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.
Denise tatted a pattern called Springtime from the book The Tatter's Treasure Chest in fall colours of Lizbeth size 20 in 673-Terra Cotta & 696-Autumn Orange Med. Butterflies and caterpillar from The Complete Book of Tatting are paired with Clouds are from Mary Konior's Tatting With Visual Patterns in various Lizbeth colours size 20 to decorate this travel mug that she uses to hold her tatting supplies because it fits in the cup holder in her car and it is the perfect size for a ball of thread and shuttle. The cross is tatted with Lizbeth size 40 #164-Blue River Glades using a pattern from Tatting Patterns and Designs.
Carol did another rose in a variegated colour and she's getting better at it. She wants to do the snowflake design again with a variegated centre and solid outer points.
Marie did this pair of earring to go with the Tatsmithed cross. The gorgeous tatted bookmark was received in an exchange from Catriona done in Lizbeth size 20 in dark ocean turquoise using the pattern from LaRae Mikulecky's, Celtic Bookmark. She thinks she used Lizbeth in size 40 for the edging she made up to go on this hanky. She did lots of tiny teapots, from Martha Ess's book, Tea is for Tatting in various sized threads, from size 20 to sewing embroidery thread which she is sending to the shuttle shop to be made into a resin casted tatting shuttle. The Tiny Tall and Fat Teapot were both done in Lizbeth size 20, Tropical Punch. The top Tiny Round Teapot is in Lizbeth size 40, Sherbert Delight, the middle is in pearl cotton #8, two shades of mauves and the bottom is in Lizbeth size 20, med Grass Green and Vineyard Harvest. The top left Tiny Square Teapot is one strand of variegated purple and one strand of metallic silver sewing thread, the upper right is Lizbeth size 40, Summer Fun and the bottom is Star size 80, variegated cranberry color.
Frivole was intrigued by Fox's post and the responses to front side back side tatting, so she did this Mary Konior motif the is just a mirror image design with the first part done the way she normally tats and the mirror image done frontside/back side. The attached jump rings are so that it can be worn as a necklace. She used Autumn Splash HDT by Yarnplayer to tat this rose design which is part of a rose design in a collar by Mary Konior.
Lelia is getting better at adding beads to her tatting and she's also getting a great collection of tiny tatted butterflies.
Jess tatted the Hope butterfly by Sherry Pence with the outside colour in her solid jade and the new Esmeralda. She was worrying a little about how colour fast her HDT was so she did s quick test and the results are that the colours are fast. Googly eyes on her one shuttle heart are just too cute for words.
Ginny has the peacock done, and it's absolutely fabulous.
Heather's Citizen Schools Tatting Class tatted some fish doodles, except for one enterprising student who worked on a split ring dragon.
Nancy tatted another Mixed Bouquet by Mary Konior in Lizbeth size 20 Tropical Punch with seed beads.
Linda finished her April CQ block and it's no surprise that there's a little tatting included.
Ancolie tatted this square motif in Lizbeth Thread 657 Ocean Turquoise colour.
Diane uses the last of her YLI threads to tat this pair of bookmarks and here's the whole set of Stumpy motifs in the five YLI colors she purchased. The size 20 Lavender HDT thread from Yarnplayer was used to tat several Mary Konior designs. Sulky blendables in Ocean Blue is very pretty.
Fox persisted with the Sunflower pattern from the Blomqvist, Tatting Patterns and Designs book and she thinks she's got it. Kiddie socks in white work well with the edging Fox did. Some clunies work to keep Fox focused and here it is finished. This bit of vintage tatting from a pattern in an Anne Orr book is done in HDT Fancy Fields #40 by Tat-ilicious. It reminded her of Gina's Mignonette Heart which taught her to appreciate old books and vintage patterns. She is bursting with pride over the progress she made with this pattern. The edging was sewn onto the socks with size 30 Cebelia.
Marty shares some pictures of Shuttlebird's event like her Utahraptor done in dinosaur-ish green size 20 Häkelgarn. The winning entry for the Animal/Original category was Jean Reeves Wild Thang a shuttle eating purse. Delsey Howard won the Animal/Published category with her Peacock. Sherry Pence's interpretation of Jane Eborall's Patchwork took top honors for Color/Published. Marty got the prize for Color/Original for this "Fantasy Tree".
Orsi likes the Tischband design but she didn't have great success with the leaf the first time. The second was better but she thinks she will re-design it so that she can work a bigger piece.
Sherry created Sunny Side Up for a new project. The Mock Hairpin Lace doily was done in Magnolia, an old favourite colourway. Hope butterfly is done in Coral Rose and Ol' Saint Nick. The completed project done in Sunny Side Up is a 3D flower. It's pictured here with a new silver shuttle. The second flower is done in size 20 Victorian Valentine HDT and Flora's Dusty Rose.
Wanda tatted several lengths of her Row of Crowns edging to put on a dress for her granddaughter in pink and used pink thread to sew on the buttons.
Wendy tatted this heart to put on a card for her daughter's birthday using one of Jon Yussoff's designs in Anchor Mercer crochet no 20.