Thursday, January 12, 2017

2017 25 Motif Challenge # 3

Introducing Carolyn Snowflake.  :)
Tatting as the last in size 40 Lizbeth 
Pineapple Parfait.
This is another test tat for Elaine P. Gan.
Loving the tatting distractions!!!  
Everything else just stresses me right now.
Happy tatting and have a wonderful day!!!  :)

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

2017 25 Motif Challenge #2

Introducing Stellar Snowflake!
It's a test tat for Elaine P. Gan again.
I tatted it in size 40 Lizbeth Pineapple Parfait.
I tatted this last night late and finished it 
around midnight.
I have 2 more to test tat.
I may have a cross done today.
Have a wonderful tatting day!!!  :)

Monday, January 9, 2017

Still tatting along on the Spring Doily from last year

Making some progress to help relieve stress.
I am in the final stretch(and yes, it's a stretch.  I 
try to tat 1 repeat at a time, and then another if I 
can.  I love the beauty of this pattern and can't 
wait till it's finished and blocked!
Stress relief is needed because tomorrow we start 
the process of going through my mom's house.  
Looks like I am getting the large furniture, but I 
live in a small place and am not sure where to put it 
with what I already have.  Either way, I am not just 
letting it all go.  Then we have to decide which each 
of us kids want(pretty much done already), and then 
all the grandchildren get a chance.  
I am so thankful I have tatting to "escape" into. 
Happy tatting and have a wonderful day!!!  :)

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

2017 25 Motif Challenge #1 Heidi Cross

This is the Heidi Cross from Tatted Bookmarks-
cross-shaped by Lene Bjorn.
It's tatted in size 40 Lizbeth Scottish Thistle.
This was a challenge because it has a "new to me" 
technique-Josephine knots.  I think I did ok, but 
I need to work on getting the first one closer to the 
previous ring and not to leave bare thread there, and 
to work on closing them better-slower is better!!!
I flunked in my 2016   25 Motif Challenge.  I 
am starting a 2017   25 Motif Challenge.
Hope your new year is off to a wonderful 
tatting start!!!  :)

Monday, January 2, 2017

Spring Doily coming toward the end(waiting for Fox to catch up) :)

Hi everyone!!  Happy New Year to everyone!!! 
Thank you to all those who send prayers and 
well wishes for my mom.  
While she was in the hospital I got a little tatting 
done, and some since then.  I think I only have 
about 1/4 left to go.  I am waiting for Fox to 
catch up so we can both end at the same time.  :)
For those who don't know this is Renulek's 2016 
Spring Doily, tatted in size 80 Lizbeth Snow White 
and Summer Fun.
I have a challenge for this year to share with you 
later.
Happy Tatting!!!  :)

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Thank you all for the thoughts and prayers.

My mom is no longer with us.  I appreciate everyone's thoughts and prayers.
Taking the rest of the week to rest from all the stress and then get back to 
life, and prayerfully tatting!!!!!  
Have a great day and Happy New Year!!!

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Merry Christmas from here

Hi tatters, I don't have any tatting to show, but today I did 
work a little on my Spring doily.
I want to let you know that I probably won't be back to the blogs 
until after the new year.  
My mom is dying and I have been all wrapped up in taking care 
of her and many things I know nothing about.
I have been at the hospital with her every day since we had to 
break into her house and find her.  I don't have time for much 
while trying to make sure she is kept comfortable and pain free.  
I just know I am missing out on a lot of beautiful tatting, 
and I want you all to know that I would comment, but 
it's not possible with this situation.
Please have a very Merry Christmas, and a blessed  and 
Happy New Year!!!  :)
~Sue