Thursday, June 30, 2016

Not Tatting, But Very Proud....

Just wanted you to know why my tatting 
has not been as prolific as it was in the past.
I have been tangling!
I'm pretty chuffed!

Friday, June 24, 2016

I Love This Pattern!

This will not be a large mat, which is great. I really do prefer the finer threads, usually #80, but this HDT is a #50, a bit sturdier than my regular choice. I like it.

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Loving the Rectangle

Row three begun...

It's fiddly, for sure, but the shape pleases me a lot.

Friday, June 17, 2016

Maureen Made Me Do It!

You know, when I posted the last photo of the mat without a matching shuttle, it crossed my mind that someone would comment - and that is exactly what happened!

So, for you, Maureen, I took new photos; one is an update of the rectangular mat with accompanying shuttle and the other shows what came in the post today: the Girly Girl thread #80 and the 4" doily. 

The shuttle I have picked is with the supplies, waiting to be wound. Whew!

    Thursday, June 16, 2016

    Not As Easy As It Looks

    This is tricky! There has been much snipping and skilful maneuvering with a Tat-Pic. Though the pattern is not difficult, it requires a lot of concentration and unbroken focus - or else! 

    I have seen Diane's success with this one and felt compelled to give it a try, I'm using what is left from Lea's HDT - #50.  

    Sunday, June 12, 2016

    Times Two

    This is a Norma Benporath pattern, (find over at Craftree) and was fun, easy and new to me, tatted directly onto a round doily centre.

    The thread is a new #80 Lizbeth colour way, that I really like, even though it has yellow in it! 

    I enjoyed this project so much that I have ordered Girly Girl, #80, and another round doily to tat the same thing for Little Boss this time, and this one will go to The Boss, for her tenth birthday, with a Gift Certificate for books wrapped in it. I thought that would be a great gift for an avid young reader.

    The thread for the Renukek doily has not arrived... I have reconsidered how I will finish this project and decided I will start over when the thread finally lands in my mailbox. I am going to tat it in the skinny very skinny threads, using both blues.

    The longer the unfinished piece sits here, I keep picking it up and closely scrutinizing it, realizing that I do not like the heavier weight; to me it feels coarse and bulky. It is also  already a good size; those Renulek pieces grow fast, so I will keep mine smaller, tatted with #80.

    I removed the last unfinished row and will leave the piece completed at about 8":

    Thursday, June 9, 2016

    Wednesday, June 1, 2016

    Mail Malady

    Enough said: still waiting.


    I love this. I might give it to The Boss and make another in pinks and purples for Mini Boss. It's a fun tat and a new skill, as I have not done this type of pattern on cloth before. I am pleased. Thanks, Eliz!

    See that pretty new shuttle? I got a replacement from LaCossette this week. I ordered the other one as well as the errant shuttles are not going to return. Very strange. We cannot figure out how they disappeared.

    A generous Ninetta sent me way more than I requested! ( I don't sew and she is a genie with a machine) Wow! What a special parcel. Great tatting and look at that fantastic metallic Bosa lace. Thanks Nin!