Monday, August 30, 2010

Flying tatting shuttle!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

A little story......I was tatting this center for Tatting with Rings(I got the book this past weekend).

While tatting there was a little flying bug that came up near me and I went to swat at it with my tatting in hand and in progress. Well, our 22 yr. old Jessica was in the room with me when I swatted at the bug and my shuttle and project flew across the room(singlewide mobile home) hit the other wall and fell down behind this computer and desk. It was so funny that she called her dad(my hubby) and told him, and the whole time I just kept laughing. It was so funny and so unexpected!!!!
I won't be doing the actual tatting on a ring yet, it just helped me to empty a shuttle. I am working on a different project and can't wait to get it done and show you. As you can see, part of it is white. :)

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Yes, I have been tatting :D

Here is what I have accomplished since Sunday. I am making these hearts to give to some ladies on a ladies retreat weekend in October. I have 20 done and need about 65, which seems totally achievable since I got 19 done in 2 days. So...a small break from these hearts for now and on to something else for a couple of days.

Today, I started a new Mary Konior Small Cross in Lizbeth size 40 Fruit Fizz thread. I had originally planned to do the outside in Lilac Dk., but there was a small mistake made in shipping and I was sent size 20, so I just used the Fruit Fizz for both rounds. And then as I was finishing the outside round, my tie off from the first round came apart so.....this is now my cross. :)

Friday, August 20, 2010

25 #2 Motif # 10 Hearts on a Paperclip

This isn't perfect, but I like it. It's a pattern from Georgia Seitz website at
Done in Lizbeth size 40 Sherbert Delight. I am going to do it again and hopefully better!

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Oooooooooo! My birthday wish is here(ok, part of it) :D

I got to get some new threads as my birthday present and here are 9 out of the 10(some how Lilac Dk. decided to avoid joining the rest of the threads on their journey here so it's on a lonesome journey of it's own to come join us. And I am waiting on a book I ordered too. I now have lots of color in my tatting life :D .

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Adding a scanned picture of the last ornament done

Thanks for the wonderful comments on this even though it's hard to actually see. I was playing around and thought I might be able to scan it and here is what I have. Sunshine were wondering about the joins......they are just regular joins. this is 2 of the same motif put together back to back and the center of the motifs are on the top and bottom of the ornament. So what you are seeing around the sides is the outside edges of the motifs joined. I had forgotten to make the first join so it is actually tied together, but I joined the next 3 or 4 and then tatted the rest on the ornament(not easy!!!) and made the last few joins on the ornament to complete it. Hope that helps avoid all the squinting to see the joins. :)

Friday, August 13, 2010

Why do I get frustrated doing rings and bare threads???

Slight teaser picture.... I will show the project when(if.....) I get it done. It seems like it would be terribly easy, but I get so tired and kind of bored doing this type of pattern, which is why my Fisherman's net doily hasn't made much progress(other than I think I would prefer a different thread to work it in). I am continuing this, but the heat and humidity are driving me crazy! :)

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

25 #2 Motif # 9 large wheel Christmas ornament

I told you I had plans for the large wheel motif. I made a second connected and finished it on a glass ornament. It looks great(could use a slightly larger ornament, but this is what I have and I have no idea of what size they are). Done in Lizbeth Christmas Delight size 20.

On these clear ornaments it's hard to show the beauty.

Here is a side view. :)

Not so sure I enjoy tatting directly on the ornament, but that was the only way to finish this. ;)

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

25 #2 Motif # 8 large wheel

I got done with our church jamboree and back from vacation and spent this past weekend "recovering" from everything!
Yesterday I got back to tatting and here is what I finished today. It's the large wheel from a Yoke pattern from Priscilla Tatting Book from here: page 18.
I love the way it turned out and I have plans for this, but for right now it's added to my challenge on it's own. Done in size 20 Lizbeth Christmas Delight.