Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Another quilting thread motif in a different color

Here is another motif from Tatting Patterns and Designs by Gun Blomqvist and Elwy Persson.  It's Star #2 from page39.
It's tatted in another quilting thread.  I think I really like this colorway!!!  I have to figure something else to tat with it.  :)  Oh, I don't believe it's tatted correctly.  I followed the pattern, but the picture seems to have the center all joined to one picot and the center chains joined too.  Oh well, I like it the way it is.  :)

Trying some HWT(hand wound thread)

 Wanting to do something different.  I decided to try some HWT and tat something.  
This was a combination of 3 threads-2 quilting threads(pictured below) and a size 80 DMC green which I received from Lace Lovin' Librarian-Diane.  I am not crazy about the color combo, but it makes me think of autumn leaves on green grass.
Here are the 2 quilting threads I used.
Here is the combination of the 2 quilting threads without the green in a motif from the book Tatting Patterns and Designs from Gun Blomqvist and Elwy Persson page 41 star #2.
Here are my pictures from Tollway Tatters....
 Barbara and Carrie tatting.
 Marilee and Gwen(please forgive me if I have the wrong name here) tatting.
 Diane at lunch time.  :)
 Carol, Sue Anna, and Marilee.
Marilee's fabulous tatting!!  :)
And just so the Tollway Tatters know that I made it home to get that extra large batch of sloppy joes done, here is a picture:
That is a 7 or 7 1/2 quart slowcooker filled to the top.  It went fast too!!  :)

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Tiny Spinning Wheel Glass Mat

I bought some new thread(not exactly thinking when I bought it).  There are 15 spools of variegated threads.  I wanted to try it and found out that it is quite small.
This is where I purchased it.

I tried tatting some size 100 and the same pattern in the quilting thread and I found out it is smaller than the size 100.  Below is the picture of the quilting thread in variegated red, orange, yellow, on top of the Rainbow Bright size 100.  
Of course, then I had to tat something real with it.
This is Mary Konior's Spinning Wheel Glass Mat from Tatting with Visual Patterns.
It's just under 3 inches across.  It is ruffly and needs blocking(thankfully the scanner held it in place).  The thread was a bit tough to work with since the stitches were so tiny and when picking out errors it weakened the thread lots and so it broke several times when closing rings that were re-tatted.
Other than that, I really love the color!!!!!!!  Any thing I tat with this is going to be small, but I think it will make some pretty motifs(can't wait to see the other colors tatted up).  :)

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Tatting something of my own design. Dreamcatcher Earrings.

 My daughter loves the look of Indian dreamcatchers and wanted some earrings that were like them.
I set about to make her a pair for Christmas thinking it would be easy enough.  Well, I got the first one done and thought it was awesome, but when I started the second one I realized I made a big mistake...Notice the one on the right(the first one done) looks ok, but it's really not.  When I covered the ring on the second(the one on the left) I realized that on the first I used size 40 Rainbow-licious from Jess, and mistakenly used size 100 Rainbow Bright from Tatskool in the center, which I used on the outside of the second.  So....I put it aside and left it quite frustrated by such a mistake.
Well, this week I decided to start over since my daughter found out about the project after the holiday and said she would like them bigger.  So, here are the finished ones(sorry the picture isn't very clear).  They are both done in size 100 Rainbow Bright HDT from Tatskool.  I think she will like them.  

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Forgotten post....

Here is the give-away doily with it's reversed twin.  :)  I used it as a give-away to my facebook(non-tatting)friends, and one 12 yr. old girl won it and was so excited.  :)
It should have been posted on here sooner, but there have been way too many things happening.  :)
Here was one weekend of distractions:

Friday, May 3, 2013

Winner!! and Surprise winner chosen!! :)

The winner of the Raspberry Island Breeze Doily is Eliz Davis aka TatKnot, Congratulations!!!  :)
I need you to please send me your mailing info to Hiskid66  @  msn   .   com(no spaces).
I have a package ready to mail tomorrow.
***Also, I decided to surprise someone else with a goody package, so....Congratulations Michelle!!!  Please send me your mailing info to the same e-mail above.  :)
Congratulations to you both!!! 
Thanks to everyone following this blog and for all the encouraging comments!!!!  :)
Have an awesome day everyone!!!