Monday, December 10, 2012

Motifs, Bracelets, Snowflakes, Bird, Lady, Doilies, Butterflies and Bookmark

Jane decided to make some of the designs from an article about tatting in Ideas magazine and display them together at her market table. She was asked to make the bracelet design in purple and pink and with a little tweaking of shorter chains and an alternate clasp position, she has a better all around design.

Margaret tatted the Daisy Snowflake from the book Christmas Angels and other tatting Patterns from Monica Hahn Tatted in Lizbeth size 20. Her 4th countdown snowflake is from Anna Magazine December 1992 pattern number 37
Tatted in Lizbeth size 20. Another snowflake from Anna, this one is December 1983 pattern number 46 also in Lizbeth and one from December 1991 pattern no 39, again in Lizbeth.

Lelia used Lizbeth size 20 Col. 171 for her 25th motif on a pattern from Minitats; 69 Petite Motifs by Patti Duff. Now she's ready for another 25 next year. Handy Hands send a Lizbeth size 3 thread sample with their newsletter and she tatted a butterfly doodle with it. She had already been given a sample of the thread to try and she noticed that the little butterfly seemed to take a lot of thread.

Ginny is also on a snowflake binge. Criss-Cross Snowflake by Joƫlle Paulson is a nice pattern and Elmo's Snowflake by Heather Johnson is easy and quick to make. The snowflake with red beads should be Wheel of Fortune snowflake by Terri D, but it wasn't quite made to pattern. Small Star by Birgit Phelps and swirly arms. Edda Schneider designed this last one. She has decided that snowflakes go much better with little kittens than glass ornaments.

Jessica has really enjoyed rewriting some of the patterns from the old Priscilla book, but this one has just been a nice relaxing tat.

Nancy was visiting her friend the other day and just had to share her tree which is covered with over 200 tatted ornaments.

Linda shows us the Christmas post card for special people which includes Nancy Tracy's "Tweety Bird" and Martha Ess's tatted lady.

Ancolie has finished her 20th motif for this round of the challenge. It's a small design by Mary Konior.

Diane had an idea for a snowflake based on a snow crystal and the result, with the central finding of course, is an interesting triangular shape. She received two new Pop-A-Bobbin shuttles, and one of Jane's wonderful button brooches in blue that she plans to wear to school on Monday. She finished her snowflake for the day, Kira's Star by Birgit Phelps, beaded this time. She re-did her triangular ice crystal in Sherry's Country Christmas HDT and she has included the pattern on her blog since Jane requested it.

Fox bought Guterman’s Sulky 30 and she finds it really fine but she loves the look of it. Birgit Phelp's Kira's Star is done on Carons Wildflower, her new favourite thread. Renulek’s Honey Napkin is now on Row 10. Large doilies take a long time, especially as each new row gets larger than the one before. Martha sent her some motifs tatted from Angelow Crichlow designs. Val sent her some balls of Omega to try along with a darling tatted motif. Honey Napkin slowly but surely proceeds to the finish. She took a break to tat around a button, but she didn't really enjoy it.

Isdihara has Norma Benporath's Lace Mat finished. She used Lizbeth 40 Pineapple Parfait #170 for rounds 1&2, Lizbeth 40 Honey Drizzle #180 for round 3 and Lizbeth®40 Honey Drizzle #180 & Lizbeth 40 Gold #611 for round 4 for a beautiful but subtle colour change.

Jess received her PIF gift from JB and it included lots of different goodies including crocheted, tatted and beaded items and a wooden ornament.

Marie found a lovely cameo pendant at an estate sale and added a wonderful tatted border to it.

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