Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Free from headache tatting celebration!!!

This is Elaine P. Gan's Basket of Flowers design.  
It's tatted in size 20 Sugar Plum HDT from Tat-ilicious, 
and Lizbeth Ocean Teal Med.
As you can tell, I love this color combination!!!  :)
This piece is a miracle piece to me-notice how the colors "pooled" in 
certain areas to make this basically symmetrical.  
I love it!!!  :)
Well, I do have housework and study and such to get to(yes,
I have worked on those too, but this kept me a little busy.
Hope you are having and awesome day!!!
And don't forget some tatting!!!  :)

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

2015 25 Motif Challenge # 16 Celtic Flower

This is Celtic Flower - Lory Tatting   pattern here:
http://www.georgiaseitz.com/2014/loryfersinicelticflower.pdf
This is tatted in size 20 Sugar Plum HDT from Tat-ilicious, 
and Lizbeth Ocean Teal Med.
I only changed one thing in the pattern. 
It says to work a round of chains over the center and sew on the beads.  
I didn't want to sew on the beads so..I did rings with beads in them...
6ds and close the ring with the bead at the bottom.
Not sure if I can do much more today. I have a headache and thinking even hurts.
Going to rest.  Have a wonderful day and hopefully some tatting too!!!  :)

Monday, February 8, 2016

2015 25 Motif Challenge # 15 Tina Frauberger Bookmark

I saw this gorgeous bookmark that Robin Perfetti had done and wanted to tat it.  
I didn't do it as well as I would like, but I think I did ok for a first try, and I need to learn those Catherine wheel joins(I tried!).  The Pattern is here:   http://tattingbythebay.blogspot.com/2015/08/polished.html  .
This is tatted in size 20 Sugar Plum HDT from Tat-ilicious, 
and Lizbeth Ocean Teal Med.
I think if I block it then it would lay nicer, but I just finished it and need some sleep,
so it's right from the shuttles.
Guess I should say it's about 4 inches long and about 2 inches wide.
Well, another challenge piece done.  Plenty more to do!!
Have a wonderful night/day!!  :)
Enjoy some tatting too!!!  :)

A bracelet

Here is the bracelet I was talking about.....
I had thread on the shuttle and wanted to empty another shuttle, 
and the bugle beads were right there, so I started tatting and this is what emerged.  
I don't know if someone has designed a bracelet like this, 
I was just tatting and not sure what I was going to do.  
I would have the findings on it, but I can't find my gold jump rings so...
I will have to make a trip to the store soon.
Hope you have a wonderful day!!  :)

Some tatting just for some color and sparkle while it was gray outside

A Juicy Watermelon Heart.
The pattern A Heart for Him from Elaine P. Gan.
Size 40 Lizbeth Juicy Watermelon and tiny red beads.
 And tatted in the same thread and beads, 
another beaded flower from: Corina Meyfeldt        pattern here:  http://cmhandmade.blogspot.com.es/2013/07/pattern-for-beaded-flower.html  .
Still working at dwindling my challenge, but tatted these to empty a shuttle, 
and am working on a bracelet for the same reason.  Hopefully it will be finished today.
Lots of things going on this week so I don't know how much tatting I will accomplish, but if I get anything done it will show up here!  :)
Have a wonderful day, and hopefully accomplish some tatting!  :)

Friday, February 5, 2016

2015 25 Motif Challenge # 14 Hair Pin Lace Butterfly

Making progress on last year's challenge!!! 
This is the Intermediate Tatted Butterfly from 
Tatted Hair Pin Lace Butterflies by Rozella Linden.
As with the last book, it took quite some studying to 
figure out what to do and how to work this.
Now, I will say, that again, I didn't do this justice, and, 
there are some spots I am so glad you cannot see!!! 
But, I like this butterfly even with it's defects!!!  :)
It's tatted in size 40 Lizbeth Rainbow Splash and Navy.
Can't wait to see what I get to do next!!  :)
I hope you have a wonderfully tatting filled day and weekend!!!  :)

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

2015 25 Motif Challenge # 13 Celtic Butterfly

Well, it's not great and I need more lessons, but.....I tried hard and studied quite a bit.
This is supposed to be a Celtic Butterfly from Rozella Linden's Tatted Butterfly Garden book.
It's tatted in size 40 Lizbeth Rainbow Splash and Navy.
As you can see my Celtic knots are not good(especially the one on the left wing since I had to try to tat the wing pattern backward to match it with the first wing.
The head was my doing.  Like I said when I posted for help, this book confuses me, but I love the butterflies and flowers in it!!!  :)
Well...I am making some progress on finishing last year's challenge up!  I sure hope I can get it completed, and complete one for this year too.  I have enough "I want to tat" patterns which should keep me busy while working on my other "need to get done" projects.
Have a great night everyone!!  Happy tatting!!!  :)