Thursday, September 03, 2015

Cat, Pendants, Earrings, Alligators, Doilies, Leaf, Motifs, Edgings, Dress, Heart, Bracelet, Angels and Lanyard

The Guidelines
1. Permission to copy. When a participant joins they are authorizing me to copy their pictures to be shown on the challenge blog.
2. The blogs are ALL checked whenever there is an update using the links list in the sidebar on the right, there is no need to advise me that you have added new content. If your new items haven't shown up, it's because I haven't had time to do an update yet.
3. I 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. I don't read minds, so it's up to each participant to tell me when they have reached their goal of 25.
4. From past experience I know the challenge is addictive. If you finish and plan on doing it again let me know so that I continue to check your blog on a regular basis. Also let me know if once was enough so that I can move your blog to the list of past participants.
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.

Mary Lena tatted the Cat from Inga Madsen's Tatted Animals for a friend.

Julie learned how to make daisy picots so that she could tat this daisy picot Key pendant by Marilee Rockley using Lizbeth size 20 black and #142 with Miyuki 11/0 beads. Her next project is also a design by Marilee, a Maltese ring pendant done two different ways called Echo, done in size 20 Lizbeth colour 165 and Miyuki beads.

Sue has tatted this earring design so often she has it memorized. Her doily is growing but it's raining and she doesn't want to spread it out on a wet tent floor. She finished up a pair of diamond earrings.

Linda needed some 'gators for her Crazy Quilt Pond and both of these are stitched in size 20 Lizbeth 138, Leafy Greens. The top Crocodile is by Jane Ebroall, while the bottom alligator is from Dianna Stevens in her book of Animal Bookmarks. She finished Round 6 on Renulek's 2015 Doily which has been washed and pinned out.

Claire's friend recently became a Canadian citizen and she wanted to make something special, so she tatted a maple leaf pattern from Tammy Rodgers in Penny 30 thread and mounted it on a hand made card.

Diane is making progress on the Jan Stawasz doily and round 12 is almost done. She recently acquired a large bobbin shuttle and tried it out on some size 10 Aunt Lydia's thread and used it to tat Mary Konior's Masquerade.

Fox finished Buttercups by Ben Fikkert using size 80 Lizbeth thread and was surprised that the thread didn't give her the usual trouble. She found a pattern on Sally Kerson's blog and she had to give it a try in size 80 Yarnplayer HDT. She started Robin Perfetti's pattern but found the Catherine Wheel joins cumbersome so she tried out another edging. She does like the look of Robin's design so she might use it for another project.

Margaret and Suzanne have challenged themselves to find things that interest them on Pinterest and tat them. She fell in love with these tiny tatted dresses from Tiny Flowers, but there was no pattern so she worked it out from the picture and tatted it in size 20 thread which was too small so she switched to size 10.

Marie made these earrings to go with the Garden necklace. Tis is a pendant to go with the Garden set. Here's another pair of earrings to go with the Garden Collection. She hasn't had much time for tatting but did manage to tat a Mary Konior heart.

Martha can't read Japanese, but in studying the pictures in Tatting Lace Accessories by Kou Nanami, she has come to the conclusion that there are no flipped stitches used in any of the patterns. Martha's book A Flight of Angels will be available shortly and she's now taking orders for it.

Muskaan shares a bracelet pattern called Bonds of Love. She had some motifs lying around and this was a good way to use them up. Blossoming Bonds is another design she shares which combines a layered flower with a leafy braid.

HisKid shows step by step how she is tatting the lanyard. Tatted in size 20 Lizbeth Rainbow Splash and some large beads, this is the finished lanyard.

Wanda got tired of losing patterns, especially the ones she designed herself, so she decided to compile them into a booklet so they'll be harder to lose.

1 comment:

muskaan said...

Hi Sharon,
I just wanted to inform you that I have completed my 2nd challenge & am working on the 3rd (3 or 4 motifs already uploaded, including the rakhi bracelets above). I enjoy the challenge and also the tremendous creativity showcased by you.
Thanks :-)