Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Tatting added to another shell pendant

The picture isn't good, but it's a gray and snowy day!!
Tatted in size 40 Lizbeth Tropical Punch.
 Now 3 pendants have tatting around them!  I need 
to get to work on the chains for each, and tat around
the matching earrings(I am so lazy!!!)!!!
Have a wonderful day and happy tatting!!! :)

Monday, January 29, 2018

Side view of shell pendants & an Ice Drop

Ok, here is a picture of one of the sets of the shell 
necklace and earring sets I have been adding tatting 
to.  This is the set I will be adding the Tropical 
Punch colored tatting to.
I was asked for a side view of the pendants.
Here is a side view.  They are very thin.
 If you are wondering what is in the window, it's 
my "giant" snowman suncatcher with a tatted 
center(belly).  I have plans to add more tatting, but 
a million other things have prevented me from getting 
it done so far, but I still love having it in the window!!
 Here is a side view of the pendants I have already 
added tatting to.
Still working to empty my Tatsy shuttle and got 
another Ice Drop done.  I love this one!! :)
 And got this motif which would be a back 
of an Ice Drop, but I don't want to wind a 
shuttle to add the front.  So...my Tatsy 
is finally empty(it was only half full).
Have an awesome week of tatting and 
hopefully lots of love!!! :)

Friday, January 26, 2018

Post # 2 today

I should have been working on the chains for the 
first pendant, but....this was started and easier!!!
This is tatted in size 20 Lizbeth Ecru.
This is the same design as the first one, but the 
stitch count is a little different.  The back is the 
same without the ring in the center of the two
(it's like the back of the first one).
Well, I am not sure if I will work on the chains for 
the first or the next pendant(probably the latter 
since it's also already started).  ;)
Have a wonderful tat-filled weekend!!!  :)

***Addition to this post***
Diane was asking if this was a bead.  These are 
shell pendants from necklace sets I bought.  I thought 
they would look nice with tatting added.  Here are a 
few pictures to show what they look like normally.
 Below is the pink set(and I have other colors and 
patterns too-this project could take awhile, I think 
I counted 20 some sets).  ;)

I am afraid to fully admit that I am an addict!!

I am trying to empty a Tatsy shuttle and it seems 
endless.  When I started this Ice Drop I thought 
I might run out of thread, but nope, there is still 
thread on the shuttle.  Oh well, I am trying!
This is just a basic Ice Drop tatted in size 20 
Lizbeth Rainbow Splash with an extra row 
of chains around it and joined to each picot.
Have a wonderful tatting day!!! :)

Thursday, January 25, 2018

Necklace journey???

The fabulous suggestion to tat samples helped to 
choose the color for this necklace-Honey Drizzle.
I just made up the design.
 Here is the back.  Now to work on the chain.
 But.....what should I do with the other samples???
Find another necklace which goes well and embellish 
it with tatting too, of course!  So...here is Ecru.
 And here is Tropical Punch.  ;)

At least I didn't have to waste the samples!!
I might tat something to go in the open 
circle on the last one.  ;)
Have a wonderful tat-filled day!!! :)

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

I just gotta show this!!!!!!!!!!!!! :)

My friend, Cassandra, is a wonderful artist!!!
She is currently taking a class working with clay and 
today I saw her facebook post and was stunned!!!!!
She knows about my tatting and it just might have 
been what inspired this(I haven't talked to her about 
it yet).  I absolutely love it!!!  I am pretty sure she 
free handed the design with tools.  When she gets this 
done I am going to see if I can buy it from her!!!!!
Hope your day is going well!!!  
I am working on the necklace, the front side is 
complete and I have about 5 repeats of the back done.
Happy Tatting!!!!!!!!!!  :)

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Decision made

I believe the Honey Drizzle wins.  I started with the 
Ecru, but it's size 20 and although I think it looks 
fabulous, the Honey Drizzle seems to bring out more 
of a personality to me.
I think this is the design I will be using and joining 
from the back at the base of the rings.
 Here is the Ecru.
 Here is the Tropical Punch.
I have other necklaces which will use up the 2 I 
don't use here.  ;)
 This Ice Drop was tatted and shown(I believe) before 
Christmas. Yellow gem and size 20 Lizbeth 
Rainbow Splash.
 Orange gem, same thread.
 Light blue gem, same thread.
All Diane's designs.
Well, at least I had some tatting to show!! :)
Have a wonderful tat-filled day!!! :)

Friday, January 19, 2018

Ice Drops continue......

This is a basic Ice Drop with extra picots.
Tatted in Lizbeth size 40 Purple Splendor.
  The back was pretty too, so I took a picture.  ;)
Emptied 3 shuttles and gonna try to tat some samples 
 of the 3 colors I am trying to decide between for the 
Happy Tatting everyone!!! :)

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Looking for opinions

I have this shell necklace and earring set and I want to 
add tatting to it.  Our daughter got me these awesome 
beads which go beautifully with it so, I figure they will 
end up in the chain of the necklace.
I have 3 thread choices that look close.
 First is Honey Drizzle(our daughter says this would 
be her choice).
 Next is Ecru, which to me seems to tame the pink.
 And last is Tropical Punch which seems to have all 
the colors(and more pink).
Please let me know what you think.  ;)
Have a great day!! :)

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Another Ice Drop

This is Nicola Bowersox's pattern from Ice Drop Addicts 
on facebook.  I left off the outer round because I was 
running out of thread.  I tatted it in size 40 Lizbeth 
Wildflower Garden with adjusted stitch counts.
Have a wonderful day of tatting!!! :)

Monday, January 15, 2018

Spring Garden Ice Drop

Tatted in size 40 Lizbeth Wildflower Garden.
The center gem is light purple as the gem next 
to it.
Hope you are having a tat-filled day!! :)

Saturday, January 13, 2018

Ice Drop #2 today

This one is Diane's Minty Fudge tatted in size 40 
Lizbeth Wildflower Garden.  The outer round looks 
different because I used her stitch counts and in 
size 40 I should have added more stitches.  Oh well, 
it's cute.
Have a wonderful Sunday tomorrow
 and happy tatting!!! :)

Diane's Blue Fudge Ice Drop

Tatted in size 40 Lizbeth Vineyard Harvest.
Another Ice Drop in the works.
Happy Tatting, stay warm!!! :)

Wednesday, January 10, 2018


I finally did something with my Backward Swirl Motif 
which I designed back in 2016 
Then I tatted 2 in two variegated blues and had an 
idea, but never got around to it.  Well, they are almost 
complete-deciding whether they should be pins or 
necklace pendants.

I have another one of each of the charms and am 
thinking I need to tat 2 more Swirl Motifs!  :)
Maybe next time I will put them on the opposite 
colored motif.  ;)
Happy tatting!!! :)

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

My friend is happy!!!

She has been asking me each day if I had the 
organizer put together yet, and I had to keep 
saying no, but today our daughter who loves 
to assemble things, got up and put it together.
 And, I got busy and started filling it.
Currently it has on the left side mostly Ice Drop 
supplies, and on the right side mostly suncatcher 
supplies, but since I also make Ice Drop suncatchers 
they all work together!! :)
Happy Tatting everyone!! :)

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Christmas gifts for tatting

A friend of mine was over yesterday and brought 
Christmas presents.  She came with several average 
and small packages, but then one large package.
As she handed everything out it came down to me 
receiving the very large package, and when I opened 
it there was this 12 drawer rolling storage cart. 
She said she it was for my tatting, to organize and 
be able to put projects away when our granddaughters 
come over(speaking of which, they are due today).
 Next, she handed me the next two items.
First is a pencil case, she said I could keep 
empty shuttles in it-I said, it would be empty a lot 
since I have all my shuttles "tied" up with things 
all over right now.  ;)  Who knows, I might have 
to buy shuttles to put in there to make her happy!!  ;)
And the other item was a baggie full of these 
Christmas buttons of all shapes and sizes.  Lots of 
fun ones, and I am supposed to figure out what to 
do with them all!!  :)  This could take some time!!
Hope your new year has started off well!!
Have fun tatting!!! :)