Monday, July 04, 2016

Doilies, Pendants, Earrings, Edging, Coaster, Toys, Owl and Bracelet

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.

Marthanne finished row 9 of her butterfly doily with only 2 un-tats. Row ten was begun for the second time when she realized after 5 repeats that she was doing it wrong and had to cut it off.

Elsa made these earrings using the Celtic Square from Rosemarie Peel's book Tatting for Pleasure. The Celtic square pendant is available online from La navette aux bijoux and she tatted both in polyester thread Tenax 40.

Linda got an early start on making a Christmas stocking for her niece and this edging by pattern designed by Cathy Sowers will be added to the stocking below he niece's name.

Diane had to use the shoelace trick a couple of times, but she had just enough Campfire HDT to finish her coaster. A couple of shots of steam was all it took to make it lay flat. In spite of all the recent excitement of retirement parties, visiting children and grandchildren, a yard sale and other activities she still managed to tat these seven pieces of lace.

Eliz has the tea cloth test tat with round 5 completed and she has one more round of motifs before the centre is completed. The original pattern for the tea cloth is found in Tatting Patterns by Julia Sanders (which, I believe had some issues, if not outright errors in it.) and the entire thing requires 8 odd shaped fabric inserts to complete it. Jessica Spaulding was reworking it with modern techniques and notations.

Fox finally received the thread she has been waiting for and although it's a different dye lot she thinks the colours will look good together on her Concentric Rectangles doily.

Margaret test tatted Robin Perfetti's Square Coaster, which is done in two rounds and she used Green Coral Sea Lizbeth thread size 20.

Marie made this simple triangular pendant pattern in the spring.

Phyllis was given the opportunity to test tat a couple of patterns for Martha Ess's new book. The train engine, box car and caboose are her own HDT and the coal car is Lizbeth Seafoam.  She thinks the Bear is Lizbeth Angel Love. The owl is from Palmetto Tat Days and the butterfly is left over thread. edging I decided to make for a couple of pillow cases. This edging she is making for a couple of pillowcase is from Tatting Doilies & Edgings edited by Rita Weiss tatted in Lizbeth Summer Fun.

Sue has round 12 completed of Renulek's Spring 2016 doily and the ruffling seems to be sorting itself out. She's working in size 80 Lizbeth Snow White and Summer Fun.

Wanda did a little 4th of July tatting using Jane Eborall’s Beaded Lock Chain pattern in Lizbeth #652 blue and #671 Red in size 20.

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