Thursday, April 26, 2018

Test tatting a bracelet

Ok, it's actually supposed to be a choker, but I 
prefer bracelets.  This is Elaine's Trefoil Choker 
pattern.  I used size 20 Lizbeth Rainbow Splash.
I plan on wearing it to an All Day Praise we have 
this Saturday.  :)
Happy Tatting!!! :)

Finishing a set, and a bracelet

Here's the close-up.
 The earrings turned out pretty good.
I found a brown leather cord to go with it and just 
need to add a clasp.
The bracelet I test tatted and made for our grand- 
daughter was adored by a friend, is now 
adult sized and ready for delivery Saturday.
Have a happy tatting day!!! :)

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Beads, beads, beads!!!

Ok, I am ready for beaded tatting projects!!!
I got the top right ones to make our daughter earrings 
and she saw them and got real excited.  The bottom right
ones are ones she just chose today, they are a pink and a 
blue iridescent type....more earrings(she loves earrings!
And the top 2 rows are bicone beads, and the bottome 
rows are rounds beads(all the beads except the bottom 
right are from
Oh, I love the sparkly colors!!!!!!!!!!!! :)

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Row 16 of 33

Oh, I guess I should have said that these rows are 
being tatted in size 40 Lizbeth Pineapple Parfait.
 Here is where we are at size wise.
Have a fabulous day, and I hope you get some tatting 
in!! :)

Row 15 of 33

The Cathedral Doily continues to grow!!
It has an elasticity to it in these chain rows.
Have a fabulous day of tatting!! :)

Monday, April 23, 2018

Test tatted a bracelet pattern

It's a sweet little pattern.  Elaine had picots where 
I have all the beads.  It small, but I know our 10 yr. 
old granddaughter will want this needs to be 
small.  It sits just over my wrist.  I am thinking for 
her an elastic cord would hold nicely.  ;)
Have a wonderful day and hopefully get some 
tatting in!! :)

Cathedral Doily rows 13 & 14 done

Still making progress. 2 more rows and I should 
be about 1/2 way.
Have a fabulous tatting day!!! :)

Saturday, April 21, 2018

Just a little tatting today

I finished the earrings to join the necklace.
Now I just have to sew in ends and get a hook 
for the necklace.
 Here's the close-up.
Going to rest and get ready for tomorrow.
Have an awesome Sunday and happy tatting!! :)

Pretty beads and pearls to add to my tatting.

I needed clear purple beads so I got some, and I 
wanted the pretty blue beads, and then I saw the 
beautiful teal pearls and couldn't resist.  
Happy Saturday, and Happy Tatting!! :)

Friday, April 20, 2018

A test tatted butterfly and Row 12 of 33 on the Cathedral Doily.

It's beautiful but looks a tad different than Elaine's.
I think it was because I kept getting overly distracted,
my mind refused to stay in one place!

I am continuing to make progress on the doily.
About an inch more and I will have to take pictures 
because it will be too large for the scanner. It's 
about 6 1/2 inches across, and this row took just 
under 2 hours to tat- how do I know this??  I sat 
down, turned on the tv and a movie was just starting 
on Hallmark an it was a 2 hour long movie and I 
ended just before it did.  ;)
Hope your day is going well!!
Happy Tatting everyone!!! :)

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Row 11 of 33 done.

Detail on previous post.  Making progress!!
Happy Tatting!!! :)

Row 10 of 33 done

Well, it's finally back on track!!! :)
Just a reminder, this is Elaine P. Gan's Cathedral 
Doily design and I am test tatting it.
It's being tatted in Lizbeth size 40 colors.
Center is Purple Splendor, next is Wildflower Garden,
and now it's Coral Splash.
Happy Tatting and have a wonderful day!!! :)

A Purple Minty Fudge Ice Drop

This is Diane's Minty Fudge Ice Drop tatted in size 
40 Lizbeth Purple Splendor.  There are adjustments 
made to the center back and front, but the outer round 
is according to the pattern(that is why the chains don't 
look right, but I think it's a pretty flower shape this 
Still working on emptying this shuttle.
Have a wonderful day and hopefully some tatting too!

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Re-tatted Row 9

The chains are much better and have that arch!!
  Well, I am trying to empty shuttles again and I saw 
that the center of the doily would go well into a bangle 
suncatcher, but I don't have clear purple beads(some 
on order), so it's just a hanging decoration.
And, while trying to empty shuttles, I also have 
a possible necklace pendant all from the center 
of the doily design.  ;)
Hope your day is going well, and you are getting 
some tatting in!! ;)

Monday, April 16, 2018

Correction to the previous post.....

Tatters heartbreak here.  I was questioned as to 
whether that was row 9 or not, and after careful 
checking I realized I messed up and tatted an extra 
row of chains, and then checked my stitch count on 
the row before and found out it was off.  So.....
I will be re-tatting row 9 after cutting off 2 rows.
I tell everyone I teach on Sundays that I am human 
and I prove it every day!!!!  ;)
Back to the shuttles between housework today!

Row 9 of 33 done

Still not very big, but that is the way it is with 
size 40 thread.  It's much prettier than what I 
thought it would be.  ;)  I hope that continues!!!
Next up, another color change.
Have a fabulous day with tatting!!! :)

Saturday, April 14, 2018

Row # 6 of 33 and....the color change-don't freak!!!

This is Elaine P. Gan's Cathedral Doily.
I am using Lizbeth size 40 threads, and this
 one is Wildflower Garden.
The idea is that the following colors will have 
one color from the thread before it, this one has 
the lighter pinkish purple.
Happy tatting everyone!!! :)

Row 7 done now too!! :)
Unplanned, the colors lined themselves up!!

And.....Row 8 done and that's it for tonight!!
It's about 4 1/2 inches across now.
Have a fabulous Sunday everyone!!! :)

Friday, April 13, 2018

Test tatting the Cathedral Doily

Elaine P. Gan has designed this doily and graciously 
allowing us test tatters to test tat it for her.
So far it is working out beautifully!!!
This first picture is of the first 3 rows which I 
tatted yesterday.
 This second picture is with rows 4 & 5 tatted today.
I used size 40 Lizbeth Purple Splendor for these 5 
rows, but there is a color change starting in the next
Have a wonderful weekend blessed with tatting!!! :)

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Test Tatting again!!!!!! Yay!!!!

Elaine P. Gan is designing again(I should 
say has still been designing!!).
This is her Simple Faith Cross.  It's small 
in size 40 Lizbeth Christmas Red, but 
it will be a wonderful gift for a teen 
girl I know who last week was diagnosed 
with Hodgkins Lymphoma and has a mass 
in her chest.  She has already shaved her 
head and started chemo(her whole family 
has also shaved their heads in support).
I am also working on a special suncatcher for 
her(with tatting) so watch for it later.
I hope your day is super blessed and bright,
we have sunshine and warmer weather, but 
it all goes away tonight and we go back to 
cold and possible snow over the weekend.
Happy Tatting!!!!  :)

Thursday, April 5, 2018

Tablecloth update

This picture was kind of hard to take due to the 
sunshine and having to stand on the chair and 
hope to get the whole thing.
 I seem to be making far better progress than in the 
first 5 years of tatting this.  ;)
 Only 2 more rows on each side to be completely
 even the whole length.
 We have granddaughter invasion again.  This morning
we had our required grandma's coffee cake and 
homemade cocoa, and here is the younger one 
insisting on my attention so we play a game of 
Skip-Bo and she won....
 and her older sister laid back down  to sleep more.
Crazy, next month they will be 10 and 14.  
Well, I hope you have a great day of tatting, I 
most likely won't get time with my attention 
demanded a lot!!  :)