Saturday, January 26, 2019

Tatting and Test Tatting

Ok, I have been in choker mode even though it's 
not my thing.  Our daughter has loved the ones 
I have test tatted for Elaine P. Gan and suggested 
I tat more.  
Also, I was invited to a March Craft 
Show and my family has encouraged me to go.
So....I thought about the Spiral Bookmark pattern 
as a choker for teens.  Pattern link here:
Tatted in Lizbeth size 20 Ocean Teal Med. & Snow 
Next, I started Jane's Bookmark for another possible
choker -pattern here:
Tatted in size 40 Lizbeth Niagara Falls.  It is now
sitting because, while closing a ring the thread 
broke and frustrated me.  ;)
 This is my tatting spot on the livingroom floor 
gaining more and more tatting stuff(I NEED to put 
some away!!!).  In the center of the picture are the 
2 Rainbow Taffy Cathedral Doilies I am tatting.  
They are now each ready for row 22 of 33.
 And, I have been test tatting for Elaine P. Gan
(she has a blog now- )
again.  To start I tatted her Simple Heart Earrings
(without the decorative picots) in size 20 Lizbeth 
Ocean Teal Med.
 Then, Gifted Earring(I only did one) in size 20 
Lizbeth Snow White.
 Then Acorn Earring(I only did one).
Now this one is not complete.  I missed 
tatting the top chain because I was 
watching Kids Baking Championship 
with our daughter and got a tad 
distracted just before the end of the 
pattern.  Our daughter thinks this looks 
like a fancy Victorian heart.  ;)
Tatted in size 40 Lizbeth Elderberry Jam.
 And, then I tatted Tear Drop Earring.
I think I love the Acorn and Tear Drop 
Earrings best so far!!!  :)
This is tatted in size 20 Lizbeth Snow 
I am test tatting the earrings using up 
thread on shuttles to clear a bunch of shuttles.
I hope you are tatting productively 
especially if you are stuck inside in the 
frigid temps some of us are experiencing.
Have a wonderful and warm tatting day!!! :)
Just finished another test tatted earring.
This one is the Exquisite Earring.
Tatted in size 40 Lizbeth Black.

Thursday, January 24, 2019

A New Tatting Blog

Elaine P. Gan now has a blog so you can all 
see her beautiful tatting and you can contact 
her about her books and patterns if interested.
Currently she doesn't have a place for her sales 
so please be patient.

Here is the link to her blog:

Monday, January 21, 2019

A red and gold choker

It's too long for the scanner, but I get a much 
clearer picture from the scanner.
It's tatted in size 40 Lizbeth Christmas Red with 
gold beads.
It's one of the Elaine P. Gan designs.
Happy Tatting!!!
For those in the frigid temps, stay safe and warm!!!

Friday, January 18, 2019

Twin doily update and Test tatting chokers

Both twin doilies have row 20 of 33 done now.
On to row 21 and hoping to make better progress 
on them.
 I have also been test tatting and posting some of it, 
but I wanted to make sure you know that I am 
tatting.  ;)
Elaine P. Gan has choker patterns for us to test tat 
and I have been working on them a lot.
I did the blue one, and then the same pattern in 
black with red beads, and then dark purple with 
silver beads(all of the 3 bottom chokers are the 
same pattern).
Then I test tatted the middle one in dark purple
only because the the thread was on the shuttle already,
 and then the top one(still in progress), again in dark 
purple because it was on the shuttle, but I also 
added clear beads.
I wanted a way to package them without folding 
the lace so I came up with a piece of card stock 
which I cut 2 slits in and connected them to make 
a ring which I wrapped the choker around twice 
and connected it.  I believe this will be a good way 
to package them.
I have also added a few more motifs to the tablecloth, 
but not enough to show any real progress.
Hope you have a wonderful day filled with tatting!!! :)

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Choker test tatted

This is another Elaine P. Gan design.  I test tatted it 
in size 40 Lizbeth Purple Dk.
Hope you are getting your tatting done!! :)

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Test tatting again

Elaine P. Gan is working on another book and 
hoping to have it out soon.  
This is her Rose Heart.  A quick and pretty 
tat!!!  :)
Mine is tatted in size 40 Lizbeth Elderberry Jam.
Have a wonderful day and may it be blessed with 
love and tatting!!! :)

Monday, January 7, 2019

Ok.....back to tatting work!!!!

Just like you, I have lots of "life" things to do like 
the (bad word) housework.  I also have lots of study 
to do since I teach the Bible year round on Sunday 
nights to a wonderful group of seniors, and spring 
through fall outdoors to a wonderful group of 
various ages from kids to seniors.
Well....last year I started test tatting Elaine P. Gan's 
Cathedral Doily(the large one on the bottom), and 
one of our seniors asked if I would tat 2 in Lizbeth 
Rainbow Taffy for her to give to her daughter.
I have posted progression of them up until I ended 
where they are now to work on craft show stock.
Well...crafts shows and holidays are done so....
Here is where I am with all 3 today.  Just about 4 
or 5 more rows to completion on the large doily, 
and the other 2 are only at the half way mark.
Hope you are having a wonderful start to your 
New Tatting Year!!!! :)