Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Inspired by an awesome design......still have lots of trying to get what I envision. :)

Remember this awesome bookmark from not too long ago???  
Well.....being bored in my mind and needing something to change routine tonight, I sat and drew out this(although it was different in the drawing of course).  I envision something different, but so far my daughter and husband both love this!!  My daughter says it looks like a special water lily type flower that God put His print on.  I was going for a broomstick lace cross and have lots of work to achieve it, but this is quite interesting.  It's not very big..maybe about 2 inches tall.
Have a wonderful tatting time(when you can!!)!!!!  :)
And for those in the winter storm areas......stay safe and warm!!!  :)

Friday, November 7, 2014

Tatting, test tatting, and knitting for me. :)

I have been tatting along, around everything in life.
I am only giving a glimpse of the tablecloth I have been tatting,  hiding the secret project.
According to my count I have over 200 motifs on the tablecloth already(sounds crazy to me).
Oh, while I was sitting in a mall tatting on my secret project Wednesday,  a lady came buy and asked what I was doing.  She is older than I am and had never heard of tatting.  She said she loved what I was making and she was very interested in it, so interested that when she came back by, I had to write Tatting on a paper for her, and Handy Hands Tatting for her to look up, and shuttles. 
 I hope she gets into it!  :)

The next 2 pictures are test tatting pieces for Elaine P. Gan from Test Tatters on Facebook.  

Here is the daughter is making me a blanket.  It's all straight knitting and it's 300 stitches across.  I wanted a blanket, not a throw and since the throws are around 100-150 stitches I asked if she could double it and make it large!!
 It's a fleece type yarn which I love!!!
 And it looks like it might be wider than the loveseat(it's on circular needles so we can't lay it out to see yet).  :)    It's MINE!!!
And this is the gorgeous scarf she is making for me.  It's a beginner pattern and it's knitting and purling.  I love the design and the colors!!!  Can't wait to use it!!!  :)

Here is a close up of the design and colors knitted.

Here is a picture of the yarn(love the watercolor look).  This brand of yarn has several other colors I love too and might be asking for more scarves or something.  My daughter says it seems like this is taking longer than the blanket cuz' the yarn is far thinner than the blanket yarn, but I assured her this is regular type yarn and she has gotten used to the thicker yarns.  :)
 Have an awesome day!!!  And if you are anywhere near Michigan...try and stay warm!!!  :)

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Expecting snow soon and can't wait, so I have another snowflake!! A tatted paperclip millipede(just kidding).

 Here is my snowflake hoping to have a match to it soon(have the center done, but accidentally cut the core thread-so taking a break to convince myself to continue).  This is December Motif- pattern here:  
Tatted in size 80  Lizbeth Snow White with petite glass beads.  These are going to be snowflake earrings.  My daughter says there are many people in the store where she is a cashier, admiring her tatted leaf earrings and dreamcatcher earrings, and someone asked if I could make snowflakes too.  Well, these are the best I have done!!!  :)

A tatted paperclip millipede(just kidding)......

A new technique to me which has given me lots of inspired ideas, but I have to write them down since I don't have time to experiment with them currently.
This is "Broomstick" Tatted Bookmark- pattern here:   
It is tatted in size 40 Tat-ilicious HDT Kaleidoscope with 2 square multicolor matching buttons.
The pattern didn't say to use the paperclips, that was my idea.
This was an interesting tat!!  And it's all mine(I know, I am selfish!!!)  :)

Saturday, October 25, 2014

The Third Day of December ('s actually only October yet, but this is the name of the snowflake I tatted). :)

A few years ago I saw this awesome snowflake on the internet and really wanted to tat it.  Well....I bought the book 24 Snowflakes in tatting by Lene Bjorn and actually tried to tat it, but failed miserably!!!!  I quit and put it away.  Well, I have been looking for this book for several weeks trying to figure out where I placed it so that I could tat some snowflakes from it.  Today, something said to look in one of the plastic drawers and there it way.  Then, something said to tat this snowflake, so I did and actually succeeded this time!!!  :)  Guess I should just keep listening to that something which knew where the book was and that I could tat the snowflake this time.  :)
It's tatted in size 20 Lizbeth Snow White.  :)

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Still tatting here

Got beaded garland #2 (out of 4) done for my friend.  For those who don't know these are 18 feet long and I am tatting Lizbeth size 10 Cranberry Bush around these.  ***Hidden underneath is as "sneak peek" of another project I am working on.  :)
Have a great tatting day!!!  :)

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Just some random tattings......

These have been done for a couple of weeks and more are needed for a couple of projects I WANT done.  I will post the projects when and if I get them done.  :)
 These are Tatted Celtic Pumpkins from Rozella Linden.  I printed the pattern a long time ago off my old computer so I don't know if there is still a link online.  These are tiny in size 40 and as you can see, they are not right, but just a try for now.  :)

Thursday, September 25, 2014

New Tatting!!! :)

A pattern to become easily addicted to!!!  Marilee's(Yarnplayer's) Small Maple Leaf (which you can purchase here:    and you can purchase her HDT from that shop too).  My daughter requested these earrings and I had some of Marilee's beautiful Sugar Maple HDT size 40  which needed a purpose.  So...I got the pattern and went to work yesterday.  I tatted 4 leaves(the other set is in a different color, but need ends taken care of-I am not as good as Marilee at that, but they will be posted when done), and today I tatted another Sugar Maple set and have plans for at least 2 most sets, plus I want to make some in Lizbeth Autumn Spice and see how they look.  :)  I have a feeling I will be asked for these once others see them that is why I am making them, other than I think I am addicted.  It takes me about 1 hour per earring.  My daughter loves these!!  :)  Can't wait to see her wear them!  :)
Trying to get other things done too, but wanting more done than I can do at one time!!  :)
Happy Tatting everyone!!!  :)