Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Thank you all for the thoughts and prayers.

My mom is no longer with us.  I appreciate everyone's thoughts and prayers.
Taking the rest of the week to rest from all the stress and then get back to 
life, and prayerfully tatting!!!!!  
Have a great day and Happy New Year!!!

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Merry Christmas from here

Hi tatters, I don't have any tatting to show, but today I did 
work a little on my Spring doily.
I want to let you know that I probably won't be back to the blogs 
until after the new year.  
My mom is dying and I have been all wrapped up in taking care 
of her and many things I know nothing about.
I have been at the hospital with her every day since we had to 
break into her house and find her.  I don't have time for much 
while trying to make sure she is kept comfortable and pain free.  
I just know I am missing out on a lot of beautiful tatting, 
and I want you all to know that I would comment, but 
it's not possible with this situation.
Please have a very Merry Christmas, and a blessed  and 
Happy New Year!!!  :)

Friday, December 16, 2016

Guess what I just inherited.....

My in-laws just dropped by and my mother-in-law 
said that her friend(who knows I tat) sent these 
threads and said that "I needed them".  
She is a very sweet lady and I am blessed!!  :)
Right now I am working on the start of next year's 
challenge(first to finish this years-late), and the gold 
thread in this bag is calling me(love the sparkles)!
I think these are all size 10, but I just got them 
and quick too a picture before running out of light 
(I used the flash too) so that I could show you!  :)
Happy tatting everyone!!!  :)

Monday, December 12, 2016

Possible treasure

This book was given to me last night
by one of our Sunday night seniors. 
She has given me some threads which 
are older, but she is a smoker and they 
are all dingy looking so I am just going 
to give the threads away, but I saw this 
and found several tatted edging patterns 
in it.  It has a copywrite date of 1963.
The tatted edging are all beautiful and 
I hope to have some time next year to 
work on some.
Believe it or not, this book is only 
a little larger than the size of my hand.
Have a wonderful day and happy tatting!!

Saturday, December 10, 2016

A Snowflake for physical therapy

This is called Snowflake based on Heart Doily-
pattern here:
It's tatted in size 20 Lizbeth Christmas Delight.
I think there might be an error in the pattern on the 
final part, but I will have to tat it again to know for sure.
As for the physical therapy part...last Sunday night 
I fell on the ice at the end of our driveway.  I have 
been telling everyone that I am talented and I can 
move at lightening speed, and I don't ever want to 
do it again!!!  I fell on my left thigh and it's very 
colorful now and somewhat painful, and I took the 
skin on my right hand middle and ring fingers. I 
can't bend my fingers all the way closed to make 
a fist, so I am hoping that tatting time will work 
them into healing while the skin heals.
Have a wonderful tatting time!!! :)

Friday, December 9, 2016

My large snowman suncatcher with lights and, our daughter spoiled me!

I found a package of unique lights which I don't 
remember buying and I thought the snowman 
needed something at night, so here he is!  :)
Our daughter is so sweet!!  She knows I love my 
homemade cocoa and she spoiled me yesterday!
She bought me these two really neat mugs! 

These will get great use over the next couple of 
weeks and maybe longer, because we are expecting 
very cold temperatures and continuing snow fall.
Happy tatting everyone!!!!  :)

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Very Large Tatted Snowman Suncatcher

Sunday afternoon and night we got snow!!!!
 I love the look of the bushy tree thing covered in 
 We have 2 pine trees on each side of our mobile 
home and the amaze me when the branches hold so 
much snow.
 To get the snow started I spent Sunday morning 
stringing my tatting into this wire snowman 
frame to create my first very large suncatcher. 
And just so everyone knows, this one is MINE!
 I got this wire frame snowman(which is actually 
a Christmas card holder), many years ago hoping 
to add tatting and make him a fabulous one of 
a kind giant suncatcher.
 I took these pictures today and you can 
see that most of the snow is gone, but 
they are saying this weekend there is 
a lot more on the way(up to a foot).
 I tatted this from the Exquisite Luncheon Set on pg. 30 
of the book Tatting Doilies & Edgings edited by Rita Weiss.
It's only the center and I added clear beads to 
to each ring, and then strung it to the wire 
frame with large clear beads for more sparkle.
 I plan on adding tatting to the scarf area,
 and to the cheeks, and tatting to the hat, 
but at least this much if finally done for 
this year.  It's as large as a whole 
regular size window(top or bottom 
section of the window).
This is just so you can see more of the 
snowman!!!  :)
Have a wonderful day and hopefully 
some tatting time too!!!!!  :)

Thursday, December 1, 2016

A Christmas surprise for our younger granddaughter

Our younger granddaughter asked for a charm bracelet 
made with these charms(since she saw them sitting 
around last time she was here).  So, last night as I 
was thinking about her request for me to make her 
necklaces and bracelets for Christmas, I searched 
for a good color to go well with these.
This is size 20 Over the Rainbow HDT from 
Custom Cotton Etc. on Etsy-  link here:
Oh, I guess I should tell you this is my design.  It's 
my Simple Fidgety Bookmark pattern: bookmark 
shown here:
 Now all I have to do is sew in the ends and add a lobster 
claw clasp.  It's long so she can "grow" into it.  :)
Have a wonderfully blessed day and enjoy 
tatting!!!  :)

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Improved twin

Ok, so...I was not as happy with the first owl 
bracelet, so I made a couple of small changes 
and I think I like it better.  It actually is a tiny 
bit longer, but to me the tatting looks a bit 
thicker and neater.
Again, it's Lizbeth size 40 black.
I ran out of thread on the shuttle at one point and 
had to add more, then I freaked out when I spotted 
a huge mistake of a missing ring & chain with a 
bead between owls.  The repair was no easy fix 
and I am hoping it's not visible(thankfully, not to 
non-tatters!).  :)
Hope you had a wonderful day and some tatting too!!  :)

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

A Christmas surprise bracelet

I don't have the ends sewn in or the findings on, 
but I wanted to show it.  This is for our daughter's 
friend. She loves owls and will be here for an 
exchange of gifts for Christmas some time probably 
after Christmas.
This is an adaption of my design which is here: 
It's tatted in size 40 Lizbeth Black with tiny black beads 
and of course the owl beads.  :)
Happy tatting and have a wonderful day!!!  :)

Saturday, November 19, 2016

Tatting on.......

It's very dark gray and snowy around here today 
so...since the lighting was as bad as last night I 
used flash and zoom to show the progress.
Yesterday it was almost 70 degrees F. here and today 
it's in the 20's and 30's and snowing(which is ok with 
me-great excuse to stay inside and tat!!!).
I hope you are all having a great Saturday and 
getting some tatting in!!!  :)

Friday, November 18, 2016

Making tiny bits of progress and am happy with the fix

Bad lighting!!!  It's dark and rainy out and there is 
no natural light, but the flash was too bright, so...
we are just going with this picture for now.  
Happy tatting and I will try to get more done 
tomorrow!!!  :)

Missed mistake??????

Oh, just so everyone knows, no one has notified me of my mistake!!!!  I found it yesterday morning while I was not able to be on the internet because it wasn't working.  Carefully look at the last repeat!  I sat to tat some more yesterday and realized in the morning that I made a mistake and switched shuttles without noticing.  Well, the scissors met the doily and the surgery seems to have went well.
  Have a great day and hopefully tonight I will post an updated picture!!  :)

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Hmmm.... think the snails have passed me already

Well....I haven't gotten any tatting done until today,
and I actually got 3 more repeats done(if you look 
closely at the bottom of the picture you will see the 
tip of a shuttle marking the first one tatted today.
Life, financial struggles, and holiday preparations 
are really delaying this.  I am really looking forward 
to when it's complete so I can say I got it done!!!
I am hoping to have some time this Saturday to tat 
since we have no plans and the weather people are 
saying it's going to snow some, and I am hoping to 
have time on Thanksgiving Day since we are not 
having everyone over this year due to the finances. 
Hope you are having a wonderful tatting time!!!  :)

Saturday, November 5, 2016


I don't know if this pace will continue, but at least 
there has been progress!!!  :)
Happy tatting!!!

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Tiny bits of tatting

Ok, only 3 repeats have been achieved so far.  At 
this rate Fox will catch up and pass me!  :)
Here's a view of most of the doily. 
 A lady in our Sunday morning group picked out a 
pair of donut earrings for her youngest daughter, 
but the sweet angel says she doesn't like to wear 
earrings even though her ears are pierced so, I told 
her I could put the donuts on a bracelet for her and 
she was very excited.  I went with a simple ring 
and chain design, and although the colors are not 
something I would normally choose, I figured a 5 
or 6 year old would love it more!  
  It's small and I made it so the lobster claw clasp 
can hook into any of those rings so she can grow 
into it.  :)  
So you see that I have been tatting like a turtle, 
but still tatting!
Happy tatting and have a wonderful day!!!!  :)

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

A little tatting

Ok, I have done some tatting and have missed getting 
a picture and posting some too.
I had a request for some green dreamcatcher earrings 
which got tatted and delivered already, and then a 
request for a rainbow pair for someone else, which 
I did get a picture of here:
These are my dreamcatcher earrings pattern 
tatted in size 40 Tatskool Rainbow Bright HDT.
Also, I have 2 repeats done on the final round of the 
Spring Doily.  And, working on Christmas Secrets too.
Hope you are having a wonderful tatting time!!!  :)

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Spring Doily row 16 done!!!

I finally finished row 16 and only 1 more to go.
I am hoping to get to work on the next row next week.
I am also working on Christmas Secrets(gifts).  I 
have plenty of stuff I need to, and want to get done,
but I am not sure if I can accomplish it all.
Hope you are having a wonderful day with plenty 
of tatting too!!!  :)

Monday, September 19, 2016

A Cross

I asked someone their favorite color and she 
said black, but I like green too.  So....
She has a black and green cross.
This is Mary Konior's Small Cross from 
her Tatting with Visual Patterns book.
It's tatted in Lizbeth size 40 Black and 
Yarnplayer's HDT Celery(my favorite 
green)!!!  :)
I have worked on the Spring Doily, but 
while riding across state Saturday and 
tatting I had a small problem closing a ring.
It stopped closing so I tried to straighten out 
the curling thread, and succeed 3 times, but 
the 4th time the thread snapped, so I have to 
take time to take out the partial ring and join 
the shuttle thread back and start again.
I also worked on the Christmas Bow edging, 
but got tired quickly.
I also had an order for a green pair of my 
dreamcatcher earrings which have been 
tatted and delivered this weekend, and I 
have an order for a rainbow pair.
Happy tatting everyone!!!  :)

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Doily update and tiny bookmark

 Spring doily coming along at a snail's pace, but still moving.
I needed to empty shuttles to be able to fill 2 orders.
I have a friend who needs a cross, and another who 
just asked if I would sell her a pair of my dreamcatcher 
earrings, so, I have to get busy and make a cross, 
and the earrings!!!
The spiral below ended up being a tiny bookmark.
Which looks like this(cuz' it is this!!).  :)
My pattern tatted in size 40 HDT Rainbow Bright 
from Tatskool(if I remember correctly!).
Happy tatting!!!  :)

Monday, September 5, 2016

Finally finished another row!!!! :)

Saturday night I finally finished row 15 of Renulek's 
Spring Doily.  I was actually running out of sunlight 
and trying to finish as the sun was going down and 
I just barely made it.  :)
Hopefully I will be starting row 16 soon.
Also, I just finished another tassel bookmark like 
the blue one.  
Happy tatting and have a wonderful day!!!  :)

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Bookmarks with heavy beads & tassels

This first bookmark was supposed to be longer, but 
I was running out of thread so it's for a pocket 
prayer book .
 The next two bookmarks are from the book 
Tatted Bookmarks Needle & Shuttle edited by 
Barbara Foster.

 These next 2 are inspired from the book Tatting 
Patterns by Mary Konior.  The first is inspired from 
the Interlocking Clovers(and this is my favorite).
This one was inspired by Sweethearts.  :)
All of these are tatted with size 20 Lizbeth Rainbow 
Splash and size 40 of the solids.
The beads on the 4 larger bookmarks are very heavy 
so if you put them at the top of the book with the bookmark 
completely inside then they work fine.
Happy Tatting everyone!!!  :)

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Spring Doily and Christmas Wreath Bow edging updates

It's another 2-in-1 picture.
This is the Christmas Wreath Bow edging surrounding 
the Spring Doily.  I have been making slow progress 
on both while tatting along on other projects too. Like 
the suncatcher in the previous post today.
 Here is a closer view so you can see how much of the 
doily row is left before I get to start the next row. 
I haven't measured it, but I think the red edging is about 
a yard in length.  I think I have about a foot or so to go 
and then I can work on the other side and then add to 
the width.
Have a wonderful day with tatting!!!  :)

A Suncatcher

I tatted a suncatcher for a friend.
It's tatted in size 20(Lizbeth) HDT from Custom Cotton Etc. on Etsy-  link here:
The colorway name is *Over the Rainbow*.  
It's so much prettier in real life and in the sunshine!!!
I ended up making up the design since the one I started with 
was "stretched" by adding the beads.
I can't wait to see her face!!  :)
Have a fabulous day of tatting!!!  :)

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Half way around!!!

Now, to just get the other half done!!!  :)
And I have been working on my Christmas wreath 
bow edging, but not much difference in length yet.
And a Christmas Secret has been finished too.  :)
Happy Tatting everyone!!!  :)

Friday, August 5, 2016

Still tatting along(a very long!!!!!!!!!!)

It feels like these rows are taking me forever, and 
ever, and ever.  But I know I shall make it to the 
end some day!!!  :)
I am guessing I have about 1/4 done so far.  I am 
again marking 10 repeats hoping to meet the goal 
or exceed it each time.
The lighting is bad cuz' it's almost 9pm here, but 
I just had to post some progress!!!  :)
Happy tatting and have an awesome day!!!  :)

Saturday, July 30, 2016

2016 25 Motif Challenge # 5

I have wanted to tat this bracelet since I first saw 
it, and I didn't do it justice so I will have to try 
again another time, maybe using size 40 instead 
of size 20 thread.
This is Corina Meyfeldt's pattern. Link here: 
 I tatted in size 20 Lizbeth Sky Blue Dk. with these 
fabulous beads I found at Hobby Lobby from inBloom 
by Bead Design, and Czech Glass Beads 11/0 seed 
beads Crystal. I purposely left the focal beads out 
of the centers of the end motifs so that I could wear 
it and sit my wrist on a table without the pain of 
beads under my wrist.
 I had also tried to add the seed beads around the 
focal bead, but that distorted the tatting and didn't 
work well for me.  I also believe smaller picots on 
the points and outer joins would help a lot!!!!
We are having a house full today for what was 
supposed to be a grill out, but it's raining so, it will 
be just a food and fellowship day!!  :)
Happy tatting and have a wonderful weekend!!! :)

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Emptying shuttles again....

Well.....I tatted this bookmark to empty a shuttle.
I thought it might end up as a bracelet, but it kept 
curling up to much that I stopped and made it short 
so it became a bookmark.  I just emptied the shuttle 
I used for the cross.
I also worked a little on the next row of the Spring 
Doily, and a little on the edging for the Christmas 
bow.  :)
Well....tons of stuff to get done this week, but I 
hope for some tatting time!!!  :)

Friday, July 22, 2016

Finished Row 14 finally!!!

Well, I got this row finished this morning.
Hoping to start the next row tomorrow, or
Have a wonderful weekend and happy tatting!!!  :)

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Getting there

Changing up my routine and normal way of life to 
a new way with hubby home a lot, is not easy.
I have been doing ok, but it is an adjustment.
I have this round almost done now.  I think there 
are 16 repeats left, but I am tired of the repetition 
and the political convention(hubby is watching it).
Well....I think I am going to play some computer 
games and listen to some music.
Have a wonderful night!!!  :)