Friday, January 08, 2010

Angel, Bookmarks, Pendant and Earrings, TIAS

Katherinne needed to clear out her shuttles and tatted up some bits. "Dream" by YarnPlayer, was made in black Lizbeth size 20 with some copper seed beads as was the small butterfly. The purple butterflies were tatted with Omega size 20. The Merry Christmas Snowflake was tatted in Black Friday, Arctic Slushie, and Choco Strawberry Swirl. The assortment of pieces includes the "Ruffled Heart" designed by Vicki Clarke as well as daisies, butterflies, and a cherry blossom, which is the beginning of a larger project.
Liz has jumped into the TIAS and has also made her first serious foray into tatting split rings.

Vanessa was ready to give up on the TIAS before she started, but after she saw a few live samples she had to give it a try.

Shirl has begun the challenge again with a tiny motif using DMC 80 cotton thread in Ecru on a linen background that fits neatly onto a 1/8 inch button.

Shirley finishes her challenge with Mark's Christina's Angel done with her stash of size 70 thread in white and variegated blue color #13. The small bookmarks are from Mary Maynard's "Tatting Rings of Flowers" with added tails to make the bookmarks. The blue one is a variation of flower #43 done in Flora color #55, the pink one is flower #46 in Flora color #62 and the third is flower #57 in Lizbeth #121 which are all size 20. The other two bookmarks are from Jane Eborall's Funny Face bookmark which she has done in various colours matching her friends assorted cats. The first one here is all white with big blue eyes and a pink nose. The other one is grey, cordonnet special color #318, and white, both size 30 thread. That finishes off her first 25 so that she can start again. Bonnie is heading out on a cruise and will be out of touch for a few days, so Jane shared the next steps of TIAS with her which were printed off by a friend and put in separate envelopes for each day. That way she can keep up with everyone else while she is away.

Alan was introduced to tatting with silver wire and he created this lovely pendant and earring set using the centre of the "Arches" doily. Diane started the TIAS but after multiple failed attempts at doing split rings she put it aside. It's amazing how feeling sick destroys your concentration. With her next attempt at split rings she finally got it. Now to attempt the TIAS again. Heather grabbed a random book on a random page for her Wakky Wednesday challenge and got ready to tat. Her first obstacle was learning how to do a SCMR which she had never attempted before. After hitting a few demo pages, she finished Floret from Jon's Tatted Snowflake Collection. It was so much fun she did it again with beads. This is the second installment of TIAS. AND while she is on a roll, Heather has mastered not only SCMR's but also block tatting. Way to go!

Kelly has taken the plunge too and here is her entry for TIAS.


Nancy in Dallas said...

I would love to join you this year. I have tatted 'Lady Minnie' and can be seen at

Liyarra said...

I have been challenged by a friend to complete this in 2010 so here I go!!!! Up for a bit of fun.