Monday, July 29, 2013

Motifs, Bookmarks, Dragonflies, Flowers, Pig, Peacock, Doilies, Edging, Earrings, Necklace ando Bracelet

Mistene has been working from Jon Yusoff's Elegant Tatting Gems to make these motifs. Baiduri and Galuh, both done in Lizbeth No. 20, color 689, Mint Light and Nilam tatted in Lizbeth No. 20, color 640, Antique Violet Med.

Jane has an order for 17 bookmarks so she began with Jane's pattern. Then she tatted the Morning Glory Bookmark, designed by Eliz Davis although she pared it down a bit because she was using thicker thread.

Lelia has been tatting doodles for Tat Days. Dragonfly Pattern by Jon Yusoff and a 5-Ring Flower Pattern that have been sent off in the mail.

Linda tatted the pink piggies with size 40 and the black piggy in size 80 using the pattern from Tatting Treats by Pam Palmer. The peacock is a pattern by Dianna Stevens in her book Animal Bookmarks A Tatted Zoo. You can see some of the tatting added to the top of this crazy quilt.

Cindy was pleased to see that she got both a blue ribbon and a sweepstakes ribbon for her tatted Jan Stawasz Doily XI. She also got a blue ribbon for the Flowering Quatrain Bookmark by Frivole.

Diane got together with the Tollway Tatters again. Barb worked on another of Jon Yusoff's Elegant Tatting Gems. Diane worked on the Spinning Wheel Glass Mat that got messed up and finished it. Butterflies edging from A Pattern Book of Tatting by Mary Konior gave her a break from split rings. She wanted to use this for a round doily centre, but what she has created is a corner. Now she has to decide whether to keep on with it and use it for a hanky edging or fix the mistake and use it as intended. Retro tat? Cut? Decisions, decisions. In the end she opted to undo the mistake and keep on with the edging as planned.

Marie created Posie earrings to go with the pendant she made.

Michelle wanted to tat Anne Bruvold's Tardis pattern to go one these pouches, but the size 20 thread made designs that were book mark size and too big. She recently ordered Size 80, Lizbeth in Royal Blue which has been re-named in her household to Tardis blue and the finished Tardis is a perfect size for the pouches.

Orsi has her tatted necklace mostly done although the inside part isn't finished off. It's more like a stand up collar than a necklace, but it's easy to imagine a model wearing it on a runway.

Sue used size 40 Lizbeth Wildflower Garden to tat a tiny flower from Motifs for Marie by Kaye B Judt. She had a request for size 40 Lizbeth Vineyard Harvest cross earrings. She did the same pattern in size 100 Rainbow Bright HDT from Tatskool. A mini motif from the book Motifs for Marie by Kaye B Judt is tatted in size 40 Lizbeth Raspberry Pink Med. The bracelet design she created is tatted in size 40 Lizbeth Vineyard Harvest, but it still needs a clasp.

Friday, July 26, 2013

Motifs, Doilies, Bookmarks, Dragon, Necklaces, Earrings, and Heart

Barbara did another of Jon Yusoff's motifs called Eintamani in Fern green, #675 in Lizbeth size 20.

Jane is working on the trellis doily. It's going faster than anticipated because it's mostly chains. Here's the finished doily done in Cebelia Ecru size 20, waiting for it's fabric centre.

Kristen is surviving typhoon season by tatting. She's working on the Corner Bookmark from Tatting by Cathy Bryant in black and yellow for her brother.

Diane is working on Anne Bruvold's Flying Minor Norwegian Dragon for her grandson but while the picots on a single shuttle split ring were easy, picots on the second half of a split ring caused her some aggravation. She did some practice pieces and the split rings were fine, but as soon as she added picots the ring locked. Rather than undo, she cut it off and tried again. Someone suggested Anne's Ringtrim was a good practice piece, so she tried that but the twisted picot didn't look quite right.

Marie is reminded of carnations when she looks at this pendant she created. These earrings were made to match the Carnation pendant. She used the nylon thread to create a cheerful Posy pendant.

Michelle persevered and made the Frivole's Mille Fleurs again, with better results although she had to do two singles to start the petal, possibly because she tats too tightly. Here's the picture of Marilee Rocklee Carnival necklace that she tatted with her dress.

Orsi is tatting flowers, she needs 20 of them for her necklace. Here it is partially assembled. That's a lot of tatting and I can't wait to see the finished product.

Sue joined Rachel's tatalong starting with interlocking SCMRs in size 10 Lizbeth Latte Foam. Round one of the tatalong is completed. Since this is shuttle tatted on round 2 she just kept drawing the ball thread through so that she didn't have to cut it, and  put the shuttle through each chain so that she could get the woven effect. She received some lovely tatted earrings from Fox, but she doesn't have pierced ears, so she passed them on to a young girl from church who just loves them. The next part of the tat-along is done and here are both pieces.

Wanda liked how the photo albums from last week came out so well that she did another one using 'Joy's Heart' in Lizbeth #159 Easter Eggs size 20 along with flowers and butterfly in random colors. This is one of the buttons she decorated. The dragonfly is in Lizbeth #131 Vineyard Harvest size 20. She thought Nancy Tracy's Clover Drop Heart would look good on a photo album, it's done in Lizbeth #117 Country Side size 20.