Sunday, May 04, 2014

Motifs, Doilies, Necklaces, Hat, Angels, Hearts, Purses, Bracelet, Pendants and Crosses

The Guidelines
1. Permission to copy. When a participant joins they are authorizing us to copy their pictures to be shown on the challenge blog.
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.

Jenn has joined the challenge with a the pattern from The Piney Woods Tatter's blog without the beads.

Batty Tatter got a little haphazard with the scissors and accidentally cut a joining picot. A little Crazy Glue and this becomes the back of the doily.

Lilas is designing this necklace in size 80 thread. Here is the lovely delicate necklace completed.

Sue has started a necklace that appears in the recent Ring of Tatters newsletter. Here she's modelling a hat made by one of the other local lace group members, which she borrowed for display purposes, while doing a demo.

Phyllis' husband tatted 100+ angels and is trying to sell them at a church garage sale, with all proceeds going to the Children's Hospitals where their son and granddaughter had heart surgery.

Nancy tatted this heart from Martha Ess' pattern for a friend, and although she found it fussy, it did make a gorgeous heart.

Grace has joined a new group on Facebook with a lot of newbies that want to try Renulek's Spring Doily, so she has posted step by step instructions for rounds 1 and 2.

Diane shows us another motif created by one of her students. The Arches doily is finished. Diane is using her new Slider shuttle to tat this next project. The project is a design called Solstice from Robin, whose blog Diane has been following. Woodland Medallion is another design by Robin.

Fox tatted Double Zinnia Flower Petal Motif by Karey Solomon from the May edition of Tatting Times. The Lucky Clover Doily is growing and becoming more unwieldy. Serwetka Letnia is another of  Renulek's designs that she started in pink, but she's run out of that colour and changed to Lizbeth green, in which she found slubs and uneven thread...again. At the end of row 5 it's looking lovely and delicate.

Kathy tatted a Kim Goetz heart from Victorian Hearts & Flowers magazine in a gold cotton size 12 DMC Pearl thread to make a necklace. For her anniversary, she has on display several tatted hearts; Teri Dusenbury’s Regal Heart on the velvet heart box, Lyn Morton’s Hearts and Flowers pattern from her book Tatting Patterns, and on the white candle is Frivole’s sweet Happy Heart.

Marie shows us a purse she tatted for her sister in size 40 thread. This one was made with size 20 crochet thread for her baby sister.

Orsi is working through a very slow 5th row of Renulek's doily.

HisKid tatted Yarnplayer's Wondrous Window bracelet and pendant from the Up and Tat 'Em book in size 20 Lizbeth Black and rochet4U2Dye4 HDT called Sacred Lotus.

Wanda is replenishing her stash of bookmarks since she has given all the others away. Cross bookmark made with Lizbeth #184 Rainbow splash size 20. Cross bookmark made with Lizbeth color #658 Ocean Turquoise Lt. size 20. An itty bitty tatted doily in size 70 thread and an itty bitty tea set.

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