Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Here we go again

Wow, look at all the tatting that is going on! I think I have everybody sorted out, but if I've missed someone let me know. Also, if you have finished your first 25 motives, let me know. I'm going as fast as I can to get things updated but there might be a few bumps along the way. There was a small change to the new template and one of the newer features for adding links means that each new entry automatically appears at the top of the list, whereas I used to add them at the bottom. After hitting the wrong arrow and shifting a bunch of names out of sequence I finally just inverted the whole list, just in case anyone is wondering why the names are shifted around. I work from a spreadsheet and the links list and my spreadsheet used to be in sync and now they're not.

Eva didn't manage to complete 25 motives last year, but she's going to try to complete them this year.

Kathy has been using the thread she received in exchanges to tat her motives and she has completed her 25. She comments that since she sized all of the pictures the same, it doesn't really give a perspective of how fine or coarse the threads are. She plans to continue tatting motives and might include a scale of some kind to remedy that.
Now that Carol has finished the challenge she can do some other things like this Yellow Tattytail she did for Sherry Townsend.

Martha has added some bookmarks to her blog.The first is from Jane Eborall's page and the second is a Maltese ring bookmark she will be teaching at Palmettos.

Eliz started college this summer and didn't have a lot of time for tatting. She's squeezing in the online tatting class and plans to tat more motives this year. She did manage to launch another tatter off into her own tatting adventure this year. We all do our bit to addict more people, don't we?

Wendy has been enjoying some camping and some glorious scenery. Her photo album is sporting a length of variegated pink edging along with a number of other creations. Her 8th motif is almost 2 yards of variegated yellow edging. The "salesman's samples" of tatting shows an assortment of laces and prices for each circa 1900. Wendy's 9th edging deciphered from the salesman's sampler is included on her blog and was done with vintage thread, but she finds it to floppy. Can you imagine tatting this for 55 cents a yard?

Anne is tatting Pam Palmer's Dragon and she's leaving the thread ends on to give her something to attach the dragon to the background when it's completed. Some projects do look like a pile of knotted threads until they are finished.

Sarah has received her invitation to Ravelry and has been having fun with it and she has made a search engine for free knitting patterns.

Joyce has posted a picture of a sampler of machine quilting she did when she took a Quilt University class.

Tami joins the challenge and shows some of the tatting she has completed. See the tiny Snippet, he's small enough to sit on a coin.
Connie has jumped into the challenge with both feet. Her first motif was made on Monday, but not only is she stretching her wings tatting, she's also tackled web design in addition to setting up her blog. I'd be on brain overload with all of that going on, but Connie seems to be thriving on it. Today she did one of Lyn Morton's designs in size 80 Majestic thread which included beads.

Sapna has been working on tatting motives lately, so joining the challenge was a good fit. She has been working on 2 colour tatting and experimenting with colours for terrific results. Take the time to check out Sapna's page and look at the 9 meters of tatting she has been doing for her saree.That's a lot of lace.
Iris is an amazing designer and she has decided to join the challenge too. Just look at these clever earrings.

Ruth has moved again and that makes 3 moves in the same year. If I moved that often I'd still have unpacked boxes from the first move! Ruth's great grandfather wrote out a brief autobiography and Ruth wants to know if anyone can add any information to it.

Clyde's son is spending a few weeks with him and requested a tatted bookmark. Clyde made the bookmark from Monica Hahn's Christmas Angels and Other Tatting Patterns using the Hand Dyed Hues.
Snowy has been busy with several projects on the go including a new design she is working on.The printer/scanner broke and when it was opened up to see what was wrong with it, this lovely piece she was working on was found inside. I guess we know what broke the machine.

Brigitte Henneberger shared a charming design on the Tatting Pattern Calendar and Laura has tatted it using variegated Flora and a DMC green both size 20.

Dawn posted a picture of the tatted edging she did for her daughter's blouse. It's very pretty.The Forever Young doily she made using size 10 South Maid in green was given to her aunt. Dawn also tatted Martha Ess' Butterfly in variegated yellow and purple pearl cotton size 8 and then did it again in 3 strands of DMC and both are roughly the same size. Eva Shock's Butterfly with needle lace was tatted in (Ne 10/2 100% Algodao Mercerizado Rubi Brilhante) which is equivalent to a size 10 crochet cotton. Marty has had surgery on her left hand and won't be tatting for a while. She has posted a picture of the labels on the Signature thread which she uses for tatting. It's a very fine sewing thread and called a trilobal polyester and Marty comments that it stretches if you tat tightly.

Melissa has continued to coach her friend Wendy in the art of CQ and now Wendy has her own blog. The embroidered chihuahuas on her mother in law's T-shirt have been finished and the shirt given and now Melissa is busy working on another CQ block.

Sherry pulled out some tatted pieces that she made years ago. It's nice to look back every once in a while and remember that pieces we have created. The oval doily platter Sherry created is looking wonderful and it will look even better with another firing, if it survives.Sherry used some of Marilee's hand dyed thread in size 80 and tatted over some heavy duty nylon coated stainless steel wire to create this beautiful grapes/lilacs necklace.

1 comment:

Tattycat said...

Lots of beautiful work - tatting and keeping up with it!