Tuesday, July 5, 2011

A Crop of Apples

I have not gotten much tatting done lately. I did manage to finish some apples that were presented to some friends 2 weeks ago. Found the patten Back to School Apple on Marks blog. Thanks for sharing Mark.

Back to School Apple
Mark Myers
Altin Basak 357 sz 50 and Flora 230 sz 20

Now to get ready for Round Two of the 25 Motif Challenge,

Monday, May 23, 2011

Two Halves

I finally made it to round six. I am still working on the Clover Doily and finally I am half way around the sixth round and have half the number of rounds tatted. As mentioned before there are only 9 rounds on this doily.

DMC Cebelia sz 30 White

I have also finished motif #22 , a butterfly, but every time I can find the camera the butterfly has flown away. I will try to pin it down next time I find it so that I can post soon.

Thanks for stopping by,

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Test post

Another test from wireless set up.

Saturday, April 30, 2011

S is for Stephanie and sample

 Lacy Susan was the vendor at the Atlanta IOLI Lace Day last month. Of course I couldn't miss an opportunity to purchase some stash. In addition to these books
I also picked up some threads and some shuttles. You know the saying 'you can never have too many shuttles'.

My first project from my new books was  this 'S' motif. (motif #20) The patterns is from Tatting A B C's &1 2 3's by Houstine Cooper and Handy Hands Inc. It was a birthday present for my friend Stephanie.

Now I am one to blog hop when I should be tatting, stitching, sleeping or perish the thought 'doing housework.' I saw that Jon and some friends were working on a doily and thought what's the harm, only 9 rows! This could be a quick project and good practice for using the spit chain 'she says, as she convinces herself to start something else'. Well I got the first three rows done only to realize that I was missing a picot on the chains of round 3. This quick start was now my sample (motif #21) and was turned into a small wreath (piece on left). With  my second start I made it to row four. Yeah! So far so good.


Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Tech question

Hello all the tech savvy crafters,
Do you use an app to track your crating supplies? I am in search of an an app for the iPhone/iPad that can be used to keep track of threads, books, patterns etc. I have found several to-do list but not what I am looking for. If you have any suggestions please leave a comment, your input will be appreciated.

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Workshop News

The Atlanta IOLI hosted their Lace Workshop at Simpsonwood Conference Center on April 8-10, 2011. The bobbin lacemakers concentrated on honing their skills in Milanese Lace with Louise Colgan or Honiton Lace with Sheila Wells.   .
bobbin lace projects in progress

 There weren't enough participants so the tatting class had to be canceled. I was disappointed, but my friend and fellow tatter DianaB got together anyway. We spent the weekend working on a set of patterns by Inke Kuiperij. This year we chose to work on her book Kerstgroep (The Nativity).

The book contains instructions for Mary, Joseph the Baby Jesus with cradle, 3 kings (each robe is different) a star and an angel.  The instructions are in Dutch but diagrams and short code tatting instructions are included.

  One robe and the start of a mantel.
One of the techniques that I worked on over the weekend was the split chain. Now the words 'split chain' no longer fill my heart with dread. It is a technique well worth learning, if you have not done so already.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

February Already?

It just doesn't seem as if there are 24 hours in my days anymore. I must be losing time somewhere. If you find it please sent it back this way. Last week I picked up my knitting needles again and made this hat. It's a simple stockinette stitch worked in the round on size 9 circular needles. Knitting has almost been a struggle for me so I am very excited when I am able to finish a project no matter how simple.

My only tatting lately has been one lonely snowflake. The snowflake is from the Dover Publication Tatted Snowflakes by Vida Sunderman. Next to the snowflake are some small medallions (the center portion of the snowflake) that I plan to send to a friend. She saw me working on the snowflake and remarked that she would like to have one for a pendant.                                                                 
Vida Sunderman
Cebelia sz 30

Hopefully I will be able to post more often than monthly.


Monday, January 3, 2011

Happy New Year

Hope that you are enjoying the start of a New Year and wishing you time to persue your hobbies.

Back in October I mad some pumpkins, but never got around to posting here. They were really fun to make and hope to make some more later.

 Sherry Matthews
Lizbeth 695 sz20 
Manuela for leaves and stem

Tatting for the Beginner
Nettie Shipp
Cebelia white sz30

This year I want to make some snowflakes for ornaments and to include in some of  my Christmas cards. So I decided to start early and try to make some each month. These are the two I made on the First.

 Now to keep it going.