Monday, June 04, 2012

Dragon, Butterflies, Doilies, Star, Motifs, Bookmarks, Edgings, Hearts, Flowers, Fairy and Bunny

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.

Marie has another dragon done although she forgot to do the middle body part so he's quite skinny. Worked in two strands of Sulky, 40 wt, rayon thread. 

Anika tatted this little butterfly as her first project with split rings. She tatted the Occasional Doily in size 10 thread and now she's re-doing it in size 20 Lizbeth baby pink and ecru. She tried block tatting a snowflake from Lene Bjorn's book in Lizbeth #122 but her inner rings were too large so it turned out to be a star. 

Garyou tatted this Mary Konior motif in Lisbeth #40 on her lunch break. She did this motif designed by Randy Houtz in Pale blue and light beige Lisbeth #40 and she thinks she'll re-do it in other colours. She tatted Jane's Bookmark for her friend's birthday also in Lizbeth size 40.

Kristen tatted more motifs from Gun Blomqvist and Elwy Persson's Tatting: Patterns and Designs. She finally finished the Round Tatted Doily from Rita Weiss' Tatting: Doiles and Edgings she was working on, shown here with a ruler for size.

Bonnie has a wee teddy bear that's destined to become a major feature on her blog that has a lovely tatted collar.

Ancolie tatted Iris Niesbach's Anemone Apennina in Lizbeth thread but the corners were more rounded than they should have been.

Cindy's daughter created this camoflage green colour and Cindy tatted Mary Konior's Curds & Whey edging to make a bookmark with some pretty Lizbeth #696 for butterflies. The Peacock HDT was used to make one of her old standby bookmark patterns - "Flowers" by Jill Hanna.

Diane tatted some more Stumpy bookmarks in Mocha Mauve and Vintage Rose.

Fox has to tat 16 repeats per side to complete this hanky, but it's getting very boring. The Old Fashioned Heart designed by Etha Schuette in Valdani size 12 thread in blue and yellow is pretty but with all of the bead and colour combinations she was in a hurry to finish so she could do another. She's wondering if the second half of the edging will show an improvement in her tatting. She has noticed that paying attention to each and every stitch has resulted in a change in the way her tatting looks.

Frivole has finished her edging done in the Altin Basak 50 variegated thread.

Jess used Tatilicious Size 40 Blue Ridge for this piece and thinks she might use Log Cabin Blues for the outside.

Martha will be teaching Love of Beads Heart at Palmetto Tat Days. There is also a class in "An Inverted Tatting Garden." with lots of little patterns using the inverted tatting technique. The fairy she showed before uses both inverted tatting and the daisy picot stitch. Just in case anyone finished the fairy she has bunny that uses the same techniques.

Sue's dragon was enthusiastically received by the 4 year old. Grandma loved the bookmark, and her friend was surprised that she received a cross too.

 Vanessa's mug rug is a variation from a Julie Sanders' pattern.


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