Meme has received another piece from the round robin. These bookmarks came from Vicki and she included the pattern for one of them.
Tami tatted a number of crosses from Patty's book to be given away and started on the TIAS project. Here's her finished lady.
Bonnie's teaser is finally completed. It's the triangle motif doily.
Joy has been working on lots of tatting for the Farm Show. She finally settled on a design and colour combination that she liked for the runner. The tatted hens and chicks edging in variegated blue is made with size 80 thread. Working with thread this fine is a first for Joy. The little doily from A new Twist on Tatting was planned for a trivet, but when she couldn't find one large enough she used a ribbon wrapped styrofoam ring. Another little doily Another little doily/medallion tatted in size 30 Cebelia comes from Tatting Doilies & Edgings edited by Rita Weiss.The insertion design was completed in Olympus size 40 and the tatting sewn onto a hand towel for the Farm Show. The hen and chicks edging with one picot on the "hen" ring is how Joy's family did it and she was surprised recently to see that in all of the pattern books there are multiple picots on that ring. Does anyone know of any single-picot samples other than Joy's family, or is it just have a little quirk?
Carol L. sliced her finger cutting celery and needed 7 stitches which made it difficult to tat. Luckily the leprechaun didn't have any such handicap. Here's the flower pin he tatted. Carol's hubby was out of town and brought her home a lovely silver tatting shuttle stamped with C.B.&H. Sterling and Carol is wondering if anyone has any information on the company.
Ellen has tatted Jane's TIAS and named her little lady Rose. Her package finally came in from Handy Hands with lots of wonderful books to keep her busy. Her animal for the round robin is a Merlion tatted with Manuela 20 thread and with 3-cut beads. The lion's head and fish's tail are remarkable. What an ingenious design! Also included with the Merlion was an assortment of critter paperclip bookmarks.
Zarina tatted a bookmark from Mary Konior's Tatting with Visual Patterns using the Black Magic insertion and it completes her 25 motifs. She has plans for making her own HDT and plans form teaching her 4 year old niece to tat. That's the way, start them young. After the dyeing comes the tatting and here are some bookmarks in her own HDT, complete with beads. The next batch isn't quite the flower colour she was looking for, but it does tat up quite pretty.