Friday, October 30, 2015

More tatting done today :)

This is Three Blind Mice pattern from Tatting Patterns by Mary Konior(the most expensive book I own).  I have so badly wanted to tat something from this book since I got it, so with so many other things in motion already and limited time 
I decided to empty a shuttle doing this little all ring pattern. 
This is size 40 Lizbeth Fruit Fizz.  I love how this pattern shows off the colors well.
Hope your day is blessed!!!  :)  

Tatted lanyard for my husband

I have been tatting along.  Lots of things going on and keeping tatting limited, but still progressing.  My husband wanted a tatted lanyard(but NO beads).  So, after trying a couple of patterns and failing, I decided to try this.  Nice thing is that it should be durable since my husband is quite hard on things, and it holds the weight of all three crosses he wanted on it(and they are heavy).
It's tatted in size 10 Lizbeth Angel's Love and Turquoise Twist.
First picture is the whole thing.
 Next is just the lanyard.
 Next is so you can see that I used a large single ring at each end and over lapped them.
 Next is a scan of it.  :)
Have not had much chance to work on my secret tatting, but it's not a huge secret anymore since my husband walked in unannounced one day and saw it's going to my mother-in-law and her husband.....and my husband has one coming next year(hopefully).
I got to work with one of my senior tatting students this week.  She is tired of making rings and joining them, so we worked on learning chains.  I don't know how much practice she is getting since she has been enduring headaches that are lasting weeks.
Well....tomorrow(Lord willing) I will be tatting and watching Christrmas movies(on Hallmark Channel) all day.  :)
Have a wonderful day and hopefully tatting time too!!!  :)

Monday, October 19, 2015

2015 25 Motif Challenge # 8

This is Frivole's 2015 Snowflake.  I have been allowed to test tat it and have not done justice to how gorgeous it really is.  I think I tat too tightly or something.  I did block it using her blocking template, but I didn't finish the ends yet.  This is tatted in size 20 Lizbeth Snow White.
I have not made any progress on my secret tatting in 2 weeks.  I hope to get more done this week, but my weekly scheduled has been terribly disrupted lately.  I have been tatting though....I have worked on and edging to empty a shuttle, which I will post when I get the shuttle emptied.  And I am working on the lanyard for my husband yet.  It's taking quite some time, but he already loves it and it's not even half done.
I had another tatting class last week and the one senior student just has to keep starting all over at the beginning(her hands really don't like tatting, but she wants to learn), and then other learned picots and joins(which we might have to learn again today).  :)
Have a wonderful day wherever you are!!!  And I hope you get a chance to tat!!!  :)

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Failed twice.

My husband wants a lanyard without beads.  I know him so I figured it has to be something strong to withstand some abuse.  I chose this design:
the red and white on the right side of the 2nd picture in the post.
Well, I wanted to start and end with a larger ring and then just tat the split rings(which looked like it would be easy, but proved me wrong).  I tried the first sample a week ago, and I just tried the second one today.  Neither good!!  I guess I am going to have to find something different.
I made my own stitch counts, the first large ring is 40ds, and in the second attempt it is only 30ds.
the split rings are all 10/10.  At least my rings look good to me.  It's practice, what can I say!!  :)

Monday, October 5, 2015

Questions for the more knowledgible then me.....about Tatting Days

I was visiting Lelia's blog here:
and I saw this
  15th Annual Tatting Days - 'A Snowman's Tale'
from here:
It looks awesome to me!!!  But.....the anxious side of me has questions, like could someone explain how things go??  It looks as though the classes are just repeated each day and if that is so...why would you want to attend all 3 days??  I would only be able to attend Saturday if I choose to go.  It looks like fun and tatting, but I am just not sure.
Thanks for putting up with this "still" newby tatter{ to any tatting gatherings}.