Monday, June 15, 2009

Dragons, Butterflies and Bookmarks

Brigitte tatted a fluffy purple snowflake from the book "24 Snowflakes in Tatting" by Lene Bjorn and the little blue and white medallion is from "A New Twist on Tatting" by Catherine Austin. Both are made with Star Gem Size 30. The blue one is destined for a coaster. She used DMC Cebelia Size 20, yellow seed beads Size 11 and blue dagger beads to make Marilee's earring pattern for a colleague. Laurette tatted a maple leaf done in Lizbeth harvest orange medium. Birdwatching explains the missing ring. This butterfly came from Celtic Tatting Knots & Patterns by Rozella Linden and the thread is size 10. The dragon by Anne Bruvold is made in size 20 thread. Mica tatted "flower snowflake" from Tatted Snowflakes in Kreinik braid No. 4.
Chiara has tatted a lovely Madonna. She's also feeling a little down so I'm sure any kind words you have to share would be welcome.

Steph has purple bookmarks in both crochet and tatting. The tatted tatted fan bookmark is a design by Mary McCarthy believed to be originally published in Better Homes & Gardens magazine.
Vinnie did a slight modification to Sherry's pattern, replacing the SCMR ring with an onion ring and the ring on it with a double picot.
Wanda used Sue Hanson's 5 point Celtic motif and some wooden buttons to create these lovely patriotic pins.
Jeanne started this doily design on her flight to Charleston SC so she has named it Charleston. It ruffled badly until it was tamed by rigorous blocking, but she may have to adjust the pattern a bit for it to lay flat.
TattingChic was sent a lovely tatted heart to cheer her up.
Ellen made these 2 ATCs. The heart is Martha Ess's pattern tatted with metallic thread and mounted onto an acid-free paper cutting. Anne says dragons come in all kinds like the one that appears on her shuttle and the one that was tatted in blue. The shadow in this picture of the blue dragon doesn't seem quite right….That's because it isn't a shadow it's a black tatted dragon.
Diane was inspired to tat this beautiful little motif in Altin Basak #3003 and Lizbeth #684 Leaf Green Med. The pattern is Mixed Bouquet from A Pattern Book of Tatting by Mary Konior and the design really pops when done in color. Check out Diane's blog for some pictures from the recent LACE day. Joy had great success teaching 5 new people to tat. Sadly her 19 year-old niece Elizabeth lost her battle with cancer and in her honor, Joy is making purple butterflies maybe to make a quilt with them. The first butterfly will probably be added to a Sunbonnet Sue quilt block alternated with the large butterfly shown in yellow. She's trying to decipher the pattern for it working from her grandmother's notebook and she'll be tatting hers in purple, her niece's favourite colour.
Maria tatted this lovely angel as a surprise. I know how pretty it is for real because I was the lucky recipient. The bracelet is something she created for a charm exchange in Portuguese Ancora thread size 20. The pendant is another charm for an exchange. Martha tatted these Byzantine Chain earrings from Anitra Stone's class at Palmetto in 2008 in blue and silver to go with denim. Martha has challenged everyone to use up their stash and this Caron Wildflowers was used to make the Spring Flowers Bookmark by Julie Patterson, available on the Ring of Tatters site.

Sherry is still living out of a suitcase and having to work with limited supplies resulting in some unusual thread/bead combinations. She has been manipulating the tatted ring and came up with a way to do a double band of beads. Then she has some variations on a theme. Pray for some together time for her and her hubby after numerous setbacks he was to come home so that they could spend a couple of days together and his flight was cancelled.

1 comment:

Unknown said...

Thank you for showing the lovely heart that I posted on my blog. That is from the gracious Laura Blanton. She's such a dear friend. :)