Monday, October 31, 2011

Link to Mary's butterfly pattern
This is for those who couldn't find it. :)
Have fun tatting this one!!!
I have to sit at the hospital most of the day tomorrow and I have 3 or 4 shuttles ready for butterfly tatting! And I sold one stretchy little girls headband with the Rainbow Taffy butterfly on it. :)

Friday, October 28, 2011

Can't stop tatting Mary's Butterfly :)

I tried to post last night, but it wouldn't upload my picture.
I tatted a size 40 Lizbeth Tropical Punch butterfly.

Today, I had to take a friend for pre-surgery testing and while I was there I decided to tat another butterfly in Yarnplayer's Corsage size 40 HDT. And a man there waiting saw me and said I had a lot more patience than him. And he told me that his mom used to tat edging for tablecloths, pillowcases, curtains, and clothes. And then a lady came and asked what I was making and I showed her the last 2 butterflies and she asked what I would do with them and I said they could be sewn on clothes or stretchy headbands or whatever. And she said that her granddaughters would love them. Well, before I left I gave her the 2 butterflies and she almost wouldn't take them, but she now has a gift for each of her granddaughters and a little knowledge of tatting. :)

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Apparently addicted :D

Can't help but tat this butterfly!!! This one is done in size 40 Lizbeth Peacock Blues. I am emptying shuttles tatting these wonderful butterflies and coming up with ideas of how to use them, like on little girls headbands. :)

Guess I had better get back to finishing the order of 6 tatted ornaments before time runs out. :) I have 3 completed and one almost done so that leaves 2 to finish.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Love this Butterfly!!! :)

I really could not resist doing this butterfly again!!! This time it's done in size 100 Rainbow Bright HDT from Tatskool. I love how beautiful these are!!! :) Thanks so much to Mary for sharing her pattern! :)

2011: 25 Motif Challenge- Motifs 22,23,24,&25

Wow! I was actually able to get 25 done for the challenge this year. I have done other things, but I don't like to count repeats.
I tatted some motifs to put in photo coasters for a Christmas present.

First is Mary Konior's Queen of Hearts from Tatting with Visual Patterns in size 100 Rainbow Bright HDT from Tatskool. (I messed up a chain in this-shhhhh) #22

Next: Mary Konior's Posy from Tatting with Visual Patterns in size 40 Lizbeth Fruit Fizz. (I messed up the joins in this-shhhhh) #23

Next: Tatted Cross by Mark Myers in size 40 Lizbeth Lilac Dk. (I left out 2 rings in this-shhhh)

--this is a repeat so it's not counted

Next: Knobby Snowflake from Christmas Angels and Other Tatting Patterns by Monica Hahn in size 40 Lizbeth Rainbow Taffy and Lemon Yellow. (I think I didn't mess this up, but it's just slightly large for the coaster). #24

Last: I just tatted this this morning. I saw it on Mary's site:
and hers are gorgeous!!! She posted the pattern and I couldn't wait to try it.

It's done in size 40 Lizbeth Rainbow Taffy. It's so very pretty, but not quite as awesome as Mary's. :)


Thursday, October 13, 2011

2011: 25 Motif Challenge- Motif #21

I have been busy tatting, but life interrupts more than I care for.
This first project is a Christmas present for my mother-in-law. It's from Elegant Tatting Patterns by Janet Carroll. The pattern is Grandmother's lace tatted in size 40 Lizbeth Rainbow Taffy.

The next projects are ornaments. I tried to get these done for a sale for my mother-in-law, but I didn't get them to her, so the one in front goes to a friend who would like 6 of them for his Christmas tree. And the other...who knows?.

Also, we took a "road trip" last weekend and I added 5 more motifs to the tablecloth, and we have a couple more "road trips" in the plans and I hope to have more added each trip. :)