Friday, November 17, 2017

A Rainbow to brighten my mood!

A friend needed a tatted lanyard to hang 
her cross on, so...I tatted one for her!!
She loves purple so I used purple beads.
It's finished an looks much better than I 
 Not my best work, but I have tried tatting 
a lanyard 3 times over the past few months 
and just could not get it to work right.
First, I had beads which were too heavy 
and larger than these, then I was using 
size 20 thread which wasn't working.
Next, I got these beads and they are too 
large so I finally switched to size 10 thread.
It's cheaper, but it's bright and fun and it 
works!!! :)
A little close-up below.
Happy Tatting!!!  :)  

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Important question for the experts!!!

I have been adding motifs to the tablecloth and doing ok until a couple of weeks ago.  As I was adding another motif I realized the motif I needed to join to had a mistake in it and I couldn't join to it and it needed to be cut out.  So, I just finished the motif I was tatting and had already joined to the other joins and just put a picot where it would have been joined and cut out the motif with the mistake.  
Twice now I tried to fill in the spot of the one I cut out, but I have made mistakes and had to cut them out also.  Well, tonight I thought I had it figured out and got it right, except that when it was finished I realized that I had twisted the motif and joined it in a twist so it had to be cut out also, but somehow I cut the wrong motif and the one left has no picots to join to.  I am not sure how to correct this.  
If anyone knows how to fix this, please let me know.

Happy Tatting everyone!!

Monday, November 13, 2017

Color Change!!

This is size 40 Lizbeth Christmas Red with gold 
I used the frosted gem for the center and I only 
put 3 beads on the points of the outer chains, 
but I put 1 bead in the center rings to draw some 
gold to the center.
Have a wonderful week, and happy tatting!!! :)

Saturday, November 11, 2017

2017 25 Motif Challenge # 10

This is not terrible hard, but I started and made 
a major mistake of joining all the large rings as 
well as the small rings which was not working.
It's tatted in size 20 Lizbeth Black and Rainbow 
Splash. Colors inspired by Tatting Tatsright
from Facebook. The pattern is here: 
It's the bottom pattern, although I am planning 
on trying the top pattern when possible.  :)
I also worked on a few other things today.
I was trying to tat a small Ice Drop with the small
clear gem, but it kept slipping out of the tatting 
so I tatted chains with tiny beads around the front
to tighten it a bit.  ;)  The Peacock Blue pieces 
on top were supposed to be for it, but..... they 
were not large enough so I thought some young 
girl would like them for earrings, so I have to 
assemble them.
 And, I am working on a lanyard for a friend.  I have 
failed twice at doing what I wanted to do, so I decided 
to wing-it and just tat!!!  I will post it when it's done...
maybe.  ;)
Have a wonderful weekend, and 
Happy Tatting!!!!!!!!  :)

Friday, November 10, 2017

2017 25 Motif Challenge # 9

This first picture is my challenge piece.  I think I did 
pretty well on it.  It's from the book 20 Twenty to 
Make Tatted Snowflakes by Jennifer Williams and 
it's called Karen.  I call it a winter motif.
 I also got done tatting another Birthday Ice Drop.
Love the way it looks in the sun, and wish I could 
capture the amazing sparkling in these drops!!
 And, playing around I tatted this simple sequin 
motif using up thread.
Had a little snow last night, but it didn't last.
Have a wonderful day with tatting!!! :)

Monday, November 6, 2017

Another Birthday Ice Drop

This one is tatted in size 20 thread, the others in 
size 40.
 In order as tatted, but notice the last one is pretty 
much the same size as the others considering it is 
tatted in larger thread(I'm confused).
 Our daughter brightened my weekend with this 
adorable new friend, Peppermint the reindeer!!!
Great Ice Drop mascot!!  ;)
Have a wonderful week of tatting!!!! :)

Friday, November 3, 2017

A necklace

This necklace is inspired by Tatting Tatsright 
from facebook.  the pattern is here: 
 It's tatted in size 20 Lizbeth Rainbow Taffy, and size 
40 Lizbeth Lilac Dk. and Raspberry Pink.
I added 2 butterfly buttons for fun.
Happy Tatting!!!!  :)