Wednesday, August 30, 2017

More from yesterday and Monday...

Yesterday I was on a roll!!!  I got lots of housework 
done, Bible study in for the two ministries, and 
as you know from yesterday's 3 posts I completed 
3 tatting projects.  What you didn't know until now, 
is that I also tatted these Ice Drop earrings yesterday 
afternoon in size 40 Lizbeth Niagara Falls......
 And....Tablecloth update: Monday I added 4 more 
motifs(here it is on our couch)....
 and, last night I added 1 more motif-the section 
showing the full open circles.
A billion and one things going at the same time, but 
I am happy to be getting tatting done too!! :)
Have a wonderful day and don't forget to tat!!! :)

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Post #3 today

It helps to have projects that just need finishing to 
help you post more in 1 day.  ;)
This is tatted in size 40 Lizbeth Butterfly Breeze 
with plastic kids beads and tiny glass beads. 
The first one I made had a heart in the center 
holding the bingo chip between 2 hearts, 
the second was butterflies, and now crosses.
I love these!!! :)
The first drew out the color yellow, the second, 
blue, and now the pinks/purples.  :)
These are my own designs.
I am currently back to working on Ice Drop earrings 
since I noticed that all the ones I had were snatched 
up by some tatting friends.  Hope they all like them!!
Have a wonderful tat-filled night!!! :)

Post #2 today

I tatted this tiny dangle quite a long time ago, 
but today I found it and finish the ends and 
added the hanger.
Have a wonderful and hopefully 
tatting filled day!!! :)

Already claimed-Christmas Ice Drop earrings

Our youngest daughter has been away for a month 
working a seasonal job at the amusement park to 
earn some money since she has had a hard time 
finding a job.  She came home yesterday as I was 
finishing these and loves them, and claimed them. 
They are tatted in size 40 Lizbeth Angel's Love with 
green glass center beads and small green glass beads.
 She loves earrings and has quite an assortment-many 
are pictured here.  And she loves the comments when 
she wears the tatted earrings.
Have a fabulous tatting day!!! :)

Saturday, August 26, 2017


It's just a start.  Hopefully Monday I will have 
something more impressive to show.  :)
Happy Tatting!! :)

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

An organizer!!

A friend had this on her facebook and I just had to share it.

There was a video too, but I can't seem to find it to show you.
Pretty cool, but...every time I start a new tatting project(or other 
project) I have a tendency to let it sit out instead of putting it away. 
Why??? Because I figure I may make it again soon and I  don't 
want to have to get it all out again.  ;)
Crazy me!!!

Crosses inspired by Francesca

I was looking through my book Tatted Doilies by 
Iris Niebach.  While looking at her Francesca 
doily I saw crosses on the outer edge.
I love the first one, but the second needs work.
The first is small as you can see, but I like it!  :)
Both are tatted in size 20 Lizbeth Rainbow Taffy.
Well, back to housework....or maybe I can allow 
myself to get distracted by tatting again-we shall 
see!  :)
Happy Tatting!!! :)

Monday, August 21, 2017

A few things

I told the Tollway tatters that I couldn't find most 
of my shuttles, and then I got home Saturday night 
and was looking through my "Ice Drop" box and 
on top of it(to the left) see what I found??  Look 
most of those packages of thread have a shuttle.  
Now I know where a lot of shuttles are and I need 
to work on emptying them....again!!!
Saturday night after getting most everything ready 
for Sunday I sat and watched tv and tatted.  I got 
one of these flowers done that night, and the next 
tatted yesterday between morning and night church. 
I was inspired by these from Tatting Tatsright on 
Facebook.  She tatted several and made a necklace. 
This is where she found the pattern: 
I tatted them in size 20 Lizbeth Rainbow Taffy.  :)
 A friend saw the Christmas Ice Drop ornaments 
I was making in red and white for a friend and she 
commented on the Root Beer Fudge pattern saying 
it should have a purple gem.  Thanks to Diane for 
having purple gems and letting me have some, I 
was able to tat this for my friend today.  :)  And, 
she has seen it and loves it, but she has to wait 
until we can find a way to meet up so I can give 
it to her.

Tollway Tatters Fun!!! :)
We had gorgeous weather on Saturday and I got 
to go to Tollway Tatters!!!  
See the beautiful clouds??
 Denise showed us this fabulous tatted toy horse 
which she will be sewing to this baby onesie.
 Here's Denise!  :)
 Diane was working on a gorgeous doily!! :)
 Here is a closer picture of that doily.
 Here are Denise, Sue Anna, and Marilee.
 And, Ana and Barb.
I got to work on helping these two make Ice Drops! 
It was fun!!! :)  And they both got one done!  :)
 And, the whole group(with me taking the picture).
The lady in the pink shirt is Mary.

Hope your day is blessed with peace and tatting!!! :)

Monday, August 14, 2017

A bracelet

I had these beads which I bought from Fire Mountain 
Gems a long time ago and wanted to make something 
with them.  The label on the beads says  BEAD GLASS 
SEA OPAL 4MM.  I had Lizbeth size 40 Coral Splash 
on a shuttle already so....I tatted.  I used Elaine P. Gan's 
method of adding beads and tatted around each, then 
decided I wanted it wider and just started tatting.  
As you can see, it needs re-working, but I like this 
one anyway.  It's also too big for me, but it's mine.  :)
 Here's a close-up.
Have a wonderful week filled with tatting!!! :)

Saturday, August 12, 2017

12 Ice Drop ornaments ready to deliver

The 2 on the left are the same pattern different beads, 
the 2 at the top same pattern different beads, 
the 2 on the right same pattern different beads, 
the rest are a variety.  :)
Most are Diane's patterns.
Ready to go to Denise!! :)
Happy tatting and have a great weekend!! :)

Friday, August 11, 2017

My personal challenge has been put aside too long

Well....after getting the last ornament done I saw a 
snowflake sitting by some patterns I wanted to try 
to tat for ornaments.  So, I tatted the second snowflake 
today joining it to the other and then around the 
glass ornament.  
I love it!!!
 This is Robin Perfetti's Design Tutorial Snowflake. 
The centers of the snowflakes are on the top and 
bottom of the ornament.
 It's tatted in size 40 Lizbeth Snow White.
Here is a good view from the top.
 A view from the bottom.
 My stand(the challenge is to fill the stand with 
tatted ornaments by Christmas-I am only 1/3 
of the way).
I have been watching Christmas movies 
(and today a Thanksgiving movie) to keep 
me inspired!! :)
Happy Tatting everyone!!! :)

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Autumn Apple Pie Maple Leaf Earrings

This is Yarnplayer's Small Maple Leaf pattern, link 
It's worth purchasing!!  
I have tatted these in other colors, but thought that 
someone might not be crazy about the autumn orange 
colors so, I tatted these in Lizbeth size 40 Autumn 
Apple Pie thread.
Hope your day is wonderful!!  
Happy Tatting!!! :)

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Anyone remember???

Well, I finally tatted a second Woodland Medallion by Robin 
It's tatted in size 20 Lizbeth Christmas Delight.
I didn't do it justice because I used just 1 shuttle 
and a ball, but I believe it should be tatted with 2 
Well, it was for my personal challenge.
This is #7 of my tatted ornaments to fill my ornament stand, 
hopefully by Christmas!!!

First the top looking down on it while it's on the stand...

Next, is the side showing the open space it makes.
Our daughter says it reminds her of diamonds.

Next is the tatting joined at the corners.

And finally, the bottom, where you can see the 
Woodland Medallion square pretty well.  :)
Please forgive the annoying reflections!!!
Hope you are having a wonderful day!!
I haven't been feeling too great today so just 
little things are getting accomplished, but I 
have already tatted something else, and next is 
the second of it to make a pair....of what??
You shall soon see!  ;)

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

#12 of 12 Ice Drop ornaments completed today!!

This is the final one of the 12.  It is also my favorite!!
This is Barbara's Snowflake Ice Drop pattern (slightly 
modified).  Now to finish them all off, and pack them 
to go.  :)  
 I felt this design would make an awesome snowflake 
on it's own and it does!!! :)
Happy Tatting!!!  Have a wonderful night!! :)

Monday, August 7, 2017

Another today: #11 of 12 Ice Drop Ornaments!!

This is Diane's Rootbeer Fudge Ice Drop pattern.
I made a slight change, instead of the large bead 
I used 3 tiny beads and forced them into a triangle 
point.  I love how they came out!! :)
Have a wonderful night and happy tatting!!! :)

#10 of 12 Ice Drop ornaments done!!

This is Diane's Pink Fudge Ice Drop pattern.
Hope your week is starting off well!! :)
Happy Tatting!! :)

Saturday, August 5, 2017

#9 of 12 Ice Drop ornaments(2nd post today)

This one is Diane's Minty Fudge pattern altered.
I left the large bead off and put tiny beads on 
the rings where the picots would be.
I love the look.  I think you could make great 
flowers with this look!! :)
Hope your Saturday is wonderful, and 
that you getting some tatting in!! :)

#8 of 12 Ice Drop ornaments done. :)

This little Ice Drop ornament was inspired by 
many others, and someone might have already 
tatted one like it.
Hope you Saturday is filled with peace and tatting!! :)

Thursday, August 3, 2017

#6 & #7 of 12 Ice Drop ornaments

 #6 is Diane's Purple Fudge Ice Drop pattern. 
#7 is Diane's Minty Fudge Ice Drop pattern.
Hope you had a tatting filled day!! :)

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

#5 of 12 Ice Drop ornaments done

This is Barbara's(not Diane's) Snowflake Ice Drop 
pattern.  It's so beautiful!! :)
This is the front:
 This is the back:   I love the back!!!  
I think it would make a great snowflake by itself.  :)
Hope you are having a wonderful tat-filled day!! :)

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

#3 & 4 of 12 Ice Drop ornaments

Here is #3.
This is Diane's Spring Garden Ice Drop pattern.
Here is #4.
This is Diane's Bloomin' Ice Drop pattern.  
I love the elegance in this design!!! :)
Happy tatting!!! :)