Monday, August 14, 2017

A bracelet

I had these beads which I bought from Fire Mountain 
Gems a long time ago and wanted to make something 
with them.  The label on the beads says  BEAD GLASS 
SEA OPAL 4MM.  I had Lizbeth size 40 Coral Splash 
on a shuttle already so....I tatted.  I used Elaine P. Gan's 
method of adding beads and tatted around each, then 
decided I wanted it wider and just started tatting.  
As you can see, it needs re-working, but I like this 
one anyway.  It's also too big for me, but it's mine.  :)
 Here's a close-up.
Have a wonderful week filled with tatting!!! :)

Saturday, August 12, 2017

12 Ice Drop ornaments ready to deliver

The 2 on the left are the same pattern different beads, 
the 2 at the top same pattern different beads, 
the 2 on the right same pattern different beads, 
the rest are a variety.  :)
Most are Diane's patterns.
Ready to go to Denise!! :)
Happy tatting and have a great weekend!! :)

Friday, August 11, 2017

My personal challenge has been put aside too long

Well....after getting the last ornament done I saw a 
snowflake sitting by some patterns I wanted to try 
to tat for ornaments.  So, I tatted the second snowflake 
today joining it to the other and then around the 
glass ornament.  
I love it!!!
 This is Robin Perfetti's Design Tutorial Snowflake. 
The centers of the snowflakes are on the top and 
bottom of the ornament.
 It's tatted in size 40 Lizbeth Snow White.
Here is a good view from the top.
 A view from the bottom.
 My stand(the challenge is to fill the stand with 
tatted ornaments by Christmas-I am only 1/3 
of the way).
I have been watching Christmas movies 
(and today a Thanksgiving movie) to keep 
me inspired!! :)
Happy Tatting everyone!!! :)

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Autumn Apple Pie Maple Leaf Earrings

This is Yarnplayer's Small Maple Leaf pattern, link 
It's worth purchasing!!  
I have tatted these in other colors, but thought that 
someone might not be crazy about the autumn orange 
colors so, I tatted these in Lizbeth size 40 Autumn 
Apple Pie thread.
Hope your day is wonderful!!  
Happy Tatting!!! :)

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Anyone remember???

Well, I finally tatted a second Woodland Medallion by Robin 
It's tatted in size 20 Lizbeth Christmas Delight.
I didn't do it justice because I used just 1 shuttle 
and a ball, but I believe it should be tatted with 2 
Well, it was for my personal challenge.
This is #7 of my tatted ornaments to fill my ornament stand, 
hopefully by Christmas!!!

First the top looking down on it while it's on the stand...

Next, is the side showing the open space it makes.
Our daughter says it reminds her of diamonds.

Next is the tatting joined at the corners.

And finally, the bottom, where you can see the 
Woodland Medallion square pretty well.  :)
Please forgive the annoying reflections!!!
Hope you are having a wonderful day!!
I haven't been feeling too great today so just 
little things are getting accomplished, but I 
have already tatted something else, and next is 
the second of it to make a pair....of what??
You shall soon see!  ;)

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

#12 of 12 Ice Drop ornaments completed today!!

This is the final one of the 12.  It is also my favorite!!
This is Barbara's Snowflake Ice Drop pattern (slightly 
modified).  Now to finish them all off, and pack them 
to go.  :)  
 I felt this design would make an awesome snowflake 
on it's own and it does!!! :)
Happy Tatting!!!  Have a wonderful night!! :)

Monday, August 7, 2017

Another today: #11 of 12 Ice Drop Ornaments!!

This is Diane's Rootbeer Fudge Ice Drop pattern.
I made a slight change, instead of the large bead 
I used 3 tiny beads and forced them into a triangle 
point.  I love how they came out!! :)
Have a wonderful night and happy tatting!!! :)

#10 of 12 Ice Drop ornaments done!!

This is Diane's Pink Fudge Ice Drop pattern.
Hope your week is starting off well!! :)
Happy Tatting!! :)

Saturday, August 5, 2017

#9 of 12 Ice Drop ornaments(2nd post today)

This one is Diane's Minty Fudge pattern altered.
I left the large bead off and put tiny beads on 
the rings where the picots would be.
I love the look.  I think you could make great 
flowers with this look!! :)
Hope your Saturday is wonderful, and 
that you getting some tatting in!! :)

#8 of 12 Ice Drop ornaments done. :)

This little Ice Drop ornament was inspired by 
many others, and someone might have already 
tatted one like it.
Hope you Saturday is filled with peace and tatting!! :)

Thursday, August 3, 2017

#6 & #7 of 12 Ice Drop ornaments

 #6 is Diane's Purple Fudge Ice Drop pattern. 
#7 is Diane's Minty Fudge Ice Drop pattern.
Hope you had a tatting filled day!! :)

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

#5 of 12 Ice Drop ornaments done

This is Barbara's(not Diane's) Snowflake Ice Drop 
pattern.  It's so beautiful!! :)
This is the front:
 This is the back:   I love the back!!!  
I think it would make a great snowflake by itself.  :)
Hope you are having a wonderful tat-filled day!! :)

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

#3 & 4 of 12 Ice Drop ornaments

Here is #3.
This is Diane's Spring Garden Ice Drop pattern.
Here is #4.
This is Diane's Bloomin' Ice Drop pattern.  
I love the elegance in this design!!! :)
Happy tatting!!! :)

Saturday, July 29, 2017

A Man's Cross

This is for a guy we know.
It's Elaine P. Gan's Hope Cross.
It's tatted in size 40 Adventurer HDT 
from Yarnplayer.  I used 2 strands 
together to tat with to make it a 
larger cross cuz' men aren't crazy 
about dainty little things.  ;)
Hope your weekend has been great!
And tatting filled!!! :)

Friday, July 28, 2017

Ice Drop ornament #1 & 2 of 12

Here is # 1.  
These are for a tatting friend who will be 
decorating a Christmas tree for an event and 
has asked for help tatting Ice Drops for the tree 
all in White thread with red center gems.
Here is # 2.  
I finished it last night around midnight while 
hubby was watching his news after getting 
out of work.
These will all be Diane's patterns.
Have a wonderful day and hopefully some 
tatting too!!! :)

Thursday, July 27, 2017

A quick test tat

After finishing the necklace, some dishes, and 
Bible study,  a quick test tat for Elaine P. Gan.
This is Renewed Heart.  I really love hers, 
and they looked so frilly so I thought I ought 
to use larger picots, but I am going to try again 
using smaller picots.  This is very lacy looking.
Tatted in size 40 Lizbeth Coral Splash.
Have a wonderful tatting filled evening!  :)

Headaches gone and tatting slow

Second necklace ready.
 This one in Lizbeth size 40 Caribbean, and flip-
flop buttons and a tiny tear drop bead.
 Here are the two next to each other.
 Here are the close-ups.
I can't wait for them to be received next month.
Other tatting needing to get done soon too.
Have a wonderful tatting filled day!! :)

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Ok, 2 posts today-Wow!

Test tatting for Elaine P. Gan again.  
This is supposed to have letter beads in it, but 
since I don't have any, I used these special beads.
She calls it Name Bracelet.
This is tatted in size 40 Lizbeth Lilac Dk.
I may add more tatting to widen it a bit.
 Here's a closer look, and the beads are easier to 
see here.  :)
Have a happy tatting weekend!!! :)

Simple tatting

Dealing with headaches for a whole week, 
but I have gotten this done.  I wanted  some-
thing more elaborate, but since I need two 
and the headaches have kept me from getting 
much tatting done, this will work.
It's just rings and chains in size 40 Lizbeth 
Pink Blossoms, with a tiny tear drop bead 
in the center, and a pair of flip-flop buttons 
off center, and a large lobster claw clasp.
 The large clasp is to make it easy for the senior lady 
who is to receive this necklace next month, and 
the flip-flops are to remind her to always "Walk 
with Jesus!"
I have another to make just in a different color.
Happy Tatting everyone!!! :)

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Had a fabulous day with Tollway Tatters!!!!!!!

Tollway Tatters Blast!!! :)
Here is the best picture I could get of everyone working!
 Next, is Ana's project from one of Yarnplayer's books.
It's like a hair scrunchie and the colors are so beautiful!!!
 Here is Barb on the left and Ana on the right.
 Next is Denise checking out the fly rod fishing pole 
she just got, and she did tat too!!
 Here is a start to one of the projects Denise worked on.
 This is Barb's project-quite elegant!!
 And here's Barb working on it.
 This is Diane's project, her new Tudor Rose Ice Drop!!! 
Love it!!!!!!!!!
 And here is Diane at work tatting!!!
 Here is Sue Anna talking, but she did work on 
a beautiful pair of Steampunk Earrings from 
Yarnplayer's designs.
 And I had to show you her beautiful earrings she 
was wearing, which are more Yarnplayer designs. 
 I brought along the tablecloth I am tatting, and 
worked on it, adding about 4 more motifs to it.
 And, this is a tatter who just joined us today.  Her 
name is Mary, and she was busy needle tatting a 
design she was creating(sorry, I didn't get a picture).
 And, just before I had to leave, Diane pulled out her 
Renulek Spring Doily and I had to get a picture-
it's very elegant!!!!!!!!!!!  :)
So....that was the fun I had today.
I got home and have already baked the brownies 
for tomorrow's lunch and have to get the lasagna 
ready for 20 people,'s more cooking before bed 
and up at 5am to cook it fully.
Have a fabulous weekend, and 
Happy Tatting!!!!!!!!!!  :)