Friday, March 16, 2018


They are so pretty!! :)
Both will end up as pendants I think. 
Have a happy tatting day!! :)

Thursday, March 15, 2018

I think I will be tatting for at least a year more(wink)

I have been needing(wanting) to restock threads, 
but money has been an issue. Well, I saved and I 
got to spend.  I now have 14 colors I haven't had 
before and 11 restocks of colors I love!!
All size 40(I think I need to get different sizes 
next time).  ;)
 And....some beads for embellishment and hopefully 
more suncatchers!! :)
Terrible thing I have trying to decide which colors 
of anything!!!  I am drawn by many colors, but 
don't have enough for all!!
Have a fabulous tatting day!!! :)

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

My Florette in size 80

This is my Florette Ice Drop pattern tatted in size 80
Lizbeth Berry Burst.  I am calling it a bead drop since 
the center gem isn't glass, actually it's like a rubber 
bead by the feel of it.  The colors go so well with the 
bead I just had to try, and I felt like the Florette would 
bring out the flowers too!
Happy Tatting everyone!!! :)

Saturday, March 10, 2018

I am growing addicted to my own Ice Drop design

Today I tatted my Florette Ice Drop in size 40 
Lizbeth Pink Blossoms,
 and in size 40 Lizbeth Orange Crush.
 I have tatted 4 so far, but I love them!! :)
 And, I have a friend in need of a cross and she 
asked for pink, so Lizbeth size 40 Pink Blossoms 
was used and that is how the Ice Drop got it's color!
As you can see from my projects, finishing ends 
doesn't happen right away.  ;)
I guess I will go add some more motifs to 
the tablecloth.
Have a wonderful tatting filled weekend!! :)

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

An Elderberry Jam Florette Ice Drop

I tatted another Florette.  I needed to empty 
more shuttles and this is one of my favorite 
colorways.  It's size 40 Lizbeth Elderberry Jam.
 I wanted to add beads, but didn't think it 
out well so...they waited and were added to 
the top of the hanging loop.  ;)
Happy tatting everyone!!! :)

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

My Florette Ice Drop pattern

Florette Ice Drop by Sue B.

**I used Lizbeth size 40 thread for this.  And a regular sized gem.

R= ring,  Ch= chain, sm. p= small picot, lg. p= large picot, j= join

Center back:
R  6 sm. p  6 lg. p  6 sm. p  6
Ch 6 sm. p  3 lg. p  3 sm. p  6
Continue as a basic Ice Drop joining the rings to the last picot of the ring, and second to the large picot on the first ring, and remember to join the last ring to the first ring to complete it.  This has a total of 6 rings and 6 chains.

Front center(rings and chains holding gem in):
R  8 lg. p  8 lg. p  8
Ch  12

Outer round:
Ch  4 sm. p  3
R  3 j 3 
Ch 10 j 10 
R  3 j 3
Ch  3 sm. p  4 (next chains will join to this picot, and the final chain will join to the very first chain).
**Tat this in which order is easiest for you.  This is the order I prefer.

Saturday, March 3, 2018

My (new) Florette Ice Drop

We had to get taxes done today and I am always 
so extremely bored since I don't know half of what 
they are talking about, so..I decided ahead of time to 
take tatting along.  And Ice Drop would be nice, 
quick and easy enough, especially if I just make it 
up and don't need a pattern.
So, I ended up with what I am calling Florette.
 The plan was to have an orange center gem, but the 
color didn't look good enough when time to add the 
gem so I had a green one along just in case.
Oh, it's tatted in size 40 Lizbeth Autumn Spice.
I really like the design and wrote out what I did in 
case I get requests for the pattern.
Have a wonderful weekend and happy tatting!!! :)