Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Renulek's Spring doily round 9 complete

Straight from the shuttles a few minutes ago and
"thrown" onto the scanner. Plenty of
ruffling still happening so you can see some
edges folded on top of each other.
Hope your night is blessed  :)

Monday, May 30, 2016

A last minute tatted Birthday gift

I found out a sweet senior friend had a birthday Friday.
Well...since her family claimed her for the day, I 
decided to work on a gift for her.
This is Yarnplayer's Newcastle Necklace from her 
book Tatted Jewelry.
It's tatted with her own size 40 HDT Tigereye
and size 40 Lizbeth black.  I have tiny black beads
added to the HDT tatting, and goldish bronzish
beads to the black tatting.  I wanted it to go well
with this beautiful glass heart I had.  The heart
looks like tiger stripes so I thought it was great
that the HDT was called Tigereye.
I only had 2 black jump rings and couldn't
find any at the store so I used these black
wires used for large beads to try and create
some homemade connectors(not great, but
I believe they will work).
 The tatting is a little light for the heart, but we will
figure something out.  I can't wait to see her face!!!
Have a fabulous weekend!!!  :)

Friday, May 27, 2016

Finally....round # 8 done!

Straight from the shuttles and "thrown" onto the 
scanner.  Here is round 8 of Renulek's Spring 2016 
doily.  As you can see, I didn't get it to lay straight.
There is a lot of ruffling in this round(pretty when
you look at it, but not needed in this doily).  :)
Well...my hubby wants to go fishing with his friend
after he gets home tomorrow, if the weather is nice.
That means I will have tatting time!!!!  :)
And since we don't do anything for Memorial Day
I believe I will have tatting time then too!!!  :)
Have a wonderful Memorial Day weekend for 
those who celebrate it, and for those who don't
just have a wonderful tatting weekend(if possible)!!  :)

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

A bright cross to brighten someone's day!!! :)

My mother-in-law called me last night
and told me that one of the sweet
senior ladies fell and fractured her
shoulder, and she asked if I would
tat a cross for her.
Here is Elaine P. Gan's Justification Cross.
Rings tatted in size 40 Lizbeth Pineapple Parfait
and chains tatted in size 40 Lizbeth Butterfly Breeze.
It's so pretty!!!  :)
Have a wonderful day!!!
And hopefully some tatting too!!!  :)

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Not as much progress as I hoped, but doing ok

Working around so many things, but I made a little
progress this weekend.
Have a tatfully wonderful day!!! :)

Friday, May 20, 2016

Third attempt in designing my Broomstick Lace Butterfly

A little obsessed with wanting a good
Broomstick Lace Butterfly.
Here is my 3rd attempt and I feel I am definitely
on the right track!!  :)
 Here are my 3 attempts in order.
Have a great day and weekend!!!
Hopefully tatting will rule!!!  :)

Thursday, May 19, 2016

For muskaan

As you can see, I leave the ends until I 
figure out what I am going to do with them.
 Here are just a few beaded stars.
 These are the beaded flowers- Corina's 
. Which are the inspiration
for the stars and star flowers.
Hope this helps!  :)

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Sea Island Citrus Star flowers

Emptying a shuttle and making starflowers!!  :)
These are in size 40 Lizbeth Sea Island Citrus.
The first is what it looks like before the second round
is added, and the second one is complete.  
I love these starflowers, and the colors!!!  :)
Happy Tatting everyone!!! :)
Newest start on Christmas started for those
interested, go the Christmas blog. 

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Renulek's 2016 Spring Doily round 7 completed

I have really been working on this round, 
but it seemed like it was taking forever!!!
It's so beautiful and it was a struggle to choose
the color(s) for this round.  I have never tatted
a round like this separated in 2 colors, but I thought 
this was what I should do.
Have a fabulous day tatting along!!! :)

Friday, May 13, 2016

Center of tiny cross pendant

I was thinking while tatting the tiny cross yesterday that the top
and center would make a wonderful pendant.
Here is what I did today.  Tatting is much better 
today!!!  :)
Tatted in size 40 Lizbeth Salmon Med.
with tiny muted purple beads.
Have a great day and hopefully enjoy some tatting!!!  :)
I think I am going to created a blog just for Christmas
knowing my hubby can find this one and also
knowing he just showed some lady it the other day
trying to explain tatting and showing my work. 
I don't want him to see the other Christmas gifts so
those who know how to find my other blogs
look for a Christmas secrets one.  :)

Thursday, May 12, 2016

A tiny test tat today

Believe it or not this cross is about the size of my pinky finger.
It's a re-design of a cross I adapted from one of Elaine P. Gan's 
bracelet patterns.  Elaine saw my adaptation and asked if she 
could try it.  And I told her absolutely since it was her pattern
just adapted.  So, this is what she came up with, and 
she said she didn't think it looked like a cross, but I told her 
it did, even with my very lazy and not good tatting today.
It's in size 40 Lizbeth Salmon Med.
Needing to sew in ends on the "hide & seek" doily tonight
and block next week.
Have a great weekend!!!  Get some tatting in!!!  :)

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Only one more round to go.....

Well, the "hide & seek" doily is coming to a finale!!!
I have one more round to go and then some severe blocking 
to do!!!  As you can see it's a bit ruffly right now, 
but I am not worried! 
Since today has been awful gray and rainy,
I had my "blue"(skies) in my hands.  :)
Have a wonderful tat-filled day today!!!

Friday, May 6, 2016

Renulek's 2016 Spring Doily round 6 completed

I have been working hard to keep up and so far
The "hide & seek" doily has another round completed to,
but it's in dire need of blocking, although, I think
I may just finished the final 2 rounds and then 
block it into total submission and let it sit a week
then prepare it for Christmas wrapping!  :)
Then, I have to start another Christmas gift 
which seems like a challenge piece to me.  :)
Have a wonderful day and tatting time too!!!  :)

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Tatting today in size 3

I have decided that using size 3 works great when doing 
a lot of chains in a row.  :)
This is size 3 Pretty as a Rainbow HDT from 

Here are some other size 3 multi-chain tattings I did
in 2013 as Christmas gifts.

Monday, May 2, 2016

Size 3 motif and 5 round size 40 doily....same size *******Correction*******size 80 doily

Can you believe this???
Oh man!!!!  My brain has been in a scramble
and when I got on my blog and saw size 40 on 
this I knew I messed up!!!
The doily is in size 80 Lizbeth threads!!!

Renulek's 2016 Spring Doily round 5 completed

Round 5 is complete.  Ends not sewn in yet. 
 Probably at the completion of the doily.
Again, this is tatted in size 80 Lizbeth Summer Fun and Snow White
Ok....Now to keep my mind occupied for the rest of
the night.
Have a fabulous tatting night!!  :)

Another round of the "hide & seek" doily completed

Ok....for as simple as this doily should be there are
a few structural challenges for me(mainly the clover rounds
which seem to be tight), but the biggest challenge is my
hubby.  He is a truck driver so he is usually gone a lot, but
his new job is not keeping him busy so money is low, but
that isn't my problem.....my problem is that he is home and
I can't get time to work on this doily with him here!!!
So.....since I knew he is out for at least 4 hours today
I finished this round which has taken far longer than 
it should have.  I believe there are 2 or 3 more rounds
to completion, and a ton of blocking!!!!
It's already over 15 inches across.
Next, I was playing this weekend with size 3 thread.
The pattern is Carnival from Mary Konior's Tatting with
Visual Patterns.  The thread is Pretty as a Rainbow HDT from CustomCottonEtc.
Here is a size comparison with a size 100
 Rainbow Bright HDT from Tatskool,Carnival motif, 
which was tatted years ago.
The smaller one has better color in this picture.
And this picture shows the colors in the larger one better.
I also started a spinning wheel glass mat, but I know there
is not enough thread to complete it so...It's just a very large
doodle.  :)  Maybe I will show the picture later.
Have a wonderful day and may tatting fill a space in it!!!  :)