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.
6. Tatting 25 motifs in a year typically means tatting 2 motifs per month. Tatters who do not post any tatting content for 5 or 6 months will be removed from the list of participants.
Marta hasn't been doing much tatting except this angel by Sharren Morgan at Palmettos.
SunshineCraft was asked for a simple tatting project. As we all know tatting is a a skill and an art form, not a quickie craft. However, with a little consideration she came up with this idea for a card with tatted flowers. In addition to being a simple project for beginners, it also uses up thread scraps. These bookmarks are the result of her work in creating a simple design that can be tatted with a paper (cardstock) shuttle. They were done from top to bottom, with with pearl cotton size 8, Cebelia size 20 and embroidery floss. The mystery doily continues and she actually finished round 2 with the variegated thread. Unfortunately, round 3 didn't work because not all pearl cottons are the same size, so it had to be cut off.
Carrie did Birgit's Small Star in Aunt Lydia's size 10 Victory Red and white although she had to truncate the second one when she ran out of thread. She used the remaining shuttle thread to make a poppy from Tatting collage by Lindsay Rogers and made an extra long stem to use up the thread. It would work well as a bookmark. She's working on the TIAS and has already learned split rings and lock joins.
Diane finished another Spinning Wheel Glass Mat. This one is done in Perfect Quilter Sun-n-Surf #086 and it's about 3.5 inches across. She started another Spinning Wheel in Perfect Quilter, colour #088, Leaf Me Alone and notes that she doesn't mind doing the SLT in finer thread as it lets her work with just one shuttle.
Kristen found the reverse work vs turn work thing was super-confusing, even though Sherry included the tutorial, for the TIAS project. She is working steadily on the Spiderweb Doily and only has a couple more rows to go. She's been thinking of sending this picture of it to CBS Sunday Morning so they can use it as their icon between segments. Wouldn't that get a lot of people talking?
Marie tatted Accidental Heart, the Shuttlebird challenge by Natalie in Lizbeth, size 20, Raspberry Pink med and Shell Pink lt. Sweetheart Snowflake, another pattern by Natalie, from the Shuttlebirds was tatted in Lizbeth, size 20, Boysenberry dk and Azalea med.
Wanda made the butterfly at the top is in Lizbeth size #20, the yellow on the right in Perfect Quilter, the smallest in King Tut all tatted with the same number of stitches which gives a good comparison of the sizes. The edging is also Perfect Quilter. TIAS, day four doesn't quite look like the pattern so she might have to un-tat a bit and try again.