Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Snowflakes, Ornaments, Pin, Motifs, Bracelet, Necklace, Angels and Bookmark

Jess is celebrating a freak snowstorm Jon's Almas in Lizbeth size 40 Azalea Medium and Jon's Baiduri in Blue Ice.
Ginny's ornament tree with all her tatted and her Mom's knitted ornaments on it.
Anika tatted a flower pin for her cousin's birthday and gave her a little box with a tatted rose on the top for the first tooth she lost.
Jessica tatted this bracelet with the Koigu brand merino wool yarn. It was a bit of a challenge, but it did work.
Marta has another lovely necklace done with the white disc centre. This one with matching white thread.
IsDihara tatted the Snow Angel by Sharren Morgan and one was so pretty she had to do another using Lizbeth size 40 #163 Blue Ice and beads. Lots of beads. An encapsulated safety pin makes for a charming holiday pin.
Fox's tatting turned out to be a pattern by Jan Stawasz that finally resulted in a lovely piece of lace. Then she needed another challenge and decided to play with daisy picots again using Jon's Daisy Picot pattern in pink and green which beautifully matched her shuttle. The motif, which was laid under paper towelling to block and dry, accidentally got thrown in the garbage. Don't panic, it was retrieved and now looks pert and pretty.
Gina found this pattern for a bow in Old-Time Crochet and while it pique's her interest, she's not sure she wants to tackle it because it looks a bit complicated and she's not sure she wants to invest the time and effort if she's not going to have a use for it.
Martha tatted Sandra's Heart' Afire Cross and Sharren's Snow Angel, both patterns which are available on the Palmetto Pattern CD.
Marty was able to test tat some designs for Jon's Elegant Tatting Gems using size 80 DMC tatting thread that her sister dyed for her.
Orsi has added the stitch count to the picture of her Minta pattern for people who want to tat it.
Wanda had to make a museum stop at Roebke Memorial Museum in downtown Holton, Kansas. The cover on the player piano is edged in tatting. The blouse has very simple, but elegant ring and chain inserts and cuffs for one gorgeous garment. The camisole has a ring and chain insert along with a traditional hens and chicks edging.

Monday, November 28, 2011

Motifs, Snowflakes, Leaf, Necklaces, Bookmarks, Bracelet, Doily, Ornaments and Edging

Jess won Anika's giveaway which included both HDT and tatting. Jon Yusoff's Elegant Tatting Gems "Adan" snowflake is tatted with Anika's pink and black HDT thread. Then she did Jon's "Adiratna" followed by "Almas". She also shows us 2nd of December by Bjorn, the Black one is size 70 Star tatting thread and the mystery pink thread is one she picked up on Etsy. The ends on 3rd day of December by Bjorn aren't sewn in because she accidentally threw her needle away. Three Mountains by Karey Solomon is done in Lizbeth 40 Turquoise lt.

Julie tatted the Knobby Bud Medallion by Lisa Trumble in LizBeth size 20 Snow White, color 601 the first time using 2 shuttles and the second time using 1 shuttle. Two shuttles gives an arch with the JK on top, while one shuttle makes an abrupt break to the arch giving it more of a point. On the last version she replaced the picots on the chain with JKs and added an outward facing ring in the middle for a very different look.

Marta has another necklace design using the white disc. This one is in yellow with decorative chains around the sides.

Mary decided to try our another of the Lizbeth thread colours. This one makes her think of the Chocolate, Strawberry and Vanilla colours of Neapolitan Ice Cream. The pattern she thinks is a bookmark design is by Sandy Scales and it makes another 25 for her.

Diane was a lucky recipient of one of Jane's pendants and it's a perfect match to her sweater. Diane, Marilee, Sue Anna, and Jean managed to have a tatting get together with tatting and threads and lots of fun and laughter. Diane has completed Baiduri, from Jon Yusoff's Elegant Tatting Gems in size 40 Lizbeth, color #143 Royal Wave.

Fox has been laid low by a miserable flu bug, but she's still tatting. Does it look familiar?

Gina tatted this little snowflake motif from Patty Duff's Minitats and the smaller star was done just to empty her shuttle using Lizbeth Christmas size 20.

Marty's blog has been MIA since August but she has been tatting. She won lots of ribbons at the fair for her ankle bracelet, her hat, decorated with one of Jon Yusoff's snowflakes and the letter M-both made in size 80 "Oh, Baby" HDT thread from her sister and the pink Hearts Desire bookmark. She got first prize ribbons for the button doily, and the Easter and Christmas ornaments. She also got a first place ribbon on the large centerpiece she adapted from a Jan Stawasz pattern.

Orsi modified one of her previous motifs for Christmas cards.

Stephanie Grace is ecstatic that she has mastered the flip. Yeah Stephanie! Here's her first shuttle tatting ring and chain edging.

Friday, November 25, 2011

Motifs, Angel, Edging, Necklaces, Snowflakes and Bookmark

Frances took Mary Konior's carnival motif and made a Christmas ornament by adding an angel to the centre and a beaded hanger. A small tatted angel was added to a card.
Heather has used fall coloured yo yos to make a turkey with a felt gobble and googly eyes, but when she tries to do it with tatting she just gets some concentric circles. Any ideas?

Jessica is all decked out like a Christmas Tree with yards of the garland she tatted.

Marta designed this pendant using milk white beads and disc surrounded in tatting.

Mary tried out Jon Yusoff's Adan snowflake design with the new blue and green Lizbeth Thread and both were a terrific success. The colours in this bookmark remind her of hot apple pie, apples, caramel and fresh whipped cream.

Bree does a lot of this motif. This one is done in spring green, Lizbeth, size 20 but she has done a lot of them in size 80 in white for the Christmas Tree. Here she has given the stitch count in the picture so you can tat your own.

Fox loves this snowflake from Jon's first book tatted in Cébélia size 30, black and ecru. The snowflake was started in Valdani but mistakes were impossible to undo. Orsi's pattern was tatted with Finca #12 in vibrant red.