Monday, February 27, 2017

A (possibly) life long continuing project-the Tablecloth(not doily)

For all those who have wondered about the tablecloth 
I started in January 2011,
the last time I showed this was here:
Well, Saturday we had an All Day Praise with our group of 
seniors and I brought this tablecloth to work on when I 
had a break, and I got 1 motif added to it-there really 
wasn't much time for breaks due to several people 
not being able to join us and me having to fill in the 
quiet moments.
Well, when I woke up yesterday I got looking at 
the motif I joined and realized I had joined it incorrectly 
and so I just snipped it off.  Well, a desire to replace 
it was very strong and I got to work.  So, as you can 
tell, this end is now wider than the rest of the tablecloth.
I added 6 motifs on the left side, and 5 to the right(the 
strings show the new additions).
I was quite surprised by the progress I made.  I hope it keeps 
up this year so I can have something more like a tablecloth 
than a table runner.  If you notice, I finally figured out how 
to achieve my half-moon shapes as the center strip has.
So...I think it will give this tablecloth it's own personality.
Oh, it's 34 1/2 inches long and this end is 15 1/2 inches 

Well, off to work on the "normal" things of life, and I 
hope to have more tatting time today!!! :)

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

2017 25 Motif Challenge # 7

Introducing the Star from 6 Crowns from 
Schiffchenspitze 1919 Tina Frauberger.
Tatted in size 40 Lizbeth Elderberry Jam.
I think this is one of my favorites!!!!!
Hope you are having a fabulous day with some 
tatting too!!!  :)
Needing to complete another ornament(now!).  :)

Tuesday, February 21, 2017


When finished the completed project will be 
my next challenge piece.  I am not telling what 
it is!  :)
Happy tatting everyone!!!  :)

Monday, February 20, 2017

Tatting along......

Elaine P. Gan's Wave Runner again. I added another 
tatted strip to make it more square.  I like it!!  :)
I also have another ornament which has a top 
and a bottom, but I am needing to make sides 
to hold it all together.  :)
Have a wonderful tatting day!!!  :)

Saturday, February 18, 2017

A Personal Challenge for me

Last year we went and visited one of our favorite 
Christmas stores: Bronners-link here: 
I wanted to get an ornament display for my 
glass ornaments with tatting.  Well, the 
one I planned on getting was small and 
displayed only 6 ornaments, but I love the 
design.  Well, our daughter saw this one, 
which is the largest they sell, and she talked 
me into it.  So, my personal challenge is 
to fill this before Christmas this year!
There are 4 hangers per level, and there are 6 
levels, so I need to have 24 ornaments on here 
by this Christmas.   
I had started 4 different tatted pieces and today I 
finished 2 for this ornament.  Now let me say that 
attaching it to the ornament could have been more 
decorative, but I wanted an ornament done today 
since we are almost to March already, so I just 
quickly strung it on(not evenly either). 
The pattern is Picture frame #1 from Christmas 
Angels and Other Tatting Patterns by Monica Hahn.
Although, I didn't do the second round.
I have also started frame # 2 for another ornament, 
but I am out of time for today so it will wait.
Happy tatting everyone!!!  :)
I hope you all meet your goals or challenges
 this year!!!  :)

Thursday, February 16, 2017

2017 25 Motif Challenge # 6

I have been tatting believe me or not.  I have 
also been sick for 2 weeks while trying to test 
tat this design, let me suggest not doing that!
This is another Elaine P. Gan design inspired by 
Priscilla Tatting, she calls it Wave Runner.
I tatted the first section ok, then going on to 
the next section and getting to the part where 
you join the two sections and my head was all 
"fogged" up, so I messed up and re-tatted the 
beginning section of the joining to the first part 
4 times.  Finally today my head is clear and look!-
I completed it correctly!!!  :)  Just don't look 
too close at the ends cuz' I see that I messed up 
2 of them, but it's ok with me!  :)
This color scheme is inspired by Grace from the 
center of her Spring Doily here: 
I love the combination and will use it again!  :)
Oh, I guess I should tell you that it's Lizbeth 
size 40 Pineapple Parfait and Butterfly Breeze.
I am hoping to add another section to square it off.
I hope your day is blessed with happy tatting!!!  :)

Saturday, February 11, 2017

More Test Tatting

Elaine P. Gan is designing and tatting again.
I did these Hearts of Bliss earrings for our 
8 year old granddaughter(she didn't ask for 
earrings, but I think she will like them).
They are tatted in size 40 Lizbeth Razzle Dazzle 
with tiny purple beads.
I am test tatting a mat right now, but had to take a 
break after 5 little repeats due to a headache coming 
on, and the constant directional changes in the pattern.
Happy tatting and have a blessed weekend!!!  :)

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Another necklace for the 8 year old

Needing to get back to actually working on 
a challenge I have set for myself, but I 
have enjoyed tatting for the granddaughter!!
This is the Celandine Necklace by Kersti link here:
 It's imperfect, but still looks great for a young girl.
It's tatted in size 40 Lizbeth Lilac Dk. with some 
random beads I had.  Scanning doesn't make it look 
as pretty due to the larger bead in the center, but I 
think it's good enough.  And for those interested 
in trying it, I will warn those who hate to tat in 
sections, this is tatted in 3 parts, and I had to sit 
and figure out how to tat one side in reverse to 
have it all facing (as correctly as possible) the front.
Hope you are having a wonderful day and getting 
some tatting in!!!  :)

Saturday, February 4, 2017

A Ripple Necklace for an 8 year old

I scanned this, so it doesn't show up as nice as possible. 
This is Yarnplayer's Ripple Necklace.
Our granddaughter told me last fall that she wanted 
some tatted necklaces.
So, this is the first one.
I made one mistake by making 1 too many repeats 
on the first row of the pattern, but I just added an 
extra ring on the second part.  I figure that no one 
will really notice, especially on an 8 year old.
I added the beads for some weight, plus they look 
pretty!!  :)
It's tatted in size 40 Lizbeth Raspberry Pink Med. 
and Tropical Punch.
Happy Tatting everyone!!!  :)

Friday, February 3, 2017

2017 25 Motif Challenge # 5

This is something that caught my attention one night 
while not being able to sleep-I was going through 
the antique patterns library.
This is Figure 48 from Tina Frauberger's 
Schiffchenspitze 1919.
It's tatted in Lizbeth size 40 Raspberry Pink Med. 
and Tropical Punch.
I don't know if it's correct according to the 
directions because they are in German(I believe), 
and I guessed and deciphered what I could(I 
even skipped one line because I couldn't figure 
out where it would go).
I also tatted a necklace(actually the necklace was 
tatted first), but I am working on attaching findings,
and then I will post it.