Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Tatting along........

I tatted this cross for another senior who 
recently joined our Sunday night group.
It's tatted in size 20 Lizbeth Red Burst. 
 Next, I wanted to empty a shuttle and tried to tat 
my own tiny heart design.  It's ok in the picture, but 
not to my liking.
 Attempting another heart I ended up with this cute 
little motif.  It kind of resembles a heart.
 Now, this is so far off from what I thought I was 
going to tat.  I wanted a bracelet, but when the first 
round curled instead of going straight I knew it was 
not a bracelet.  I tatted the second round and like it.
 Then, trying for a bracelet shape again, I ended up 
with a pretty bracelet!!  :)
Tatted in size 40 Lizbeth Coral Med.(I believe).
 And, yesterday while out I found these cute turkey 
buttons.  They had little signs which said pardon me 
and pick him, but I only wanted the turkeys for these 
fabric yoyos to put on headbands or barrettes.  Well, 
our older granddaughter saw them and wanted to know 
how much I wanted for them and I told her I didn't 
know yet, and she claimed the bottom right one for 
her own and wants it put on a pin.
Her sister has claimed one of our daughter's fabric 
pumpkins already.
Well, it's been a long day after a super long sleepless 
night and we have to be up in less than 8 hours.  I 
am going to try and find sleep again.
Have a wonderful day or night wherever you are, 
and get your tatting in!! :)

Thursday, October 10, 2019

Yes, I have been tatting.

Tatting seemed to come somewhat easy to me, but 
I am learning Ninetta's Treble Tatting: 
and it is and actual challenge for me.  I have made several 
attempts and last night I had finally gotten it to work, but...
I put it away and got a little sleep and lost what I 
had learned.  So...back to the learning process I 
went today and, here are all the bits or learning 
from last night through tonight.
I started in size 40, then size 20, and finally size 10.
10 sure makes learning easier for me, and it might 
be the size I need for the project I am learning this 
for.  I am going to try and get size 3 and see what 
looks best for what I want and then decide.
I love smaller threads, but certain threads go best 
with certain projects in my opinion.  ;)
I plan on attempting her little motif tomorrow.
Hope you are all getting your tatting in!! :)
Still waiting on our home to be ready.  Looks 
like another kink in the plans-the electric company 
says they won't hook the electric to the house until 
Nov.1, and that delays the propane gas which needs 
to be brought in and hooked up after the electric is 
done.  So...praying for a miracle!!!

Tuesday, October 1, 2019

House/land update for those following


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They say a picture is worth a thousand words, so I guess I just said 
3,000 words and hope you understand them all!!!  ;)

The Blue Doily continued by me

Well, I am making progress on the Blue Doily(pattern here: http://web.archive.org/web/20010418022115/http://www.geocities.com/leen_tats/BlueDoily.html ).
On the pattern Eileen says there's part of her that thinks it's just not quite finished yet, and I agree. So, I decided to try and add a few more rows. I wanted to have something similar to keep her design flowing as though she continued. I really love the first 4 rows and wanted to see if I could add the negative(open) space created by rows 2 and 3 to the outer rounds. Well, It has been a bit challenging, but not bad. I tried using the same stitch counts, but that didn't quite work, it caused lots of ruffling.

I realized that it would not be open spaces, so...I cut it all off and started over.

Then, after getting that row done resembling row 2,

I worked on the next row and got about 1/2 way around trying to make it resemble row 3, but the ruffling was really bad and the negative spaces were not right,

so I tried altering it a little and it laid flat beautifully.

So, now my negative spaces resemble the inner rounds

and I am ready to work on the next round tomorrow, hopefully!! The 3 lighter colored pictures of the transitions were due to
being out in the sunshine!!!! Hope you all got in some great tatting today!!! :) House/land updates: For those who have been following
our housing situation, the septic system was put in a few
weeks ago, the concrete slab for the house to sit on was
poured last Tuesday, the well was put in last Thursday, and
(drumroll) the house is supposed to be delivered tomorrow.
They say there is a chance that we could possibly move in
on Oct. 19(praying hard for that or earlier!!). I will let you
know when I know. ;)

Friday, September 27, 2019

EILEEN STAFFORD BlueDoily

In size 20 Lizbeth Red Burst.  It is about 5 1/2 inches 
across.  This is all six rounds in the pattern, but I agree 
with the designer that it seems to not be finished so I  
am going to try and add more rows.  Not sure how 
many, but at least 2.
The 5th & 6th rows have caused some ruffling, but I 
believe if I was able to block it that it would lay flat.
I showed a couple of our daughter's yoyos and the 
pumpkins inspired by the yoyos.  Well, here are a 
few things she has created with them, and she would 
appreciate some thoughts and comments from you.
Do you like them?  Would you consider purchasing 
something like them(not expecting you to buy them-
she is asking to see if she should consider putting them 
in the craft shows with me)??  Thank you for all honest 
thoughts!!
First, a Harvest Basket:



Next,  pumpkins:





Next, a pumpkin centerpiece:
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So, it's autumn around here and we are "growing" 
a pumpkin patch.  ;)  
I hope you had a wonderful day(or are having), 
and hopefully getting tatting in!!! :)

Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Little Round Doily

Just finished the tatting part of this doily-next, sew in ends forever.
It's called Little Round Doily and is about 5 inches across(yep, little).
Pattern here(scroll down till you see it):
https://www.antiquepatternlibrary.org/pub/PDF/J-WB146.pdf
It's tatted in size 20 Lizbeth Snow White and Coral Splash.
And just to make you all laugh....
my hubby just asked me if I could tat a 12 inch doily in 3 hours.
-----ABSOLUTELY NOT!!!
Yep, just shows what he knows!!!
Happy Tatting everyone!!!  :)

Monday, September 23, 2019

Tatted a snowflake & earrings

I tatted this snowflake in size 20 Lizbeth Snow White.
Love the snowflake!!!  Missed a join, but will sew 
it together later.
What a way to start autumn with a snowflake!!  ;)

I saw some earrings somewhere online and they inspired 
me so I decided to try and tat something similar
(no pattern or picture just remembering). Well, I did the
 first part and thought they needed something more so
 I added a round of chains and I like them. They are tatted 
in size 40 Lizbeth Juicy Watermelon with tiny black beads
(to represent watermelon seeds).
First picture, the inspiration pair, second my addition, and third for size.




Have a great day!!  :)
Oh, update for those following our housing/land 
situation.  According to others our cement is laid 
for the foundation.  And, according to the mobile 
home dealers the house is scheduled to be delivered 
Oct. 1, and supposedly there is a chance that we can 
move in on Oct. 19(we shall see).