Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Bookmarks with heavy beads & tassels

This first bookmark was supposed to be longer, but 
I was running out of thread so it's for a pocket 
prayer book .
 The next two bookmarks are from the book 
Tatted Bookmarks Needle & Shuttle edited by 
Barbara Foster.

 These next 2 are inspired from the book Tatting 
Patterns by Mary Konior.  The first is inspired from 
the Interlocking Clovers(and this is my favorite).
This one was inspired by Sweethearts.  :)
All of these are tatted with size 20 Lizbeth Rainbow 
Splash and size 40 of the solids.
The beads on the 4 larger bookmarks are very heavy 
so if you put them at the top of the book with the bookmark 
completely inside then they work fine.
Happy Tatting everyone!!!  :)

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Spring Doily and Christmas Wreath Bow edging updates

It's another 2-in-1 picture.
This is the Christmas Wreath Bow edging surrounding 
the Spring Doily.  I have been making slow progress 
on both while tatting along on other projects too. Like 
the suncatcher in the previous post today.
 Here is a closer view so you can see how much of the 
doily row is left before I get to start the next row. 
I haven't measured it, but I think the red edging is about 
a yard in length.  I think I have about a foot or so to go 
and then I can work on the other side and then add to 
the width.
Have a wonderful day with tatting!!!  :)

A Suncatcher

I tatted a suncatcher for a friend.
It's tatted in size 20(Lizbeth) HDT from Custom Cotton Etc. on Etsy-  link here:
The colorway name is *Over the Rainbow*.  
It's so much prettier in real life and in the sunshine!!!
I ended up making up the design since the one I started with 
was "stretched" by adding the beads.
I can't wait to see her face!!  :)
Have a fabulous day of tatting!!!  :)

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Half way around!!!

Now, to just get the other half done!!!  :)
And I have been working on my Christmas wreath 
bow edging, but not much difference in length yet.
And a Christmas Secret has been finished too.  :)
Happy Tatting everyone!!!  :)

Friday, August 5, 2016

Still tatting along(a very long!!!!!!!!!!)

It feels like these rows are taking me forever, and 
ever, and ever.  But I know I shall make it to the 
end some day!!!  :)
I am guessing I have about 1/4 done so far.  I am 
again marking 10 repeats hoping to meet the goal 
or exceed it each time.
The lighting is bad cuz' it's almost 9pm here, but 
I just had to post some progress!!!  :)
Happy tatting and have an awesome day!!!  :)

Saturday, July 30, 2016

2016 25 Motif Challenge # 5

I have wanted to tat this bracelet since I first saw 
it, and I didn't do it justice so I will have to try 
again another time, maybe using size 40 instead 
of size 20 thread.
This is Corina Meyfeldt's pattern. Link here: 
 I tatted in size 20 Lizbeth Sky Blue Dk. with these 
fabulous beads I found at Hobby Lobby from inBloom 
by Bead Design, and Czech Glass Beads 11/0 seed 
beads Crystal. I purposely left the focal beads out 
of the centers of the end motifs so that I could wear 
it and sit my wrist on a table without the pain of 
beads under my wrist.
 I had also tried to add the seed beads around the 
focal bead, but that distorted the tatting and didn't 
work well for me.  I also believe smaller picots on 
the points and outer joins would help a lot!!!!
We are having a house full today for what was 
supposed to be a grill out, but it's raining so, it will 
be just a food and fellowship day!!  :)
Happy tatting and have a wonderful weekend!!! :)

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Emptying shuttles again....

Well.....I tatted this bookmark to empty a shuttle.
I thought it might end up as a bracelet, but it kept 
curling up to much that I stopped and made it short 
so it became a bookmark.  I just emptied the shuttle 
I used for the cross.
I also worked a little on the next row of the Spring 
Doily, and a little on the edging for the Christmas 
bow.  :)
Well....tons of stuff to get done this week, but I 
hope for some tatting time!!!  :)