Tuesday, December 31, 2019

Can you guess....

What I am tatting???  ;)
 Our daughter got me a cheap "spirograph" from the 
dollar store for Christmas and I played a bit.  I made 
a Christmas wreath(on the top right-below) and just 
random other designs.

The tatting above is almost complete now, but I have 
a project in mind and am not feeling well enough to 
finish it today, so...just wait and see.
Have a wonderful tatting filled day!!! :)

Saturday, December 28, 2019

"Playing" with Treble Tatting today

Not what I thought I would tat, but I like the design.
It needs work, but we shall see if this is the end or 
not.  ;)
Hoping your day is filled with love and tatting!!! :)

Friday, December 20, 2019

A tiny variation

I wanted to tat another angel ring-
pattern here:  http://westpinecreations.blogspot.com/2017/10/pattern.html
I changed it just a bit.
Love how pretty it is in person!!!
Have a fabulous Christmas!!!

Saturday, December 14, 2019

3 Crosses and 3 slab pies

I needed 3 more crosses for some "new" 
seniors who have joined us on Sunday nights.
First is Mercy cross from Elaine P. Gan in 
size 20 Lizbeth Black.
 Next is Maria cross from Tatted Bookmarks 
cross-shaped by Lene Bjorn in size 40 
Lizbeth Caribbean.
 Last is Eternal Love cross from Elaine P. Gan 
in size 40 Lizbeth Pink Blossoms.
And, while trying to get those finished I made 
3 slab pies(my first ever).
Apple Snowflake
 Blueberry Christmas Tree
 Cherry Bells
Hope you have a wonderful Sunday!!! :)

Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Tatting here, Tatting there.....

Tatting, tatting everywhere!!!!
Ok, so I am back into tatting!!!
I started last night while "in" the Online Tatting 
Design Class, working on my design project at my 
computer desk(it was a change since I tat sitting on 
the floor).  ;)
Info for this project will come later.
 I also have several tatting supplies next to the couch...
 and at the other end of the couch...
 and last night I added more to the everywhere which 
is right in front of the Christmas tree.
I need 3 crosses for seniors on Sunday nights.  I ask 
them their favorite color and do my best to surprise 
them with a cross in a variegated thread with that 
color, but this is a first-one man's favorite color is 
black(small cross on the right side near the tree 
skirt).  ;)  I have a pink cross and a blue cross to 
tat next.
 I love "tatted" shadows!!!  This is a clear glass 
ornament tatted in Lizbeth Christmas Delight.  I 
was tatting by cell phone flashlight when I noticed 
this fabulous shadow!!  ;)
 And this pretty shadow of a metal snowflake 
ornament I have.  I think some day I may try to 
tat that whole design.  ;)
Well, got lots to do today, so have a wonderful day 
and get some tatting in, maybe even some 
everywhere!!! :)

Monday, December 9, 2019

Tatting Books, Craft Show, teen girls

Saturday was the last craft show for this year for me.
I had my friend, Peggy, join me.  She knits dishcloths
with pictures or patterns, and scarves, and she crochets 
towel tops, and even knits some patterned dishcloths 
to match some of the towels for a set.
Next, was my friend, Mary Anne(said more like Marianna),
who makes these adorable dolls, and "doll" jewelry stands.
Of course I was there...
 And our daughter, Sarah, joined me again.  She had 
some of her Christmas wreaths and a few autumn 
centerpieces along.
 A lady came by our booth last year and said she 
wished she had known I would be there with tatting 
because she had some tatting books and would have 
given them to me.  Well, at the craft show a lady came 
by and said "I have something for you."  And I said, 
you do??  and she said "I saw you last year and told 
you I have tatting books and that I would have given 
them to you.  I have them out in my car and will get 
them after seeing what else is here."  I was shocked 
when she came back with an arm load of books!!!
This is the whole pile spread out.
 I have all the ones in the picture below already, so 
these will go to help other tatters.
 I don't have these below, so they will hang around.
 Our older granddaughter and her best friend came and 
spent the weekend entertaining us and helping with the 
craft show.  I was serenaded by a flute duet, and had 
wresting, tickling, and handshake matches going on. 
Lots of fun and cocoa!!!!!

It was a very busy and eventful weekend!!!
Hope you had a great weekend filled with lots of
love and tatting!!! :)

Tuesday, November 26, 2019

FINALLY Tatting to show(just one)

I actually tatted last night while watching 
a new Hallmark movie.
This is Camilla from the book Tatted Bookmarks
- cross-shaped by Lene Bjorn.
It's tatted in size 40 Lizbeth Sea Island Citrus.
It's for another one of our Sunday night seniors.
Still settling into the new house and probably 
will until next year some time.  I have a ton 
of stuff!!!  ;)
Have a fabulous tatting time!!!  :)

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

In the new house, and.....

Some space to live and move, a huge relief from the 
hotel room!!!
No, not done and this isn't finished, just live-able.
 We moved as much as possible Sunday and went 
to bed at 10:30pm with no snow, but woke Monday 
 morning at 8am to 4-6 inches.
 And then woke Tuesday morning at 8am to about 
2 ft. of snow.  The buried vehicle has sat since 
Sunday night when we got here.  the vehicle behind 
has about a foot of snow because hubby got in from 
work at 3am Tues. morning.  It snowed almost all 
day, and I shoved for about an hour and a half while 
hubby slept, but he woke up and had to find a plow 
to clear the drive so he could get to work(the main 
street wasn't even plowed).  He said there was so much 
snow on the road and in the drive that the suburban 
was pushing snow like a plow(and it was stuck in the 
morning and had to get pushed out by the plow).
I tried to open the door and see how deep the snow was 
and it wouldn't go any farther than this,  and when I 
closed it, it brought snow inside.
It looked like we had a 2nd propane tank sitting 
on ours. 
And wow!  Look at all the snow on the air conditioner!! 
 That's me making my way through knee deep snow to 
try and clean off the vehicles so that we could TRY 
and move them for the plow to clear the driveway.
Hopefully soon I will have tatting to show, but first 
I NEED to make sure to find a place for most if not 
everything!!!!  ;)
Happy Tatting!!!  :)

Tuesday, November 5, 2019

Housing update:

Ok everyone, it's insanity time!!!
Looks like we might be moving on Sunday.
We are waiting for the certificate of occupancy.
As you can see in the pictures they have work left 
to finish, but we are being told we might be moving 
this weekend, but....I have a craft show Saturday.
First picture, the livingroom.
 Second picture the kitchen(slight view of the  
familyroom off to the right).
Next picture is the design piece I am working on for 
the Online Tatting Design Class-will be a large 
tatted suncatcher-beads will be added when I tat 
it all over, I am just designing first(in size 3 thread).
 Next, I got our daughter started in crafting about 2 
months ago and she has really gone crazy and created 
a pumpkin patch to sell, and other items I have 
previously shown.  Well, I took my hand at it and 
made this candy cane "wreath" last night.  I love 
 Below is a close-up to show the adorable 
snowmen(my favorite), and I have an 
order for one already(beside I want one!).
 Our daughter created this lighted wall pumpkin.
It's not lit in this picture, but it looks great both 
lit and unlit. It's more of a contemporary style-
not my thing, but it does look great!
 Just letting you know that I am not sure when I will 
be back online.  The internet is supposed to be installed 
on Monday, but....so far nothing has happened 
when it was supposed to, so I am prepared to 
be offline for up to 2 weeks, so you maybe 
not hear from me(plus moving takes tons of 
time), or you may get a surprise!
Happy tatting!!!  :)
Thanks for all the prayers and encouragement!!!

Monday, October 28, 2019

Working on tatting

Well, I thought I was doing pretty good, half way around 
but the ruffling is way too much!!
This is in Lizbeth size 3 Snow White.
So I started to cut it off, but then snipped a thread 
from the previous row and had no way to fix it, and 
since that row had a continuous mistake in it, I figured 
it was meant to be, so two rows to start over.
 Today I needed a change so I decided to tat an Ice Drop.
Tatted in size 20 Lizbeth Coral Splash.  Just made up 
the design as I tatted.
For those who are wondering, nope, not in the house 
Have a wonderful tatting day!!! :)

Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Tatting and house update.

I have tatted Yarnplayer's Arches doily before(here: 
 and loved it.  Although, I tatted it in size 40 then and 
now in size 20-Lizbeth Coral Splash and Snow 
Just to let everyone know the white row which looks
bunched does have overlapping under the large rings 
and it happened in the first one I tatted also.
 Next, I tatted Yarnplayer's Snowflake-pattern here:
 I have been working slowly on Ninetta's Treble Tatting 
Stitch and learning!!!  I started with size 40, then 
size 20, and went to the store and got size 3(very 
limited selection-5 solid colors to choose from).
I think it was my best idea!!!  I think my stitches 
are more even and work out much better!!
I have the first and second(small rings which didn't
close well) rows of a trial piece 
tatted and think it looks pretty good.
And, just got done with this snowflake below.

As for the house....frustration is the only word I have!
It's got the cinder blocks under it and a special coating 
on them and now as the picture shows the dirt is all the 
way up to the house.  The inside is not done and things 
have been delayed again, this time by the electric 
company and the contractor.  We were told electric would 
be connected to the house Nov. 1, but were just informed 
that has been changed to Nov. 6 due to the contractor not 
doing his job.  Oh man!!!!  It could be Christmas before 
we get to move in!!!
Hope you are all doing well and having a great day 
and getting your tatting fill!!  :)

Monday, October 21, 2019

Tatting inspiration??

On  shower curtain????
Have a super tatting filled day!!! :)

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Tatting along........

I tatted this cross for another senior who 
recently joined our Sunday night group.
It's tatted in size 20 Lizbeth Red Burst. 
 Next, I wanted to empty a shuttle and tried to tat 
my own tiny heart design.  It's ok in the picture, but 
not to my liking.
 Attempting another heart I ended up with this cute 
little motif.  It kind of resembles a heart.
 Now, this is so far off from what I thought I was 
going to tat.  I wanted a bracelet, but when the first 
round curled instead of going straight I knew it was 
not a bracelet.  I tatted the second round and like it.
 Then, trying for a bracelet shape again, I ended up 
with a pretty bracelet!!  :)
Tatted in size 40 Lizbeth Coral Med.(I believe).
 And, yesterday while out I found these cute turkey 
buttons.  They had little signs which said pardon me 
and pick him, but I only wanted the turkeys for these 
fabric yoyos to put on headbands or barrettes.  Well, 
our older granddaughter saw them and wanted to know 
how much I wanted for them and I told her I didn't 
know yet, and she claimed the bottom right one for 
her own and wants it put on a pin.
Her sister has claimed one of our daughter's fabric 
pumpkins already.
Well, it's been a long day after a super long sleepless 
night and we have to be up in less than 8 hours.  I 
am going to try and find sleep again.
Have a wonderful day or night wherever you are, 
and get your tatting in!! :)