Monday, May 28, 2018

Row 23 of 33, and row 5 of 33

Got to get some tatting in today. :)
I finished row 23 of 33 on my Cathedral Doily.
The printer paper behind it is to show size.
 Another picture of it.
 And....before it, I started Rainbow Taffy Cathedral 
Doily #2 and got 5 rows done.
I really enjoy tatting this design!! Elaine has such 
wonderful ideas(as do all the designers)!!!
Hope you had a wonderful weekend, and that 
you have a fabulous week, and get some tatting in!!

Friday, May 25, 2018

Rainbow Taffy Cathedral Doily #1 started

I have the first 10 rows of 33 done, on the first of 2 
of these doilies(and I am only getting ready for row 
23 on mine).  ;)
Oh, for those who don't know, this doily pattern is
in the book here:
Well, that is all to show for now.
Our outdoor ministry is starting this Sunday 
morning(2 months later than normal), so I 
have to get busy getting everything in order 
and together, plus also to get the Sunday night 
stuff done.  Lots to do.
Have a wonderful and blessed weekend!!!  :)

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

A Start.....

I have a senior who loves the Cathedral Doily I 
am test tatting(and only on row 23 of 33).  She 
wants 2 in Lizbeth Rainbow Taffy(size 40) before 
Christmas.  Well, I have made a start and have the 
first 7 rows of the first doily done.
 Our daughter was out of state for 2 weeks and came 
home bearing gifts(not for dad, but for mom!).
I love Tigger and my collection is growing,
and this adorable multicolored monkey will add 
to my ever growing stuffed animal collection.
 I just have to show those fabulous sparkly purple 
eyes and ears!!! :)
Have a fabulous day!!!
Happy Tatting!

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Cathedral Doily row 22 of 33 done

Well, it's still progressing!!
All the threads are Lizbeth size 40.  These last 2 
rows are Sea Island Citrus.
It measures 1 foot across.
 Here is a picture for size comparison.
Have a wonderful tat-filled day!! :)
Well, I also got a test tatted snowflake done today!
Another Elaine P. Gan design.
Have a great night!! :)

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Re-test tatting Snowflakes

These are more of Elaine's designs.  
I have test tatted these before, but she said she 
made some changes(not noticeable).
The first one doesn't look as good scanned, but 
it's here.  It's Lizbeth size 40 Purple Dk. with 
tiny purple beads.
 The picture below is the original I test tatted 
quite some time ago.
 This one is supposed to have 6 points, but I goofed 
and it has 7, but I really like it!!!
It's tatted in Lizbeth size 40 Bright Orange with 
orange seed beads.
 The picture below is the original I tatted quite 
some time ago and notice, I paid attention to 
the directions and it only has 6 points.  ;)
Hope you are having a wonderful day!!
Happy Tatting!!  :)
Adding to this post...
Got another one re-test tatted.
This one is Lizbeth size 20 Blue Ice.
I love the star in the center, the frilly center and 
arms, and the solid outline.
 The picture below is the one test tatted awhile ago.
Have a great night!  :)

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Rows 20 & 21 of 33

Still tatting along.  Have to get working on the 
other 2 which need to be completed before 
The other 2 are to be tatted with Lizbeth Rainbow 
Taffy, but here is my current dilemma which I am 
going to order more.  I have 2 balls and they are 
drastically different in color.
Oh well, hopefully they will be started next week!
Happy tatting and have a wonderful week!! :)

Thursday, May 10, 2018

Another "doily" suncatcher done

I am trying to empty the shuttles I used to tat the 
bracelets for my friend. And since I love suncatchers 
and I think this Cathedral Doily design from Elaine 
P. Gan works beautifully I keep tatting them.
 This one is in size 40 Lizbeth Vineyard Harvest with 
pink seed beads and a large metal ring. The picture 
below shows how big it is on a sheet of copy paper.
Here are the 4 I have tatted trying to empty shuttles.
Each is unique!!  Slight changes to enhance the sparkle.
 I love to see the beads in windows!!! :)
Happy Tatting and have a wonderful day!!! :)

Monday, May 7, 2018

Row 19 of 33 done.

Still making progress.
I have it on a piece of printer paper so you can see 
the size.
Have a wonderful tatting filled week!!! :)

Saturday, May 5, 2018

Another "doily" suncatcher

This design is from the center of the Cathedral Doily
I am test tatting for Elaine P. Gan.  I love the design 
and it seems to go well in suncatchers.
This is size 40 Lizbeth Ocean Sunset with Preciosa 
Crystal Components (bicone beads) from Firemountaingems 
and an acrylic ring(my daughter gets these rings from 
buying fancy scarves(which she doesn't end up 
wearing).  ;)
 Love it in the light to see the beads!
 And this is to show the size difference in them all.
The first is a metal bangle bracelet, the other 2 are 
the acrylic rings.
Happy Tatting and have a great weekend!!! :)

Friday, May 4, 2018

Still test tatting

This is the start of a necklace pattern.  It's a design 
which demands your complete attention, but I am 
enjoying the twists and turns for some reason.  If 
you think this is a larger thread than I usually use 
you are right.  This is Lizbeth size 20 Caribbean.
I also just completed a suncatcher using the center 
of the Cathedral Doily pattern. Using Lizbeth 
size 40(my usual) Rainbow Taffy and purple seed
 It's so pretty in the window!! :)
It's an extremely windy day here today.  Our sustained 
winds are 15-30 miles per hour, and the gusts are up 
to 50 miles per hour.  I think I will continue with 
housework and tatting most of the rest of today!! :)
Happy tatting!!!

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Cathedral Doily row 17 of 33 and 3 Connected Hearts Bracelets

We had an All Day Praise on Saturday for the seniors in 
our Sunday night ministry, and since I thought
(I should never think!) I would have time to 
sit and listen to the music(5 hours), I brought my doily 
to work on.  I got 3 arches completed and that was it.
But, a dear sweet lady saw my doily and asked if I 
would make 2 for her by December(YIKES!!!), and 
I said yes(I am not even done with mine-only 1/2 way).
 And, another friend had wanted the bracelet I test 
tatted 2 posts ago which I had to extend and when 
I gave it to her Saturday she asked me to make 3 
for her teen granddaughters.  So, here they are.
I really hope she likes them! She told me to choose 
the colors and I really hate having to do that for 
Well, on to housework and Bible study, then to row 
18 on the doily(thankfully I can't start on the other 
2 until she gets a chance to choose her colors)!
Have a wonderfully blessed day and hopefully some
tatting too!!! :)
***Continuing tatting today and row 18 is done now.  :)