Monday, May 22, 2017

A Starfish "Ice Drop"??

A tatting friend sent me this fabulous starfish bead. 
I was inspired by it since I first saw it, and today 
I turned it into a Starfish "Ice Drop".
This is the best picture of the bead since I forgot 
to take one first.
Next is a little blurry, but it's the front.
 And last is the back.
I am figuring out that I seem to get 5 points pretty 
easily, but as for 6, I am still struggling.  Most of 
the time I tat in size 40.  Just so you all know, this 
is tatted in size 10 Lizbeth Latte Foam.  :)
Happy Tatting!!!!  :)





Spent Saturday with awesome people......Who???

Tatters of course!!!  :)
We were even treated to a musical solo!!!
Here is Marilee playing her new cello for us.
Here are Diane and Carol either taking videos or 
photos of Marilee playing so beautifully for us. 
 Here is Ana, Denise, and Elaine each working on 
a different project.
 Here are Barbara and Sue Anna.
 Here is most of the group from where I was sitting.
So much fun, lots of tatting and chatting.
It was great to see so many different projects 
being worked on, and to see so many tatters in 
one place!!!!  :)
I am so excited for the next time I can go again!!!  :)
Happy tatting everyone!!!!!!!!!! :)

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

A completed request

A re-tat for a request.  A friend from 
the Sunday morning ministry said she 
wanted this cross.  Well....of course I 
could not give her the first one with my 
(ok, in my view) glaring mistake, so I 
tatted her one without the "glaring" 
mistake.  I love this!!!  
Oh yah, this is the Easter Cross.
Had a friend who had a bad Mother's Day 
and she is going to be receiving the Righteous Cross 
(which she loved when she saw it on my facebook)
from this post: 

Hope your day is going well, and your week too!!
Happy tatting!!!  :)


Monday, May 15, 2017

Second test tat today

This is another Elaine P. Gan design.
It's called New Cross.
Tatted in size 40 Lizbeth Snow White and 
Purple Splendor.  It's only about 2 inches 
tall.
Hope your day is going wonderfully!!
Happy Tatting!!!  :)

Another test tat!!

This is another one that is going to be 
a favorite of mine!!
It's an Elaine P. Gan design called 
Righteous Cross.
Tatted in Lizbeth size 40 Coral Splash 
and Salmon Med.
Love the diamond in squares design!!! 
Have a wonderful day!!!
Happy Tatting!!!!  :)

Saturday, May 13, 2017

Suncatchers!!!

I am needing some suncatchers for some very special 
ladies who will receive them in August.
I received some Ice Drop "gems" and "bingo chips" 
(or tiddly winks to some) from a wonderful tatting 
friend.  As you can see, I can't help but "play" with 
them and tatting.  :)
Unlike muskaan, I am a glutton for punishment and 
work with all these paperclips hanging around.  
 I tatted with Lizbeth size 40 Butterfly Breeze, 
cheap plastic kids beads, and small glass beads, and 
a bangle bracelet.
 Here is the first one I did in yellow a week or so 
ago, along side the new blue one.
Both are tatted in the same color thread and have 
a yellow bingo chip in the center, but the beads 
and bracelets are different colors.
Amazing how different they look.
 I started by trying a heart in the center, and next 
a butterfly.  The picture below shows how neat 
they look in a window and how you can see all 
the way through.
 Next, the yellow was my first attempt and it's a little 
loose, but ok.  And, I noticed today that I missed 
tatting 1 ring(I'm not telling where if no one sees it 
cuz' when I posted it before no one said anything), 
and I also missed 1 picot on the center chain 
surrounding the bingo chip, so it should have 1 more 
chain and large bead in the "middle ring" of the 
suncatcher(oh, too late and it looks ok).  :)
So, for the blue one, I changed the design a little 
and I came out better, but still a tiny bit loose, so...
another suncatcher will have to be made to do 
better yet!!!  :)
But......I also am really needing to get back to my 
personal challenge of tatting on glass ornaments 
and filling my ornament stand before Christmas!!
Happy, happy tatting everyone!!!!!!!!  :)
Oh, and Happy Mother's Day to all who celebrate it!

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Another messed up test tat

Not feeling too well, I don't feel 
like just doing nothing, so I test 
tatted again, and, again, I ended 
up messing up.  I will have to 
tat this again sometime.  It's 
Elaine P. Gan's Heartfelt Cross 
which looks tons better when the 
picots are all the same on the out- 
side!!!
Tatted in size 40 Lizbeth Lemon Yellow 
to empty another shuttle.
Have a great day!!!
Happy Tatting!!!  :)

Still test tatting

I wasn't feeling too great yesterday or 
today and I have messed this cross up 
twice and this time it's finished, but 
not great-just ok.
This is Elaine P. Gan's Primrose Cross.
Tatted in Lizbeth size 40 Elderberry Jam.
It's about 1 1/2 inches tall(by my guess 
not measured).
I had major directional problems due to 
not feeling well.  The pattern looks simple, 
but it wasn't simple for me!
Hope your day is bright and sunny, 
and happy tatting too!!  :)

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Another test tat

With...another one of my tatting mistakes.
I LOVE this design.  It's one I have to 
pay close attention to due to directional 
challenges, but it's worth it!!!
This is another Elaine P. Gan design called 
Easter Cross.  It's tatted in Lizbeth size 40 
Elderberry Jam.
It will look better when blocked!
Hope your day is going well and that 
you have tatting time!!!  :)

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Now you can look! :)

Ok, Elaine changed stitch counts on a few 
rings, but it's the same cross as my last post, 
but.......much better tatting!!!!!!!!  :)
Have a fabulously sunny tatting day!!!  :)

Monday, May 8, 2017

Don't look!

This is another test tat for Elaine P. Gan.
This is Life Cross.  The pattern and diagram 
were good, but my tatting stinks!!!!!!!
Guess I will have to try again!
Have a great night!  And happy tatting!  :)

Saturday, May 6, 2017

A Suncatcher

I have a need to make a few suncatchers for a few 
friends, but this time I wanted something of my own 
creation, so I started....I wanted a heart in the center, 
and I wanted to use a clear bingo chip(or tiddly wink).
So I enclosed it in 2 hearts, one on each side(needs 
work!).  Then I tatted around the outside of the chip 
adding picots for later joining, and joining to the hearts.
Next, I added chains with beads and it was looking 
cute!
 Next I decided I wanted 2 rings to join to each bead.
I had a couple of thoughts in mind for the chains, but 
not being sure I just went with the same all the way 
around(which made a beautiful and colorful wave!), 
but I continued and then strung it to the bangle 
bracelet.  Here it is in the sunshine!!
 Here is where you can see the heart!!
 And this is just to show off the Lizbeth size 40 
Butterfly Breeze thread!!  :)
It's looks and a bit ruffly, but it's pretty!!  :)
The learning process continues!!  :)
Happy tatting and have a wonderful weekend!!  :)

Friday, May 5, 2017

Another Ice Drop tatted while trying to empty a shuttle

 Here is a "quick" Ice Drop.
I just wanted to empty the shuttle and 
this is what happened.  :)
Here it is with the one from the previous post.
Happy, happy tatting!!!  :)

Another Ice Drop(addiction is catching)

This is Diane's Purple Fudge pattern without the top 
rings.  I didn't think I had enough thread on the shuttle 
to do the top rings so I just left them off, and I was 
being lazy!!!
This is tatted in Lizbeth size 20 Red Burst.
I just had to show the sunlight through it!  :)
We have sun today!!!
 And this picture was just to show the color!  :)
Have a wonderful day and weekend, and 
happy tatting!!!!  :)

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Another test tat done today

Again, it's the "famous"(at least on this 
blog) Elaine P. Gan's design. 
This is the Liberty Cross tatted in size 
40 Lizbeth Pineapple Parfait.
Elaine asked if it had been test tatted 
before and I wasn't sure, but today I 
thought the diagram looked familiar and 
ended up searching my blog and found 
this post:
So, I guess I kind of test tatted it before.  I like the 
longer chains and the decorative picots added!
Hope your day has been blessed with tatting!!  :)

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

A Second Test Tatted cross today!

This is another Elaine P. Gan design.
This one is Gift Cross because it looks 
like bows.  She did her's in a solid color 
so the bows were much more visible, 
but I am just using shuttles with threads 
already on them, and my addiction is 
variegated colors!!  :)
This is Blue Ridge HDT by Tat-ilicious.
There are a few gaps and 1 real 
mistake in this(my mistake), but I love it 
and will keep it for me!!  :)
Happy Tatting and have a wonderful night!  :)

Test tatting again

I was allowed to test tat for Elaine P. Gan again.
I don't know why, but I just love test tatting!!!
I think her designs are wonderful and I think 
it's like a small challenge to test tat a new design 
and make sure to watch the directions and diagram 
closely to check for mistakes.  
This is Chantilly Cross tatted in size 40 
Lizbeth Pink Blossoms.
I wouldn't have used pink, but I am in the 
process of trying to use up threads on shuttles 
so that when I get the chance to tat something 
new, I have clear shuttles!!  And I knew the 
cross would be small and not use too much thread.
Have a fabulous day and hopefully some great 
tatting time!!!  :)

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

An altered version of Diane's Purple Fudge Ice Drop

Mine is an Ice Drop Star.
I used my normal size 40 thread-Lizbeth Tropical Punch 
and had to alter stitch counts to make it fit, so I ended 
up with a star.  :)
This is the front.
 And this is the back.
Happy tatting everyone!!  :)

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Tablecloth update

The skinny "tail" is gaining body!!  It's slow, but 
it's progress.  Ice Drops have filled in  for color 
needed in my life.
Besides this I have several other projects, and 
I need to work on my 25 Motif Challenge, and 
my personal challenge of filling the ornament 
stand.  It all seems overwhelming when you think 
about it all at once, so I have be avoiding that 
practice.
Happy tatting!!!  :)

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Pattern for Purple Bingo Chip Ice Drop


The pictures are in the order that it's tatted.

Purple Razzle Dazzle Ice Drop

*****I used size 80 thread  & bingo type chips or laser disks(large sequins)

Abbreviations:
sm. p: small picot
Lp: large picot
RW: reverse work

~Back
First Ring:  8,  sm. p,   6,   Lp,   6,  sm. p,  8 RW
All chains in this round: 10

Following Rings:  8 join to previous ring, 6 join to large picot of previous ring, 6, sm. p, 8 RW
Last Ring: 8 join to previous ring, 6 join to large picot of previous ring, 6, join to first ring, 8.
DO NOT CUT THREAD

~Front
First Ring: 5 p 5 p 5,
Second ring: 5 join to previous ring, 5, p, 5 RW
All chains in this round: 6, p, 3, p(I put 3 beads on chain thread and 1 on shuttle thread),
                                             3, p, 6, join to round 1 at base of ring,  RW
Continue tatting rings following the Second Ring directions.
Last Ring:  5 join to previous ring, 5, join to First Ring.

Please let me know how it works!  :)

Purple "Bingo" Chip Ice Drop

 I tatted the one with the Pink laser disk in the center 
and Diane requested the pattern, so today I got busy 
and re-tatted it to make corrections and then typed 
out the pattern and shared it.
It's tatted in size 80 Lizabeth Razzle Dazzle.
Hope you are having a wonderful and tatting filled day!!  :)

Monday, April 24, 2017

Another Ice Drop wann-be

This one is tatted with a tiny mirror in the center!!
 It's tatted in size 40 HDT which I purchased years 
ago.  I had special requested a color and this is 
what the person came up with, but it's not what 
I envisioned so I call it Hippie Summer.
 Here is a slightly closer view.
Have a fabulous day, and happy tatting!!!  :)

Heart of Tafiti Ice Drop

When our granddaughters were invading the last 
time, we watched the new Disney movie Moana.  
It's is now a favorite and I think we have seen it 
5 times and our daughter owns it!  
Well, the younger granddaughter took my original 
Ice Drop and ran around calling it the Heart of Tafiti 
and when she got home she lost it.  So.....
Grandma feeling like she needed a Heart of Tafiti, 
tatted one.  The one she had was blue so it wasn't  
true to the movie, but she loved it.  I can't wait to 
see her face when she receives this green one(which 
is the color of the one in the movie).  I plan on 
putting it on a lanyard hoping it won't be easily lost!
This first picture shows the true color: Yarnplayer's 
HDT Celery(my favorite green).
This next picture shows how I tried to make the 
spiral on the front. 
 The last picture shows the flower on the back.
This is a one of a kind.  I just tatted hoping to make 
it work.  It's a little large so the glass gem slides around 
inside the tatting a bit, but I am ok with that seeing how 
it will be in the hands of an 8 yr. old.
Happy tatting and have an awesome week!!!!  :)

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Since my computer doesn't get turned on when it's Sunday.....

I decided to post this since I finished it!!
Another wanna-be Ice Drop.  
My own design.
Tatted in size 40 Lizbeth Tropical Punch.
With a yellow disk like a bingo chip and 
sequins.
Have a wonderful night and tomorrow!!
Happy tatting!!  :)

Another sparkly laser disk Ice Drop

 I love these sparkly laser disks!!!  :)  I can't wait to 
see what more I can do!!
This one is tatted with size 80 Lizbeth Razzle Dazzle 
and small purple beads.
I started with the back, but I tatted the long chains, 
then when I tatted the front I tatted the small chains. 
I think next time I will try to tat the small chains 
as in Diane's original pattern and then the long ones 
hoping for a smoother look, but I still like it!!  :)
Have a wonderful weekend and happy tatting!!  :)

Friday, April 21, 2017

Not an Ice Drop Addict(yet!)

 Well, I tried again to make the beautiful blue flower 
"gem" into an Ice Drop.  I decided to try my own 
idea.....I have an ankars flower to use for something 
else.
 So....after that didn't work, and the others in the 
house were busy repairing a gas tank strap that 
broke on the vehicle, I tatted.
I had to re-think and go with my first thought of 
what I was hoping to achieve and that was to show 
as much of the "gem" as possible so keep the tatting 
around the sides.  And this is what happened!
The "gem" was a gift from a tatting friend, and the 
thread is the same HDT I used on that last cross, 
and laser disk Ice Drop.  Again, it's size 40 
Blue Ridge HDT from Tat-ilicious.
Have a wonderful night and happy tatting!!!  :)