Saturday, February 23, 2013

5 Heritage Crosses

I finished my order of 5 crosses.  She like the Heritage cross and I am hoping she will be pleased with these. I am bringing them to her tomorrow.  :)
All tatted in size 40.  
First: Lizbeth Girly Girl, second: Lizbeth Purple Iris Fusion, third: Lizbeth Scottish Thistle, 
fourth: Yarnplayer's HDT Celery(my favorite-yet my favorite color is blue), fifth: Lizbeth Peacock Blues.

Friday, February 15, 2013

Necklace finished and modeled by my daughter. :)

Here is the necklace I made(    ), finally finished and able to be worn.  My daughter agreed to be the model for it. :)
 Here is a close-up.
Here it is on the stand.

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

3 Tatted Crosses

I received an order Sunday while at church from a lady who wants 5 tatted crosses to give her children for Easter.  She says she has a tatted cross from her great-grandmother and cherishes it and wants her children to have some.  She wants them about 5 inches with tassels.  So, I started with one of the boys(request-1 blue and 1 green), the blue one is last in this picture even though it was tatted first.  It's Mary Konior's Large Cross from Tatting with Visual Patterns.  It's tatted in LadyShuttlemaker's HDT  Helms Deep size 50, and is 5 inches long.  Next, I started on a girls(request-1 pink, 1 purple, 1 lavender-not solids).  I decided to make a cross I haven't made before from one of my newest books-Tatted Bookmarks Needle & Shuttle edited by Barbara Foster Handy Hands, Inc. This is the Heritage Cross by Dee Powell.  First I tatted it in size 40 Lizbeth Girly Girl(center cross) which ended up being about 3 1/2 inches long, next I tatted it in size 20(which the pattern calls for)HDT Sacred Lotus from Crochet4U2Dye4 and it ended up only 4 inches long.  Well, now I have 2 crosses for future needs or young girls, and I have 4 crosses still to work on.
Also, I am still working on the doily which I had thought would go much quicker and would have been done a couple weeks ago and isn't.  I thought it would be a nice give-away "prize", but my husband has claimed it!
This weekend I won't get any tatting done(as far as I can tell) because our 4 & 8 year old granddaughters are coming to stay and play.  The oldest has asked me if she could learn to tat cuz' "she wants to do it when she gets older"(quite neat since she doesn't get to see me very often!!).  :)
If there are any tatting lessons this weekend, I will do my best to get pictures and share them with you all.  :)

Friday, February 8, 2013

Tatted Necklace

Tatted this a couple of days ago, but was hoping to get the chain to finish it before showing it.  Well...a snowstorm prevented going out and purchasing the chain, is what I have.  :)
This is Yarnplayer's Ripple necklace:link here- 
It's a very easy pattern, and I was able to complete it even with an alteration in about 2- 2 1/2 hours.  :)
It's tatted in size 10 Cheryl's HDT.  I made a slight alteration to be able to add the stone at the bottom.  It's from Fox from the give-away package I received.  :)
The thread colors and the stone went so well together that I just had to find something to make with them.  

Monday, February 4, 2013

2013 25 Motif Challenge # 1

I just had to tat this cute little Sea Turtle!!!  He is so adorable!!!  
From Jane Eborall's pattern here: 
And he is tatted in size 40 Coral Reef HDT from Tatskool.
He is so small he is about the size of my fingerprint.  :)