Thursday, April 25, 2019

Tatting goodies!!!

Our daughter needed to get out of the house for a bit 
today so I suggested that we walk through Hobby Lobby 
because we haven't been there since around Christmas.
Well...they had Lizbeth threads for clearance and I spotted 
the size 80 black first, then our daughter spotted 2 of the 
size 3's and I caught the last one.  At those prices I could 
not leave them there!!!  Then I noticed the little pamphlet 
in the center of the picture which has 3 tatting patterns in it 
and it was free.  And then I had to see what was on sale in 
the beads section(TROUBLE!!!).  I found these discs(top 
left side) and the strings of beads.  Now hoping for 
inspiration after we move(not now!!!  although, tempted!!!).
 And, last night I wanted to empty a shuttle(the one used 
for our granddaughter's small doily), and I decided to 
see if there was enough thread to tat the center of the 
doily with beads as another pendant-yep!!  :)
Hope your day is filled with peace and tatting!!! :)

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Cathedral Doilies Update

The Twin Cathedral Doilies are ready for row 28 of 33, 
and the multi variegated Cathedral Doily is ready for 
row 30 of 33.
Making progress.  Hoping to have the all done before 
moving, and using them to keep sane during the search.
The Twins are tatted in size 40 Lizbeth Rainbow Taffy, 
and The multi variegated in on Juicy Watermelon as the 
final color choice.
Hope you are having a tatting filled day!!! :)

Monday, April 15, 2019

Tatting, Granddaughter, Craft Show, Tatting, Weather

I got the last 2 Ice Drops turned into 
suncatchers and ready for the Craft Show.

Our granddaughter came to help with the Craft Show.
But, while bored Friday she decided to message 
herself from Grandpa's laptop to her IPad down on 
her left there.  Crazy kid(yep, my dad would say 
she is just like me)  ;)
 Saturday morning started super early with her 
requirement of Grandma's coffecake and homemade 
cocoa, then pack up and get to the Craft Show!!
 She helped set up so well, and so quickly I told her 
she is hired!!!
 We didn't sell much, but had a pretty good time!
 How could anyone resist that sales person below??  :)
 She told me Friday she wanted a small doily like 
the ones I am working on(as if I need another one).
But a Grandma has to share tatting with her grand-
child if they request it!!
So, she chose Lizbeth size 40 Island Breeze and 
I got right to work. Friday night I completed the 
first 5 rows....
 and I tatted during the craft show and all the rest 
of the day and completed the 10 rows I hoped to 
get done.  And Sunday morning I sewed in the ends 
and she was able to take it home with her.
 We had a mid April snowstorm and this was around 
2:30pm just down the street Tulips were blooming 
and here they are covered in snow-not sure they will 
make it, but they have surprised me before(these are 
early Tulips).
 This was earlier.
 This was last night.
 This is around 1pm this afternoon.  What a difference 
less than 12 hours can make!!!
Have a fabulous day!!!!  

Monday, April 8, 2019

2 Ice Drops about to become suncatchers

These are Diane's patterns: Purple Fudge and Blue Fudge 
Ice Drops.  Tatted in size 40 Lizbeth Orange Crush and 
Raspberry Frappe.
The pink one gave me lots of trouble, and the orange 
one is loaded with beads.
We have beautiful sunshine today and I love seeing 
them sparkle in the sunlight!!! :)
Have a wonderful tatting filled day!!! :)

Wednesday, April 3, 2019

2 Sea Island Citrus Suncatchers

Both tatted in size 40 Lizbeth Sea Island 
Citrus, with beads and bangle bracelets.
First one is Wally Sosa's Birthday Ice Drop 
modified a bit.  Pattern in Ice Drop Addicts 
Files on Facebook.
 Showing the glow of the beads.
 Second is Sue Hanson's Val's Suncatcher 
Crystals in a Ring.  Pattern link: 
 The Ice Drop center is a little loose and 
sags a little, but it's beautiful!!! :)
More work to do and ends to actually sew 
in, so off to get stuff done.
Have a wonderful day and enjoy your 
tatting!!! :)

Tuesday, April 2, 2019

A Spring Ice Drop and a Bracelet

This is Diane's Minty Fudge pattern slightly 
modified with "leaves" joining it to the ring.
I had the center Ice Drop done originally, 
but accidentally cut a picot and could not 
fix it so I cut it off and started again, only 
break the thread when closing the final ring 
around the gem, so on to try # 3 and here it 
is.  :)
Size 40 Lizbeth Rainbow Taffy and Lime 
Green Med. with yellow seed beads, and 
a yellow bangle bracelet.
 And after the first two frustrations with the above 
suncatcher, Sunday I took a break and tatted 
Wandering Blooms bracelet by Dawn McLaughlin, 
pattern link here:  
It's tatted in size 40 Lizbeth Raspberry Frappe with 
pink seed beads.
Have a wonderful day of tatting!! :)