Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Pineapple doily finished

Woo it's been awhile, but I've been tattingtattingtatting.

The written pattern for this was awful. Luckily there were pics that I could look at to make a visual pattern from.

size 80 DMC

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Wickedtats giveaway

Wickedtats is having a giveaway  and there's only a little time left to enter. Go check it out!

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Here's are some finished projects and beginning another Tischband

I finished this little guy a while ago.
I've been working with size 40 so much lately that it seems working in 80 has gotten easier. So I've started a pineapple doily (not my own pattern- it's written out and I've already found mistakes in the pattern, so I'm making a diagram of the pattern as I go along, fixing those mistakes)

In this last Handy Hands newsletter there was a free handkerchief, so I immediately started working on an edging (pattern from same newsletter).

I pretty much hate pink, so this is going to mom (she loves pink).

I'm also starting another Tischband, different colors this time and in size 40 instead of 20. We'll see how this goes.

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Sherry's at it again!

I have so many things to post about, but a quick note that LadyShuttlemaker is having another Mondo giveaway !

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Tischband Finished

For next time, I'll do one less round on the flowers like others have suggested.

 Oh boy.

It certainly flattened after ironing, but it's still a little wonky.

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Tischband Almost Finished

On the last leaf and I've run out of thread! I literally only have the last 7 chains (two joins) to do and the shuttle is empty. I don't want to refill the shuttle just to finish the little bit left, so that means finger tatting. I'm ok with that...it can be a bit of a pain if you have a  lot of thread though. Oh well.

I've seen that others have the same problem I'm going to have when I do the last two joins, in the the piece won't be laying flat. I'm hoping a hot steamy iron will take care of that.

I think I'm going to leave this piece at this size, starch it and have a little coaster. It's the perfect size for a coaster.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

I won!

Jess over at Tat-licious had a give-away of some of her HDT. I received a package full of lovelies the other day. 
 Robots! =D
Beautiful HDT! The pic doesn't do the colors justice, they look so much richer in person. From back to front: Rustic Cranberry, Pink Western, Chocolate Romance. The pink in Rustic Cranberry is REALLY PINK! Thanks Jess!
If you like HDT you can find her's here.

Continuing the Tat-Along

On the second leaf, I did a downward picot for the first normal picot and then folded the work over itself (like a movie clapboard) which made it lay more nicely. You really have to pay attention on the leaf, not get up to do anything else between start and finish.

Monday, February 20, 2012

Tatted Treasures is at it again

Tatted Treasures is having another giveaway - this time it's Lyn Morton's Christmas book, Oren Bayan metallic thread and some lovely beads. Head on over and enter to win!

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Tischband Tat-Along: Blatt 2 pattern

I think for the rest of the leaves I'm going to make the first 'real' picot a downward picot and then just fold the tatting over itself.  I'm leaving the last two flowers for after the leaves so that I can easily join them. You can read more about the Tat-Along here.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

RIP Tatting Goddess

I've never met Gina, but she was always lovely when we were discussing tips/tricks in certain tatting patterns. She will be missed.

Monday, February 13, 2012

Tischband Tat-Along!

Fresh of this years TIAS we have a great tat-along from Umi&Tsuru of a Ruth Scharf pattern (You can check out the details here).

First comes the Blute 1, which are the flowers. I've only done two so far, and I might keep the last two until after the leaves.

I'll be doing the leaves in yellow.

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Metallic Thread, More Windmills, TIAS

I've tried to use metallic thread before but it just never works out. So I thought I'd finally try the DMC metallic thread... so much easier to work with then I expected it to be! I haven't broken the thread while tatting once! Look at the shiiiiiiny

And we come to the end of TIAS. The finished piece is a little billy goat. Thanks so much Jane for another great tat it and see!

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Waiting for TIAS

TIAS is almost done, here's the progress so far:
While waiting to finish TIAS, I found these little findings for cheap on etsy. After having received some findings from Fox (thanks Fox!) I wondered what other findings were about and what tatting with them would be like (especially after seeing all that Jane has done)
The findings are just the right size to fit in the middle of Konior's Windmills worked in Lizbeth 40. I'm not happy with how the joins to the findings lay, so I'll have to work on that some.

 Can't wait for the rest of TIAS

Monday, January 30, 2012

Windmills and TIAS day 7

 Mary Konior's Windmills. This pattern goes by so quickly! I might make this into a larger piece, but I think I'll leave it alone for now.
TIAS day 7. My suspicions about it being an animal look to be well founded.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Thursday, January 5, 2012

And the problem continues...and gifts


Well, just as I was starting the last ring in a new Windmill, whadaknow?
The thread breaks again! I know I tat tight, but I've never had a thread break this much. Why Lizbeth, why?
So I had to add thread all just to finish the last ring. I haven't ironed it yet, so it's wavy. I can't figure out if that means I need to make my picots longer or shorter. Anyone know the answer?

And for xmas:
3 Lizbeth in size 40 (I've only ever worked w/ size 20 b/c that's what's available at the local store here)
3 Lizbeth in size 20 (to mach other variegateds I have)
Shiny shiny beads and Swarovski crystals
Also, some beautiful Kopper Patina size 50 from LadyShuttleMaker.