Monday, December 28, 2020

Pop Top Ice Drop # 2

I had an idea, tried it, and after the first 2 repeats 
thought I wouldn't like it and almost cut it off, but 
I decided to continue and see and I like it!!  ;)
Size 40 Lizbeth (I still don't have the color and it's 
still rough to get around 2 weeks after my fall).
Our daughter gave me a beautiful cross necklace 
for Christmas and since I had to sit so much, I 
thought I could "draw" a design of it for possible 
tatting.  We shall see if I get around to actually 
trying to tat it.  ;)
I am also working on the Christmas doily, 
but it's more of an I choose to ignore project 
because before Christmas I spent hours un-tatting 
approx. 6-8 inches.  So glad it's in size 10!!!
Have a wonderful week and don't forget to 
tat something!!  ;)


Friday, December 25, 2020

Merry Christmas!!

I hope you have all had a blessed Christmas day!!!  :)


Thursday, December 17, 2020

Frosty the Snowman Pop Top Ice Drop!!!

I saw a set of 4 Frosty image bottle caps on Etsy and 
fell in love with how awesome they looked.  They 
are a good price at 4 for $3.  I was able to order 4 sets. 
And today while having to have my leg up I worked 
on the first one.  I love it!!!
Size 40 Lizbeth thread.  I would give the number 
since it came in a specialty pack with no names on 
the threads, but it's a walk to get it so, just know it's 
a beautiful light blue!!  ;)
I have to do 3 more to have the set done, but that 
will take some time.
Have a wonderful tatting filled day!! :)


Tuesday, December 15, 2020

Tatting is about all I can do....

for awhile.  I am now equipped with 
hardware(crutches).  Bloodclots in Feb. 
and again 3 weeks after 6 months of treat-
ment a 2nd set of bloodclots in Sept. and 
then Sunday night I step into the shower 
and go for a "trip"(the rubber mat didn't 
stick to the floor and I slid right away). 
We thought I had a broken leg, but thank-
fully nothing is broken, but everything 
hurts!!  ;)  Oh well, what can you do when 
you can't do anything??
You tat(if you can)!!  ;)
I tatted this cross for a dear sweet lady 
who made a special facebook banner for 
me.  I can't wait to send it to her!!
It's in size 40 Lizbeth Butterfly Breeze.
I will have to get details later cuz' I only 
remember it's from Lene Bjorn's Tatted 
Bookmarks~Cross Shaped.
And this doily was going to be a Christmas present 
for my hubby, but I don't have time to get it done so, 
he gets to watch me tat it to the finish.  I will get 
pattern details later(can you tell it's hard to get around?)
I am using Lizbeth size 10 Christmas Red, Christmas 
Green, Snow White, and Christmas Delight

Well, hopefully there will be lots more tatting while 
I heal!!
Have a wonderful tatting filled day!!! :)


Saturday, December 12, 2020

Loving this "tatting before Christmas" spree!!!

I tatted another tiny snowflake, this time in size 20 
Lizbeth Snow White with gold seed beads, also 
another with blue beads(size 40) and there are only
2 blue beads left-I knew I might not have enough.
And, I have already tatted a 2nd size 20 with gold 
 seed beads.
I have been enjoying tatting the button tatted ornaments 
in the facebook group, with all Diane's wonderful 
patterns and a few others. The one below is from 
Renata(Renulek).  I love the design and decided I 
wanted an angel in the center, so I tatted it and on 
last ring I tried to slide all the angel beads on the 
thread, but ended up with such a mess, that I took 
it out and pulled a separate piece of thread through 
the angel beads and tied it around the core thread 
and tatted the rest of the ring and sews the separate 
thread ends into the ring.
I love it!!! :)
I hope you are having a great weekend with tatting!!!  :)


Wednesday, December 9, 2020

I tatted another tiny beaded snowflake last night(see previous post)

One correction to make on the last post is that 
these are tatted in size 40 Lizbeth Blue Ice(not 
Snow White as I said in the last post).  Only the 
white showed up in the first snowflake and it didn't 
occur to me that it was Blue Ice I was working with.
But....this really tiny snowflake shows the blue 
beautifully and corrected me!  ;)
The beads on this one are even smaller than the 
ones on the first snowflake and they make the 
snowflake smaller than the first.
Here they are side by side to show the difference.
Hope your day is filled with joy and tatting!!! :)


Tuesday, December 8, 2020

Wow!!! I am still tatting and still inspired!!!

After little sleep due to a mouse invasion(it's been 
happening for a few weeks now-exterminator coming 
tomorrow!!!!!!) and a doctor's appointment, I came 
home and just sat and searched aimlessly online.  I was 
looking at tatting, but saw a picture of a beaded snow-
flake and was inspired to recreate it in tatting.
It's tatted in size 40 Lizbeth Snow White with tiny 
blue beads.
Picture below is the inspiration.
It's the size of my pointer finger tip.
And the size of an American penny.
I need to buy more tiny blue beads, because these 
are almost out, but this brand 
is no longer so I have to find new ones.
Hope you have a wonderful time tatting!!! :)


Monday, December 7, 2020

A New Doodad tatting design

I just picked up one of my snowflake doodads and 
just started tatting.  I wasn't happy with it, but it's 
ok and my hubby and daughter like it!!  :)
Tatted in size 20 Lizbeth Christmas Delight.
I hope you enjoyed the post before this!
Have a wonderful tatting time!! :)



Thought I might make you laugh or giggle a bit!

Ok, so what you see here are several of our gift 
wrapping items.  Notice a theme???
And a new snowflake throw(I have 3 already).

A close up of the glittery blue wrap, 
and another.
Now, I know you are wondering how that would 
make you laugh or giggle....well, our 
daughter(30yrs old) says that every time she sees 
snowflakes now, she sees tatting.  :D
I think that is pretty neat!!!  :)
Hope you enjoyed this and have a wonderful 
tatting time!! :)


Another of Diane's Button Ornaments

This is Dec. 5 Button Ornament.
Tatted in Lizbeth size 20 Christmas Delight.
I think this one is my favorite so far!!!  ;)

Hope you have an awesome tatting filled week!!!  :)


Saturday, December 5, 2020

A doodad Starflake and Tatted Button Ornaments

I have been tatting for me lately(other than Diane's 
temptation of button ornaments-I love her designs!). 
I came across my "snowflake" doodads and decided 
to try and design a new and larger snowflake than the 
ones I did back when doodads were popular.  Well, 
It's larger and I love how the star shape matches the 
star design in the center of the doodad!!!  :)
I am calling it a Starflake since it's more of a star 
than a snowflake.  ;)
Tatted in size 40 Lizbeth Blue Ice.

I tatted Diane's Button Ornament Base #1.
If you don't know about the facebook group for 
Tatted Button Ornaments you should check it out!
There are so many patterns being shared!!
I also just finished tatting Diane's Dec. 2 Tatted 
Button Ornament.
And Diane's Dec. 3 Tatted Button Ornament.
Hope you are all having a wonderful tatting filled 
Saturday!!! :)


Thursday, December 3, 2020

Glutton for Punishment

Yes, that is kind of what I have named this Pop Top 
Ice Drop.  :)
Round and Round we go is another good name!!!
It's tatted in size 40 Lizbeth Lime Green Med.
My own design.  I love the look, just wish each row of 
my chains were all even.  I made them to gradually 
go down a size to give a slight swirl effect.  The 
chains on the left side show best what I was hoping 
Have a great tatting day and don't miss the post 
before this.  ;)


Wednesday, December 2, 2020

Crystal Ice Ice Drop and Snowflake

I wanted a snowflake Ice Drop and decided to just 
try and tat one.
I came up with this and I call it the Crystal Ice 
Ice Drop.
It's tatted in size 40 Libeth Bright Blue Lt. 

And then I wanted to see it just as a snowflake.

Have a wonderful tatting filled day!!! :)

Crystal Ice Ice Drop (***in size 40***) by Sue Bradham
R = ring
Ch =chain
j =join
- =small picot
-- =large picot to join 5 rings to
SCMR =self closing mock ring
R 6-6--6-6 RW
*Ch 8-8 RW
R 6j6j6-6 RW
Repeat for 6 rings and tat last chain joining to the base of the first ring.
Do NOT cut thread.
R 8-8-8 RW
*Ch 12 RW
R 8j8-8 RW
Repeat from star to the next to last  ring and insert Ice Drop gem, and tat final ring and chain and join to the base of first ring.

(Outer points)
Ch 12 j to picot on outer chain.
Ch 10 RW
R 1-1(**hard to close!)
Ch 8, SCMR 4-4, Ch 8 join to tiny R.
Ch 10 j to same picot as the first chain on outer chain of Ice Drop.
Ch 12 j to base of ring on Ice Drop.
Repeat all the way around.

Monday, November 23, 2020

More Pop Top Ice Drops

I am enjoying tatting something for myself.....
well, our daughter requested this one.
Same as the first Diane's pattern from Ice Drop 
Addicts on facebook.
This time in Lizbeth size 40 Blue Ice.
Next, I wanted to get to only 6 rings and chains so 
I used my largest picot gauge in my set, and still 
couldn't get only 6.  I got it down to 8 so I think I 
am giving up and just enjoying whatever.  I also 
didn't want to do any more SCMRs(laziness!!!), so 
I just tatted chains and then put a large picot in place 
of the SCMRs.  Cute enough.  ;)
This one is in Lizbeth size 20 Christmas Delight.
I hope you are having a good day and getting ready 
for Thanksgiving!!! :)
Time to get things done around here! Have a great 
tatting day!!! :)


Saturday, November 21, 2020

Starting another Pop Top Ice Drop and my first knitted blanket done!!!!

Our daughter loved that last Pop Top Ice Drop and 
wanted one in red, white and green for Christmas. 
All I had was size 20, so I have made the start, but 
considering the thread is larger I thought there would 
 be less rings, but instead there is one more.  I am 
using Diane's stitch count this time and it should 
have only 6 rings, but I guess I can't read or some-
thing.  ;)
Either way, it's looking good.  I actually already 
have 4 outer points done.
Also, she wanted another one done in Lizbeth Blue 
Ice and it's already in slow process in size 40.  ;)

For those who might have wondered about my
knitted can tell I know
nothing of knitting and that as a beginner I go BIG!!!!!
When Sarah started this many years ago we searched
and most afghans were 150 stitches across, so since
I wanted a large blanket not a silly throw or afghan.
We decided 300 stitches would double the width and
make a blanket. Well, I guess the math doesn't work
out with knitting cuz' the finished blanket is 5ft. 7in.
and almost 16 feet wide. Now, I wish it was "taller"
and less wide, but....we now know.
At least I will be warm!!!!!!!!!!!!
Here are the pictures of it folded in half and extra on
our queen sized bed. I sleep on the right side and you
can see it has a pile of blankets on it, but I think this may solve
the pile.

It's a challenge to fold!!!!

Tatted in size 20 Lizbeth Christmas Delight. I don't know
how with the larger size thread I ended up with one more
ring than the last one tatted in size 40, and still both
having double or more than the pattern which has only 6.
I can't wait for our daughter to see it since it's hers by request.
And 2nd picture is side by side with the first one.
3rd picture to show another request in progress.
I hope you are have a wonderful Sunday and 
getting tatting in!! :)


Thursday, November 19, 2020

A Pop Top Ice Drop(after so very, very long)


Still tatting along!  I am loving making things 
just for me!!! :)
This is Diane's Pop Top Ice Drop pattern from 
Ice Drop Addicts on facebook.
It's tatted with a major alteration since it's in 
size 40 Lizbeth Christmas Green Mix.
Diane's has 6 points, but this one has 12, and 
our daughter loves it so much she wanted one 
in Christmas Delight(red, white and green), so 
I had her choose which Santa, and all I have is 
size 20 Christmas Delight and it already has 
more points than Diane's too.
For those who know about my knitting, it's done!!
I even wove in the ends, but now it needs washing 
before using!!  ;)  I will post a picture when I can.
Have a wonderful tatting filled night!!! :)

Monday, November 16, 2020

I got another "confetti" ornament done

For some reason when I tat these it feels like it 
takes forever to reach the end of the tatting.
This one is tatted in size 40 Lizbeth Angels Love.
With a larger "confetti" disc.
Here it is on the tree.
Here it is on my hand so you can see the size.
Here it hangs next to the small one.
Here is one of the first I tatted years back.
And here is another of my firsts.
This shows I must have used size 20 thread for the 
firsts, and I somehow used a different stitch count 
for the chains because today's has longer chains.

I hope you are all doing well and enjoying time 
getting ready for the coming holidays!!
Have a great tatting filled day!!! :)


Saturday, November 14, 2020

A Sweetheart Necklace Pendant

Well, I am actually still tatting along!! :)
I bought some heart beads just recently 
and showed them.  Well, I finally got 
around to working with one.  I wanted a 
nice heart pendant that might sell well.
So, believe it or not, I sat down and 
designed this today and all I have to do 
is sew in ends and then either tat or 
buy the chain.
I am pleased!!! :)
The front side has beads, the back does 
not.  There are 8 beaded picots(3 on each 
of the top sides and 1 on each side near the 
point) which are joined to the back to 
encase the heart.  I am thankful it turned 
out well and that it went so quickly!! :)
Tatted with size 20 Lizbeth Rainbow Splash.
I am getting ready to work on another 
"confetti" ornament for my tree, this time 
green disc with red and white tatting.  ;)
Happy tatting and have a wonderful 
Sunday!!! :)