Saturday, September 20, 2014

??Posted before or not??

I just found this the other day and had forgotten about it.  I wanted to block the chains around the outside, but as I see it now, they remind me of the vines on pumpkins all twisty and out of shape so...I think I will leave them as is.  I bought this at Hobby Lobby a year or so ago and wanted to decorate it since it wasn't very nice by itself.  So...I tatted around it, waited to block it and find it much later and like it as is.  It's not perfect, but neither am I.  :)  I believe the thread is size 40 Lizbeth Autumn Spice.
May your autumn season be blessed!!!

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

2014 25 Motif Challenge # 25

I test tatted another wonderful pattern for Elaine at Test Tatters on Facebook.
This is the Justification Cross.  It's tatted in Lizbeth size 40 Sky Blue Med.
And....if you think I haven't been tatting.....I have.  I finished several suncatchers and actually want to do more, but have several other projects going all at the same time.  I am working on 2 projects(tatting of course) which have been sitting and waiting for me to work on them for a long time!  And I have others still sitting and waiting.  I will reveal the other projects when I feel they are more presentable.  :)
Happy Tatting all!!!  

Thursday, September 11, 2014

"Swapping or trading or exchange" Either way I hope these are equal.

I fell in love with this gorgeous woven bag from Diane:
and we worked out a way for me to get it.  I am sending her these suncatchers this weekend and I hope she likes them.  The top one is for someone special!!  :)

Suncatchers again

Here are 2  Silver Charm Suncatcher Ornaments from the Big Book of Tatting by Darlene Polachic.
The first is Lizbeth size 40 Island Breeze, the second is the same brand and size -Angel's Love.
The bottom is Sue Hanson's Crystals in a Ring pattern, same brand and size thread as above, but in Caribbean with blue bugle beads.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

A couple more suncatchers

Both of these suncatchers are from my normal pattern, Sue Hanson's Crystals in a Ring pattern.  The first is for our daughter's new friend and her choice of thread color is  Lizbeth Caribbean size 40 with blue glass beads from Fire Mountain Gems.  She loves it!!!  :)
 Next is one for our oldest granddaughter done in Lizbeth size 40 Island Breeze with #3 Twisted Bugle Light Blue Czech Glass Beads.  It was a thought of mine to try these beads for something different and I really like the way the open spaces around the ring look like pentagons.  I want to do another with these beads and the Caribbean thread next.  Plus, the youngest granddaughter wants the Island Breeze thread and tiny hot pink beads for hers.  So there are more to come, plus....I am still working on some that I owe someone yet.
Oh, I have added more motifs to the tablecloth again, and made a little more progress on the tatted garland.
This weekend will not have much if any time for tatting due to my mother-in-law getting married and me doing a lot of the work.  
So.....if I don't show up again before next week sometime....
Have a fabulous week!!!  :)

Thursday, August 21, 2014

2014 25 Motif Challenge # 24

Well, it's another test tat.  This first item is 24 of my 25 motif challenge.  I cannot believe I have gotten this many done with everything that has gone on this year(and continues to go on).  :)
This is Elaine P. Gan's Firm Foundation Cross(personally, I think hers are far more beautiful!).  
It's tatted in size 40 Lizbeth Juicy Watermelon.  Ignore the "tail", it was just a random thing.
Next is a suncatcher I just finished.  It's a motif from the Big Book of Tatting called Dancing Snowflake.  Now, for those who know the pattern, the outer round is my own design hoping to get it to fit in the bracelet(should have been a little smaller, but it's ok).  It's tatted in size 40 Lizbeth Green Coral Sea.
And 2 more suncatchers I finished last week.  The first is one I do all the time, and the second is from the same book as the suncatcher above, but the name of the motif is Ice Crystals Snowflake. 
 It's tatted in size 40 Lizbeth Elderberry Jam.  It was a little small for the bracelet so I tried to use a little creativity to join it.  Not the greatest attempt, but I like the "sort of" star look.  :)