Saturday, March 25, 2017

Personal challenge # 5

Still working on filling the ornament display. 
This is Robin Perfetti's Late Winter Snowflake-
The top one has the center rings omitted, and the bottom 
one includes them.  To see it flat look at the previous post.  
It fits pretty good.
 Here is a look at the bottom.
 Here it has joined the others on the display.
5 down and 19 to go.  :)
Have a blessed weekend and happy tatting!!  :)

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Green Snowflake??

This is Robin Perfetti's Late Winter Snowflake-
since it's in green and tatted in March I will call it 
the early spring snowflake.  It is a fabulously
 designed snowflake, and it will soon be an ornament 
decoration when I tat it's twin.  :)
Oops, I forgot to say that I omitted the center rings 
so that it will fit over the ornament top and it 
didn't take 2 shuttles that way, now I am thinking 
that I should make the next one with the center 
rings for the bottom....decisions!
Have a happy tatting time!!!  :)

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Another Personal Challenge Ornament, and a little more tablecloth

This next ornament didn't go as planned, but looks 
pretty sharp-I think!  :)
 It's tatted with DMC Metallic embroidery thread.  I 
don't know what size that is, but I will say I hate how 
scratchy it is.  I drug my feet working on the first part 
due to the roughness of the thread, but forced myself 
to get it done.  It will take force to make more in this 
 The pattern is Fancy Snowflake from Easy Tatting 
by Rozella F. Linden.  Now let me admit something...
I started to make the snowflake figuring it would 
work with the center of the snowflake at the top and 
bottom of the ornament, but I missed a join and then 
another, and with that metallic it's a bad idea to open 
rings or untat chains cuz' it shreds and breaks easy, 
even when tatting. So I resolved to just leave it and 
I tied the joins when finished.  And I just pulled a 
string through the top and bottom center picots and 
tied it off.
 I love the look from the bottom!
Below is a picture of the 4 done.
 And, both sides are currently equal on the tablecloth, 
and I am now adding length to the center so I can 
then I can work on getting it all to the width of the 
rest of it and hopefully take a break to sew in ends 
after that.  Then, go back and keep adding width to 
the entire length.  :)  It's a learning process!!  :)
Hope your day is blessed with love and tatting!!!  :)

Friday, March 17, 2017

Found these adorable tatted fairies while searching the internet
I was trying to figure out how to contact the tatter, 
but as far as I can tell it's Japanese and I can't find 
how to contact the tatter.  I was just curious to know 
if they sell these adorable fairies.
If anyone knows, please let me know, if not, oh well,
just another thing to dream about.  :)

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Almost a true Ice Drop

I love to see through things especially with tatting!!! :)
 This one has the "gem" I was trying to work with 
 I had to drastically change stitch count and ended up 
with the back rings 8-8-8-8 chains 10-10, the front 
rings are 10-10-10, and the chains are 14.  And, if 
you didn't notice, there are only 5 rings and chains.
And here it is so you can see the Lizbeth Peacock 
Blues better.  Oh, and remember, I used size 40(my 
preferred size).
Have a happy tatting day!!!  :)

Needing a change

Needing to tat something different and having some 
gems that I could make into Ice Drops, I decided to 
try, but I used size 40 thread and the tatting was too 
tight for the gem.
Below is the comparison.  I have had these blue gems 
for several years in a fish type bowl my daughter had 
received for a candle and she gave it to me. so I 
thought I would try. This is Diane's Ice Drop 
Tutorial pattern: 
Oh, side note, I tatted a ring at the top when I finished 
tatting the pattern.
I had to find something to put inside the tatting(of 
course!), so I went and found a left over clear rose 
bead from the large pink suncatcher I made(you  can 
see the beads clearly here and even zoom in:  
I like that you can see right through it.  :)
Well, that is all for now.
Have a wonderful tat-filled day!!!  :)

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

A motif at a time....................

Almost have both side of the current length done, 
but I also have to extend this about double it's size 
 I was asked how many balls of thread I had already 
used, well.....I actually bought this Aunt Lydia's huge 
ball of thread when I first started tatting because it 
was the only available thread here in town, and being 
new to tatting at that time I just bought what I could.  
It was intended for tons of tatted snowflakes, until 
I found Lizbeth thread and lots of fun colors which 
put snowflakes on the side for all kinds of other 
interesting projects!!  
Well, I have 2 of these huge balls of white thread, 
and this is the one that has been used the most and 
you can see it still have a ton of thread on it(thank-
fully, so I don't have to buy more for this project 
any time soon!).  And I set my Tatsy shuttle up 
next to it to show how large it is.
Have a fabulous tatting time!!!  :)