Sunday, June 02, 2013

Angels, Doilies, Flowers, Motifs, Crosses, Snowflakes, Pendant and Earrings

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.
6. Tatting 25 motifs in a year typically means tatting 2 motifs per month. Tatters who do not post any tatting content for 5 or 6 months will be removed from the list of participants.

Barbara tatted Birgit's Simple Angel in Lizbeth size 20 in white and then again in colour.

Meryl has completed round 9 of the Honey Napkin, but since it's going to take a long time to finish this project she has also been working on something smaller, the Pansy pattern from Priscilla Book 2. The first pansy was done following the instructions, but on the second one she decided to do the petals separately and join them later.

Jane shows us one of her food covers. She typically uses a fine organza fabric so that the food can be seen under it and adds tatted motifs, sometimes using thread matching the fabric and sometimes matching the tatting. She thinks matching the tatting works out better.

Nancy used size 20 Lizbeth in Country Kitchen to tat Angelica From Tatting in Lace by Mary Konior.

Linda has finished her CQ strip with lots of tatted embellishment.

Cindy added some tatting to her needlecase to dress it up. She loved the shape of this Jan Stawasz Mirror motif, but she should have used size 40 thread for it to fit the second needlecase. Jon's pattern "Toshti" was perfect for working around the findings she discovered, but again size 40 might have been a better choice.

Fox is so bored with the pattern for this Jan Stawasz doily and she is so tired of the Finca #8 that she's not even going to finish the last section of the outer row. The doily as is, has been sent off to her granddaughter. She really likes Susanne Schwenke’s Spitzen-Kreationen done in #40 Lizbeth, from Rachael and she has plans to tat more. Cindy sent her a lovely needlecase, but she performed a little surgery on it as found it was a bit bulky. Here's a picture of some of the other goodies Cindy sent her.

Jess used her Under the Sea HDT to tat Jane Eborall's Ferris Wheel motif. She's working on the wedding doily for which she dyed up this thread that she's thinking of calling raspberries. It's a better choice than the Olive Warbler she tried earlier.

Marie tatted Monica, from Tatted Bookmarks, by Lene Bjorn in Lizbeth, size 40, Spice Cake and Jungle Green. Christina, from the same book was done in Spice Cake, size 40.

Martha is excited about the upcoming Palmetto Tat Days, Tatting Takes Wing.

Mica tatted the Large Crystal Snowflake from Tatted Snowflakes by Vida Sunderman using Kreinik braid No. 4.

Orsi's tatting project continues. That's lots and lots of tatting. The winner of her tatting raffle is Margaret.

Sue tried out 2 variegated quilting threads wound with a solid green size 80 DMC to make this motif. She's not crazy about the resultant colour, but it does open up a lot of other possibilities. The 2 quilting threads together in this motif from the book Tatting Patterns and Designs from Gun Blomqvist and Elwy Persson is a better blend. The Tollway Tatters were an industrious bunch. Here's a display of some of Marilee's lovely tatting. Here's the Star motif from Tatting Patterns and Designs by Gun Blomqvist and Elwy Persson, done in another quilting thread. Rosalie, a Piney Woods Tatter pattern was done in Lizbeth Foam Latte size 10 with clear beads. After the finer than size 100 quilting thread, size 10 must seem like rope.

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