Tuesday, January 25, 2011

2011: 25 Motif Challenge- Motif #3

I made 2 attempts at this pattern before I finally got it right.
This is a cross pattern by Becky Dempsey at Blossoms and Blessings Designs.
Pattern here: http://www.freewebs.com/blossomsandblessingsdesigns/crosspattern.htm
It's done in size 40 Lizbeth white and Christmas Red.
This will go to the sister of the one to whom the Butterfly Cross from yesterday belongs.

Monday, January 24, 2011

2011: 25 Motif Challenge- Motif #2

Well, here is a bit of what I have been up to in tatting since my last post.
I just finished this beautiful Butterfly Cross by Ruth-
pattern here:
It's done in size 20 "Sacred Lotus" cotton crochet thread from Crochet4U2Dye4
(I just need to finish off the ends).

Also, I finished the 3 crosses for my mother-in-law, one cross for a friend, and another for the mother of a friend(her granddaughter is receiving the Butterfly cross, and I have to make different crosses yet for her other granddaughter and her daughter).

This picture is awful, but it's the doily I am making and have gotten a little done on it.

And here is the progress on the tablecloth(same motif as the doily done in a different pattern).
It's not quite as long as a notebook folder yet, but I am loving the way it's turning out and my husband is very anxious for me to keep working on it.

Monday, January 10, 2011

2011: 25 Motif Challenge- Motif #1

Here is the butterfly I was working on last night. It's the Flat Butterfly from the book Christmas Angels and Other Tatting Patterns by Monica Hahn.
There are 2 small mistakes in the center small rings-I made them all the same size after doing 4 and noticing that the top and bottom ones are supposed to be larger than the side ones, but oh well. I like it. The thread is a hand dyed thread cotton crochet from Crochet4U2Dye4 size 20 and the color is Iris Bouquet. I fell in love with the color and I think it makes a lovely butterfly!

Same butterfly, different color backgrounds. Couldn't find one to show off the beauty, but thought I would share them all anyway. :)

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Tatting in 2011

Yes, I have been tatting.
I have too much to show and nothing quite complete yet, but working as quickly, yet carefully as I can on quite a few things. I have 2 of the 3 crosses 99% done for my mother-in-law, a start of a doily with an antique pattern, a start of a tablecloth for my husband, and I had to start a butterfly to do something different tonight and it's over half done(I may be posting the completed project tomorrow). Also, for Christmas, I was allowed to have a limited online shopping spree and I ended up purchasing mostly tatting items. I have 4 new books, and 7 new hand dyed threads from several different people(3 are still coming). The butterfly I am working on is out of one of my new books and with one of my new threads(couldn't handle waiting any longer to use it!). Here is a picture of what my couch is looking like with everything in progress. :)