Monday, January 23, 2017

Another large tatted suncatcher yet to be received

Here is another large suncatcher gift, yet to be 
received.  We didn't have Christmas due to 
many circumstances, so the tatted gifts I 
completed are still waiting to be given.
The link to the details for this one are here:
I had to be more creative to make this one work 
because I used hand-dyed thread and couldn't 
afford to have to cut and throw away mistakes, so 
I just "forced" things to work.
Have a beautiful tatting time today!!!  :)

Saturday, January 21, 2017

I missed putting a title on this post-large suncatcher!

Another of last year's challenge pieces.
This is a large suncatcher I created for a dear 
friend for Christmas-who has yet to receive it, 
since we didn't have Christmas this year.
A view in the window.
To get all the details go here: 
This year there will be more on that blog page(hopefully).
Have a wonderful Saturday with lots of tatting hopefully!!!  :)

Friday, January 20, 2017

One of last year's challenge pieces which wasn't shown

Another of last year's challenge pieces.
This was a Christmas present for my in-laws.
They loved it!!
Another view.
All info. on it here:
I have more pieces to show(probably one a day), 
you can see them all at that link.  :)
Happy tatting today!!!  :)

Thursday, January 19, 2017

I kind of caught up to Fox!! :)

Sewing in ends and blocking is next.
This is Renulek's 2016 Spring Doily.
Tatted in size 80 Lizbeth Summer Fun and 
Snow White.
This was one of last year's challenge pieces.
Sewing and blocking have to wait just a bit, 
because I have several other things to do for ministry 
work and housework.  Not to mention more work at 
my mom's house.
Have a wonderful day!!!!!!!!!!

Monday, January 16, 2017

2017 25 Motif Challenge # 4

This is Winter Rose Snowflake by Elaine P. Gan.
It's another test tat.
Tatted in size 40 Lizbeth Tropical Punch.
Needs blocking, but it's my favorite!!
I had to use a different color than the last 2 
due to our daughter teasing me that I was 
tatting "yellow" snow.  Crazy kid.
Well, this would be # 5, but I forgot to scan 
the cross I finished Sunday(I don't have the 
computer on Sundays so I forgot).  It was 
tatted for a sweet new addition to our Sunday 
night senior group.  She isn't doing well- she 
has cancer and I just wanted her to know she 
is loved.  She was so surprised and said she 
loves it.  I am pleased!  :)
Have a wonderful tatting time!!!  :)

Thursday, January 12, 2017

2017 25 Motif Challenge # 3

Introducing Carolyn Snowflake.  :)
Tatting as the last in size 40 Lizbeth 
Pineapple Parfait.
This is another test tat for Elaine P. Gan.
Loving the tatting distractions!!!  
Everything else just stresses me right now.
Happy tatting and have a wonderful day!!!  :)

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

2017 25 Motif Challenge #2

Introducing Stellar Snowflake!
It's a test tat for Elaine P. Gan again.
I tatted it in size 40 Lizbeth Pineapple Parfait.
I tatted this last night late and finished it 
around midnight.
I have 2 more to test tat.
I may have a cross done today.
Have a wonderful tatting day!!!  :)

Monday, January 9, 2017

Still tatting along on the Spring Doily from last year

Making some progress to help relieve stress.
I am in the final stretch(and yes, it's a stretch.  I 
try to tat 1 repeat at a time, and then another if I 
can.  I love the beauty of this pattern and can't 
wait till it's finished and blocked!
Stress relief is needed because tomorrow we start 
the process of going through my mom's house.  
Looks like I am getting the large furniture, but I 
live in a small place and am not sure where to put it 
with what I already have.  Either way, I am not just 
letting it all go.  Then we have to decide which each 
of us kids want(pretty much done already), and then 
all the grandchildren get a chance.  
I am so thankful I have tatting to "escape" into. 
Happy tatting and have a wonderful day!!!  :)

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

2017 25 Motif Challenge #1 Heidi Cross

This is the Heidi Cross from Tatted Bookmarks-
cross-shaped by Lene Bjorn.
It's tatted in size 40 Lizbeth Scottish Thistle.
This was a challenge because it has a "new to me" 
technique-Josephine knots.  I think I did ok, but 
I need to work on getting the first one closer to the 
previous ring and not to leave bare thread there, and 
to work on closing them better-slower is better!!!
I flunked in my 2016   25 Motif Challenge.  I 
am starting a 2017   25 Motif Challenge.
Hope your new year is off to a wonderful 
tatting start!!!  :)

Monday, January 2, 2017

Spring Doily coming toward the end(waiting for Fox to catch up) :)

Hi everyone!!  Happy New Year to everyone!!! 
Thank you to all those who send prayers and 
well wishes for my mom.  
While she was in the hospital I got a little tatting 
done, and some since then.  I think I only have 
about 1/4 left to go.  I am waiting for Fox to 
catch up so we can both end at the same time.  :)
For those who don't know this is Renulek's 2016 
Spring Doily, tatted in size 80 Lizbeth Snow White 
and Summer Fun.
I have a challenge for this year to share with you 
Happy Tatting!!!  :)