Friday, October 11, 2013

TIAS days 6-7, Mystery Doily and Earrings

Here is the next 2 days work on TIAS. You can see how it was cupping, before I gently stretched it out. I don't know if this means my picots are too long or too short.

I had also started in on the Mystery Doily that so many other tatters have been working on.

This weekend is Tucson Meet Yourself, and the tatting club will be there demonstrating lace. It looks like there will be even more 'folk artists' this year, and I'm looking forward to some delicious food from all the world's corners!

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Saturday, September 28, 2013


It's that time again. Sherry pence (aka LadyShuttleMaker) is running this one. I wonder what it will be! You can  catch up here.

Monday, May 6, 2013

Lizbeth fail

Almost finished tatting up a Marilee Rocklee design and the thread breaks :(    It's the same thread I used for Neibach's Amanda - Lizbeth size 40 col 665 and I have never had a Lizbeth thread break on me this much! It broke on me so much while tatting Amanda. Has anyone else had this problem?

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Milena, Delia and the County Fair

I finished Milena over a week ago. I did iron it but the tatting club was demonstrating at the Pima County Fair, so it's not as flat as it was.

 SO CLOSE to finishing Delia (only 3 rings left!) and my shuttle's out of thread :(

I think I'll start Beatrice next...

And from the Pima County Fair, another blue ribbon. It doesn't seem as cool when yours is the only tatting entered. If you notice that it looks different from the last photo I posted, I added parchment paper as the background. It looks like rice paper!

Friday, April 5, 2013

I finally finished a Neibach!


It's been a long time coming, and I had to do a lot of untatting but it's finally done! This puppy is going to the Pima County fair in a week :)

Now that I've finished this one, I think I'm going to try and do every single doily in this book.

Trying Niebach

We were moving at the beginning of this year, so not many chances to post, but I've been tatting. I got Iris Niebach's 'Tatted Doilies'.

I could not for the life of me figure out how to read the diagrams, so I just did the middle rounds of Annalisa, and then kind of got the diagram.

 I thought I had the diagram under my belt, but as you can see from the picture of Milena, I screwed up the joins around the josephine rings.

So we're trying again...

Wednesday, January 23, 2013