Monday, January 30, 2012

Lots of tatting and updates and 2012 25 Motif Challenge #4

First to start are 5 pairs of Christmas trees to fill my orders(minus the one for my granddaughter which I need special earrings and to alter the tree pattern and make it smaller).
Next is my Motif #4 Valentine Earring(s)-I only made one today. The pattern is here:
Tatted in size 40 Lizbeth Christmas red with clear glass beads.

I also made 3 more rainbow crosses so I have some in stock for when my mother-in-law wants more.
Next is a bracelet for my mother-in-law's birthday next week. It's the Wandering Blooms bracelet(slightly modified). The pattern is here:
Tatted in size 40 Lizbeth Royal Blue.
Update on the tablecloth for my husband. Still making slow progress, but at least it's happening. I laid it across the table for this picture, but it will go lengthwise when actually finished. I didn't plan on the empty circles, but without any pattern things happen. My husband is happy either way.
Needing a change of design and color I tried this doily with a size 10 Aunt Lydia's crochet thread. The color name is Passionata and it looked to me almost like an autumn rainbow on the spool, but.....I wasn't quite as thrilled when seeing it worked up, but it's nice for a color change and to try this doily-which will be done again in better colors(hopefully!). :) The doily pattern is Sidekick from Elegant Tatting Patterns by Janet Carroll.
I needed a little more tatting organized storage and so...I was ok'd to buy this. And it's almost full already. :)

And my favorite thing to show tonight!!!! New Bright and Beautiful Threads from Jess at


Fox said...

YOWZA! What a post! Lots of pretties. I especially like the colourful Aunt Lydia doily - what fun!

The tablecloth is really looking good. i love the open spaces. Keep us posted!

Bracelet in blue - beautiful!

You are one productive tatter.
Fox : ))

Kathy Niklewicz said...

I'm kind of exhausted after reading this! I can't believe how much you've accomplished.! Thanks for all the links, although I have to admit that the tablecloth would be too daunting a project for me! I admire your patience for working on it and it's looking great so far!

I particularly like those crosses, and I have a feeling you're going to be requested to make more of those - so be prepared!

The trees are also going to be in high demand, and the sweet 'hearts' also will be popular.

I've mentioned in other blogs that the container manufacturers love all of us crafters! I can't believe how many containers I have! This is suposed to be a craft that takes up very little space! LOL!

** jess! ** said...

I love your doily. The colors do look wonderful. I started tatting with some Aunt Lydia's, they do have a nice color selection. (but then I guess that depends on where you buy from)
I glad the threads arrived safely. Did you enjoy Livi's special drawing for you? She worked really hard on it. :o)

Suztats said...

You've been so productive! Lovely tatting, and I like the open spaces in your tablecloth.

Monica said...

Wow, you have done a lot!

What thread did you use for the rainbow crosses? I love how you managed to get the 4 center rings the same colour!

Lelia said...

wow! You have been busy!

Awesome projects