Monday, May 01, 2017

Doilies, Student's work, Name Tag, Bookmarks, Ice Drops, Runner, Minions, Pendants, Earrings, Teapot, Motifs, Birds, Butterflies, Tablecloth and Crosses

The Guidelines
1. Permission to copy. When a participant joins they are authorizing me to copy their pictures to be shown on the challenge blog.
2. The blogs are ALL checked whenever there is an update using the links list in the sidebar on the right, there is no need to advise me that you have added new content. If your new items haven't shown up, it's because I haven't had time to do an update yet.
3. I 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. I don't read minds, so it's up to each participant to tell me when they have reached their goal of 25.
4. From past experience I know the challenge is addictive. If you finish and plan on doing it again let me know so that I continue to check your blog on a regular basis. Also let me know if once was enough so that I can move your blog to the list of past participants.
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.

Vera is a bit behind but she has been working on Renulek's doily. She is at the 15th row of Renulek's 2016 doily which she is tatting in Eldorado thread and the doily is presently 50cm across.

Marthanne is working on row 9 and didn't like the number of ds in the floating rings. She thought that it made the ring too big and open so it took her four starts before she liked what she was doing. Then inattention resulted in tatting the wrong thing in the wrong place. She's half way through her doily being worked in size 20 thread, then she'll go on to working on the size 40 doily.

Sue has been teaching some ladies to tat and they have been making some lovely laces. From not knowing how to tat they progressed to split rings and hanging clunies and one of the ladies tatted this design which incorporated her name. Sue entered a bookmark exchange and tatted this Fandango bookmark using Jane Eborall's design.

Diane has been working on this Spinning Wheel Glass Mat that she has been carrying around for a while. She used Marilee Rockley's size 20 Candy Mint HDT to make these 4 Ice Drops. She started round 9 of Renulek's Wiosna 2017 which was easy to memorize but slow to tat. Two more Ice Drops done in the luscious Candy Mint. Some more variations of thread, gem and ribbon combinations of Ice Drops. Two more Ice Drops tatted in size 20 Lizbeth #115, Springtime. Setting up her loom for weaving hasn't left her much tatting time, but she did get one more Ice Drop tatted. This Spring Garden Ice Drop is tatted in size 20 Lizbeth #115, Springtime. This Ice Drop is in size 20 Lizbeth #124, Spring Garden. She's still working from the same ball of size 20 Lizbeth #124, Spring Garden for this Ice Drop. She managed one more motif of her sister in law's runner. She managed two pattern repeats on her doily, so she's a little more than 1/4 of the way around. One last Ice Drop in Spring Garden finished off her day.

Fox is working on Renulek "Zebra" doily which is now over 7 inches across done in Lizbeth size 40. The eighth row took a while, but the next few look fairly routine and she's still enjoying it.

Margaret tatted the minion pattern by Sarah Wood for s birthday card and the recipient loved it. Renulek's Snow frywolitkowa napkin 2012 worked in Lizbeth Sea Island Citrus thread no 20 is finally finished.

Marie used four strands of sewing thread and four shuttles to make this cross pendant found in the Italian magazine, Il Mio Chiacchierino for her sister's birthday. A tatsmithed pendant, made with two strands of sewing thread was left ruffled for a more lacy effect. The last of her Stacked Ring Brooch collection mounted on a safety pin. Embellishment added to earrings shown with the bare foundation row and then the finished product. One of her favourite patterns, Martha Ess's, "Tiny Teapot".

Muskaan loved the Celtic effect and elegance of Celeste by Sparrow Kelly which she started in maroon and blue but made a mistake in the 2nd repeat and had to start again with more attention. The second in pink and blue worked out much better and, as usual she has included her notes on her blog. She is determined to work some of the patterns from the books she already has, rather than buy more books she doesn't have the storage space for and she has been filling her shuttles with size 40 thread and selecting designs of similar shape so that they can be strung together later for a bookmark or mobile. This one is Star #1 from Tatting Patterns and Designs by Blomqvist and Persson. Muskaan has been Sewing On and Using Pieces of tatting, which is how she created this picture using a bird, a butterfly and motifs as flowers with snippets of laces for leaves, which were taped on so the recipient could remove the lace and use it. Super 17 Butterfly (3D in size 40) and her tiny Hibiscus doodad embellished an envelope.

HisKid tatted an Ice Drop that was appropriated by her granddaughter who ran around calling it the Heart of Tafiti, but sadly she lost it when she got home, so grandma just had to make another in Celery HDT with a green gem, flower back and spiral front. She used a mirror centre for this IceDRop tatted in size 40 HDT she special ordered years ago, which she calls Hippie Summer. Here's a purple bingo chip Ice Drop tatted in size 80 Lizabeth Razzle Dazzle, and the pattern is available on her blog. The skinny "tail" on her tablecloth is gaining body, but it's slow progress.

Wanda keeps a few bookmarks on hand as gifts and her recent cross was enclosed in a sympathy card for a friend who lost her mother.

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