Saturday, July 30, 2016

2016 25 Motif Challenge # 5

I have wanted to tat this bracelet since I first saw 
it, and I didn't do it justice so I will have to try 
again another time, maybe using size 40 instead 
of size 20 thread.
This is Corina Meyfeldt's pattern. Link here: 
 I tatted in size 20 Lizbeth Sky Blue Dk. with these 
fabulous beads I found at Hobby Lobby from inBloom 
by Bead Design, and Czech Glass Beads 11/0 seed 
beads Crystal. I purposely left the focal beads out 
of the centers of the end motifs so that I could wear 
it and sit my wrist on a table without the pain of 
beads under my wrist.
 I had also tried to add the seed beads around the 
focal bead, but that distorted the tatting and didn't 
work well for me.  I also believe smaller picots on 
the points and outer joins would help a lot!!!!
We are having a house full today for what was 
supposed to be a grill out, but it's raining so, it will 
be just a food and fellowship day!!  :)
Happy tatting and have a wonderful weekend!!! :)

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Emptying shuttles again....

Well.....I tatted this bookmark to empty a shuttle.
I thought it might end up as a bracelet, but it kept 
curling up to much that I stopped and made it short 
so it became a bookmark.  I just emptied the shuttle 
I used for the cross.
I also worked a little on the next row of the Spring 
Doily, and a little on the edging for the Christmas 
bow.  :)
Well....tons of stuff to get done this week, but I 
hope for some tatting time!!!  :)

Friday, July 22, 2016

Finished Row 14 finally!!!

Well, I got this row finished this morning.
Hoping to start the next row tomorrow, or
Have a wonderful weekend and happy tatting!!!  :)

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Getting there

Changing up my routine and normal way of life to 
a new way with hubby home a lot, is not easy.
I have been doing ok, but it is an adjustment.
I have this round almost done now.  I think there 
are 16 repeats left, but I am tired of the repetition 
and the political convention(hubby is watching it).
Well....I think I am going to play some computer 
games and listen to some music.
Have a wonderful night!!!  :)

Monday, July 18, 2016

Hmmm...half way around or a little more???

Well, I am still tatting along.  I am doing my best to 
tat 10 repeats in a row to try and keep progress on least for me!  :)
Side note: hubby decided to quit his current job and 
try something new(not good in my opinion, but...),
so, I am trying to figure out what to do about the 
hide and seek project.  For those following that blog 
you will see any possible progress on it there, and 
any progress on others too.  :)
Happy tatting and have a wonderful day!!!  :)

Saturday, July 16, 2016

A little progress on the Spring Doily

I started row 14 today.
Happy tatting and have a wonderful day!!!  :)

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Finished the Cross

It needs a little blocking, but it's good otherwise. 
It's Elaine P. Gan's Flourish with the Cross design
which I don't believe is released yet, but here is
the link to her Craftsy page where you can 
purchase many of her other designs and books:
This is tatted in size 20 Lizbeth Caribbean and Lilac Dk.
Happy tatting and have a wonderful day!!!  :)

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Top of cross

Well, I am getting some tatting done.
The top of my Flourish with the Cross
is done, now just to complete the
bottom.  :)
Happy tatting!!!  :)

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Spring Doily row 13 complete!!!

I am so happy with this doily right now.  It is such
a beautiful design!!!  :)  I love the arches over the 
flowers!!  :)  
I think I am going to work on the cross I started, 
before starting the next row.  I have made some 
tatting progress yesterday and today!!!
Happy tatting and have a wonderful day!!!  :)

Saturday, July 9, 2016

Tollway tatting fun and new HDT!!!

I got to join the Tollway Tatters today!!!  And a 
friend who is a new tatter and only knows rings 
currently came along.  We had such a great time!!!
I didn't get many pictures today, but just know,
it was worth not worrying about pictures!!
The first and second pictures are ladies checking
out all of Diane's Spinning Wheel Glass Mats.

 This picture is of all the ladies(except me-taking 
this picture).
 This picture is again ladies going through Diane's stack.
 And....(drum roll please) my newest Yarnplayer HDT.
I already have plans for the vivid pink-Raspberry Sorbet
but it's a Christmas Secret(for those watching that blog)!!!
Tired and needing rest to be ready for tomorrow.
Have a great night and I hope you get some tatting in!!
Mine was done during the ride there and back, and
some while I was there.  :)

Friday, July 8, 2016

1 Motif out of 6

Tatted quickly, scanned quickly.
This is another Elaine P. Gan design.  It's
called Flourish with the Cross, and will be
a cross when finished.
I am tatting it in size 20 Lizbeth
Caribbean and Lilac Dk.
Have a fabulous Friday night, and a 
wonderful weekend!!!  :)
Tat happy!!!

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Little bits of progress to show. :)

Not a lot, but progress just the same.
As you can see, I am about half way around row 13
on the Spring Doily, and I am guessing about 
2 feet long on the edging for my Christmas bow.
Hope you are having a wonderful day!!
Hope you get some tatting in!!  :)

Friday, July 1, 2016

Row 12 Completed!!

I have worked on this as often as possible, but
after missing a week while our granddaughters
were here, I am having trouble keeping up.  And,
life just doesn't seem to give me a break!!!
I still have plenty of ruffling in my doily, but
This row seemed to calm quite a bit.  I love it!!!
Again, I am tatting it in size 80 
Lizbeth Snow White and Summer Fun.
I am going to try and work some more on my red
Christmas wreath bow edging tonight, but as
for tatting the next 2 days....probably a dream.
Oh well, have a wonderful weekend and I hope
you have some tatting time!!!  :)