Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Bauble Mouse, Doilies, TIAS, Pendants, Earrings, Suncatchers and Pig

Sue is pleased to present Al the albino mouse who is obviously made from a bauble.

Diane is please to be back to where she was when the mistake on her doily was noted. At this point of the TIAS Diane thinks it looks like needle nose pliers. She's a little bit further along on her doily although she made a mistake again and decided to retro tat instead of cut.

Fox has finished the lovely design by Jan Stawasz done in white, #60 DMC Cordonnet which ended up being 17 inches across and it's already on way to her daughter. She wasn't impressed with the thread and won't be ordering it again.

Marie used 2 strands of gold sewing thread to tat around a purple cats-eye when making this purple pendant and earring set. The pink set also used 2 strands of gold sewing thread, but with pink stones.

Stephanie has day 8 of TIAS done and still doesn't know what she is tatting, maybe the letter X or a lobster claw, whatever it is she's having fun tatting it.

HisKid has been tatting suncatchers for some wonderful senior ladies using Sue Hanson's Val's Suncatcher pattern in size 40 Lizbeth Rainbow splash with gold bugle beads, Fruit Fizz with iridescent bugle beads
and Sea Island Citrus with green beads.

Wanda created these purple earrings for a lady at work who loves purple. She also tatted her Jane's not flying pig, in purple of course.

Monday, January 26, 2015

TIAS, Baubles, Heart, Motifs, Doilies, Star, Ornament, Angel and Bookmark

JulieP at Day 8 of TIAS thinks this might be a bunny, but there is still more to come.

Sue has day 8 of TIAS done and thinks it's a kellywopter, kind of like a thingamajig. She made a run at a bauble mouse, but got the ribs switched at the last round and didn't notice until she'd tied off her threads.

Lelia is working Jane's TIAS in different colours of thread. Grace Tan's heart pattern with beads added done in Lizbeth size 20 colour #129. She started  off with a pattern in New Tatting by Tomoko Morimoto, but she thinks she used a different size thread so the floral motif here has 6 petals instead of 5 as shown in pattern tatted in Lizbeth, size 20 Jelly Bean #119. She's been working on a few doodles to empty shuttles. Here are her TIAS pieces done in lots of colours.

Linda has several large projects on the go including this doily which has a few more rounds to go.

Claire used Lizbeth size 20, Ocean Sunset #155 to tat Eliz Davis' Valeire Square Teardrop Heart. TIAS days 6,7 and 8. Is it a bunny or a crocodile?

Diane didn't do much except fix her mistake on the most recent round of the doily. At least, she thought she had. She skipped every other ring, and it was pointed out to her that she was only supposed to skip the ring under the single ring in this round. At least she didn't get too far. Snip, snip. She's back on track.

Fox thinks day 8 of TIAS looks like a poisonous spider. Maybe.

Kristen is another tatter bit by the bauble bug and she's working through Tatting GR-8 Baubles, Bugs, and Blossoms by the Shuttle Brothers making her first bauble. This is her second one, front and back.

Margaret won this lovely organza bag from Wendy's Blog with a tatted motif called shooting star in Ice Blue thread.

Marie shows us one of the Christmas balls made in Purple and Pearls that she sent to her Mom's house.

Martha found Victoria, an angel pattern by Monica Hahn, very interesting to make, and she was reminded of it recently as there is a possibility that the book it's in, Book 5 of the Ribbonwinners Series "Tatting with Friends" may be reprinted.

Muskaan tatted Aislyn's bookmark designed by Carrie Neahring for her daughter, as an incentive to finish reading her book. She used Anchor Mercer Crochet size 20 in white, yellow 4054-0289, Green 4054-1213 and Brown/Tan 4054-1218. TIAS day 7 looked like a bunny but day 8 is looking like scissors.

Stephanie is also working on TIAS and has day 7 completed. From this angle on the scanner it looks like a tooth.

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Snowflakes, Ornaments, Heart, TIAS, Pendants, Edging, Bracelet, Earrings, Doilies, Motifs, Peacock, Christmas trees, Bookmarks and Mouse

Gwen worked from Festive Snowflakes and Ornaments by Barbara Foster and tatted these snowflakes. One of the snowflakes has already been attached to a ball ornament.

Mary Lena had an impulse and tatted a lovely asymmetrical heart. This one is her entry for "My Czech Beads" contest tatted with seed beads from Preciosa Fire Polished Beads.

JulieP has day 4 of TIAS done and she thinks it looks like a wing. At Day 5 with 2 wing shapes she thinks it looks like a dragonfly. Here is her last snowflake of the year that was sent in an exchange and the pattern is by Decormama and the thread is size 50 Snowflake HDT from Yarnplayer. Day 6 of TIAS and Julie thinks it's the jaws of a crocodile. On day 7 it's looking like a rabbit. She has found that polyester embroidery thread, like Mettler Polysheen set 3, the equivalent of 40 Lizbeth works well for jewellery as you can see in her pendant. The design done in cotton DMC size 80 shown on the right  doesn't have the body and shine of the finished design on the left.

Sue thinks day 5 of TIAS looks like bat ears. After several days of being lost, Sue finally recovered her hanky with the tatted Fandango edging that the cat had hidden under a cushion. Another day of TIAS and she's still sticking with bat ears. Day 7 her guess is bat ears?, bunny ears?, scissors? donkey ears? to a dog with 2 tails? Marilee Rockley's Linnea Bracelet is finished and looking marvellous.

mb duke has been working on a lot of earrings lately both to empty shuttles and stave off the boredom of working on large projects. The first pattern is from Jane McLellan's blog. The next earring pattern she found on MaryLena's blog and the heart pattern is just in time for Valentine's day.

Lelia worked on TIAS days 1 through 6 at which point she though maybe it was scissors. She's using Lizbeth size 20, colour # 127 and at day 7 she's thinking it looks like a rabbit.

Grace is about a quarter of the way through round 8 of the Robotke doily by Jan Stawasz. She began with green beads that bled so she cut them out and used some clear beads instead. These earrings are made with Oren Bayan thread and silver Mill Hill beads. The motif is taken from a larger piece in her Jan Stawasz book.

Claire was the recipient of Julie's snowflake in their exchange. On day 4 0f TIAS she's not sure what it is. On day 5 she's wondering if it might be a starfish, or maybe 2 legs of a horse.

Diane is working away on her doily and has 11 outer motifs done here. TIAS at this point is reminding her of a hummingbird perched on a purple posy. Round 5 of the doily is finished. Round 6 is taking her about 30 minutes between motifs and she's about a third of the way around. She's still chugging along through round 6. She has 3 more repeats to go on this round. TIAS is posted in little bits and is easy to keep up with. Round 6 of the Monster Doily is done and measures 14 inches across. She's hit her first mistake on round 7 where she missed a picot and 5 ds, but better at the beginning where it's less painful to snip. At the end of day 7 she has no idea what the TIAS is going to turn into.

Fox is thinking that at day 5 Jane's TIAS looks like a cowboy. As a break between larger pieces Fox has been tatting motifs, such as this one from Blomqvest and Persson, done in Sulky Blendables, which is comparable to #80. The next motif which is possibly a design by Elain Gan done in size 40 Karey Solomon HDT. She's plodding along on her doily, but she's getting bored and restless. Day 6 of TIAS, is it a toucan? The inner part of the doily from Tatting with Anne Orr is lovely even when she messed up on her repeats. Liyarra, sent her a sample of Fincacrochet Presencia thread and she tried it out on the Blomqvest and Persson motif where it looked good until it was accidentally chucked in the garbage bin. Her doily is getting enormous and this is the last time she's going to blog about it on this round. TIAS day 7 she thinks it looks like an advert for the Royals.

IsDihara is just now getting to show us the wonderful tatted peacock attached to an organza bag she received from a tatter in Singapore.

Lilas was thrilled to be written up in the blog Somewhere over the Rainbow.

Margaret was challenged to find something of interest on Pinterest each month and tat it, so for January she tatted a Christmas Tree in Lizbeth Red Burst at the top to use up thread on the shuttle, and white for the tree, both in size 20. This snowflake from the book 24 snowflakes by Lene Bjorn is called the first day of December and was sent to her by Kristen.

Marie made this copper cameo for her sister utilizing a cameo she bought at a yard sale.

Martha found the bracelet that she thought was lost. It's the Single Shuttle Beady Braid by Erin Holloway, available on the Palmetto Tat Days 2014 Pattern CD. The adorable teapot closure is one that she was saving for the perfect project.

Mica tatted Renulek's snowflake design in DMC Special Dentelles 80 and it's very pretty and fun to make even though she's kind of hit burn out where motifs are concerned.

Muskaan has enjoyed the challenge of working through Jane's TIAS. She got to tat with a button and tat a lock chain, both of which were new to her. She thought it might be a Starfish or a Wheel or maybe a Windmill.

Sue tatted The Graduation Cross Bookmark from Wanda in size 40 Lizbeth Pink Blossoms. For size comparison here are the last 3 bookmarks she did, the first 2 in size 40 and the last one in size 10.

Wanda is quite happy with Morgan Mouse, but some invading mouse has chewed apart a new ball of thread and that pleased her not at all. Day 5 of TIAS remains a mystery as to what it is.