Thursday, August 29, 2019

Tatting when possible

 I tatted most of these earrings this weekend 
between things we had to do and finished the 
match to the last set last night.
They are Yarnplayer's Small Maple Leaf 
bottom set has orange beads.
They are tatted in size 40 Lizbeth Falling Leaves 
thread.  Now off to finish them.
And, I needed to empty one shuttle and have a 
change from the leaves so I tatted this little 
and had to do the shoelace trick for the final 
chains and floating ring, plus hand tatting to finish.
Hope you are all having a great day and getting in 
some tatting!!!  :)
For those who are wondering about the housing 
situation here...we are still in a hotel, but the 
well and septic were supposed to be done 
yesterday(we haven't heard yet for sure).
I will keep you posted.  ;)

Friday, August 23, 2019

Finally got my blue suncatcher done

Tatted in Lizbeth size 80 Peacock Blues and in a 
4 inch ring.  This will grace our home-when we 
have one.  ;)
My own design.  It amazes me how a design comes 
out on it's own.
I tatted 2 pairs of Yarnplayer's Small Maple Leaf 
No new news on the home/land.
I have made dagger earrings for our 
daughter the pirate, and she had a friend 
want some, so she sold 2 pairs, and is 
at an event and has several along just in 
case someone else wants them too.
Now, what to do???
Have a wonderful tatting filled weekend!!  :)

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

My own design suncatcher.....and bracelet own design is wonderfully airy, but...
too large for a bangle bracelet, and for a 3 in ring,
and....too small for a 4 inch ring, so on to another 
row to fit a 4 inch ring.  ;)
Oh, tatted in size 80 Lizbeth Peacock Blues.
Our daughter loves it and after the center and first 
row were done, she named it.  Heart of the Sea.
She said she had read a book and that is what it 
reminds her of.  So, I am keeping the name. 
For some reason, I was inspired by the design and 
ended up tatting a bracelet.
It starts off fiddly, but after one of the paperclips 
and a bead fell off, I took them all off to continue 
a bit easier.  Here is the start.  I tatted all of the beaded 
section first.
 After the first side of the beaded section was done, 
I then tatted the first half of one end, around to the 
other side, then worked my way back joining all 
the beads, then tatted the opposite end.
 I love it!!!  :)  I think it's mine!  ;)
Below is a closer up view of the details.
Have an awesome week of tatting everyone!!! :)

Tuesday, August 13, 2019


Still using Sue Hanson's pattern:
Still tatted in size 40 Butterfly Breeze, 
this time I used a frosted gem, clear beads, 
and a silver bangle bracelet.
 I used up the thread on that shuttle making 
the last 4 suncatchers so...on to another color.
Lizbeth size 40 Juicy Watermelon.
With red and green beads and a green 
bangle bracelet like a watermelon's 
outer rind.
 All 5 in a row.
 Having limited supplies is frustrating, but I have a 
size 40 Correction 80 Lizbeth Peacock Blues along and some blue 
gems and beads so....I am working on a design of my own. 
.  We shall see what it ends up looking like later.
I think I will be ok with my craft show stock 
if I keep going.  ;)
Here is a picture of our land cleared.
Still not sure what is going to happen and when so 
we are still in a hotel room.
Have a wonderful day and hope you get some tatting done!! :)

Saturday, August 10, 2019


Well, as if you didn't know this was coming. 
Same design slightly altered and pink beads.
This again is Sue Hanson's pattern: 

Below are all three in the order they were tatted.
Size 40 Lizbeth Butterfly Breeze and 4mm &6mm
beads with bangle bracelets. 
Looks like I might have a good stock for the craft 
shows, oh, and I just got notified of another one, so 
at this point I am preparing for 4, but hoping for 6 
craft shows to be in.  ;)  Super excited!!!
Happy tatting everyone!! :)

Thursday, August 8, 2019

Tatted and finished today

If I could stay at this rate I would have plenty 
for the craft shows!!!  ;)
This is another Ice Drop Suncatcher using Sue
Hanson's pattern:
Tatted again in size 40 Lizbeth Butterfly Breeze 
and my crackle beads,but using a different 
color beads this time.
And another one set aside to be made and to 
draw out another color of the thread. The 
first one pulled out the teal, this one the 
yellow, the next pink.  ;)
 Here are the 2 side by side to see the difference.

Oh, I added 8 more motifs to the tablecloth last night-
still making progress!
More bad news on the house/land deal, but prayer 
and tatting are helping me through. 
Have a great day tatting along!!!! :)

Wednesday, August 7, 2019

A tatted Ice Drop Suncatcher

Tatting helps soothe after an emotional 
breakdown.  I am human and I prove it 
every day is what I tell all those I teach 
on Sunday mornings and on Sunday nights.
Well, today was one of those day when I 
had only about 3 hours of sleep and then 
a meeting with the mobile home dealer 
who informed us that the home would 
not be delivered before the end of Sept.
Well, a little more rest, some food, and 
then tatting, Bible study for both groups 
on Sundays, and some good music-
I feel better.
This suncatcher is really beautiful in 
person, but I couldn't get a good picture 
and did't want to fight for one.
Oh, it's a modification of Sue Hanson's 
Val's Suncatcher Crystals in a Ring, 
and I used my new crackle beads!!  They 
are teal and pink which go well with the 
size 40 Lizbeth Butterfly Breeze thread!
Hope you had a great day and got some 
tatting in too!!  :)
***Tatting Spotted***
I love the Christy series movies and tonight 
I am having to watch them online through
 Youtube, and guess what I spotted for the 
first time after seeing the movies on my 
tv so many times....TATTING!!  Yep, it's there.

Monday, August 5, 2019

A necklace pendant

I found this beautiful pendant and it 
called for some tatting.  My photo isn't 
good, but it does look good in person.
I used size 40 Lizbeth Falling Leaves 
and tiny black beads.
The pendant is a very thin metal.
 Below it's on my fingers to show size.
I will add a chain when possible.
Oh, the cross is lost.  I went to give it to the lady 
and she wasn't here so I tucked it into the zippered 
part of my purse and somehow it disappeared.  I 
guess that means I need to tat another one.
Good news, they are excavating the land we bought 
and the mobile home is being built, and there was 
other land to sell and it's already on the market and 
getting phone calls.  I am seeing a miracle happen!
Will keep you posted.
Have an awesome tatting day!!! :)

Thursday, August 1, 2019

Tatting fights boredom!!!

Since we are running out of money and 
of course that means we can't "run around", 
it gets awful boring in this room!!!
So, more tatting is getting done.  I tatted 
this cross today for a sweet lady who makes 
the breakfast they serve each day and she 
spoils my hubby!!!
This is the link:
Tatted in size 40 Lizbeth Juicy Watermelon
(left on shuttle from the doily).
Yesterday I tatted a heart in the same color for 
the lady in housekeeping.  I didn't get a picture, 
Have a wonderful tatting filled day!!! :)