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.
Jess has a new camera and has been taking pictures of some recent tatting from Jon's Elegant Tatting Gems. She used Lizbeth size 40 Lemon, Azalea Md., and Lime Green. The pictures taken inside didn't do the motifs justice, so she took them again outside.
Heather has done a tutorial on how to hide thread ends in a ring only pattern.
Axa used an Emmy Liebert motif to make a border around the neck of a shirt. She wanted it narrower at the back and wider at the front so she used size 20, 40, 60,80 and 100 Anchor Artiste thread to form a wonderful collar.
Garyou made a lot of snowflakes from Jon Yusoff's Tatted Snowflakes Collection for her New Years cards. The Milky Ways are too large for New Year Cards, the larger one is made with Lisbeth #20, and small one is with #40. Sweet Rose was tatted in Lisbeth #40 Col.635. Alladin with a SCMR on a split ring was a bit of a challenge done in Lisbeth #40, Col.641. Circle of Crowns is tatted in Lisbeth #20. Floret is a pretty little motif also done in Lisbeth #20. Her favourite is Twirly done in size 40 thread, the middle one in size 20. She has plans for a large knitting project, but it calls for 8 stitch markers and she only has 5 - so she tatted 3. Ingenious!
Julie tatted these snowflake designs by Sally Magill, the first one is the Kim Picot Snowflake and the other is the MHC Snowflake, both done in size 20 white LizBeth. Kira's Star designed by Birgit Phelps is tatted in LizBeth size 20 "Snow White" thread. The SCMR Snowflake is by Sally Magill. The extra thread on her shuttles is used to make little tatted rosettes, which are tied on a hair clip. Marilee Rockley's "Arches" doily is being tatted in some vintage Clark's size 30 color 42, an ivory color. It was progressing really well although she didn't like the thread, and then she noticed a mistake that was going to result in cutting it off and doing the round over, or making peace with it and calling it finished. In an effort to document and share the many lovely pieces done by her grandmother, she's decided to share them here. This is her grandmother's Star Doily.
Patrycja shares her Christmas tatting.
Nancy shows the tatting she made for her tatting group's exchange.
SunshineCraft tatted Lisa Reichert's dragonfly, worked in chunky size 2 thread hand dyed by her kids.
Ann has found that home schooling hasn't left a lot of free tatting time. She did manage to start testing a tatting pattern she is attempting to write up and an unfinished motif - she BELIEVES is part of a vintage pattern.
Bree has decided that her Christmas tree needs more tatted snowflakes. She's tatted a lot, but given them away, so now she plans to tat 100 different snowflakes before next Christmas beginning with these 5.
Cindy had an evening to try Marilee's teardrop pendant, although using different materials made it not quite work as anticipated. Michelle's snowflake earrings and pendant are such pretty tatting with such tiny thread.
Diane is test tatting an edging from Tatting: Second Edition, Designs From Victorian Lace Craft edited by Jules & Kaethe Kliot before she does it in HDT. Now she's working with Yarnplayer's Knitty Gritty. The edging is working out very pretty in this colour.
Fox has found that Mary Konior's Marguerite design is marvellous for Mini Boss' socks. One misplaced bead on this DMC, Festival Tatting motif tatted in Zwicky silk from Krystle with Delica Beads from Tatting Fool. Frivole's new Criss-Cross pattern is tatted in vintage Coates #30, from Kelly at Tatfully Yours. Another snowflake from the DMC Festival Tatting book, finishing off the Coates #30 and using some of Yarnplayer's gorgeous Lola - #40, sent to her by Suneeti. Anne Bruvold's dragon was tatted in Altin Basak #50 and Lizbeth #40 and it's the best one yet.
Gina has been tatting rosettes again and has plans for them when she takes Karen's Embroider, Embellish, Create class.
Isa has been tatting name bracelets for her nieces and her daughter.
Martha has always been interested in the history of tatting and really old patterns, so she launched a new blog just for that kind of information.
Mica has a beaded tatted snowflake to show for the New Year.
Orsi has a tatted angel skirt from Jolimama done. Then she tatted the wings. all it needs now is a head.
Stacy has tatted Snowflake 2 in Festive Snowflakes & Ornaments for Needle and Shuttle Tatters, edited by Barbara Foster. Followed by the little fragment called Anniversary Motif in Mary Konior's Tatting with Visual Patterns with some frosty blue seed beads. Maria from Lene Bjørn's Tatted Bookmarks--cross-shaped is tatted in size 10 Lizbeth in Christmas colours. Spinning Wheel Glass Mat from Mary Konior is being worked in Lizbeth Jewels variegated thread.
StephanieGrace begins the New Year by posting a picture of the tatting she sent out with her Christmas cards. Not being in the mood to tat anything in particular she just picked up her tatting and went with the flow to tat these designs. Then she tatted around a snowflake charm and while there were some things she didn't like about it, she's going to try it again. She decided one of the doodles she was working on looked like and anchor and was a perfect embellishment for a nautical card. Jane has another TIAS in the works and here's day 1.
Sue is ready for another go round with the challenge, beginning with an assortment of tattings and a wonderful Asters hanky edging from Mary Konior's Tatting with Visual Patterns in size 40 Lizbeth Purple Iris Fusion.
Tattabugg's first project for the year is the Tatted Antique Wrist Bag made with size 12 black pearl cotton and green seed beads.
Wanda tatted this little motif just to close out the year done in Lizbeth Blue Ice #163 in size 40.