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!!!  :)

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Laser disk Ice Drop

I received some neat items to tat with from a sweet 
tatting friend, and I so badly wanted to tat something. 
Well...this isn't what I planned, but at least I didn't 
waste the HDT!!!
This is Diane's Ice Drop pattern with what I call 
a laser disk-it's about the size of a bingo chip, 
and it's kind of like a large sequin.
I love the laser sparkle!!!
This is the front side.
This is the backside.
I am going to work on the original thought, hopefully 
tomorrow.
Happy tatting everyone!!!  :)

Monday, April 17, 2017

Another cross for another senior

Well, we gained some new seniors as well as 
some have moved on from our Sunday night 
group, so I continue blessing each person 
who joins us with a tatted cross!  
This lady is 92-awesome! 
This one is Elaine P. Gan's My Portion Cross 
which is one of my most favorite designs! 
I have tatted it 3 times before and now 
for the first time in blues and I love it!!!
You can purchase the pattern in a book of 
That link has all her patterns and books, but 
I will let you know this is from book # 4.
It's tatted in size 40 Blue Ridge HDT from 
Tat-ilicious(I wish she was still tatting 
and dying threads!).  :)
I hope everyone had a very blessed Easter!!!
Ours was blessed with our 2 Sunday groups 
getting together and spending time in the presence 
of our risen Lord!!  :)
Happy Tatting everyone!!  :)

Monday, April 10, 2017

Fairly productive weekend

Well, besides working hard to get the Sunday 
morning ministry supplies ready and stocked, 
and working on some housework, I tatted!!!
I now have the tablecloth to the length of the 
table(of course it must hang about a foot over 
sides all the way around, but that will come in 
time(lots and lots most likely!).
 Picture as best as I could from above.
 And, I also got 2 rainbow crosses done, and today 
this pink cross.
These are the Big Crosses from Tatting Patterns & Designs 
from Gun Blomqvist and Elwy Persson. 
Tatted in size 10 threads.
And the pink is Resurrection Cross from Elaine P. Gan 
tatted in size 40 Lizbeth Pink Blossoms.
Well, maybe more tatting time today besides more 
housework.  
Have a wonderful day and hopefully tatting time too!!  :)

Saturday, April 8, 2017

A Snowflake in April

We were expecting snow 2 days ago, but it missed 
us and that is ok with most everyone here. 
I have gotten some tatting done, this snowflake 
is another Robin Perfetti design-the Design Tutorial Snowflake, link here:
It's tatted in size 40 Lizbeth Snow White.  
I failed to make it as beautiful as it should be due 
to my not so good Josephine Knots.  I just can't get 
them nice.  It was going to be another ornament 
cover, but the center is a little snug.  So, it will 
just stay a snowflake.  :)
I have also added about 6 more motifs to the tablecloth.
Hope you are having a wonderful weekend, and I hope 
your Palm Sunday is blessed!!!  :)

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Showing current tablecloth length

Well, I finally took pictures to show how long the 
tablecloth is.
 Our table is about 6 foot long.
 I am thinking I have about a foot left to tat and then 
start widening the newer section to match the rest.
Then I will work on making it wider to fit the table, 
and then beyond.  Yes, I have dreaded ends to work 
on sewing in, but if I barely get to work on this so 
ends will wait, and yes, I will get to them sometime.
It's granddaughter invasion time so no tatting 
happening, although, the one real Ice Drop I tatted 
has just been claimed this morning, and 2 pairs of 
tatted earrings also.
Have a great week, and happy tatting!!!  :)

Saturday, April 1, 2017

Personal challenge # 6

Well, Robin's First Snowfall Snowflake makes an 
elegant ornament decoration(as long as you have 
the right sized ornament and don't cut the ends so 
short that they come undone).
As stated, the top is the same snowflake as the 
bottom with the center rings omitted.
 It's very loose on the ornament and I have to re-adjust 
it each time I pick it up, but I think it's great otherwise!
Below is a picture of the bottom which is the whole 
snowflake.
 Here is the stand with 6 ornaments now(all for me since 
I have many errors in several).  I am a quarter through 
this challenge!!
 And, for anyone wondering size, this stand 
is as tall as our loveseat, and the Snowman 
suncatcher I am creating is half the size of 
this stand(more tatting will be added to 
the snowman in time).  :)
Have a tatfully wonderful weekend!!!  :)

Monday, March 27, 2017

First Snowfall

No, thankfully it's not snowing here.  
The title refers to another one of Robin Perfetti's 
snowflakes called First Snowfall, link here:
it's getting ready to become another ornament cover. 
You really ought to check out her other beautiful 
patterns.  :)  This one is tatted in size 40 Lizbeth 
Snow White and is the same size as the picture on 
the printed pattern(amazing!).  And I added some 
other items for size comparison.  The next one will 
have the center rings omitted for the top of the ornament.
 And below is my show model!  Isn't this the most 
adorable colored bunny??  There was a Build-a-Bear 
ad on my facebook(the only add worth looking at) 
with the cutest colored stuffed animals, and this little 
bunny was in front.  I told our daughter about it and 
she immediately ordered it for me(without me knowing,
so.....Saturday I was "bouncing" around with joy over 
owning this adorable little bunny!!!  :)
So, now I have 2 Build-a-Bear characters:
Rudolph the red-nosed Reindeer, and this 
Bunny(gotta name it yet!).  :)
Have a wonderful day tatting!!! :)

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Personal challenge # 5

Still working on filling the ornament display. 
This is Robin Perfetti's Late Winter Snowflake-
The top one has the center rings omitted, and the bottom 
one includes them.  To see it flat look at the previous post.  
It fits pretty good.
 Here is a look at the bottom.
 Here it has joined the others on the display.
5 down and 19 to go.  :)
Have a blessed weekend and happy tatting!!  :)

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Green Snowflake??

This is Robin Perfetti's Late Winter Snowflake-
since it's in green and tatted in March I will call it 
the early spring snowflake.  It is a fabulously
 designed snowflake, and it will soon be an ornament 
decoration when I tat it's twin.  :)
Oops, I forgot to say that I omitted the center rings 
so that it will fit over the ornament top and it 
didn't take 2 shuttles that way, now I am thinking 
that I should make the next one with the center 
rings for the bottom....decisions!
Have a happy tatting time!!!  :)


Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Another Personal Challenge Ornament, and a little more tablecloth

This next ornament didn't go as planned, but looks 
pretty sharp-I think!  :)
 It's tatted with DMC Metallic embroidery thread.  I 
don't know what size that is, but I will say I hate how 
scratchy it is.  I drug my feet working on the first part 
due to the roughness of the thread, but forced myself 
to get it done.  It will take force to make more in this 
thread!!!
 The pattern is Fancy Snowflake from Easy Tatting 
by Rozella F. Linden.  Now let me admit something...
I started to make the snowflake figuring it would 
work with the center of the snowflake at the top and 
bottom of the ornament, but I missed a join and then 
another, and with that metallic it's a bad idea to open 
rings or untat chains cuz' it shreds and breaks easy, 
even when tatting. So I resolved to just leave it and 
I tied the joins when finished.  And I just pulled a 
string through the top and bottom center picots and 
tied it off.
 I love the look from the bottom!
Below is a picture of the 4 done.
 And, both sides are currently equal on the tablecloth, 
and I am now adding length to the center so I can 
then I can work on getting it all to the width of the 
rest of it and hopefully take a break to sew in ends 
after that.  Then, go back and keep adding width to 
the entire length.  :)  It's a learning process!!  :)
Hope your day is blessed with love and tatting!!!  :)

Friday, March 17, 2017

Found these adorable tatted fairies while searching the internet

http://atsaka.exblog.jp/i21/2/
I was trying to figure out how to contact the tatter, 
but as far as I can tell it's Japanese and I can't find 
how to contact the tatter.  I was just curious to know 
if they sell these adorable fairies.
If anyone knows, please let me know, if not, oh well,
just another thing to dream about.  :)

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Almost a true Ice Drop

I love to see through things especially with tatting!!! :)
 This one has the "gem" I was trying to work with 
earlier.
 I had to drastically change stitch count and ended up 
with the back rings 8-8-8-8 chains 10-10, the front 
rings are 10-10-10, and the chains are 14.  And, if 
you didn't notice, there are only 5 rings and chains.
And here it is so you can see the Lizbeth Peacock 
Blues better.  Oh, and remember, I used size 40(my 
preferred size).
Have a happy tatting day!!!  :)

Needing a change

Needing to tat something different and having some 
gems that I could make into Ice Drops, I decided to 
try, but I used size 40 thread and the tatting was too 
tight for the gem.
Below is the comparison.  I have had these blue gems 
for several years in a fish type bowl my daughter had 
received for a candle and she gave it to me. so I 
thought I would try. This is Diane's Ice Drop 
Tutorial pattern: 
Oh, side note, I tatted a ring at the top when I finished 
tatting the pattern.
I had to find something to put inside the tatting(of 
course!), so I went and found a left over clear rose 
bead from the large pink suncatcher I made(you  can 
see the beads clearly here and even zoom in:  
I like that you can see right through it.  :)
Well, that is all for now.
Have a wonderful tat-filled day!!!  :)


Wednesday, March 15, 2017

A motif at a time....................

Almost have both side of the current length done, 
but I also have to extend this about double it's size 
YIKES!!!  
 I was asked how many balls of thread I had already 
used, well.....I actually bought this Aunt Lydia's huge 
ball of thread when I first started tatting because it 
was the only available thread here in town, and being 
new to tatting at that time I just bought what I could.  
It was intended for tons of tatted snowflakes, until 
I found Lizbeth thread and lots of fun colors which 
put snowflakes on the side for all kinds of other 
interesting projects!!  
Well, I have 2 of these huge balls of white thread, 
and this is the one that has been used the most and 
you can see it still have a ton of thread on it(thank-
fully, so I don't have to buy more for this project 
any time soon!).  And I set my Tatsy shuttle up 
next to it to show how large it is.
Have a fabulous tatting time!!!  :)

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Finally completely finished!!!

Nope, not the tablecloth!!!
These necklaces for our granddaughter.  I have 
searched for a sheer ribbon for the pink necklace, 
but no store in town has what I need, so we found 
this pretty ribbon and added it. And a clasp which 
is at the front so she should be able to put it on all 
by herself.  Also, the purple has it's clasp now too.  :)
Have a wonderful day!!!
And some tatting too!!  I already have 2 more motifs 
on the tablecloth today!  :)

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Another small update on the slowly progressing tablecloth

Making progress!!
This picture is on our loveseat to show the current 
size, but it really needs to almost double in length.
 Shhhhh....no one tell me about all those frustrating 
ends which need hiding please, I am pretending 
they don't exist!!!!  I figure if I get both sides 
completed as is right now, then I will force myself 
to face reality on those ends.  I also want to at least 
get the center section to the needed length this year.
 I have been using one of my Tatsy shuttles so I don't 
have to rewind a shuttle over and over.  And, I have 
it here next to a Clover shuttle which is my normally 
used shuttle for size comparison, and, then a new 
addition for me!!!  
 Introducing my Rudolph shuttle!!!!  :)
Can you tell I love it!!!  Blue is my favorite color, 
and Rudolph the Red-nosed Reindeer is one of my 
absolute favorite Christmas movies(been watching 
it since the year I was born-my mom told me she 
put me in front of the tv to watch it and I have 
every year since(well...not this past year since I 
was busy with my mom dying).
And...when I call my hubby-the ring tone on his 
cell phone for me is Rudolph the Red-nosed 
Reindeer.  :)  So when I was wandering around 
the internet and came across this awesome 
shuttle I asked about it and my hubby said to 
order it and here it is-MINE!!!!  :)
***sorry, I am not sharing!, but to get a 
beautiful shuttle of your own, contact 
Have a wonderful day!!!
May you achieve lots of tatting fun!!!  :)