Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Wave Earrings


I have not had a chance to work on the Renulek doily. I decided that I needed some green earrings for St Patrick's Day. I used The Wave pattern by Corina Mayfeldt   which can be found on her blog. This was a one  shuttle pattern and easy to follow. I used a 5x8 mm crystal (all I had on hand) on the green earrings and it came out OK. Now to wait for the Pearls I ordered to arrive before making more of these lovely earrings.

Monday, March 13, 2017

Busy Weekend

I did not get the chance to work on the Renulek doily over the weekend. Saturday was taken up by knitting group and grocery shopping and the usual housekeeping tasks and laundry. I was asked for more tatted earrings (which I love making) so that is how I spent my limited tatting time.

This is Eileen Stafford's Blue doily. I did it in Cream Lizbeth size 20. It measures 4.75 inches or 12 cm across. I think the center round would make a pretty earring with some beads added.  There was something on my ironing board which left a few dark spots when I blocked this. I will have to wash it and block it again after I wash the ironing board cover.

Friday, March 10, 2017

Moving right along

Round 3 of the Renulek 2017 doily is completed. The fourth round is now available and that will be my project for the weekend. I love the DMC cordonet  threads. Sadly it is only available in white and ecru.

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Round 2

This is another cell phone photo. Round 2 of the 2017 Spring doily. It has not been blocked. After being wet and arranged, the center lies flat. Round 3 is now done and drying and awaiting a visit to the scanner. The diagram for round 4 was posted today and can be found here.

Monday, March 6, 2017

Spring 2017

I have neglected my blog. I have been tatting. I have not been photographing or  documenting my tatting. shame on me. I do so enjoy reading the blogs of other tatters, and admiring all the pretties on Facebook.  I have not finished the previous Renulek doilies, and I tried to talk myself out of making the Spring 2017 doily that was started a couple of weeks ago. Yesterday I gave in. I got out several balls of DMC size 30 cordonet in ecru and loaded shuttles.

I had to refresh my memory on how to do onion rings. I practiced, and silly me, tried to do the outer ring as a chain. Needless to say, that did not work well. I then looked up the technique at the On Line Tatting Class and finally to you tube. Thanks Tamie for clearly showing how to do the onion rings as rings.

This photo was done with my phone and is not the clearest.

Friday, September 2, 2016

Counting down

 I am busy emptying shuttles and getting ready to drive south for Palmetto Tat Days. Each class project takes 2 shuttles, and then there will be extra shuttles and thread needed for practice.  I am so excited about spending time tattng with friends.  My first class of the weekend is Beginner Cluny tatting with Mimi Dillman. I can hardly wait to meet Mimi and get started.


These little angels are from a pattern by Marie Smith . The owl is the same one I have done with yarn. These are made with size 10 thread. As you can see they are only slightly larger than a US 25 cent coin.

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Who Are you?

I cannot believe it has been a month since I last blogged. I read tatting blogs every day. I just haven't tatted much in the last month. I have been crocheting scarves for Operation Gratitude (Extension Homemakers project) and sewing (mostly project bags) and knitting at the bookstore.  I ought to take pictures of some of that stuff, but I am not much of a photographer.

Shown are some of the owls I will be taking with me to Georgia in a few weeks. The tiny owls are size 10 thread. the larger owls are Needle tatted using a size 1 needle and worsted weight cotton yarn . This is what I do with the leftover Kitchen Cotton from knitting or crocheting dishcloths.  The Palmetto Tatters give away hundreds of tatted goodies at the South Carolina State Fair. I wish I had known about the Palmetto Tatters when I lived in Charleston , I'd have been tatting for about 10 more hears than I have been.