Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Butterflies, Edgings and Flowers

Katie joins the challenge with Yarnplayer's Keyed Up pattern tatted in Lizbeth Spring Garden colour. Her next motif is from Tatting with Visual Patterns, also in Lizbeth size 20 Spring Garden. She's also working on the little tatting tote by Sharon Albers using Lizbeth size 20 in a variegated color for the rings & a solid for the chains. Her next piece is Sweet Heart by Birgit Phelps done in her own HDT.

Rayanna joins the challenge and she has posted a turkey tatted from Mark Myers pattern, a leaf pattern by Heather, Karey Solomon's heart called "Heartful Greeting" out of her book called "Tatting Y2K". Her daughter is sporting a choker made from edging #5 in "Tatting Patterns for One Shuttle - Book 1" by Mark Myers. She loves doing motifs and here are a few she tatted by various artists. On the left is "Flower with One Picot in the Center" by Rozella F. Linden. The middle one is from the book "Minitats" by Patti Duff and on the right is a Tree Frame pattern by Roger aka Freedman.

M tatted "The Second Day of December" and from the book 24 Snowflakes in Tatting by Lene Bjørn in Lizbeth size 20, col 690 and "The Eleventh Day of December" from the same book in Lizbeth size 20, col 601.
IsDIhara shows us a lovely card holder adorned with tatting and silk ribbon embroidery that she found in an Etsy shop. She also shares her stash of HDT and asks, "What's in your stash?" Pam found the pattern for a Celtic Snowflake on Tatman’s Blog that she planned to tat in blue and white, but unfortunately she didn't put enough thread on the shuttle and had to stop at only 5 repeats. That of course meant that she could only do a corresponding number of repeats in the second half. She opted to stop there rather than try to modify the second round to fit fewer repeats. Brigitte discovered the Hearts for Tracy patterns on Heather Johnston's tatting blog and sat down over the weekend and tatted two of them. The red shaded heart is Lizbeth Size 20 thread with gold Size 11 seed beads. For the pink heart she used Gem Size 30 thread.

Krystle had to empty some shuttles so it was time to finish off some projects like this doily from the Tatted Artistry of Teiko Fujito worked in Heather's Ruths Irish HDT. She has also listed her own HDT in her shop, "Ivria's Afternoon" and "Windbreaker".

Charlotte tatted "Wild Rose" from Mary Konior's A Pattern Book of Tatting using Yarnplayer's size 20 "Roses" HDT. That makes 25 motifs for Charlotte, but she isn't finished yet. Ancolie prepares tatting gifts for charity with these bookmarks, but she loves doilies so much, that she does some of them when she is bored with bookmarks. Wanda spent her Tatting Tea Tuesday with IsDihara and received her giveaway prize, the lovely piecework ornament embellished with orange pumpkin tatting. The two butterflies are Wanda's pattern, made with Lizbeth Falling Leaves and Lizbeth Black in size 20 as the body and the edging. The heart is Tracy's Heart, by Heather from The Tarnished Tatter, in the same threads. The heart is again Tracy's Heart by Heather, done in Lizbeth thread size 20 black and Victorian Red. Wanda used two shuttles and adjusted the pattern just a little so the bottom ring was in black instead of red. The butterflies are based on a pattern by Monica Mancenido, aka soyloquesoy, found on Intatters. Ellen was a lucky last winner in Clyde's Garden Tour Giveaway, and she received this fine bookmark Clyde tatted in size 100 HDT, and the skein of thread too! Meanwhile she has been working on more ATC's like this one with a moveable kitty chasing a tatted butterfly.

Aileen has a prototype ready, a modified version of her lip balm case, but this one is designed for lipstick. This one is done in size 20 Omega thread and she's thinking of doing more for her Etsy shop. Arlene is back after a long hiatus with another podcast.

Bev has her shuttles out and her new computer working so she is able to post pictures again. Her tree designed by Pam Palmer from, "Tatting Treats 2" has beads, but they are hard to see. It was done in dark green Valdini, size 12 and the bottom is red DMC size 30. Her big project this fall is a doily from "Sheep May Safely Graze" by Karey Solomon. The roses are in HDT "Pizzazz" and the leaves are Valdini a dark green soft cotton in size 12. The Butterfly is from Palmetto Tatter's Book of Butterflies in a rose Valdini size 12. The snowflake is from a book by Debbie Munoz tatted in Lizbeth Snowy White in size 30. The little motif in Pamela Myers Chocolate Raspberry HDT is Bev's own design from the Design-Tat class. Bev has also finished a bit of tatting for Rebekah's wedding head piece which Zena Herbert is designing. The pattern is Mary Konier's "beauty spots" which incorporates all rings and Josephine knots and it's tatted in Anchor, size 30 and is about 3/4" wide.

Carol tatted a few edgings and motifs out of Rebecca Jones book for IsDihara's giveaway. Diane didn't get as much of the spinning wheel glass mat done as she thought she would, but it is progressing nicely.

Eva shows us the treasures that were displayed at a recent meeting.

Heather has received a lot of donations of Hearts for Tracy and she was busy taking pictures for the shop. Then she tatted Jon's motif from her book Tatting with rings in brown and pink. Then a free form design in pink and brown. She has taught her daughter to tat and there is a collection of pretty butterflies to show for it. Then there is a sample piece done in shuttle and needle tatting. Can you tell which is which? An itty bitty clay shuttle - would you tat with it? Finally there is a display of Heather's HDT stash and pictures of some craft items she is de-stashing.

Jeff has created a chainmaille and scissors fob which is now in his Etsy shop. Here he has embellished it with Marilees's Carnival Earring. His other tatting project is Gina's Gingerbread Boy made with Lizbeth size 20 thread in colour #692 brown and DMC Cordonnet size 20 white for the frosting. Yum! Cookies without calories. Kathy used the 1872 edging and Valdani thread to jazz up her comfy slippers.

Margaret has been offline for a while, but tatting although she didn't get a chance to take pictures of some of the things she did. The three tatted butterflies are all from the pattern, 'Flat Butterfly' from the book "Christmas Angels and other Tatting Patterns" by Monica Hahn tatted in Altin Basak #50, one green metallic, one yellow, and the middle one a variegated yellow, white, and green. The card uses the same pattern tatted in valdani 12 variegated thread with a few simple flowers and her own version of grass.

Martha has tatted several of Heather's "Hearts for Tracy" combining a solid and a variegated thread. The first uses Shuttle Trend Lab thread from Palmetto and the rest are Lizbeth thread. She tweaked the design a little so that more of the variegated thread shows.Nita has been away from blogging for a while having back surgery with complications, but while she was between hospital visits she tatted this lovely doily in size 20 purple and lavender Lizbeth thread. She didn't remember to write down the name of the designer so if anyone recognizes it let her know.
Sherry has been a busy lady since our last update. Check her blog for the winners of her giveaway. There is a new selection of retractable hook pens available in sizes 9 to 14, displayed with a lovely tatted butterfly. A new batch of HDT in "Tuscany" and "Honey Amber". Her thread sizes are in 100, 80, 50 and 20 in cotton and size 20 in silk. All of this in addition to the first new batch of ceramic shuttles since she returned from Korea.


Fox said...

Is this where I put my name on the list?
My blog:

Thanks, Fox : )

Katherinne McKay said...


I'd like to join the challenge as well..

my blog is located at: