Tuesday, May 31, 2022

Crosses and Tatting found at an antique store

 I am tatting crosses for some friends.
I started with Elaine P. Gan's 
Different Cross in Lizbeth size 40 
Royal Wave.

And I am now tatting Elaine P. Gan's 
Hope Cross in Lizbeth size 40 Black.

Yesterday we had a few errands to run 
and we passed an antique shop.  I don't 
go to antique shops, but this one caught 
my attention and I wanted to visit and 
hubby said sure.  So, we went into this 
beautiful and well organized shop of 
wonderful treasures.

First, I had to find any tatting just to take 
a picture of(I did not purchase any).

And, I found a bowl that would make 
a great mermaid treasure (thinking of my 
mermaid daughter).  But it would take a 
mermaid treasure to buy it.  ;)

And, I found 3 beautiful plates to possibly give as 
gifts, but 2 are special.  The artist signed them in 
the painted picture and dated them 1912.
The first one I saw caught my eye by the saying,
and only a $5 price tag:


These next 2 are the special ones:

and the signature:

and the signature:

The 2 ladies at the antique shop loved my fascination 
with tatting and love that I tat.  They have asked me to 
bring in some of my tatting and the tatted jewelry 
because they have never heard of tatted jewelry.  I 
will be visiting them again soon!! ;)

Have a wonderful tatting filled day!! :)

Saturday, May 28, 2022

Back to work on the large triangle!

 I have spent time this week reworking the 
inside row, and today I finished that row, 
and started work on another inside row.

We had a great Tollway Tatters gathering, 
and then we were invited to join another 
online tatting gathering.  I got tatting done 
while in both groups, and some chatting too.
I got to meet new people(to me) in the 2nd 
group.  And I got more tatting completed on 
my triangle.

I am liking it.  
Hope you have had a great Saturday and got your 
tatting in!! :)

Tuesday, May 24, 2022

A Cross

 Our niece(26yrs. old) wanted a Bible and you
really should have a bookmark for it so....
I tatted Mary Konior's Large Cross from Tatting 
with Visual Patterns.
It's in Lizbeth size 40 Ocean Teal Med.  I added 
a tassel of my own making.

Here is a picture of the Bible cover.

And you just have to see the side of the 

She had said purple and teal were her 
favorite colors, so since the Bible is 
purple, the cross had to be teal.  ;)

Have a wonderful week filled with tatting!! :)

Tuesday, May 17, 2022

***Crying***Destruction time!!

 I had to amputate the inside row so that I
could try again.  I would say back to "square 
one", but it's back to triangle 1.  ;)

Continuing and working on the smaller 
triangle one too. ;)
Have a fabulous tatting day!!! :)

Monday, May 16, 2022

Well, the large triangle has to come to an end....for now.

The inside was going fine, but I was a bit
concerned it might ruffle or bow, and...it 
does.  So, I either have to cut off the outside,
or the inside...but I like both.

Although, if I do it right I could salvage 
the bottom right corner and make it an 
edging for a V-Neck shirt(I don't wear 
V-Necks, so not sure about that)...

So, I set it aside just for a bit(I NEED a completed 
large triangle!!)  ;)
And so I decided to work on the small triangle I 
designed and start with just joining small triangles 
to make a large one.  I am trying to get the colors to 
go well with the tie-dye shirt I want to sew the finished 
triangle to. Some will be as the colors are here, and 
some will be full solid of each color, trying to make 
them simulate the tie-dye(kind of). Here are the first 2

And here they are with the tie-dye shirt(just showing 
the colors):

Have a wonderful day filled with tatting and joy!!! :)

Saturday, May 14, 2022

Making bits of progress

 I think after 3 tries this might work well.
So far it's trying to curl a bit, but I think
it's because I am a tight tatter.  ;)

The two balls of Lizbeth Magenta DK. 
at the bottom are in size 10 purchased 
so I can tat 2 of these for my shirt.  This 
is my prototype. ;)

Look at all the wonderful colors I got 
on the Handy Hands buy 4 get 1 free 
last week.  I have restocked some that 
are running low, and added new colors. 
Tons of inspiration just looking at the 
colors!!! :)

Have a terrific weekend and don't forget 
to get some tatting in!! :)

Thursday, May 12, 2022

Well, the Large Triangle frame is done.

 Now trying to fill the inside.  I have made 3
attempts already and finally cut it all off after
unpicking the first 2 attempts.  Going to try again.

I might be test tatting again starting next 
week!!  What fun!! :)
Well, off to "start" my day!
Have a great day and get some tatting in!! :)

Saturday, May 7, 2022

To work!

 Tatting and designing that is!!  ;)

I have had a project in mind that I keep 
procrastinating on, but another tatter is 
looking for the same thing and is a newer 
tatter so it has gotten me to start finally!!
We are wanting a large(tall) triangle design 
to insert on the sides of our shirts to give 
them more of a "flare"(more room).  We 
want to put them on the sides of our shirts
(which I will show when done).
So, here is the beginning:
First picture is the beginning ideas

Second is a triangle I came up with, but am sure someone else has already designed one just like it.

Third shows my "template" and start,

Forth is a close-up of the start.

At least I am getting tatting in!!! :) Have a super Saturday and a happy tatting!!! :)