Thursday, May 21, 2015

Addicted beyond my control!!!

Yep, totally addicted!!! (story below)
Well.......I had to go to Hobby Lobby to get lanyard hooks for a project that a group I am in 
is working on.  I got the 300 lanyard hooks and decided to look a little(yah right!).
Well, going down the yarn row was ok(since I am not a knitter or crocheter that is fine), but then there was a small rack on the end of a row that had Lizbeth threads and beads on clearance. I looked at the prices and said....I am going to buy these out(I left some beads for someone else, but all the threads are with me(10 of them, 5 size 20 and 5 size 80).  Got some really good deals on them all, but feeling a bit guilty since I know I didn't NEED any of them!!  I looked for more Clover shuttles, but apparently they are no longer carrying them.  They did have their normal Lizbeth size 20, and then the 80, but they also had a few size 3.  Too bad they don't carry a bigger selection of colors and all the sizes!!!  Oh well....not sure how I will justify any new purchases for long while.
  I am hoping to spend more time on my 2014 Spring Doily today, I am about 1/2 way around.
Have a happy tatting day!!!  :)

Just did a quick figure on what I saved...$28.58....awesome!!  :)

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Tatting along as time allows

I still have to sew in the ends to this cross, but it's finished being tatted.
This is for a very nice man in our senior group who told me his favorite color was kind of different from most people.  He said he likes yellow and white.  
So I used size 40 Lizbeth Pineapple Parfait for this.
And...I am working on the final round of the 2014 Spring doily and have 10 out of 25 repeats done.  My husband is hoping it will be done before this weekend.
Have a great time tatting!!!  :)

Wednesday, May 13, 2015


Ok, only one more round to go(even though I think it's awful beautiful like this!!).
I tatted every time I got the chance today and finished this round just before running out of sunlight.
Hope you had tatting time today!

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Yes, I have been tatting.....somewhat.

With little bits of time to tat I have gotten back to my 2014 Renulek's Spring Doily.
This round is finally getting close to the finish line and then only one more round.
I have worked on the 4 dangles I need and got one done so I have 3 more to go, and then several crosses(I am guessing 7-10) still needed, but no time line on those.  And hopefully time to work on stuff for me, but who knows when that will be.  :)
Great tatting out there everyone!!!  Have a happy tatting day!!  :)

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

A little tatting to show.

Inspired and tatted from Robin Perfetti's Priscilla Cross and Square pattern, I have the Priscilla Mini Square.  Since I just noticed that it's not all equal, I think it would look better on the diagonal either direction, but when scanning I thought I needed to make it square.  :)
I just used up the thread on the shuttle to make it.
Hope you had some good tatting today!!!  :)

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Got another Hope Cross done for another man

Here's another Hope Cross straight from the shuttles in a rush.
Hopefully I will get everything else I need to get done accomplished in time!!!  :)
Happy tatting!!  :)

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Actual tatting to show!!! :) 2015 25 Motif Challenge # 4 & 5

The first 2 are the Hope cross from Elaine's new book Tatting Patterns 4 
The first is tatted in Yarnplayer's Adventurer HDT size 40, and the second is in the same thread, but with 2 strands tatted together at the same time.  I wanted a cross for men and this is a challenging cross, but I love the design!!!  I didn't do it justice, but I did my best!
Here is a comparison picture of the Hope crosses with my hand.  I needed a quick way to show the size.  I feel that men would prefer something less dainty in size so with the 2 strands together I achieved that.  I tried to line the color up together, but I did it at night with house lights on and it doesn't work well.  Either way, I think men will like it.  :)

 Next is Robin Perfetti's Priscilla Cross link here:
It's tatted in size 40 Lizbeth Purple Iris Fusion.  It's a gift for the lady who wrote on her webpage(years ago) about tatting which got me searching to see what tatting was and is now one of my favorite things to do!!!  :)  
 Oh, this cross is about the same size as the large men's cross, just wider.
Of course, I have ends to sew in, but I am taking a break.  And, I have more to do on the triangle cross.  :)   I have more crosses to tat, and several other projects which need to get done!!!  
Happy tatting everyone!!!  :)