Saturday, September 30, 2023

Tollway Tatters and Tablecloth

We had an AWESOME Tollway Tatters Gathering!!
12 Tatters from across America, Canada, and Australia.
Lots of different projects, great tatting and chatting!!
And, I tatted 4 motifs on my tablecloth in that time. 
From my estimation I need approx. 14 more rows to 
make it reach from side to side(7 rows on each side). 
It takes me approx. 1/2 hour to tat each motif and 
knowing that it takes approx. 17 hours to tat each 
side currently.  ;)
Hope you have a great tatting filled weekend!! :)


Monday, September 25, 2023

Tatting for an upcoming craft show

I tatted up this set of autumn leaves using Lizbeth 
size 40 threads.  Right to left- Autumn Spice, 
Orange Crush, Honey Drizzle, Falling Leaves, and 
Spice Cake.
And, I had to show this, Marilee, in size 40 these 
earrings are the same size as the leaves in the bottom 
picture on page 2 of your pattern.  ;)
I had a request for another cross.  This one is for the 
daughter of the lady I tatted the last one for.  She said 
light blue was her favorite color and normally I use 
Lizbeth Niagara Falls, but this time I changed it up 
and used a favorite of mine, Blue Ice.  I hope she likes it!
And, I have had a couple of chances to spend time with 
this little one.  Our newest addition to our morning 
ministry family.  It's precious time with any baby!!  :)
Have a great week and hope to see all the 
Tollway Tatters this Saturday!! :)
Happy tatting everyone!!! :)


Monday, September 4, 2023

Tatting with Tollway Tatters(in memories)

Ok, so in Feb. and Mar. of 2012: 
was tatting with these totally gorgeous colors of Oliver Twists 
threads and I wanted to check them out, but haven't until 
this weekend.  She so kindly sent me a sample to try.

This is in no way perfect, but it's cute.  The thread tats 
nicely, and the colors are fantastic!! :)

And the center is from Denise.  Wayyyy back when 
the Tollway Tatters were able to meet in person I received 
this little bag of "doodads" from Denise, and then I went 
through my tatting items I saw these and just had to use 
them with this thread.  Both are very fine.

So, in memory this weekend I got to tat with 
Diane and Denise!! :)
Hope you had a great tatting filled weekend!! :)


Thursday, August 17, 2023

Emptying shuttles and making flowers! And other tatting too!! :)

 A long time ago Muskaan tatting these beautiful
 and I really wanted to try them, and I
finally got around to it.

I didn't follow her examples exactly, and I ended 
up using different sizes of thread, but I really like 
how they are turning out! :)
I am tatting these as part of a Christmas present which 
will be shown when completed.
But....this first set is no longer with me.  I was waiting for 
my father-in-law while he was having cataract surgery and 
the nurse came and got so excited to see tatting and said her 
grandmother tatted and she has her grandmother's shuttle, but 
couldn't learn.  So I gifted her this very unfinished piece and 
she loves it so much and said it was going on her Christmas 
tree with her grandmother's snowflakes.  :)

This next set has a HWT(Hand Wound Thread) flower.  It's 
that dark purple with Lizbeth Tropical Punch.  I like it.

I added a bead for a little embellishment.

And by the Clover shuttle next to these you can see 
how small they are.  ;)
This last set I wanted to use those pearly white beads (so 
that I didn't have to put them away) and I loved how they 
made the flower look!!!

On another Christmas present I will have hearts and 
I wanted this heart from Mary Konior's Tatting with 
Visual Patterns.  In Yarnplayer's Snowflake HDT.

And, on another Christmas present I will have these 

Below is another memorial for a senior friend. 
She lost her sister and this best friend last year 
both within a week or so near Mother's Day.
She really loves having this one and the one of 
her sister and she keeps them in her Bible and 
shows them to others saying how beautiful they 
are.  Her sister's is here:

And, I now have more of Yarnplayer's awesome HDT 
to make fabulous tatted items with!!! :)
Thank you, Yarnplayer for creating such awesome 
colorways!!! :)

And, we have had visitors on and off again.  These 
3 surprised me right outside the kitchen window.

And this very dear lady is our 99 yr. old.  She and 
my hubby went fishing and they each caught 4 fish, 
and he caught the largest and she caught the smallest, 
and both had a great time!!!
I was frustrated that the state would actually make a 
99 yr. old pay for a fishing license!!!

Have a great day and hope you getting your 
tatting in!! :)

Monday, July 24, 2023

Oh....a few tatting projects. ;)

Starting with tatting around a pendant in 
a single pass Ice Drop design.  Lizbeth 
size 40 Wildflower Garden.

A bracelet using the Floral Tatted Bookmark Pattern 
by Kersti.  Pattern link here: 
Tatted in size 20 Lizbeth Ocean Sunset.

Next is just 3 rows of connected split rings. 
Tatted in size 40 Jungle Greens.

Next is a dyed agate slice.  I used rings and bare
thread space to surround the stone, and split rings 
with a bead that the closing to make a chain. 
Size 40 Lizbeth black.

Lizbeth Ocean Sunset is the only thread that
goes really well with the "oil slick" colors in
these earrings.  I just tatted rings and chains and 
an extra row of chains with beads.

I added a tatted chain to connecting to this cross
just for a slight embellishment.  It really makes 
the colors pop(in person).
Size 40 Lizbeth Black.

I saw this adorable bunny and ordered the pattern.
I hoped to have it done before Easter, but didn't 
finish until July(as evident by the date on the picture).
Lizbeth size 20 Lilac Med.
Pattern here:

I had another senior lady see my tatted crosses 
and she requested this.  So here is My Portion Cross 
from Elaine P. Gan in size 40 Lizbeth Purple Iris Fusion.

I just tatted these adorable, cute little dragonflies today.
Pattern link: 
Size 40 Lizbeth Purple Iris Fusion and Sea Island Citrus.

I tatted this bracelet from Robin Perfetti's book Tatted Bookmarks. 
This is Square Tessellation.  Size 40 Golden Yellow Lt. on a zipline.  ;)
A first time adventure.  ;)
I hope you have a wonderful and tatting 
filled week!!! :)


Wednesday, June 28, 2023

Yes, I have been tatting.

My daughter gave me lots of stones to 
tat around and sometimes they really 
inspire me.  This is one of 3 similar 
stones.  They are all the same greenish/
blue.  I like how this turned out!
This is Lizbeth size 40 Countryside with 
clear glass seed beads.  I thought it was 
Blue River Glades(which is set out for 
the next one.)  ;)
This is a Tiger Eye Tear Drop stone.  I 
like these colors for autumn.  Lizbeth 
size 40 Golden Honey(limited edition) 
and brown glass seed beads.
This is a dark Chevron Amethyst stone. 
I love the deep dark purple(very hard to 
photograph for an amateur).  I used 
Lizbeth size 40 Elderberry Jam and dark
 purple metallic seed beads.
This one is a Rose Quartz Tear Drop stone. 
I used Lizbeth size 40 Raspberry Frappe, 
and the chain has pink glass seed beads.
I needed 4 crosses for some very dear ladies I  know. 
I still have to sew in ends as usual, but they are all 
tatted.  First two are Elaine P. Gan's My Portion Cross 
in Lizbeth Purple Iris Fusion, and Elaine's Love on High 
Cross in Raspberry Frappe(size 40 of course).
And the next two are Elaine P. Gan's Justification Cross 
in Lizbeth Rainbow Taffy and Purple Iris Dk., and the 
next is Mary Konior's Small Cross in Lizbeth Wildflower 
Garden and Snow White(size 40 of course).
Tons more in the works, but nothing near finished!!  ;)
Hope you have a wonderful upcoming weekend and 
make sure to get some tatting time in!!  :)


Tuesday, May 30, 2023

I have been busy!!

I finally!!!  finished my large triangle 
inserts for the sides of my shirt.  They 
are no way perfect!!!  but they work!!
Tatted in size 10 Lizbeth Magenta Dk.

The pictures are not great!!!  I am a tatter 
not a photographer.  The color looks a bit 
off in this picture, but it looks fine in person.
I designed my own large triangle which needs 
much improvement especially in the center, 
I think I did ok for my first try!!  It's in size 10
 I have another style in progress which when 
done(a long time from now) will be posted also.  ;)

I have also been tatting a selection of bracelets 
for the up coming craft shows in Nov. & Dec. 
I have lots of finishing to do, but the tatting is 
done.  :) I am trying to make each in a different 
I changed it a bit because I didn't read first.  Tatted 
in size 40 Lizbeth Tropical Punch.

Next, is a design of my own. Folded rings make this 
special!! :)  Tatted in size 40 Lizbeth Countryside.

Next, is my simple bookmark/bracelet pattern. The 
bracelet above took along time to think about, I stared 
by tatting the bracelet design below, but it was too 
narrow in design for the focal, so I made it a charm 

Next is Robin Perfetti's Diamond Braid with Border 
from her book Tatted Bookmarks.  Tatted in size 20 
Lizbeth Rainbow Splash and Black.

Next is a made up design.  I saw something similar and 
liked the look.  Tatted in size 40 Lizbeth Spice Cake.

Next is Robin Perfetti's Wave Bookmark from her 
book Tatted Bookmarks.  Tatted in size 20 Lizbeth 
Tropical Punch.

Next is Muskaan's Edging #2. Link here: 
Altered, but it didn't come out as I thought.  It's ok. 
Tatted in size 40 Lizbeth Caribbean and Black.

I have many more to tat, and also lots of stones and 
agate slices from our daughter(am currently half way 
around a large stone).  I hope to have a good stock 
by Nov. 1.  :)
Hope you are having a terrific day and getting some 
tatting in!! :)