Thursday, January 27, 2011

Don`t you just love surprises!!!!!!!!

Hi Everyone

I love getting surprises and even better when they come in the mail.

I am taking part in a tatting exchange and have been waiting for an over due exchange item to arrive. But in todays mail there was a real treat.

Sherry and Piccadilly sent me a gift for the heirloom bonnet I sent for Piccadilly. The threads are beautiful and I can not wait to to get tatting with them. But not just any pattern will do for these special threads!!! Thank you so much!!!

Stay well everyone!!
Tatfully Yours

Saturday, January 22, 2011

A blog enty for Sandy D.

Hello All or should I say hello to Sandy D.

I have received a comment and e-mails from a Sandy D. but she is not getting my e-mails to her!! I have tried three times and the messages are not getting through. So I guess this blog entry is for Sandy D.

The edging pattern is available at the link above. If it works!!!

I used a 9 inch cotton hankie and attached the lace as I tatted it. I make my own hankie by just sewing a tight zig zag stitch and cutting away the extra fabric. After lace is on the hankie fold it in half put the two fold side corners together and tack. The open corners with the lace, I sandwiched the ribbon in the middle and tacked it. I hope you can follow this (clear as mud)! Here is the poem that goes with it.

At first a hankie-small and white,
Folded square and stitched just right,
A baby bonnet was made of me,
So a family heirloom, I could be.

Worn home from the hospital or christening day,
I`m pressed with care and packed away.
When the lovely bride needs something old,
They`ll snip my threads and I`ll unfold.

On the wedding day this gift of joy,
Will even suit a baby boy:
Also one day he too will marry,
And the hankie will be his brides`s to carry.

I hope you get this Sandy. I didn`t post your comments for the other entries because it had your e-mail address on them and I didn`t want you to get spam from that.

As for the angels you asked about. I got them on line and can not find a link for them. The designer may have removed them from her site.

Tatfully Yours

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Time for something new!


Well, I have some tatting to share with you today! First we have two motifs from Lyn Morton`s book called Tatting Patterns. This book has great motifs in it!! The one in the metal ring is called Simplicity and the other is called Elegance. Both were done in Altin Basak (50) on a size 8 needle. The motif in the ring; I am counting as my first of my next 25 motif challenge.

Next some of you might have seen this on other blogs. It is the new pattern from Fox called Abigail. I also used Altin Basak (50). This is one I am going to do again.

I am also going to count this motif in the challenge. #2
But I think the next time it will be in a larger thread. And hopefully I will not do the same mistake as I did in this one. If you look closely I missed a picot at the bottom right side. Ooooops!! This cold weather and being a house cleaner has done a number on my poor old hands!! I`ll blame that for my mistake!! (hee hee)

Hope all is well in your part of Tat Land!!
Tatfully Yours

Friday, January 7, 2011

I know, I know...

Hello Everyone

I know it has been a while between blog enters but when you fall behind in one thing in life, everything starts to fall back too!! So get yourself a cup of tea and I will update you with things in my little part of Tat Land.

First, the craft show I did at the end of November went very good. I made more then last year but it was cold out!!! I also taught someone to needle tat!! She liked it so much that she has shown someone else to tat and this person self taught herself to shuttle tat!!

Next we have some goodies a received in cards from other tatting friends from `The Fringe` guild.

This is from Sylvia. After I saw it I had to go out and buy some bracelets and try this idea out for myself.

I used a patten from the book Tatted Snowflakes by Vida Sunderman. The thread is size 20, HDT from Karey Solomon that I got in September at the tatting weekend.

The next is from another tatting friend, Marg.

I did do some other tatting over the holidays but wrapped it up and gave it away before I got to take a picture of it.

Last but not lest. This is Mary Konior`s small tatted cross from the book Tatting with Visual Patterns. It is in DMC size 20 thread. I love doing her pattens!!

I am going to try to keep this blog up better in 2011 and I am going to restart the 25 Motif Challenge again and try out new stitches and things.

Hope that was not to painfully to read and catch up with.

Hope all is well in our part of Tat Land.
Tatfully Yours