in April 2001.  Thank you to Emma for sharing your lovely egg design.

Happy tatting,

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

TIAS Day 11

Here is my finished TIAS.  This design is so adorable.  Thank you Jane for another great game. I enjoyed participating so much.  I love to see all the different threads and unique shuttles used around the world.

Happy tatting,

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Super Bowl Snowflake

Here is my Super Bowl Snowflake designed by Wally Sosa for Georgia's Online class.  It was fun and easy to tat.  I love all the beads.

Happy tatting,

Saturday, January 12, 2013

TIAS 2013 - Day 1

Happy New Year Everyone,

Jane really knows how to start the New Year right.  I needed this new TIAS to get me started tatting.  Unfortunately, I have not picked up my shuttle since finishing the last Christmas present until starting Day 1.  Thank you Jane.

I am using Jess' Key Lime Raspberry Parfait that I purchased at Tat Days.

Happy tatting,