Saturday, April 17, 2010

Here is what I have been up to!

Morning Everyone in Tat Land

As you can see I am still doing some jewelery pieces from Pam Quevedeo of Needle Tatting and Other Nonsense, the Cameo Pendent pattern.

The light green one is made from Kreinik Metallics thread size #4 braid. And the other two are made in Altin Basak size 50 (30). The last two are going to be gifts for my nieces. It is nice that the same type of piece and be a gift for a 15 year old and an 8 year old.

This pattern is also Pams'. It is her scarf pattern. I have asked her what she thinks about the bracelet. I have the feeling that it looks stressed. Maybe my picots should be bigger (the center joins) or maybe I should have used a smaller tatting needle?!?! The thread is DMC size 30 and I used a number 7 needle.

On this pendent I added a metal heart to the middle and am planning on giving it to my girlfriend this afternoon at a spice party I am going to today.

Hoping that she doesn't read this blog update before I give it to her!!

Hope everyone is well!!!

Please feel free to leave a comment. I do enjoy reading them!

Saturday, April 10, 2010

A little late...

Hello Everyone in Tat Land

I would like to thank everyone who had kind words and helpful advise about my sun burn. The vinegar really worked well and took the sting away. Thank Victats. Burn is gone now and a little brown colour remains. Our weather has changed a lot in the past week. A lot more rain and cooler temps.

I picked up my order from my sister. I know the colours may not be the most colourful but for me they are golden. White, ecru and black in size 20 in a good quality thread is hard to come by in my neck of the woods. And I can't wait to try a pattern from my new book "Tatting with Visual Patterns" by Mary Konior.

I will go now, so I can start tatting. But which pattern to start with?!?!

Happy Tatting

Monday, April 5, 2010

Good Girl.....

Hello Everyone

I have been a good girl and have stayed out of the sun for two days. So that means I have some tatting to show. This is made from size 20 DMC thread and it is cameo pendant pattern from Pam's site also know as Needle Tatting and Other Nonsense.

I enjoyed that pattern so much I did these earrings, in size 60 thread. I think they came out very pretty.

Then I went a little crazy and tatted the cameo in HDT size 20 that I bought last year from Karey Solomon at the Fringe Element tatting weekend in Cambridge, Ont.

This last one I tatted in the same HDT thread but instead of 8 repeat of Victorian stitch I only did 6 repeats. I have not decided if I will put a charm in the middle or not.

I am enjoying this pattern so much that I think there will be more to be seen in the next few days. Thanks Pam for the pattern.

Tat on!!!

Sunday, April 4, 2010


Hello Everyone in Tat land

I, as many of you in Southern Ontario, have been enjoying some very unseasonal warm weather. Not just nice blue skies but warm breezes and an itch to do some outside work. Well I did spend some time out of doors on Friday and Saturday and I have the sun burn to show for it.
Believe me I wish I was not working the garden but doing some tatting. It still surprises me how quickly my skin burns these days. I am from the generation that would sun bath for hours (with baby oil on my skin) and the local radio would do a *BEEP* so you would know when to turn over. Not now a days. So today is going to be spent inside tatting. But I'm not sure what I'm going to work on. I did do some shopping a couple of weeks a go so maybe something with beads, again!! Lol
I am looking forward to Wednesday because I will be picking up my order from Handy Hands. I had the order sent to New Jersey and my sister is picking it up this weekend and I can get it from her when she returns to Canada. I'll share a picture with you of my purchases later.

That is about all for now. I'm going to go and put some lotion on my burn and get tatting. Hope everyone had a great Easter weekend.