Monday, July 20, 2015

Another test tat

This is another Elaine P. Gan design.  It is a necklace pendant.  
It's tatted in size 40 Lizbeth Boysenberry Dk. with tiny gold beads.  
In the picture the thread looks like it has white on it or in it, but it doesn't.  I believe it's the scanner light causing that look.  Otherwise, this looks so elegant and amazing!!!  :)
I started a new doily.  It's pretty basic, but it's large and I am hoping to have it done for my mother-in-law and her husband for Christmas this year.
I also have a question for the experts...... the doily I wanted to do is in the book Traditional Tatting Patterns edited by Rita Weiss.  It's on pages 36 & 37.  I want to tat the large doily(which is slightly hidden in the picture by something sitting on top of it, but even with the small one I have a question for both.  I would like to tat this with 2 colors so that the star will be one color and the rest of the doily another, but since the star is tatted in small sections throughout the doily I can't seem to figure out how(or if) this can be done.  I hope I explained this well.  If anyone knows the answers please let me know.  Thank you all very much!!!  :)
Have a wonderful day and happy tatting to those who get the opportunity to tat!!!  :)

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

A Patriotic Cross for a friend

We have a friend who is in his 70's and he served in the military and is very supportive of those who are defending this country now.  He didn't really have a favorite color so I figured this would be perfect for him.
It's tatted in size 40 Red and Blue HDT from Yarnplayer.  
The design is from Elaine P. Gan and it's called Hope Cross.  You can get the pattern buy purchasing her book of crosses here:  http://www.craftsy.com/pattern/other/tatting-ebook-4-crosses/136255
No more tatting tonight.  I need a rest.
Have an awesome night!!  :)

Test tatting, tatting, tatting.......

This is a necklace(neckpiece) test tatted for Elaine P. Gan.  
It's in size 40 Lizbeth Caribbean and Royal Blue with tiny dark purple beads.
  It's not big enough to go around someone's neck, but I think it can be used on a collar edge.
Hope you are having a fabulous day and time for tatting too!!!  :)

Monday, July 13, 2015

Another test tat(and this is one of my favorites now!!)

This is another test tat for Elaine P. Gan.  I LOVE this one!!!
It's a necklace pendant.  It's tatted in size 40 Lizbeth Tropical Punch with beads.
Hope you have a fabulous tatting day!!!  :)

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Finally..... one little bit of test tatting to show

I have been so terribly busy with life that I haven't had enough tatting time
(my total and honest opinion!!!).  I finally took time and did my best to test tat this for Elaine P. Gan.  It's a bracelet design.  It's tatted in size 20(not my usual) Lizbeth Caribbean.
All the tatting I have been seeing on the blogs has been wonderful!!!  I hope and pray that soon I will have more to show.  I tons of ideas and thins I want to do, but time is a problem!!!
Move over life, tatting is a necessity!!!  :)
Have a blessed tatting day!!  :)

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Geckos

These Geckos are Jane Eborall's pattern here:  http://janeeborall.freeservers.com/DoodleGecko.pdf
They are for our granddaughters.  The earrings are for the 11 year old who has terrible trouble finding earrings that won't give her infections.  Every metal and even plastic have caused problems, but we are going to give these a try(mom said it was ok).  They are tatted in size 80 Lizbeth Springtime(she chose the color).  I wish they looked better, but I can't seem to get them to stay snuggly together without gaps!!.  The other one will probably become a necklace for the 7 year old who said she wanted a gecko to hold in her hand and then make it a necklace(we shall see-that mind changes faster than our weather!).  :)  It's tatted in size 40 Lizbeth Caribbean(by her choice).
I thought there would be more of a size difference, but surprises happen.  ;)
They have both chose another project for each of them which I think may wait till next week since I have been super busy and need a break.  :)
Have a happy tatting weekend(if possible!!)  :)