Thursday, April 17, 2014

2014 25 Motif Challenge # 10

This is Rose Medallion # 39 from Tatting with Anne Orr.
It's tatted in size 40 Fairy Dust HDT from Tat-ilicious, and Lizbeth Lilac Med.
 The picture below gives you an idea of the size compared to the Vine Medallion tatted in size 3.
In the book they are both tatted in size 40 and the Rose medallion seems a little larger, but with the size 3 it dwarfs in size(just a bit).     :)
Oh, if I remember correctly, I followed the pattern on the Vine Medallion(the big one) and yet noticed that the picture showed 8 rings around the center ring, yet the pattern calls for only 7 picots so I just did what I read.  Either way I love it!
My daughter is reading a book(downloaded to her tablet) titled Love by the Letter by Melissa Jagears and she was telling me that it mentions the girl tatting a few times.  Pretty neat!!  :)

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

2014 25 Motif Challenge # 9

This is Vine Medallion No. 40 from Tatting with Anne Orr.  
The directions say size 40 thread.  I used size 3 Corsage HDT from Yarnplayer.
It's imperfect(somehow), but it's so beautiful and I love it!  
And since it is for me, it's good enough for me!!  :)
And this shows how large it is.  I plan on using it as a small doily.  :)

Thursday, April 3, 2014

2014 25 Motif Challenge # 8

I was tatting for International Tatting Day, but my computer is refusing to recognize my camera for some reason so I wasn't able to upload a photo of this in progress, so....
I am showing it finished because I can scan it now.  :)
This pattern is the Wave(bookmark pattern) from Tatted Bookmarks Needle & Shuttle edited by Barbara Foster Handy Hands, Inc.
It has a repeated mistake in it, but that's ok with me(at least it's all the same).  This bracelet is for me.  Notice the ring of the clasp has a similar pattern around it so they go well together.  :)
It's tatted in size 40 Fairy Dust HDT from Jess at Tat-ilicious with some seed beads.
I just purchased more threads and some beads with the rest of my Christmas money.  I am hoping that the Lord will provide me with plenty of time to start working on more tatting.  :)
Have a blessed day!!  :)

Saturday, March 15, 2014

2014 Motif Challenge # 7

I wasn't going to add this motif to the challenge, but then I realized that it was my first time using Josephine knots so I decided that I would add it.  :)  So....motif #7 is Kincir from Tatting with Rings by Jon Yusoff.  
Tatted in size 40 Lizbeth Island Breeze.
 Next, is just another bangle bracelet dreamcatcher.  A friend asked if I could tat her a dreamcatcher and I said I would.  She wanted red and blue, but I only had this quilting thread which I asked her if it would do and she said yes.  So, here is the red, white, and blue dreamcatcher.

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

2014 25 Motif Challenge Motif # 6

   Thank You, Thank You, Thank You to all you Fabulous Tatters!!!
Well, a couple weeks ago I asked for some help here: ,  and some fabulous tatters came and offered advice and help.  I was so thankful and have really worked at this.  The solution was to use 2 shuttles, and to make the bottom center ring a SSSR(single shuttle split ring) so that the thread would end up in the correct position to start to next chain.  Also, I have decided that the last ring in the back needs a change in the pattern because it seems as though it should be 8ds, instead of the 4p4 as with all the other large rings on top, then it will resemble the first large ring on top and won't have a picot hanging out there oddly.  I may attempt again, but have decided this will take far longer than I have to complete an edging right now.  :)

A little more tatting. :)

 This is another of Sue Hanson's Val's Suncatcher:   (for some reason the link doesn't seem to be working now).
It's tatted in size 40 Lizbeth Island Breeze with cheap plastic blue beads(I love this combination!!).
And....using up the left over thread on the shuttle I tatted Kejora from Tatting with Rings by Jon Yusoff, and I am working on another tatting with rings project.

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Just tatting. :)

 This first pattern is Silver Charm Suncatcher Ornament from the Big Book of Tatting by Darlene Polachic.
It's tatted in size 40 Lizbeth Tropical Punch with silver lined clear beads.
The second is from the book Tina Frauberger Schiffchenspitze 1921 pg. 47 bottom design (only the first 4 rounds).  Tatted in size 40 Lizbeth Rainbow Splash and Navy Blue with multi-colored beads placed inside the rings.
And...just to use up the navy thread on the shuttle I tatted(not very well) Kerosang from Tatting with Rings by Jon Yusoff.  I used the same beads as in the rings of the suncatcher above(not a pretty mix, but I used them anyway).