Monday, March 26, 2018

This shell pendant is complete

Well, I hope you all like it!!  I wasn't 
thrilled with it without the outer round, 
but now I like it.  ;)
I am going to find a chain for it, and I 
have to work on 2 sets of earrings now-
the pink and the ones which go with this.
I think a friend has claimed the Tropical 
pink necklace I just finished.  ;)
Have a wonderful peaceful tatting week!! :)

Saturday, March 24, 2018

I am wearing my Christmas present today and tatting!!! :)

 For those who don't know, I received a 
fabulous sweatshirt for Christmas(in the 
center of the picture below).  :)
And the beads on the left near the ladybug 
which are in this tatted necklace(and were in 
my last one also).
 Here is the close-up.  This is a shell necklace which 
has matching earrings(which I will be added tatting to also).
 I have to sew in the ends and add a clasp, but for the 
most part it's finished.  :) 
This necklace pendant has a whole in the center and
I wanted it to have a tatted piece so, I placed a free 
swinging butterfly inside.  Our daughter really likes 
it, so I am sure someone else will also!!! :)
 Here is a close-up of how I finished the chains.
I tatted the main parts with beads, but...
 for the shoulders and back I used rings and 
chains to the beads and tatting wouldn't rub 
against the neck.
The beads and tatting kind of swirl a bit, 
but I am going to try and tame that with 
blocking if it's possible.  ;)
Have a wonderful Palm Sunday weekend, 
and happy tatting!!! :)

My kinda day so far!!! :)

The house is peaceful and quiet while 
my hubby and daughter are having a 
daddy/daughter date.
So I am enjoying homemade cocoa....
 and tatting of course!!! :)
Now to figure out how to do the other 
side in mirror image, or just work from 
top clasp end to necklace and figure out 
how to join.  Wish I just knew!!!
Happy tatting and Palm Sunday weekend 
everyone!!! :)

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Not a lot of tatting, but some

I am still working on widening out the thinner end 
of the tablecloth to make the whole thing the same 
width and then continue.
Currently I am creating the open circle holes on 
each side.  It takes 2 motifs to create each one as 
the sides are now.  I don't have much to go to have 
both of the thinner sides equal again.  I tat 2-4 
motifs almost each night.
 Below you can see that when I finish getting these 
rows finished I will have 2 more rows on each side 
to have the whole thing the same width, and then, 
tons more work to get about another 2 feet on each 
side(just guessing).  ;)
 Today I finally put in some effort to making the chain 
for the pink shell necklace.  This might take some time, 
but I like the uniqueness of how it's turning out.
 Here's a closer-up view of the chain itself.
Well, that's the update for today.
Have a fabulous tatting rest of the week!! :)

Friday, March 16, 2018


They are so pretty!! :)
Both will end up as pendants I think. 
Have a happy tatting day!! :)

Thursday, March 15, 2018

I think I will be tatting for at least a year more(wink)

I have been needing(wanting) to restock threads, 
but money has been an issue. Well, I saved and I 
got to spend.  I now have 14 colors I haven't had 
before and 11 restocks of colors I love!!
All size 40(I think I need to get different sizes 
next time).  ;)
 And....some beads for embellishment and hopefully 
more suncatchers!! :)
Terrible thing I have trying to decide which colors 
of anything!!!  I am drawn by many colors, but 
don't have enough for all!!
Have a fabulous tatting day!!! :)

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

My Florette in size 80

This is my Florette Ice Drop pattern tatted in size 80
Lizbeth Berry Burst.  I am calling it a bead drop since 
the center gem isn't glass, actually it's like a rubber 
bead by the feel of it.  The colors go so well with the 
bead I just had to try, and I felt like the Florette would 
bring out the flowers too!
Happy Tatting everyone!!! :)

Saturday, March 10, 2018

I am growing addicted to my own Ice Drop design

Today I tatted my Florette Ice Drop in size 40 
Lizbeth Pink Blossoms,
 and in size 40 Lizbeth Orange Crush.
 I have tatted 4 so far, but I love them!! :)
 And, I have a friend in need of a cross and she 
asked for pink, so Lizbeth size 40 Pink Blossoms 
was used and that is how the Ice Drop got it's color!
As you can see from my projects, finishing ends 
doesn't happen right away.  ;)
I guess I will go add some more motifs to 
the tablecloth.
Have a wonderful tatting filled weekend!! :)

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

An Elderberry Jam Florette Ice Drop

I tatted another Florette.  I needed to empty 
more shuttles and this is one of my favorite 
colorways.  It's size 40 Lizbeth Elderberry Jam.
 I wanted to add beads, but didn't think it 
out well so...they waited and were added to 
the top of the hanging loop.  ;)
Happy tatting everyone!!! :)

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

My Florette Ice Drop pattern

Florette Ice Drop by Sue B.

**I used Lizbeth size 40 thread for this.  And a regular sized gem.

R= ring,  Ch= chain, sm. p= small picot, lg. p= large picot, j= join

Center back:
R  6 sm. p  6 lg. p  6 sm. p  6
Ch 6 sm. p  3 lg. p  3 sm. p  6
Continue as a basic Ice Drop joining the rings to the last picot of the ring, and second to the large picot on the first ring, and remember to join the last ring to the first ring to complete it.  This has a total of 6 rings and 6 chains.

Front center(rings and chains holding gem in):
R  8 lg. p  8 lg. p  8
Ch  12

Outer round:
Ch  4 sm. p  3
R  3 j 3 
Ch 10 j 10 
R  3 j 3
Ch  3 sm. p  4 (next chains will join to this picot, and the final chain will join to the very first chain).
**Tat this in which order is easiest for you.  This is the order I prefer.

Saturday, March 3, 2018

My (new) Florette Ice Drop

We had to get taxes done today and I am always 
so extremely bored since I don't know half of what 
they are talking about, so..I decided ahead of time to 
take tatting along.  And Ice Drop would be nice, 
quick and easy enough, especially if I just make it 
up and don't need a pattern.
So, I ended up with what I am calling Florette.
 The plan was to have an orange center gem, but the 
color didn't look good enough when time to add the 
gem so I had a green one along just in case.
Oh, it's tatted in size 40 Lizbeth Autumn Spice.
I really like the design and wrote out what I did in 
case I get requests for the pattern.
Have a wonderful weekend and happy tatting!!! :)

Friday, March 2, 2018

Tatting to show

Well, I didn't get all the ends sewn in before adding 
more motifs, but each side on the thinner end of 
the tablecloth is now even again and thicker.
 On the left side you see the end which is the thicker 
end and I don't have too much more to go to finally 
have the whole thing the same width, and then I will 
have to progress to the size of the table from there
(years from now maybe??).
 I had a need for 2 crosses for one of the ministries we 
are in so I tatted Elaine P. Gan's My Portion Cross.
First in size 40 Lizbeth Snow White.
 Second in DMC Metallic(which is not 
so nice to deal with, but I ran out of 
white and this one is for a man.  There 
is an error which I am hoping isn't 
noticeable, plus this thread doesn't 
like to lay flat(good thing I will be 
sewing it down).  :)
Hope your day is fabulous and filled
with tatting!!! :)