Tuesday, January 27, 2015

4 Suncatchers

I have been busy and tatting busy too.  I have several projects I need and WANT done and am trying hard to get everything done.  
These are suncatchers for some wonderful senior ladies. 
The pattern is Sue Hanson's Val's Suncatcher:  http://freespace.virgin.net/bo.hanson/Tatting/CrystalRing/CrystalsRing.html   (for some reason the link doesn't seem to be working now).
The upper left and lower right are size 40 Lizbeth Rainbow splash with gold bugle beads,
 the upper right is size 40 Lizbeth Fruit Fizz with iridescent bugle beads, 
and the lower left is size 40 Lizbeth Sea Island Citrus with green beads.
I have also made 3 crosses which need ends sewn in,
and I have another suncatcher to make- so expect to see another (hopefully) soon.

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

New Tatting Book available now

You know all the test tatting I have done(and many others)???  The book is done and now available.
(5) Name: 'Jewelry : Tatting Patterns 3
Here's the link:
http://www.craftsy.com/pattern/jewelry/other/tatting-patterns-3/128457

And below is a link for all 3 books.
http://www.craftsy.com/user/839527/pattern-store?_ct=fqjjuhd-lyum-qbb-fqjjuhdi-ro-tuiywduh&_ctp=107500%7C839527

Monday, January 19, 2015

Another cross done

This is The Graduation Cross Bookmark from http://wandasknottythoughts.blogspot.com/
It's a very small cross.  It's tatted in size 40 Lizbeth Pink Blossoms.
I was drawn to the pattern because of the almost tiny cross in the center of the pattern.  
It was finished off after this scan and delivered and totally loved!!!  :)
Here is a comparison of the last 3 crosses I have tatted.  
The first 2 are in size 40 and the last is in size 10.
And I am currently working on another one of the large size 10 cross.

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

2015 25 Motif Challenge # 1 and another cross


Still getting a chance to tat(yay!!!!).  
We have 2 new ladies in our Sunday night group and I want them to have tatted crosses too, so.....
The first is done.  It's in her favorite color: orange, I used size 40 Lizbeth Orange Crush.  The pattern is Amelie from Tatted Bookmarks-cross shaped by Lene Bjorn.
I am using this as my 2015 25 Motif Challenge # 1 
due to the fact that is was a challenge for me.
I needed to pay lots of attention, tat rings on SCMRs(which I chose to do instead of all chains like the pattern says-I did SCMRs for the large "rings" at each of the 4 "points").  I need to add a "tail" yet.
But I am pleased with how it turned out.  :)
***For those who have this book, this cross in size 40 is the same size as the picture in the book.
 The next is not a challenge, very simple!!!  And I have done it many times.
It's not for the 2nd lady....I am waiting to find out her favorite color.
 It's about double the size of the orange cross.  
It's tatted in size 10 Aunt Lydia's white and (I call it rainbow) Mexicana Vatiegated. 
I need to add a "tail" to this one too.  And finish ends on both crosses.  

Monday, January 12, 2015

More test tatting done.


Still test tatting for Elaine P. Gan from Test Tatters on Facebook.
The first is tatted in size 40 Lizbeth Juicy Watermelon.
 The second is tatted in size 40 Lizbeth Fruit Fizz and Boysenberry Dk.

Thursday, January 8, 2015

Another test tat done already!!

Totally enjoying all the snow "days"!!!  :)  
Thankful for tatting time!!!  :)
Love this design!!!
It's another Elaine P. Gan pattern tatted in size 40 Lizbeth Pink Blossoms.

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Last test tatting today.

This one is much prettier in the color Elaine used which I believe is Lizbeth Elderberry Jam, but I think it's still pretty!! :)
I tatted it in Tat-ilicious HDT  Kaleidoscope  size 40. 
Taking a tatting break for the rest of tonight
(but thanks to the weather I have had 2 days with tatting!!!)    :)