Friday, December 16, 2011

Doing my best to keep tatting

Of course with the holidays and regular life mixed together somethings get set aside. I have tried hard not to let tatting be one.
These snowflakes are from this link http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_NAQjjiECFM4/TPdlsRUTIRI/AAAAAAAAALU/xfc8Vrq-Ji4/s1600/PC022879.JPG
They are tatted in Lizbeth size 40 Blue Ice and the first one(which was actually tatted second) has Petite Glass beads added for sparkle. I really like this design!!

Next, I tried to empty another shuttle by tatting Mary's Butterfly:
http://www.scribd.com/doc/69945786/My-Butterfly again. This time in size 80 DMC cotton and a metallic blending filament. I think the filament looks prettier on the spool, but it needs to be used. And my daughter wants me to tat a snowflake in it. Also, you can't see it, but....the filament broke at one spot and one of the back rings is only half colored, but the top rings cover it nicely. :) **Oops!! Now looking at the picture it looks like I got sidetracked and messed up my stitch count on the top left ring-oh well, most won't notice it. :)

7 comments:

SunshineCraft said...

Ooo, what a cute butterfly. I think it looks perfect as it is.

** jess! ** said...

How pretty! I also have had so much stuff to do, that I haven't had much time to just sit and tat. I miss it.

Fox said...

Those little snowflakes are perfect!
Fox : )

Happy Bluebird said...

I love the snowflakes! Very pretty.

umintsuru said...

The hooks are a great idea for hanging the pretty snowflakes. It's given me an idea to make them using the wigjig. I hope I have enough time and some wire to do it. I have been thinking of a way to hang all those snowflakes I made for mom's tree. Thank you!!

Lelia said...

Beautiful tatting - I may have to get some of that blue ice! I have not had much free time. Wanted to try the butterfly pattern, too.

One day ....

Bonnie said...

Great snowflakes. I like working with beads and tatting.

I understand about like taking over and tatting taking a back seat. It seems that I can go weeks without being able to find time to tat, then when I do, I enjoy it alot and wonder why I don't make more time for it.

Please keep on tatting, your work is lovely.