Monday, May 22, 2017

A Starfish "Ice Drop"??

A tatting friend sent me this fabulous starfish bead. 
I was inspired by it since I first saw it, and today 
I turned it into a Starfish "Ice Drop".
This is the best picture of the bead since I forgot 
to take one first.
Next is a little blurry, but it's the front.
 And last is the back.
I am figuring out that I seem to get 5 points pretty 
easily, but as for 6, I am still struggling.  Most of 
the time I tat in size 40.  Just so you all know, this 
is tatted in size 10 Lizbeth Latte Foam.  :)
Happy Tatting!!!!  :)





Spent Saturday with awesome people......Who???

Tatters of course!!!  :)
We were even treated to a musical solo!!!
Here is Marilee playing her new cello for us.
Here are Diane and Carol either taking videos or 
photos of Marilee playing so beautifully for us. 
 Here is Ana, Denise, and Elaine each working on 
a different project.
 Here are Barbara and Sue Anna.
 Here is most of the group from where I was sitting.
So much fun, lots of tatting and chatting.
It was great to see so many different projects 
being worked on, and to see so many tatters in 
one place!!!!  :)
I am so excited for the next time I can go again!!!  :)
Happy tatting everyone!!!!!!!!!! :)

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

A completed request

A re-tat for a request.  A friend from 
the Sunday morning ministry said she 
wanted this cross.  Well....of course I 
could not give her the first one with my 
(ok, in my view) glaring mistake, so I 
tatted her one without the "glaring" 
mistake.  I love this!!!  
Oh yah, this is the Easter Cross.
Had a friend who had a bad Mother's Day 
and she is going to be receiving the Righteous Cross 
(which she loved when she saw it on my facebook)
from this post: 

Hope your day is going well, and your week too!!
Happy tatting!!!  :)


Monday, May 15, 2017

Second test tat today

This is another Elaine P. Gan design.
It's called New Cross.
Tatted in size 40 Lizbeth Snow White and 
Purple Splendor.  It's only about 2 inches 
tall.
Hope your day is going wonderfully!!
Happy Tatting!!!  :)

Another test tat!!

This is another one that is going to be 
a favorite of mine!!
It's an Elaine P. Gan design called 
Righteous Cross.
Tatted in Lizbeth size 40 Coral Splash 
and Salmon Med.
Love the diamond in squares design!!! 
Have a wonderful day!!!
Happy Tatting!!!!  :)

Saturday, May 13, 2017

Suncatchers!!!

I am needing some suncatchers for some very special 
ladies who will receive them in August.
I received some Ice Drop "gems" and "bingo chips" 
(or tiddly winks to some) from a wonderful tatting 
friend.  As you can see, I can't help but "play" with 
them and tatting.  :)
Unlike muskaan, I am a glutton for punishment and 
work with all these paperclips hanging around.  
 I tatted with Lizbeth size 40 Butterfly Breeze, 
cheap plastic kids beads, and small glass beads, and 
a bangle bracelet.
 Here is the first one I did in yellow a week or so 
ago, along side the new blue one.
Both are tatted in the same color thread and have 
a yellow bingo chip in the center, but the beads 
and bracelets are different colors.
Amazing how different they look.
 I started by trying a heart in the center, and next 
a butterfly.  The picture below shows how neat 
they look in a window and how you can see all 
the way through.
 Next, the yellow was my first attempt and it's a little 
loose, but ok.  And, I noticed today that I missed 
tatting 1 ring(I'm not telling where if no one sees it 
cuz' when I posted it before no one said anything), 
and I also missed 1 picot on the center chain 
surrounding the bingo chip, so it should have 1 more 
chain and large bead in the "middle ring" of the 
suncatcher(oh, too late and it looks ok).  :)
So, for the blue one, I changed the design a little 
and I came out better, but still a tiny bit loose, so...
another suncatcher will have to be made to do 
better yet!!!  :)
But......I also am really needing to get back to my 
personal challenge of tatting on glass ornaments 
and filling my ornament stand before Christmas!!
Happy, happy tatting everyone!!!!!!!!  :)
Oh, and Happy Mother's Day to all who celebrate it!

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Another messed up test tat

Not feeling too well, I don't feel 
like just doing nothing, so I test 
tatted again, and, again, I ended 
up messing up.  I will have to 
tat this again sometime.  It's 
Elaine P. Gan's Heartfelt Cross 
which looks tons better when the 
picots are all the same on the out- 
side!!!
Tatted in size 40 Lizbeth Lemon Yellow 
to empty another shuttle.
Have a great day!!!
Happy Tatting!!!  :)