Tuesday, December 25, 2018

I am spoiled!!

I have new sweatshirts designed just for me.
Front with my double reindeer shuttle from 
Shuttle by Design:
This sweatshirt was from my hubby.
2nd Front (this one from our daughter)
2nd Back. 
 Tatting supplies!!!!!
 A collection of new t-shirts designed by our daughter.
 And sweatshirts(including the 2 above).
 Movies and Christmas Harp music.
 2 Christmas towels(needing tatting!), and candy!!!
 And last, an engraved peanut butter spoon
(which I won't really use due to the engraving), 
but I do love my spoonfuls of peanut butter!  ;)
The only bad part is we don't have our snow!!!

Hope you all end up with a very 
Merry Christmas!!!!

Monday, December 24, 2018

A Very Merry Christmas to You All!!! :)

Test Tatted Choker necklace

I test tatted this for Elaine P. Gan.
It's in size 40 Lizbeth thread with white beads.
I need to straighten the flowers!
 Below is the full choker.
 Below is a close-up.
Merry Christmas everyone!!! :)

Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Tablecloth update

January 2011 until now.
 Progress(slow progress) is being made.  I have all 
the ends finally sewn in and most of the sides are 
even.  I like the design that is emerging.
Below is a close up of the design.
Have a wonderful day!! :)

Saturday, December 15, 2018

Today's agenda

Pumpkin Pies and Tatting
I need to have 8 pumpkin pies for tomorrow night 
so....I will be busy today, and since cooking time 
is 40-50 minutes....
 I figure there will be tatting in between, and I 
still have 2 test tattings to do.
Have a wonderful day and hopefully lots of tatting 
too!!! :)

Friday, December 14, 2018

Test tatting & Restocking

I have been able to test tat more for Elaine P. Gan.
I have realized that she must use larger thread 
than I do.  I prefer and have mostly size 40 so..
When I finished the 2 crosses I realized they are 
almost the same size as the photos on the patterns.
Love the designs!

Next, I needed to restock and be prepared to tat for 
next year's Craft Shows, so...he is what I have gotten 
so far.  I do have other items needed, and some were 
on back order so I have to reorder them later.
Lots of thread and beads for all different projects. 
Have a wonderful day!!! :)

Saturday, December 8, 2018

Tatted bookmark? And Angel ring

I was able to test tat a bookmark for Elaine P. Gan, 
but...I used size 40 thread and clearly she must use 
a larger size because you can see it isn't bookmark size.
I tatted it with my Snowflake Shuttle, and used 
Yarnplayer's Snowflake HDT-so beautiful!!!
I might tat 2 more of these joining to the end to 
make a better sized bookmark.
 I have the most awesome shuttles ever!!!!
I special ordered them from Rita at Shuttle by Design:
I love them, and there may be more on the way!
 I also tatted West Pine Creations Angel Ring,
 link here:
I used size 40 Lizbeth Christmas Red and Snow White, 
and adjusted the stitch count which made it look 
different than hers, but our daughter loves it!!
Have a wonderful Saturday!!! :)

Friday, December 7, 2018

Spending, spending, spending......

Well....not exactly yet, but all the online carts are ready.
I have plenty of tatting supplies I want or need, or just 
need to replenish.
But....while searching for all the things I want or need 
I found beads that remind me of 2 Lizbeth thread colors.
Seed Beads Czech Beads Glass
Looks like Lizbeth Caribbean.
Seed Beads Czech Beads Glass
Looks like Lizbeth Coral Splash.

Well....back to deciding to actually push the 
proceed to check out buttons on all 6 carts.
Have a wonderful day!!! :)

Monday, December 3, 2018

A Second Craft Show

Saturday I was able to participate in another 
Craft Show.  My husband, daughter and friend 
were all there to help(so thankful for that!!).
The tables were fully loaded with things.
Pictured below is the "front" table with mostly
tatted items.
 Next is the side table with items made by our 
 A close-up view of our Christmas tree 
displaying tatted angels, Ice Drops, 
and a few snowflakes.
 Next, is mostly tatted jewelry, and a 
few bookmarks.
 A better view of the center of the table.
 Our daughter convinced me to sell some of my 
ornaments with tatting on them(so hard to part 
We had a great day!!  I already have the information 
for 2 of the Craft Shows to join in next year, and am
working on getting information for at least 4 more.
Have a wonderful day!!!  :)

Friday, November 23, 2018

Thanksgiving Day Tatting

Well, I had to do something while sitting and 
watching the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade,
so I decided to try a Pop Top Drop. I used the 
center of Diane's Capstar design.  It ended up a 
little large and loose, but I am going to use it for
a Christmas ornament so it isn't a huge deal
(although, I could take out possibly 3 rings and 
it would fit tighter then).
 Here is the back.
 Then I decide to try my idea to bring the ring 
count down to 6 for Diane.  I ended up with 7, but 
I think I did pretty well for a first try.
 And here is the back of this one.
I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving!!! :)
Have a great weekend and happy tatting!! :)

Thursday, November 15, 2018

Tatting for the Craft Show and for orders

This necklace is made from a stone that was 
in an ugly silver frame necklace that I found 
in some jewelry my mom had(and never wore,
I think someone must have given it to her).
The thread is Lizbeth size 40 Spice Cake, and 
it's just simple rings and chains. The stone is 
 I also thought some Christmas bracelets would be 
nice so I used my Tatted Bugle Bead or Ladder 
 design, pattern link here: 
These are tatted in size 20 Lizbeth Christmas Delight, 
one with silver bugle beads, and the other with gold.
 And..at the last Craft Show a lady purchased a pair 
of Small Maple Leaf earrings, and I just got a request 
from her for 2 more pairs for some friends, and then 
she asked if I still had a pair of Christmas Tree earrings 
and I did, and she wants to buy them(see them here:
Well, back to tatting and everything else.
Have a wonderful day tatting!!!

Friday, November 9, 2018

14 Angels

The angels are ready for the Dec. Craft Show.
14 in all(2 of each color).
Now to try and get some bracelets done, but 
I am not sure if I will get to it or not.
We have snow finally and I am enjoying the 
beauty of it!! :)
Have a wonderful day and get some tatting in!! :)

Thursday, November 1, 2018

A Christmas Necklace for me

I tatted a Christmas necklace for myself.  I had the 
charms and wanted to tat a necklace to go with them.
 Well...they don't go very well, but I like it anyway.
Tatted in Lizbeth size 20 Christmas Delight with 
silver beads and the charms.
I plan on wearing this to the Craft Show.
I have more angels done.
Have a wonderful day and get your tatting in!! :)

Monday, October 29, 2018

Progress and a surprise

I finished 2 angels and a pair of Small Maple Leaf 
earrings this weekend.  Lots more to get ready for 
Craft Show on Dec. 1.
 And the surprise was for me yesterday.  I went to 
our Sunday night church and my in-laws said they 
had something for me.  It was actually from their 
apartment complex manager.  She knew I do tatting 
because she has one of the crosses I tatted, and she 
told them she was going through some books and 
found this and knew that it was for me.  Wow!!!
I have the shuttles and now the book!
Busy working on about 3 projects at the same
time so...off the computer and back to work!
Have a wonderful day and get some tatting in!  :)

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Post #1 Pink Firm Foundation Cross

This is another Elaine P. Gan design.
It's only about 2 inches tall.
It is tatted in size 40 Lizbeth Pink Blossoms.
Just before the Craft Show I was busy trying 
to get some of Yarnplayer's Small Maple Leaf 
earrings done.  I made some for our daughter 
quite some time ago and she gets constant 
compliments on them.
I thought some ladies might prefer a golden 
leaf, but no one seemed to want them.
They are tatted in size 40 Lizbeth Honey Drizzle.
 I also tatted them in my favorite Lizbeth Autumn 
Spice(size 40), and both pairs sold quickly.
The picture below shows that Lizbeth size 40 
tats up to the size in the pictures on the pattern.
 And, today I tatted them in size 40 Lizbeth Falling 
Leaves.  Lots more tatting to get done!!!
I want to play with some of my new colors 
of thread, but....important things have to 
be done first....hmmmm...maybe something 
needs to be tatted in one of the new colors(wink).
Have a great day and get your tatting in!!
This was the first of 2 posts, but Blogger 
switched the order so don't miss the post 
before it.  ;)

Post # 2 A white angel with blue beads

Love this angel!! :)  Prettier in person!
Size 40 Lizbeth Snow White with blue 
beads.  Larger beads than the Christmas 
I also got 1 Small Maple Leaf earring done, 
and 2 angel wing centers done and ready 
for the final row before starting the 
Have a wonderful day of tatting!! :)

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

A Christmas Angel

 I wanted to add beads to an angel and I 
thought I would start with Christmas 
I love it more now that it's done!!
When I had just the wings done it looked 
ok, but wasn't really inspiring me, but 
now I think it looks great!! :)
I love beads that you can see through!
I am working on the pink cross and then 
I want to start an angel with blue beads.
So many things I want to get done, but I 
am not able to do as much as I want.
Have a wonderful day and try to work 
on some tatting too!! :)