Sunday, September 16, 2007

Hearts and Flowers, Doilies and Earrings

Hubby has commandeered my computer several times this week making it hard to update the challenge page.

Just for fun Martha did beaded flip flops in block tatting. They're just adorable.

Pamela did a beaded version of Martha's Flower Bouquet heart in lighter colours that looks like a Spring Bouquet maybe now she needs an Autumn Bouquet.
Eliz found all her shuttles as she emptied them tatting pieces for the Palmetto Tatters to be give away during the South Carolina State Fair. She did 104 little butterflies, flowers birds and tatted bits. That's a lot of tatting.

Wendy has cut out her circles to start the yoyos for the Halloween swap.
Anne finished knitting her lavender garden shawl. Work took her for a quick trip to Scotland. Two books of making paper cards have arrived, tempting her to make some 3D cards. Anne received a package from Handy Hands Tatting, containing five tatting books and some thread. Now here's a busy lady knitting tatting and paper making.

Sarah is busy spinning various fibres to the the yarns she wants. She's now sure what she'll do with it yet.

Norma has been working on her TAST challenge and trying to empty some shuttles so that she can work on a few new techniques. She's done a Christmas tree and a shamrock in DMC 8 perle and then she tatted and insertion with a fine variegated purple machine quilting thread.She did a group of snowflakes and an angel in DMC Cebelia. Most of these are destined for the bazaar sale the senior citizens group will be holding in November.
Bob started with Sue Hanson's cluny pattern, but accidentally changed the number of picots on the chain and just carried on and see what would happen. It looks fine to me. Bob says the Pin loom idea seemed to work, so I lightened and enlarged the photo from yesterday. I'm not sure how everyone else was viewing it, but I found it too dark to see clearly what was happening and I thought if anyone else wanted to try the idea it would make it easier to understand.

Bev has conquered tatting and blogging and joins us with a collection of pieces from the online class.Each new piece is a new lesson learned - like making picots bigger keeps things from cupping. Her newest motif is Tudor Rose by Lynn Morton from her book, "Tatting Patterns".
Clyde tatted a snowflake called Star of Leaves from the book Christmas angels and Other Tatting Patterns by Monica Hahn using Hand Dyed Hues thread, Perle12 colour #1210. It's a really pretty snowflake, simple and elegant. Mark has added a Tatting Buddies Map to his web page. Add yourself to the map, you may find a fellow tatter lives just around the corner.

I had to revise the neckline on a collar I did for my sister.
Marilee has been experimenting with mixed threads using "Candlelight a metallic yarn that compares to a size 20 and a pink quilting thread used together with a fine sparkly metallic blending filament. A lovely effect, but tricky to work with. Gorgeous designs as usual.
Laura has just received on of Sherry's shuttles and is looking forward to working with it.

Melissa is working on her CQ blocks and she's starting to add some tatted accent pieces onto it.

Sherry has designed a delightful multi flower edging that can use many different flower colours. Now she's thinking maybe some of Marilee's hand dyed thread would look wonderful in this design.
Wally has finished a cro-tat doily but still no ideas for her next challenge.

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