Thursday, December 1, 2016

A Christmas surprise for our younger granddaughter

Our younger granddaughter asked for a charm bracelet 
made with these charms(since she saw them sitting 
around last time she was here).  So, last night as I 
was thinking about her request for me to make her 
necklaces and bracelets for Christmas, I searched 
for a good color to go well with these.
This is size 20 Over the Rainbow HDT from 
Custom Cotton Etc. on Etsy-  link here:
Oh, I guess I should tell you this is my design.  It's 
my Simple Fidgety Bookmark pattern: bookmark 
shown here:
 Now all I have to do is sew in the ends and add a lobster 
claw clasp.  It's long so she can "grow" into it.  :)
Have a wonderfully blessed day and enjoy 
tatting!!!  :)

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Improved twin

Ok, so...I was not as happy with the first owl 
bracelet, so I made a couple of small changes 
and I think I like it better.  It actually is a tiny 
bit longer, but to me the tatting looks a bit 
thicker and neater.
Again, it's Lizbeth size 40 black.
I ran out of thread on the shuttle at one point and 
had to add more, then I freaked out when I spotted 
a huge mistake of a missing ring & chain with a 
bead between owls.  The repair was no easy fix 
and I am hoping it's not visible(thankfully, not to 
non-tatters!).  :)
Hope you had a wonderful day and some tatting too!!  :)

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

A Christmas surprise bracelet

I don't have the ends sewn in or the findings on, 
but I wanted to show it.  This is for our daughter's 
friend. She loves owls and will be here for an 
exchange of gifts for Christmas some time probably 
after Christmas.
This is an adaption of my design which is here: 
It's tatted in size 40 Lizbeth Black with tiny black beads 
and of course the owl beads.  :)
Happy tatting and have a wonderful day!!!  :)

Saturday, November 19, 2016

Tatting on.......

It's very dark gray and snowy around here today 
so...since the lighting was as bad as last night I 
used flash and zoom to show the progress.
Yesterday it was almost 70 degrees F. here and today 
it's in the 20's and 30's and snowing(which is ok with 
me-great excuse to stay inside and tat!!!).
I hope you are all having a great Saturday and 
getting some tatting in!!!  :)

Friday, November 18, 2016

Making tiny bits of progress and am happy with the fix

Bad lighting!!!  It's dark and rainy out and there is 
no natural light, but the flash was too bright, so...
we are just going with this picture for now.  
Happy tatting and I will try to get more done 
tomorrow!!!  :)

Missed mistake??????

Oh, just so everyone knows, no one has notified me of my mistake!!!!  I found it yesterday morning while I was not able to be on the internet because it wasn't working.  Carefully look at the last repeat!  I sat to tat some more yesterday and realized in the morning that I made a mistake and switched shuttles without noticing.  Well, the scissors met the doily and the surgery seems to have went well.
  Have a great day and hopefully tonight I will post an updated picture!!  :)

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Hmmm.... think the snails have passed me already

Well....I haven't gotten any tatting done until today,
and I actually got 3 more repeats done(if you look 
closely at the bottom of the picture you will see the 
tip of a shuttle marking the first one tatted today.
Life, financial struggles, and holiday preparations 
are really delaying this.  I am really looking forward 
to when it's complete so I can say I got it done!!!
I am hoping to have some time this Saturday to tat 
since we have no plans and the weather people are 
saying it's going to snow some, and I am hoping to 
have time on Thanksgiving Day since we are not 
having everyone over this year due to the finances. 
Hope you are having a wonderful tatting time!!!  :)