Thursday, May 26, 2016


A while back I purchased this pattern from Knot Shire on Etsy. She's given her snowflakes ladies names. This is a quick tat and is great for using partial shuttles of leftover thread. Alice  looks good in one color also. I think I will stick with solid colors for the centers.

Friday, May 20, 2016

Frost in May

This has been a chilly month so far. I am looking forward to warm days to plant veggies. We didn't get snow, but have had several frosty mornings.

I took a short break from the 2016 Spring doily to tat more snowflakes. This is Yakut from Jon Yusoff's book Elegant Tatting Gems. I love patterns that are just one round.

This is number 15 in my 25 Motif challenge.  At the rate I am going, 25 different patterns in a year is not such an unreachable goal.

Monday, May 16, 2016

Spring Doily Progress

Round 6 of the Spring Doily is completed. Now to get busy on round 7. Round 8 will be released at the end of the week so I had best get busy.

Friday, May 13, 2016


What do you do when you find several open balls of size 20  thread in Blue Ice colorway? Make snowflakes. I make snowflakes all year long. This is Eclipse from  a pattern pack purchased  from Robin Perfetti. You can find the info at Tatting by the Bay.

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Coasters from Catalog

The 2016 Handy Hands Catalog contained this coaster pattern. I first worked it in size 20 (Honey Drizzle colorway) and found it to be a little small. Worked in size 10 (Karey Solomon Hand paint) it is the perfect size. The original pattern called for making the center ring, then cut and tie. That is not how I roll. I avoid hiding ends whenever possible.  I loaded 2 shuttles, climbed out with a split ring and kept going.

Monday, May 9, 2016

Spring Doily Round 5

Round 5 of Renulek's Spring 2016 Doily is completed. I have started round 6. Hopefully I will have that done before round 7 is released. I am happy with my choice of Ecru size 30 DMC cordonnet thread. It is tatting nicely and looks quite delicate.

Friday, May 6, 2016

Button Doily Finished

Meagan posted the final round a few days ago, and after a false start (lets just say that fringe beads are not my friend) I tatted the final round. I sewed the tails in, and gave it a quick press before photographing. Looking at the picture, I could have done a better job with the blocking/pressing.  I made an adjustment on the final round. I joined the single rings to a chain without a picot. It seemed too unstable to have the ring just hanging out there. If I was to do this little doily again, I would have a picot on the short chain. This was an interesting doily/learning experience. I think Meagan has a future as a tatting designer and I look forward to seeing more of her work.

Monday, May 2, 2016

Spring Doily progress

I completed round 4 of the Spring 2016 doily. It has gotten too large for the scanner. Round 5 is available and I hope to finish that before Renata posts round 6.

The final round of the button doily is now available, so that is my project for today. It is going to feel awkward working with size 10 thread after tatting so much with size 30.