Wednesday, December 23, 2020

Button Ornaments

 I have been tatting, I just  have not been blogging. The latest Facebook tatting craze is Button Ornaments. There is a Facebook group devoted to them. Here are a few of mine. Designs by Diane Cadematori  aka Lace Lovin Librarian.  5/8 inch buttons and size 20 thread.

Wednesday, August 12, 2020


 I have finished another small tatted doily. Harmony was another Facebook tat-along by Jon Yusoff. It was a fun little tat. I used size 20 Flora thread from my stash. Sadly Flora is another thread that is no longer being manufactured. 

Saturday, August 1, 2020


I made this cute little  all in one pass doily from a pattern by Jon Yusoff which can be found here.
I used a hand painted thread from Karey Solomon.

Wednesday, July 8, 2020

Nora doily

As the Covid 19 social distancing thing continues, I have been staying home and keeping busy. My shuttles have been flying. I was tatting along, on the final round of a doily when I discovered a major error. I didn't skip a picot when  joining. This was at about the 1/4 mark and I was almost done with the round and would be short one joining place. No way to hide the mistake. Both shuttles had made rings, so the only solution was to get out the scissors.

I did not give up, I loaded two more shuttles, picked out a few more stitches to give me enough thread to hide the tails and kept tatting.  
This is "Nora". Pattern is from Laura Bziukiewicz Etsy Shop. I used Lizbeth thread in size 20. 

Friday, June 19, 2020

Threads that Bind

I finished my second Threads that Bind doily. This was actually the first one I started and got discouraged as the thread colorway was too busy.

I am happy with the way the  solid color shows off the design. My flash washed out the color, but I never claimed to  be a great at taking photographs. 

Friday, April 24, 2020

Remeber this?

Remember when I started the "threads that bind" quarantine doily over because I thought the Multicolored thread was too busy?
I went digging in my thread stash and found a ball of the light blue that matched the Denim Whisper (Lizbeth # 120) Colorway. I'm planning to pick up the multi-color thread for the final round. 

Tuesday, April 21, 2020


I finished the ecru doily. Jon Yusoff named this "Threads that bind". I really enjoyed the tat along. My tatting travel buddy MaryAnna Robinson tatted along with me via text messages.
Here is my completed doily in ecru.

MaryAnna used Lizbeth 20 in Seashell colorway for hers. 
This has been fun challenge and kept my hands busy while  all this coronavirus pandemic continues.