Saturday, September 29, 2018

Final color of the rainbow about to be added

I worked on the second orange row last night, but 
I was super tired and not feeling great.  I finished 
this morning with some very beautiful sunshine 
showing through the suncatcher.
 Here it is on white paper.  When finished I will 
post all the color names.
Have a beautiful and blessed Saturday and Sunday!! :)
***Well, since no one has commented on this yet I  will 
add what I have gotten done since then.  I have the 
first row of red done(3 are the intention).  As you 
can see it is almost done!!! :)
Have a wonderful Sunday!! :)

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

A little heartbreak to start today

I had both yellow rounds done when this morning 
I was ready to start orange and I noticed a major 
problem.  I had done both rows the same without 
realizing that I was not supposed to have beads on 
the second yellow round.  I need picots so the next 
round can join the rings to.  I cut off that round and 
have tatted it correctly and am currently ready to 
start orange.  I had also noticed that when I strung 
the orange beads, I forgot to put some on the shuttle 
for the rings, so....bead stringing was another thing 
I had to do.  Worse part is that I only had maybe 
4 hours of sleep, so my brain is somewhat off today.
Have a wonderful day and get some tatting time in!! :)

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Green done, moving on to yellow next.

Continuing to work on the suncatcher(with a headache).
I have green now done and moving on to yellow.
 Just had to show the sparkle of the beads since we 
have a glimpse of sun between rain showers.
Have a great day tatting!!! :)

Monday, September 24, 2018

September Tollway Tatters gathering

What an awesome day with the Tollway Tatters again!!!
We got to meet other tatters(I want to say new, but I am 
sure they have tatted for awhile).  We met Gail, and Kathy, 
and Glenda, and got to see Elaine after not seeing her for 
Below is (left to right) Gail, Denise, Kathy, Elaine,
Diane, and Glenda(I was taking the picture).
 Diane brought her very beautiful Pop Top Drops.
 Believe it or not, we again succeeded to get plenty 
of tatting in amongst all the chatting.
 And then, Carrie came and joined us and brought 
her daughter Elizabeth who does Quilling(a special 
curled paper art-beautiful!).
 I am working on a "rainbow" suncatcher for the Craft 
Show next month.  I got the blue rounds done while 
at Tollway Tatters.  Everyone loved these colors together.
 And, of course, we love to share things with each other.
Denise had these cute storage boxes with fun items to 
use with or in tatting.  Diane tempted(me) us with 
wonderful Pop-Tops to add tatting too(the choices were 
so hard to make!!). And, I have my official Tollway 
Tatters Shuttle.  Diane explained that the Violets and 
Cardinal represent the Illinois state flower and bird, 
and the back it tie-dye to go along with the shirts we 
usually wear to recognize each other.  ;)
 Close-up of the front of the shuttle.
 Close-up of the back.
What a blast!!!!  Love meeting with all these 
wonderful ladies!!!!  Can't wait for the next time 
I can join them!!! :)
Have a wonderful day-hopefully filled with tatting!!!

Thursday, September 20, 2018

So busy....

I have 9 angels ready for the craft show in Oct.
I have 2 of each color, and 1 white(so far).
 I tatted around a couple more of the small confetti 
circles.  I added some little Christmas buttons a 
friend gave me.  The green candy button will be 
nice to hook the ornament hook through.
I need a $20 item for the raffle at the craft show so 
I am planning a rainbow suncatcher, and hoping to 
start it Saturday(just procrastinating on stringing 
tons of beads).  ;)
Tatting here and there, on and off, and still loving it!!
Have a wonderful day everyone!!! :)

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Red, white, & green wreath done!

Here is a picture of the complete wreath.
 Next is a close-up of the left side.
 Then a close-up of the right side.
 Now a close-up of the bottom.
 Last, a close-up of the bow(I am all covered in 
sparkly glitter-oh, the floor also).
Well, I have over 70 items tatted, or with tatting(the 
wreaths) for the Craft Show, and 50 some charm  
earrings.  I am still working on angels because I would 
like to have at least 10(I have 7). And I am hoping to 
have time to tat some of my dreamcatcher earrings-
we shall see.
Hope your day is blessed with tatting!!! :)

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Pattern for Princess Flower Ice Drop Suncatcher

Princess Flower Ice Drop Suncatcher by Sue(God's Kid)

I used size 40 Lizbeth thread for this.
Basic Ice Drop in size 40- Back Rings 6-6--6-6  rw
                                           Back Chains 8-8  rw
                                           Front Rings 8-8-8  rw
                                           Front Chains 12  rw (do not cut when done)

First Round for Princess Ice Drop: (12 beads on chain thread)
Chains 6-2  rw
Rings 4 j(to picots on Basic Ice Drop chains) 4  rw
Chains 3 ( bead ) 2-1  rw
Rings 3 j(to same picot as the last join) 3  rw
Chains 1-2 (bead) 3  rw
Rings 4 j(to the same picot as the last 2 joins) 4  rw
Chains 2-6 
(repeat all this to the finish, cut, tie, hide ends)

Round 2 for Fancy Princess Ice Drop: (36 beads on shuttle thread, 90 on chain thread)
Rings 2b 2b 2b 2 j to left picot in center of "petal" shapes, 2b2 j to right picot in center of "petal" shapes.
Chains 5 (3 beads) 5-5 (3 beads) 5 j(to left picot on top of "crown" of "petal" shapes), j(to right picot on top of "crown" of "petal" shapes), (3 beads over top of those joins), 5 (3 beads) 5-5 (3 beads) 5.
Cut, tie, hide ends.


For Princess Ice Drop Suncatcher-I used a bangle bracelet almost 3 inches across.
I had plenty of thread on my shuttle yet, so I unwound about 2 feet and used a crochet hook to pull the thread through the picots on the outer chains and then wrapped the thread once around the bracelet, and then pulled it through the next picot until I had them all "laced".  Then I snugged up the thread and then tied the tails and then tatted a zig-zag chain 3 first half stitch, then 3 second half stitch until I got it as long as I wanted it, and then I tatted a ring with the shuttle thread 15 stitches and hid the end.

Still working on the angels, but....

Lizbeth Scottish Thistle thread was calling me 
to make it into an Ice Drop Suncatcher.  I finally 
got more shuttles and wound the beads and thread 
and got busy.  I wasn't sure how it would look when 
finished, but I ended up with this Ice Drop which 
I am calling the Princess Flower Ice Drop(the colors 
and the "crowns" gave it that name).
 Below is the back in progress on the outer round.
 Below is the front in progress on the outer rounds.
 The outer round finished it's a fancy Ice Drop.
 Then strung into a bangle bracelet.
Below is the front in a window.
 And...the back in a window.
It's all ready for the craft show!
Have a wonderful day tatting!!! :)