Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Tablecloth update

The skinny "tail" is gaining body!!  It's slow, but 
it's progress.  Ice Drops have filled in  for color 
needed in my life.
Besides this I have several other projects, and 
I need to work on my 25 Motif Challenge, and 
my personal challenge of filling the ornament 
stand.  It all seems overwhelming when you think 
about it all at once, so I have be avoiding that 
Happy tatting!!!  :)

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Pattern for Purple Bingo Chip Ice Drop

The pictures are in the order that it's tatted.

Purple Razzle Dazzle Ice Drop

*****I used size 80 thread  & bingo type chips or laser disks(large sequins)

sm. p: small picot
Lp: large picot
RW: reverse work

First Ring:  8,  sm. p,   6,   Lp,   6,  sm. p,  8 RW
All chains in this round: 10

Following Rings:  8 join to previous ring, 6 join to large picot of previous ring, 6, sm. p, 8 RW
Last Ring: 8 join to previous ring, 6 join to large picot of previous ring, 6, join to first ring, 8.

First Ring: 5 p 5 p 5,
Second ring: 5 join to previous ring, 5, p, 5 RW
All chains in this round: 6, p, 3, p(I put 3 beads on chain thread and 1 on shuttle thread),
                                             3, p, 6, join to round 1 at base of ring,  RW
Continue tatting rings following the Second Ring directions.
Last Ring:  5 join to previous ring, 5, join to First Ring.

Please let me know how it works!  :)

Purple "Bingo" Chip Ice Drop

 I tatted the one with the Pink laser disk in the center 
and Diane requested the pattern, so today I got busy 
and re-tatted it to make corrections and then typed 
out the pattern and shared it.
It's tatted in size 80 Lizabeth Razzle Dazzle.
Hope you are having a wonderful and tatting filled day!!  :)

Monday, April 24, 2017

Another Ice Drop wann-be

This one is tatted with a tiny mirror in the center!!
 It's tatted in size 40 HDT which I purchased years 
ago.  I had special requested a color and this is 
what the person came up with, but it's not what 
I envisioned so I call it Hippie Summer.
 Here is a slightly closer view.
Have a fabulous day, and happy tatting!!!  :)

Heart of Te Fiti Ice Drop

When our granddaughters were invading the last 
time, we watched the new Disney movie Moana.  
It's is now a favorite and I think we have seen it 
5 times and our daughter owns it!  
Well, the younger granddaughter took my original 
Ice Drop and ran around calling it the Heart of Te Fiti 
and when she got home she lost it.  So.....
Grandma feeling like she needed a Heart of Te Fiti, 
tatted one.  The one she had was blue so it wasn't  
true to the movie, but she loved it.  I can't wait to 
see her face when she receives this green one(which 
is the color of the one in the movie).  I plan on 
putting it on a lanyard hoping it won't be easily lost!
This first picture shows the true color: Yarnplayer's 
HDT Celery(my favorite green).
This next picture shows how I tried to make the 
spiral on the front. 
 The last picture shows the flower on the back.
This is a one of a kind.  I just tatted hoping to make 
it work.  It's a little large so the glass gem slides around 
inside the tatting a bit, but I am ok with that seeing how 
it will be in the hands of an 8 yr. old.
Happy tatting and have an awesome week!!!!  :)

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Since my computer doesn't get turned on when it's Sunday.....

I decided to post this since I finished it!!
Another wanna-be Ice Drop.  
My own design.
Tatted in size 40 Lizbeth Tropical Punch.
With a yellow disk like a bingo chip and 
Have a wonderful night and tomorrow!!
Happy tatting!!  :)

Another sparkly laser disk Ice Drop

 I love these sparkly laser disks!!!  :)  I can't wait to 
see what more I can do!!
This one is tatted with size 80 Lizbeth Razzle Dazzle 
and small purple beads.
I started with the back, but I tatted the long chains, 
then when I tatted the front I tatted the small chains. 
I think next time I will try to tat the small chains 
as in Diane's original pattern and then the long ones 
hoping for a smoother look, but I still like it!!  :)
Have a wonderful weekend and happy tatting!!  :)

Friday, April 21, 2017

Not an Ice Drop Addict(yet!)

 Well, I tried again to make the beautiful blue flower 
"gem" into an Ice Drop.  I decided to try my own 
idea.....I have an ankars flower to use for something 
 So....after that didn't work, and the others in the 
house were busy repairing a gas tank strap that 
broke on the vehicle, I tatted.
I had to re-think and go with my first thought of 
what I was hoping to achieve and that was to show 
as much of the "gem" as possible so keep the tatting 
around the sides.  And this is what happened!
The "gem" was a gift from a tatting friend, and the 
thread is the same HDT I used on that last cross, 
and laser disk Ice Drop.  Again, it's size 40 
Blue Ridge HDT from Tat-ilicious.
Have a wonderful night and happy tatting!!!  :)

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Laser disk Ice Drop

I received some neat items to tat with from a sweet 
tatting friend, and I so badly wanted to tat something. 
Well...this isn't what I planned, but at least I didn't 
waste the HDT!!!
This is Diane's Ice Drop pattern with what I call 
a laser disk-it's about the size of a bingo chip, 
and it's kind of like a large sequin.
I love the laser sparkle!!!
This is the front side.
This is the backside.
I am going to work on the original thought, hopefully 
Happy tatting everyone!!!  :)

Monday, April 17, 2017

Another cross for another senior

Well, we gained some new seniors as well as 
some have moved on from our Sunday night 
group, so I continue blessing each person 
who joins us with a tatted cross!  
This lady is 92-awesome! 
This one is Elaine P. Gan's My Portion Cross 
which is one of my most favorite designs! 
I have tatted it 3 times before and now 
for the first time in blues and I love it!!!
You can purchase the pattern in a book of 
That link has all her patterns and books, but 
I will let you know this is from book # 4.
It's tatted in size 40 Blue Ridge HDT from 
Tat-ilicious(I wish she was still tatting 
and dying threads!).  :)
I hope everyone had a very blessed Easter!!!
Ours was blessed with our 2 Sunday groups 
getting together and spending time in the presence 
of our risen Lord!!  :)
Happy Tatting everyone!!  :)

Monday, April 10, 2017

Fairly productive weekend

Well, besides working hard to get the Sunday 
morning ministry supplies ready and stocked, 
and working on some housework, I tatted!!!
I now have the tablecloth to the length of the 
table(of course it must hang about a foot over 
sides all the way around, but that will come in 
time(lots and lots most likely!).
 Picture as best as I could from above.
 And, I also got 2 rainbow crosses done, and today 
this pink cross.
These are the Big Crosses from Tatting Patterns & Designs 
from Gun Blomqvist and Elwy Persson. 
Tatted in size 10 threads.
And the pink is Resurrection Cross from Elaine P. Gan 
tatted in size 40 Lizbeth Pink Blossoms.
Well, maybe more tatting time today besides more 
Have a wonderful day and hopefully tatting time too!!  :)

Saturday, April 8, 2017

A Snowflake in April

We were expecting snow 2 days ago, but it missed 
us and that is ok with most everyone here. 
I have gotten some tatting done, this snowflake 
is another Robin Perfetti design-the Design Tutorial Snowflake, link here:
It's tatted in size 40 Lizbeth Snow White.  
I failed to make it as beautiful as it should be due 
to my not so good Josephine Knots.  I just can't get 
them nice.  It was going to be another ornament 
cover, but the center is a little snug.  So, it will 
just stay a snowflake.  :)
I have also added about 6 more motifs to the tablecloth.
Hope you are having a wonderful weekend, and I hope 
your Palm Sunday is blessed!!!  :)

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Showing current tablecloth length

Well, I finally took pictures to show how long the 
tablecloth is.
 Our table is about 6 foot long.
 I am thinking I have about a foot left to tat and then 
start widening the newer section to match the rest.
Then I will work on making it wider to fit the table, 
and then beyond.  Yes, I have dreaded ends to work 
on sewing in, but if I barely get to work on this so 
ends will wait, and yes, I will get to them sometime.
It's granddaughter invasion time so no tatting 
happening, although, the one real Ice Drop I tatted 
has just been claimed this morning, and 2 pairs of 
tatted earrings also.
Have a great week, and happy tatting!!!  :)

Saturday, April 1, 2017

Personal challenge # 6

Well, Robin's First Snowfall Snowflake makes an 
elegant ornament decoration(as long as you have 
the right sized ornament and don't cut the ends so 
short that they come undone).
As stated, the top is the same snowflake as the 
bottom with the center rings omitted.
 It's very loose on the ornament and I have to re-adjust 
it each time I pick it up, but I think it's great otherwise!
Below is a picture of the bottom which is the whole 
 Here is the stand with 6 ornaments now(all for me since 
I have many errors in several).  I am a quarter through 
this challenge!!
 And, for anyone wondering size, this stand 
is as tall as our loveseat, and the Snowman 
suncatcher I am creating is half the size of 
this stand(more tatting will be added to 
the snowman in time).  :)
Have a tatfully wonderful weekend!!!  :)