Monday, January 26, 2009

Little tatting (I mean small!!!)

I do mean small. I'm not use to tatting with size 80 thread but thought I would give it a try. I think it is a little harder to needle tat with small threads. I do have an ultra thin needle for this type of thin thread but I find it is hard to hold on. This will be Motif #6
With a lot of people tatting hearts I thought I would put my one cent in. I did make two of these hearts for a pair of earrings for myself. They are from Rachel Jackson pattern called Celtic Valentine Heart Earrings.

I also tatted this heart in Altin Basak.
This will be Motif #7.

This doily is called "That Medallion Again". It makes you go back to the first medallion we all learned when we first started to tat. This will be Motif #8

And I must say, I'm so spoiled. When visiting my best friend Pat today she gave me this beautiful table cloth. She bought it about 25 years ago at an estate sale and knew that by giving it to me it would be treasured. It will be very very treasured, much like her friendship!!!!! Thanks Pat.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Motif #5

I have not been able to tat much lately. My son is looking into which high school he would like to attend this September. We have been going to Open houses and reading schedules and fulling out paper work. I did have a girl friend ask me to tat a doily for her but she did not want the middle tatted because it is to go under a lamp. So I cut out a piece of fabric and add a tatted edge. The final measurement is 10". The only problem is that she liked it so much she now would like 3 more.

I'm still tatting snowflakes and am now thinking I should stop because our little town just received 24" more of snow and maybe it my fault.LOL

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Free Shuttle draw

Hi Everyone

Just wanted all to know that Sherry at is having a free draw for one of her hand make shuttles. If you have not seen them they are beautiful. Thanks Sherry.

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Snowflake Motif #4

I love having snow days from work. On Wednesday we had about 10 cm of snowflakes with freezing rain. With my house work done, laundry finished, hot chocolate at my side and tatting needle ready I was off and going. I joined the band wagon and tatted Jon's Quantiesque snowflake. I know snowflakes are not this colour but I like how they go together. I really enjoyed tatting this snowflake. Thanks Jon!!!!

The greeny yellow doily is one of my favorite patterns by Heather Johnston called St. Pat's. The thread is a HDT I purchased from Karey at the Fridge Elements Tatting weekend workshop which took place September 2008.

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Motif #3 for the Challenge

This motif is a square version of the snowflake from the same book. I'm hoping to keep adding to it to make a table runner. (This may take some time!!!) I should be able to get more done today as my son and I both have a snow day from school and work. When he hopes for something it sometimes comes true.LOL

I think I'm starting to get the hang of this blogging.

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Hi Everyone Now I know that Christmas is over but I still like tatting snowflakes!!! I'm working on (dare I say) snowflakes for 2009 Christmas gifts!! The pattern I'm enjoying is from Rozella Linden book Easy Tatting. Seeing that southern Ontario will be getting more snow soon I guess snowflakes are not that bad to be tatting. Stay warm!!!

Saturday, January 3, 2009

Entry for the tating motif challenge

Here is my first entry for the 25 Motif Challenge. I have been tatting for about 10 years and have limited resources in the area I live in. Hope you enjoy some of my work. This motif is the Celtic Style Christmas Wreath by Birgit Phelps. I tatted it for a lady I know who is from Irland.