Friday, June 30, 2017

A little more width on the "tail" of the tablecloth

Making progress on widening the "tail" 
of the tablecloth.  Some day it will be 
the same width as the rest of it.  One 
motif at a time, and one row at a time.
I had to "clean" up and "put away" my 
mess of Ice Drop and earring tatting. 
Next week we have granddaughter  invasion 
again, and I just don't want to have them 
stepping on, or falling into all the little 
projects I have sitting out, so...the 
projects are neatly in a box till the girls 
go home next Thursday.  :)  
Happy Tatting!!! :)

Thursday, June 29, 2017

White Ice Drop earrings

Tatted in size 40 Lizbeth Snow White, and I 
wanted to add some tiny iridescent beads I had, 
but I forgot to add them to the ball thread first, 
so....I pulled the ball thread through the tiny beads 
then slipped the shuttle through the loop, slightly 
snugged the bead into place and then tatted the 
rest of the chain.  Not what I wanted, but it's ok.
I have also added a few more motifs to the 
tablecloth and will post a picture soon.
Happy Tatting!!!  :)

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Elaine P. Gan Angel

I test tatted an angel for Elaine P. Gan.
The pattern was fine, but I messed up and forgot 
to tat the halo, but I think it's a wonderful angel 
anyway!!!  :)  
It's tatted in size 3 white with an iridescent 
thread in it, and it's almost 3 inches tall.
Hopefully the next one will have the halo-note 
to self, DO NOT CUT THREADS until the 
halo is done!!!  :)
Happy Tatting!!!  :)
Adding to this post:
I re-tatted the angel and it has it's halo now!! :)
Both are great I think!!  :)
Have a wonderful night and happy tatting!!! :)

Monday, June 26, 2017

Green Ice Drop earrings

My friend, Jenny, asked if Ice Drops could be made 
into earrings and I had to explain that the regular 
ones would be too heavy, so I found these glass 
beads(which are not see-through) and have been 
using them to make Ice Drop earrings.
She wanted green ones, so I had to pull out my 
favorite green thread Yarnplayer's Celery size 40,
 and I tatted these today.  the beads are loose inside, 
but not too bad.  First picture shows both frontward.
 Next picture shows first one frontward, second one 
Hope you are having a wonderful day!!!  :)
Happy Tatting!!!! :)

Saturday, June 24, 2017

More Ice Drop earrings, but....

This pair is tatted in size 80 Lizbeth Falling Leaves.
The beads looked red and I wanted to make them 
Christmas earrings, but they have a touch of orange 
in them and I couldn't see red/orange with 
red/white/green.  So...I checked the bead next to 
the Falling Leaves and it looked great!
Have a fabulous Saturday and happy tatting!!! :)

Friday, June 23, 2017

The Ice Drop addiction continues....

These Ice Drop earrings are tatted in size 40 
Lizbeth Elderberry Jam with clear purple plastic 
beads in the center.  They are light weight.
 And "see through", which the glass ones are not.
Happy, happy tatting!!!  :)

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Second Christmas Ice Drop today

This is another Christmas Ice Drop. 
It's tatted from Diane's Blue Fudge Ice 
Drop pattern.
Again in Lizbeth size 20 Christmas 
 And here are all my Christmas Ice Drops so far, 
in order as tatted, and more to come....
Have a fabulous night and happy tatting!!!  :)

Another Christmas Ice Drop Ornament

From Diane's Root Beer Fudge Ice Drop pattern, 
tatted in Lizbeth size 20 Christmas Delight.
Christmas in July is about to start  soon on 
Hallmark channel and Hallmark Movies and 
Mysteries, and I have been watching Christmas 
movies too, so these have had a little inspiration.  :)
Have a wonderful day and happy tatting!!! :)

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

The Ice Drop Addiction continues.....

This is another Christmas Ice Drop tatted from 
Diane's Spring Garden Ice Drop pattern.  It's 
tatted in Lizbeth size 20 Christmas Delight.
Only one done due to housework invading all 
my time!!  Oh, and I did get another motif on 
the tablecloth.  :)
Have a fabulous day and happy tatting!!!  :)

Monday, June 19, 2017

Slow motion tatting

Been working on tatting, but in slow motion. 
The earrings were made last week, but I need to 
sew in the ends and add hooks to the orange ones. 
The Christmas Ice Drops were done over the past 3 days.
Had a blessed weekend and now starting with the 
week.  The larger Christmas Ice Drop had the outer 
round tatted this morning.  :)
Have a wonderful and hopefully tatting filled week!!!  :)

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Tablecloth update

Got ends sewn in on the "tail" and added a few more 
motifs to one side of it-working on width!!  :)
Happy Tatting!!  :)

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

In trouble....

Spent money today....
 Lots of beads for Ice Drop or Blue Bead earrings
(like the blue and orange bead earrings I have made) 
and the last ones on the right are for earrings for 
the older granddaughter for Christmas.
 Loved these first graduating beads, now to figure 
out a good design for them, and I had to have the 
tiny jingle bells!!!
 Next are more beads for Ice Drop earrings, and 
some tiny charms and rings all clearanced.
 Next are not tatting related, but I want to make 
earrings with them.
 Next is supposed to be a garden hanging butterfly, 
but I think the younger granddaughter would love 
to hang it in her room-so it's a Christmas gift.
 And the last are Ty Baby Beanie Boos from Mc Donald's,
3 for me and a penguin and leopard for the granddaughters 
for Christmas.  :)
Now, I guess I should get some work done(maybe...).
Have a fantastic day and if you are in the heat, do 
your best to stay cool and safe and 
Happy Tatting!!!  :)

Friday, June 9, 2017

Are you ready for Autumn???

Here are Autumn Spice Ice Drop earrings.
Tatted in Lizbeth size 40 Autumn Spice with  a
brown glass bead.
Hope you are having a blessed Friday!!!  :)
Have an awesome weekend, hopefully filled 
with love and tatting!!!  :)

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Size comparison for the gems and Ice Drops

For those wondering.  The last Ice Drop I made 
was with a smaller gem.  The beads I am using 
for the Ice Drop earrings are below it, 
the bigger mob of gems are regular Ice Drop 
gems showing how greatly they vary, 
and the last is one of the beads I used for the 
orange earrings(wanna-be Ice Drops).  :)
Hope this helps someone.  :)

Blue Ice Ice Drop earrings

Tatted in size 40 Lizbeth Blue Ice thread with 
glass beads from JoAnn's and my own 
stitch count.
Finally admitting that I am addicted(kind of).
Hope you are having a wonderful day!!  :)
Happy Tatting!!!!  :)

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

3rd post today?? Yep, I am an addict!!

An Ice Drop addict that is.  ;)
This is tatted in size 40 again with my stitch count.
The "gem" actually has the colors of the thread in it, 
but I can not capture it with my camera.
And this will be an Ice Drop necklace pendant cuz' 
it so pretty!!!  :)
Happy Tatting!!!!
Maybe you will become addicted too!  ;)

Purple Ice Drop earrings

Tatted in size 40 Lizbeth Elderberry Jam.
Happy Tatting and have a wonderful night!! :)

Another Ice Drop earring almost finished

Thought I ought to show the glass beads I am using 
to make these.  They are smaller and lighter than 
the normal glass gems to make Ice Drops.
I am using size 40 Lizbeth thread and my own 
stitch count.  The beads were bought at JoAnn's 
last week.
Well, I guess I ought to try and finish the second one.
Happy tatting everyone!!!  :)

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

More today

These earrings are the same as the last orange ones 
but, I added some beads.
Tatted in size 40 Lizbeth Orange Crush with little 
orange beads and the center flower beads.
Still learning as I tat each pair.  I think I need to tat 
another pair of Ice Drop earrings next.  
Happy tatting!!!  :)

"Real" Ice Drop Earrings!! :)

I had a friend ask if the Ice Drops could be earrings, 
and I told her that the glass gems(stones or whatever 
you call them) are quite heavy and I didn't think they 
would be good for earrings.  So...I had to go in search 
of something close that would work, and I found these 
beads at JoAnn's(used to say JoAnn Fabrics).
This is the front.
The beads are not see through.
 This is the back.
 They are glass beads.
The tatting is a little loose, but nothing for me to 
worry about, the beads will not fall out.
 Again, I used size 40 thread for these and my own 
stitch count(at least there are actually 6 points). 
Hope you are having a great day!!!  :)
Happy Tatting!!!  :)

Monday, June 5, 2017

A few things

Just to let you all know, both of the "Peacock" 
pieces are gone.  A couple of seniors loved them, 
so I gifted them to them.
This weekend I started working on some Ice Drop 
type earrings.
This first pair was done last, but a friend said she 
wanted to buy the pair when finished.  
They are flat coin type beads from JoAnn's with 
size 40 HDT I have had for several years.  It was
 called Confetti, but I renamed it Hippie Summer.
 This orange pair was tatted before the the above 
pair, but I still have to finish them.
They are flat coin type beads from JoAnn's with 
size 40 Lizbeth Orange Crush.
Have a fabulous week, hopefully filled with tatting!!

Friday, June 2, 2017

Since no earrings....

In that last post I showed what was a start 
of a pair of earrings.  Since it didn't work 
out and I made that one a pendant, I had 
the second one to deal with and it became 
an Ice Drop!  :)
This one is tatted in size 40 Lizbeth Peacock 
Blues with a peacock feather bead in the 
center and tiny green beads around the 
outside. It worked easier than the last one!!
Happy tatting everyone!!!  :) was supposed to be nice and an earring...

It looks pretty good from the front, but I had to do 
something extra in the back to keep the bead from 
slipping out,'s a small necklace pendant.
A Peacock Pendant.  :)
Tatted in size 80 Lizbeth Peacock Blues with tiny 
green beads and a flat peacock bead for the center.
Hope you are having a wonderful day and 
happy tatting too!!!  :)

Thursday, June 1, 2017

I've got the Blues! :)

When it fails, make it into something else(if possible)I'
I was trying to tat something else, but this size 80 
thread and my idea didn't coordinate tonight so....
I ended up putting it on a blue laser disc.
Backside not too pretty.
Happy tatting everyone!!  :)