Friday, July 01, 2011

Motifs, Flower Garden, Hairbands, Maple Leaf, Cat and Mouse

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.

Anika wanted some patriotic thread, so she decided to dye some and did 3 skeins. Now she's doing a giveaway for the size 20 HDT in a 50 yard skein.

Progress continues on Nancy's Grandmother's flower garden. I can't wait to see the finished results

Fox received in the mail a "shrinky dink" shuttle from Michelle and a gift package from Suneeti with all kinds of goodies including hairbands with tatting and tatting decorations. She accidentally threw out her bobbin shuttles in a cleaning frenzy and has been making do with the pony shuttles which she has neutered to make them more usable. In honour of Canada's birthday Fox has shared a lovely maple leaf tatted in a patriotic red.

Gina's son had a hard time sleeping as his cat spent a good part of the night hunting and catching a mouse, then jumping on his bed to play with it. The mouse was released to the great outdoors and to commemorate the event Gina tatted the cat pattern from Nancy Tracy and the mouse pattern from Brenda Bonilla.

No comments: