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,