Tuesday, December 02, 2008

A new book, Butterflies, and Bookmarks

The Guidelines
1. Permission to copy. When a participant joins they are authorizing us to copy their pictures to be shown on the challenge blog.2. There is no need to advise the Challenge Team to let let us know when you've added things to your blog. We check all of the blogs when we do an update.3. We can't keep track of how many motifs each person does. You may post articles of tatting that you don't plan on including in your 25, or you may post a pair of earrings and count each earring as a separate motif. We don't read minds, so it's up to each participant to tell us when they have reached their goal of 25.4. We know from past experience that the challenge is addictive. If you finish and plan on doing it again let us know so that we continue to check your blog on a regular basis.5. Whenever you get a chance don't just view the pictures here, take the time to click on the links to people's blogs and read all about what they are doing, instead of just getting the snippets of it here. People like it when you take the time to visit their blog and comment on their work. A lot of the fun of the challenge is that we get to know each other and encourage one another to try new things.

Heather has a new book of patterns available, this is just a sampling of them. If you like ornaments, you have to check it out!

Meme shows us the butterflies she has made for the round robin. The patterns are from Adelheid Dangela's book " Tatted Butterflies" made in DMC and Star 80, solid and variegated thread.
Eva is using the shuttles she got from New Zealand to tat this bookmark for her grandson who selected the colours. The pattern is Kersti Anear's and a favourite of Eva's.
Joy is trying to come up with ideas of where to turn her talents next. Any thoughts anyone?

Diane has created her first design, a flower for her granddaughter Lily. Her first attempt at front side/back side tatting is a medallion from Tatting by Yusai Shokoin, that's about 2.75" by 4.5" in size 20 Flora, color #62.
Jon has added a new blog page where she will be selling some of her tatting. Go check it out.
Mark has some gorgeous new pieces done for the wedding dress. It's going to be awesome.
Pamela has done the Oasis snowflake from Jon Yusoff's book, first tatted in Rainbow Bright 20, then with the central section done in RB Green. Both are beautiful and Pamela has continued to measure out the amount of thread required to make them.
Sherry tats Ruth Perry's Celtic Snowflake in hand dyed tatting silk "Marina" size 20 and remarks on how fast her time in Korea has passed, just 4 months more to find out where they move to next.

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