Monday, July 6, 2020

Another test tatting necklace

This is Elaine P. Gan's Cheery Necklace.
Tatted in size 20 Lizbeth Snow White with (if I 
read the label right) size 6.0 seed beads which are 
pink/blue or pink/purple depending on how you 
at them.
 It needs a chain to finish it.

Hmmm...what am I going to work on tatting next??
Have a wonderful day and get some tatting in!!  :)

Saturday, July 4, 2020

A bracelet and earrings

I test tatted another choker for Elaine P. Gan, but I 
liked the design and decided I wanted mine to be 
a bracelet.  ;)
 And, our daughter has a friend visiting and she 
bought a pair of my Ice Drop earrings, and a pair 
of Small Maple Leaf earrings, and then requested 
a pair of the Small Maple Leaf earrings tatted in 
Yarnplayer's Snowflake HDT, so I got busy today 
and here they are!!!  :)

I hope you are having a tatting filled day!!!
I am off to test tat a necklace next!  ;)

Friday, July 3, 2020


Much better!! 
Lizbeth Bright Blue Lt. for the rings and Rainbow 
Taffy for the chains, oh and size 40 of course.  ;)

Have a fabulous weekend!!! :)

Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Still test tatting along

Elaine P. Gan designed this as a doily, but in size 40 
it's more the size of a motif. ;)
I missed 2 joins almost consistently throughout, so, 
I will have to tat it again.
But it's still pretty!!!  :)

I might re-tat it tomorrow since I have to sit for 2 
hours while hubby has eye surgery.
Have a great tatting day!!! :)

Friday, June 26, 2020

More test tatting accomplished, Oh and twins!!

This is another Elaine P. Gan creation.  It's her
Oxalis Choker.  Tatted in size 20 Lizbeth Summer 
Fun and Snow White.
 A close-up view below to show the 4mm beads too.
 And today we received a couple more items for 
test tatting and of course, I had to tat the cross.
This one tats up fairly quick!  It's called Different 
Cross.  Tatted in size 40 HDT from Tat-i-licious 
called Blue Ridge.
 And, 4 days in a row this week we have had deer 
sightings in our yard.  I was so excited to spot 2 
and then even more excited when I saw they are 
twins and mama was there too.
 They came all the way down that path to our yard 
and paused nicely for a picture....
 then mama came out front to check out the area, 
 and then they headed toward the back of our property 
line, but something spooked them so they darted into 
the woods you see behind them. 

Hope your Friday has been filled with tatting and 
maybe some excitement!!! :)
Happy Saturday tatting everyone!!! :)

Saturday, June 20, 2020

A new test tatted cross

I test tatted another cross for Elaine P. Gan.
This is the Elpis Cross tatted in size 40 
Lizbeth Bright Blue Lt.
Happy Saturday tatting to you!!! :)

Monday, June 15, 2020

Test tatting can show you something else....

Like a cross!
Tatted in Lizbeth size 40 Sea Island Citrus 
and Lemon Lt.
 Side by side with the doily and a chance to 
see how the solid color makes a difference in 
the look.  ;)

I hope you have a tatting filled day!!! :)

Monday, June 8, 2020

More test tatting

Elaine P. Gan did some more designing 
and I was given the opportunity to test 
tat this Mosaic Doily.  I messed up and 
didn't have enough attention so I have 
picots on the outer row which shouldn't 
be there, but otherwise I love this design!!!
Tatted in Lizbeth size 40 Sea Island Citrus 
and Ocean Teal Med.  Pictured with a pair 
of kids scissors to show how small it is.

Great thing is that this doily is tatted in 
one pass!!
 And for those who need a better size 
reference, below it's pictured on a  folder.

Have a fabulous tatting Monday!!! :)

Monday, June 1, 2020

Elaine P. Gan's Holy Cross

I started this cross a week ago, but left 
it to start test tatting again.  I got back 
to it this weekend and finished last night.
Tatted in size 40 Lizbeth Royal Wave.
Hope you have a wonderful day!!! :)

Saturday, May 16, 2020

Accidentally modified Liberty Cross and Sparkly Butterfly

I tatted this cross before and didn't mess 
up, but I made a mistake in the bottom 
this time.  It's shorter and just a bit 
different that the original, but thankfully 
it still looks good!  ;)
Oh, it's another Elaine P. Gan design.
Tatted in size 20 Lizbeth Red Burst.
I tatted a sparkly butterfly for a dear 
senior who just found out she has cancer 
and dementia.  I want it to brighten her 
day!  She loves blue, and butterflies. I found 
Jennifer Williams Butterfly Ring pattern 
and tatted it in size 40 HDT from Tat-i-licious 
called Blue Ridge and used clear beads for 
I think next week I will try to tat some 
butterflies to go to the project I posted in 
the last post.
Happy Saturday tatting!!! :)

Friday, May 15, 2020

A necklace for me & a notice about Butterflies.

I tatted this necklace awhile ago, but couldn't
figure out how to finish it, so I cut a cord
I bought and tied it to the ends, and still
have to glue and trim the ends, but I have
several good comments on it already!! ;)
Gotta love family!! :)
 Tatted in size 3 Lizbeth Autumn Spice.

Just for those who might be interested in tatting butterflies:

Have a great tatting day!!! :)

Thursday, May 14, 2020

Teacup and Saucer

I am not into coffee or tea, but after designing a 
tiny teapot in the online tatting design class I gave 
the teapot to one of our Sunday night seniors who is 
the person who suggested me designing it, well, 
another senior saw it and loved it and asked for one, 
well, I REALLY don't want to tat another, so...
I found this pattern online from Kathleen Gillard Campion:
and decided she just might like it.
 Tatted in size 40 Lizbeth Island Breeze and 
Raspberry Pink Med.
 Sitting on copy paper and next to my cell phone 
for a bit of size comparison.
 I like it better together.  ;)

Oh, I also got 3 more crosses done.  They are for 
my hubby's step-mom and sisters.
These 2 are Elaine P. Gan crosses.
My Portion Cross.
In size 40 Yarnplayer's HDT Beach Cafe.
 Justification Cross.
In size 40 Lizbeth Pineapple Parfait.
I just realized that I forgot to get a 
scan of the 3rd cross.
It was the Big Cross from Tatting Patterns & 
Designs by Gun Blomqvist & Elwy Persson 
tatted in size 40 Lizbeth Peacock Blues.

Hope you are having a great tatting day!!! :)

Saturday, May 9, 2020

Necklace complete

I tatted the pendant for a friend who has 
Parkinsons and needed a chain that she 
won't have to use a clasp, so I tatted a 
split ring chain of 6/6 in size 40 thread(the 
pendant is tatted in size 40).  I wanted 
something that would let the pendant 
take center stage and get the attention.
 Close up of the pendant below.  It's Yarnplayer's
Star Capella.  Pattern here:
Happy Tatting Saturday everyone!! :)

Friday, May 8, 2020

Splitrings to infinity!!!

This is about 30 inches of size 40 
Lizbeth Lilac Dk. 6/6 split rings.
It's going to be a necklace chain, 
and I will post the complete necklace
when it's done. Oh, you only see approx.
Have a great day!!  :)

Thursday, May 7, 2020

Resurrection Cross

I tatted this cross with this fabulous 
HDT from Graceful Arts called Toodles.
I love the colorway, but I don't think it 
goes well with the cross.  I will keep it 
for me!!  And I will use the rest of the 
beautiful thread for something that will 
hopefully let it shine!! :)

Working on several tatted items and 
have 4 more crosses to tat, so...back 
to the tatting space!! ;)
Have a wonderful tatting filled day!! :)

Thursday, April 30, 2020

Treble Tatting Video

As per a reminder from muskaan, I am posting
a link to a video I have posted in Just-Tatting on 
Facebook, that I made as to how to do Ninetta's Treble 
Tatting.  I used size 3 Lizbeth thread and did my 
best to show the steps clearly.  It won't let me upload 
it to blogger, so our daughter is going to help me 
figure out how to get it on Youtube and then try 

I used it to tat this doily which I will do my best 
to discipline myself and get the pattern together 
for those who are adventurous and would like to 
try it!!!  ;)
Hope this helps those who would like to try 
Treble Tatting!!

Mary Konior's Large Cross

Tatted in size 40 Lizbeth Christmas 
Green Mix.  I like how it turned out.
I am working on another Yarnplayer 
Star Capella pendant at the moment.
Have a great tatting day!!! :)

Monday, April 27, 2020

Yarnplayer's Star Capella

I saw this pattern and thought I would try it.
With great intimidation hanging over my head 
and doubts that I could do it, I still tried and 
succeeded!!! :)
It's fabulous!!!
Pattern link here: 
I used Lizbeth size 40.  If you print the pattern 
you will be able to see what size this is, it's 
almost the exact same size as the pictures.
 Below is the back.  I think it's "reversible".
I actually have one person asking me to make 
her one in purple.  ;)
I think I NEED several of these in different 
colors!!  ;)
Hope you have a wonderful tatting filled day!! :)

Saturday, April 25, 2020

Justification Cross

This is an Elaine P. Gan cross.
Tatted in size 40 Lizbeth Island Breeze.
I am busy tatting another cross and 
a pendant too.  ;)
Have a super tatting Saturday!! :)

Tuesday, April 21, 2020

Test tatting again

Elaine P. Gan allowed us to test tat again.  This is 
actually supposed to be a hexagon shaped doily, 
but....I love this look!!!! 
So, I sewed in the ends and left it as is.  ;)
I realized it could be a variety of shapes- a diamond 
if you add a motif to each end, a square if joined 
differently, and I am sure endless other possibilities!
Tatted in Yarnplayer's size 40 HDT(hand dyed thread)
Tigereye, and Nitty Gritty.
I wanted an autumn doily and now I have one!!!  :)
Working on more projects.
Hope you have a wonderful tatting filled day!!  :)

Monday, April 20, 2020

Tat-a-Renda's Threads that Bind Doily(14 Day Challenge Doily) Completed

I have enjoyed joining Tat-a-Renda on her doily!!!
I used size 40 Joy from AlenAlea and Lizbeth Lilac Dk.
It's measures 11 3/8in. from flower point to flower point.
 It still needs to be blocked!!!
I designed the last row myself.  I wanted some of 
hand dyed thread in it, but there was very little left 
so I just did the 4 flowers(wish there was enough 
for 8).  ;)
I am currently working on test tatting another doily 
and have 6 motifs to add to it, then sew in ends and 
I can then get a picture of it.  ;)
Hope you have a really wonderful day and get some 
tatting in!! :)

Wednesday, April 15, 2020

Row 13 completed

This is Tat-a-Renda's 14 Day Challenge Doily recently 
renamed Threads that Bind Doily.
Now I have to see if my brain will work and try to 
design a final row for it.
I am not sure I can do justice after seeing so many 
truly awesome ones already!!!  ;)
Have a wonderful day and fabulous tatting time!! :)

Monday, April 13, 2020

Trefoil Cross

This is Trefoil Cross by Julie Pinkerton.
Pattern found here: 
It's tatted in size 20 Lizbeth Black.

I delivered the 10 crosses I had tatted 
for the Health Clinic volunteers and they 
seemed thrilled with them.  ;)
Hope you all had a very blessed Easter!!!
I wasn't sure how ours would go, but I 
can say it was happy and blessed!! :)

Saturday, April 11, 2020

It's Virtual Tollway Tatter's Day!!! :)

Since it's "impossible" to meet right now for Tollway 
Tatters, I figured we should get a picture of us tatting 
in our Tie-dye shirts today and post them on the facebook 
page.  So, I thought I would share the picture here too.
Oh, that "mess" next to me is all tatting related, except 
the saucer plate for my cocoa.  ;)  Yep, it's organized 
chaos(as my sister calls it).  I guess I should "clean" it 
up......ummmm...probably not happening soon.  ;)
Have a super Saturday tatting and if you are a 
Tollway Tatter, make sure to add your picture to 
the facebook page.  I would like to see lots!!! :)

Tuesday, April 7, 2020

A Red Cross

Mary Konior's Small Cross from Tatting 
with Visual Patterns tatted in size 40 
Lizbeth Christmas Red.
Thankfully they re-opened the clinic 
that I am tatting the crosses for, so 
at my appointment Thursday I will be 
surprising them with the crosses.  I 
will also be finding out how many more 
I need since I have around 10.
Hope you are all doing well!!!
Have a great day and get some tatting 
sanity in.  ;)

Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Another cross(finally) ***added update **** another update :D

I tried an idea with a cross I had 
already tatted and it didn't work. So 
I started another which I am still 
working on-it takes tons of my 
concentration!!!!  ;)
While taking a break from that cross 
I started this one.  It's Mary Konior's 
Large Cross from Tatting with Visual 
Patterns tatted in size 40 Lizbeth Leaf 
I am still working on Tat-a-Renda's 
14 Day Challenge Doily(row 10), 
and the other cross, and test tatting 
another doily too.  I can't say I don't 
have anything to do.
***Here is the other cross mentioned 
Just finished another cross. This one was 
a challenge for me which took days.
 It's Pernille cross from Tatted Bookmarks 
cross-shaped by Lene Bjorn. Tatted in size 40 
Lizbeth Bright Blue Lt.

Day 10 of 14 done on Tat-a-Renda's
14 Day Challenge Doily.  

Something new in my life-since we 
have the stay at home orders I can't 
be teaching my Sunday groups so we 
have started going "LIVE" on facebook 
for those who have internet and facebook, 
and I am recording cassette tapes(yep, old 
school) for the seniors who don't have the 
internet.  Lots and lots of changes and some 
struggles, but I am thankful that God is still 
in control!!!  :)
Happy International Tatting Day and happy 
tatting today!!! :)

Saturday, March 28, 2020

Day 9 of 14 done!

I have gone back to the HDT for now and will 
use it until I run out, or until the doily ends-I think 
I will run out first.  ;)
I am enjoying this and I love seeing all the different 
colors chosen!!!
Have a fabulous day!!  :)
Get some tatting in for sanity!!  ;)