Friday, August 26, 2011

2011: 25 Motif Challenge- Motif #20

I started a doily from a book I had borrowed from the library, but didn't get anywhere near finished when I finally had to "reluctantly" take the book back. I loved the center and kept it as a motif to be used later. Well...later finally made it and here is the motif.
It's from Traditional Tatting Patterns Edited by Rita Weiss(although, I can't remember the name of the doily), and it's tatted in size 40 Celery HDT from YarnPlayer

I decided I wanted to display it since I really love it, so I put it inside a photo coaster. Now it can sit out and not get destroyed. :)

Glass ornament

My friend saw the ornaments I did last year when she joined us for Thanksgiving and she requested this one, so....for the last long while on and off I have worked to make her one. The first one was very stretched and so I thought I would improve it by adding more rings and one more center diamond, but I miscounted and had an extra set of rings to deal with, so I found a cute angel charm and tatted it into the empty space. I know the picture isn't great quality, but scanning wasn't an option. :)
The pattern is from the antique library Butterick Tatting and Netting No. 8 Tatted Rosette. It's tatting with Lizbeth size 20 Christmas Delight.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Trouble commenting on blogs!!

I have tried to comment on many blogs for the past 2 days to tell you all how wonderful everything is, tells me I am not logged in or that I am not allowed to view the page(which is coming directly from my dashboard reading list). I hope it clears up soon!!!
For those who I follow their blog: You are all doing some amazing and wonderful things! I wish I could comment on your posts, but until it lets me comment again I will let you know here.

Tatting Fool: Your ornament is awesome and it reminds me of fancy windows! :)

Fox: Your Galuh is beautiful! :)

Gina: Your plate 2 figure 13 looks great and I like the look of that design! :)

Jane: Neat shark! :)

Martha at Transmutacje: Great bookmark! :)

Umi&Tsuru: Your Fleur de Lis are beautiful and great colors! :)

Jon from Tat-a-renda: Your star is gorgeous!!! :)

Yarnplayer: Your Newcastle necklace in earthy colors is fabulous!!! :) It looks so autumn like that I could see a leaf charm hanging in the center for autumn. :)

Eliz at Tatknot: I love your Purple River Dancers bracelet and earrings! Great colors! :)

**Well, that covers everyone I have tried to comment to so far. Hope you all have a great day!! :)

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

No tatting to show, but I have been tatting :)

I have been busy working on the tatted ornaments I promised my friends and will post them when they are done(that will be awhile), and some on the tablecloth for my husband(which has a very long way to go), and a small start to a doily which will become a motif instead since the book with the pattern had to return to the library.
BUT.....I have been getting in trouble today on my "girls day out" with my friend and 21 yr. old daughter. We went to several craft stores and I spent money----on......

Tatting items or accessories. Quite a few for future projects, but I just wanted them today. :)

Also, I had planned when we moved here that the couch wouldn't get attacked by tatting supplies and projects, but..... as you can see, I am going to have to force my tatting to obey the rules or erase the rules to allow the tatting to have it's way. :)

Thanks so much for all the compliments and comments on my posts! You are all so wonderful and encouraging as well as inspirational! I sure hope my tatting becomes as wonderful as all the wonderful things I see on the blogs! :)