Thursday, February 28, 2013

Gloves, Doilies, Edging, Earrings, Snowflake and Necklace

Jane tried several ideas, but opted for a faux ribbon bow to hide a double piece of shirring elastic woven through the wrist of the glove.

Diane has finished Round 2 of Doily VI from Tatted Treasures by Jan Stawasz.

Fox completed Mary Konior's Chain Reaction edging in only 2 days and attached it to a hanky. Maybe all that tatting on the Honey Napkin has given her fleet fingers.

Jess is delighted with how the yellow in the Carnival ended up in each corner of Debbie Arnold's Square Doily.After the lime green she added Lizbeth 657 Bright Turquoise Dk and Lizbeth 632 Purple Md.

Marie created another pair of earrings from a broken necklace.

Mica tatted the Miniature Snowflake from Tatted Snowflakes by Vida Sunderman with Kreinik braid No. 4 and threw the centre ring off of one of the chains rather than tat it as written.

Orsi found that this delicate feminine necklace design in pale pink only took 4 or 5 hours to tat which is much less time than the sweetheart necklace she did earlier.

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Gloves, TIAS, Motifs, Heart, Hat, Doilies, Bookmarks, Edging, Ornaments, Earrings, Leaf and Angel

Jane has finished her gloves and she likes how the hand part looks, but thinks the wrist section is too puffy. She shortened the chains and the bare thread spaces which makes it look neater, but it still has to be large enough for her hand to fit through. Maybe it needs ribbon or elastic. Ribbon would look pretty, but would require assistance putting them on.

Prabhjyotsaini finally had a chance to finish off  her TIAS and Jane's delightful and charming baby pram was revealed.

Nancy tatted a couple of new to her motifs. This vintage pattern by Nellie Ellison in size 20, Lizbeth Grape Splash and Jane Eborall's Fandango Button Snowflake done in Lizbeth Autumn Spice also size 20, with seed beads and a wooden button.

Linda made a CQ gift for a friend with the Red Hat pattern from  Mark Myers and a heart found in the Handy Hands Catalogue.

Ancolie started Debbie Arnold's Purple and Teal Square Doily although she didn't have the same threads and she's doing it in the DMC Fil dentelle size 80 colors which are the closest.

Cindy tatted Mary Konior's Large Cross, from her Tatting with Visual Patterns book in size 30 thread because she wanted a smaller bookmark than the size 20 would have given her. Julie Patterson's Hearts and Flowers Cross was done with white size 20 thread.

Diane tatted some Leaf Braid from Tatting with Visual Patterns by Mary Konior in what she thinks might be Summer Trail. Spinning Wheel is being worked in size 10 Teeny Bopper HDT from Yarnplayer. Her newest project is Doily VI from Tatted Treasures by Jan Stawasz in size 20 Lizbeth #168, Latte Foam. Row 2 is easy but she needs a little more energy at the end of the day to work on it. Before she started her day, she was working on the Spinning Wheel.

Fox is finding the miles of beige on The Honey Napkin is boring. It started small. It dragged on and on and on. And now? Now it's done. Here's the Honey Napkin in all it's glory.

Jess started Debbie Arnold's Square Doily using Carnival and Lizbeth Azalea Md. She plans to add lime green into the mix on the next round. One of the other things she has been doing is working on tassels and tails.

Marie show us a picture of some of the ornaments she made for neighbours, and some she made for family.

Michelle used Frivole's Happy Heart with those are Catherine Wheel Joins in size 70 Majestic white thread to tat these earrings for Valentine's day.

Orsi tatted her Sleeping Beauty earrings in red and rose Lizbeth thread. The red one is size 20 and the rose one in size 40.

Sherry is reworking some of her patterns to familiarize herself with them again before the Shuttlebirds workshop. She's into bling just now as you can see from her tatting.

Wanda used tatting in a 10 thread in turquoise to make the edging for this bag.

Saturday, February 23, 2013

Crosses, Gloves, Motifs, Doilies, Hearts, Pendants and Bookmarks,

Sharon loves Mary Konior's simple yet elegant designs, like this cross. The shaded ones are Olympus thread and she used a lock stitch chain for the tails.

Jane is tatting the second glove making note of where she thinks she can improve it, but tatting it that same as the first glove so that she has a pair instead of a mismatched set.

Kristen continues to tat lace that resembles the designs in the carpets she has seen. Here she has added the triangle sections around the earlier motifs. She hopes eventually to have a kitchen that's this exact shade of blue tatted here in Medallion 1169 from Old and New Designs in Tatting: Book No. 11, with an added inner filling. The she started Duet Doily from The Tatter's Treasure Chest where she has got to row 4. She did have a 5 of these designs completed, until she realized that she had joined them at the wrong point and now she's back to only 2 and in need of more thread.

Cindy received some quilts from her Mom and in exchange is making her tatted crosses, like Jan Stawasz' Krzyz from Tatted Treasures. Her Mom wanted one cross for a mother to be, so Cindy tatted one in pink an one in blue only to find out her Mom wanted it in white or ecru so that she can gift it before the baby is born. The pink cross is Elizabeth Zipay's Tatted Cross done in size 20 Lizbeth Tropical Punch and the one in blue is Elva's Cross from Tatted Bookmarks - Needle and Shuttle, tatted in Lady Shuttlemaker's HDT Helm's Deep, size 20.

Diane also tatted Jan Stawasz' Krzyz, but she used a central finding and tatted it in Lizbeth Blue River Glades. She enjoyed tatting this pattern so much she did it again in size 20 Lizbeth Caribbean #122. That makes 5 of the same design she has done.

Fox named her new design Happily, for her Aunt who passed away. Her other design is named Elizabeth, with 2 options for completing it. She received an exchange package of thread from Orsi who also sent an exquisite tatted heart.

Marie tatting in Lizbeth, size 40, Country Kitchen around a button to make this pendant.

Michelle tatted Peacock heart from Birgit's tatting in Grape Splash. That was followed by Vicki Clarke's ruffled heart which she likes but found frustrating to tat. Betsy Evan's heart she loved, but now she's almost done with tatting hearts.

Sue finished tatted the requested 5 crosses all  in size 40. The first is Lizbeth Girly Girl, second is Lizbeth Purple Iris Fusion, third is Lizbeth Scottish Thistle, fourth is Yarnplayer's HDT Celery, fifth is Lizbeth Peacock Blues.