Tuesday, May 31, 2011

2011: 25 Motif Challenge- Motif #16

I spent most of Sunday working on adding more length to the tablecloth I am working on for my husband. I was able to get 12 more motifs added. It doesn't look like much, but it did add about 8 or 9 more inches to the length.
Yesterday afternoon I was bored and wanted something to do so I ended up doing this sweet little snowflake called the Cloverleaf Snowflake from Tatted Snowflakes by Vida Sunderman in Lizbeth size 40 Snow White. It's a fairly easy snowflake and It's so pretty! :)

Sunday, May 29, 2011

2011: 25 Motif Challenge- Motif #15

This is Arlenes First Place Winner doily-pattern here: http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_mpkSDy7pYwk/SrMOjUzMXDI/AAAAAAAAAj4/J3olCZIY9Jk/s1600-h/ArlenesFirstPlaceWin.jpg
It's done in Lizbeth size 40 Tropical Punch and White. It's about 11 inches across.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

2011: 25 Motif Challenge- Motif #14

Finally Finished! It's crazy that it has taken me quite awhile to get this little 5 inch doily done, but that's what I get for straying from project to project. :)
It's done in Lizbeth size 40 Fruit Fizz thread. It's an antique pattern found here: http://www.antiquepatterns.dreamhosters.com/DMCTat.pdf Ground (figure 24) Medallions

I also got this ornament done for a friend who requested it. It's done in size 10 red and size 10 white thread. The pattern is from Elegant Tatting Patterns by Janet Carroll pg. 28 #3. I stiffened the picots with fabric stiffener so hopefully it will store nicely.

Thank you very much everyone for all the thoughts and prayers. Things are seeming to calm down a bit and as you can see I am getting some tatting accomplished(yeah!!!). May you all be blessed!!! :)

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Still here, just getting back to tatting.

This is just a glimpse of what I am working on other than the doily with all the flowers around the outer edge. I will show this when it's completed and you can't see those strings(but there will be more flowers).

I just wanted to let you know that I haven't been able to tat for 3 weeks.
I had all my teeth removed for health reasons, then our college daughter ended up extremely sick for 2 weeks and then got well enough to make her graduation then she got very sick again for another week. And our oldest daughter's family(with our 2 granddaughter's ended up extremely sick), then our 11 year old "niece"(actual cousin but young enough to be niece) passed away on Mother's day due to an illness she was born with called EB(don't know the actual words, except that it's a real long term).
So, here I am again and hopefully things will calm down now!