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:
http://allcraftsblogs.com/tatting_patterns/valentine_earings_tatting_pattern/valentines_earings_tatting_pattern.html
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: http://web.archive.org/web/20051201013809/http://www.georgiaseitz.com/2005/dmcbracelet.pdf
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 http://jess-tats.blogspot.com/

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Thanks to another blogger!!!

I am able to view and comment on the blogs that I haven't been able to. I had to download Google Chrome browser and it is working.
To everyone I missed being able to comment to. Everything I have seen recently has been so wonderful!!!! :)
Have a great day!!!!!!!!! :)

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Troubles viewing and commenting on some blogs recently

If I haven't commented on some of your wonderful tatting recently it's because I am having trouble with some blogs. They are not fully loading and are freezing constantly. I hope it will all workout soon so I can let you all know how wonderful your projects are!!!
Have a great day!!! :)

Thursday, January 5, 2012

2012 25 Motif Challenge

Motif #1 is Tatted Heart from the Handy Hands catalog for Jan.-Dec. 2011 done in size 40 Lizbeth Rainbow Taffy.
Motif # 2 is the 5 pointed motif on the right in size 40 Lizbeth Christmas Red and the pattern is from here: http://www.middia.net/domocredix/index.php?id_kat=1&id=16
The center top one is the first try in which I some how wasn't smart enough that day to count 4 instead of 5. :D
The rest in this set are just random tattings which I did during the holidays whenever I could get a break.
The 3 red hearts(2 with stud earrings) are going to be a necklace and earring set for a young girl when I get the silver chain for the necklace and I finish off the ends.
There is a very white size 80 snowflake in the center which I have done before and the pattern is here: http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_NAQjjiECFM4/TPdlsRUTIRI/AAAAAAAAALU/xfc8Vrq-Ji4/s1600/PC022879.JPG
And all the butterflies and hearts are just from emptying shuttles.



Motif #3 is a hanky edging. From Mary Konior's Tatting with Visual Patterns. This is Asters done is size 40 Lizbeth Purple Iris Fusion. I gave this as a Christmas gift to a friend.