Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Some Tatting to Share

As I mentioned in my yesterday's post, I am sharing my tatted heart. It is the Hearts Desire pattern by Susan Fuller. It was a real nice pattern to tat. I wonder why I never did that before, even though I had the pattern in my binder. The second motif is from a picture I saw in one of the blogs I was viewing. I wish I had the pattern. Both are tatted with Carribean Blue size 20 Lizbeth thread. Hopefully I will get to do the TIAS Day 7 tomorrow.

I want to get back to Hardanger homework and learning some CQ stitches this weekend.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Finally .... all caught up

I got a lot accomplished today. I am all caught up with Jane Eborall's TIAS days 4, 5, and 6. I did a small vintage edging in Altin Basak size 50 thread. I also worked on Battatter's ball cover (test tatting it basically) and completed a heart by Susan Fuller. I ran out of thread for the test tatting. I could not get the scan for the heart and therefore, that will be posted later. The rest are here for your viewing. Now I can move on completing my Hardanger lesson. But, I think it will have to wait until the weekend.

Test Tatting
Vintage Edging
TIAS Day 6
TIAS Day 5
TIAS Day 4

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Behind things....

I am now really behind the things I wanted to accomplish this week. I wanted to do Janes TIAS and I have to get caught up. This week will be a little more easy (at least I hope). I wanted to tat Carol's (batatter) ornament cover, do my Hardanger lesson 4, start on tatting an edging. Sorry folks, nothing to show this week. I did get some tatting done, but it is not worth showing since my tension was totally off. It was hard to unpick since it was a vintage thread and I kept on feeling that if I pull tight, the thread will break. I will certainly have something to show later this week.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

I am on a roll....

I am really on a roll with tatting these days. I usually try to make the best of the time I get to tat. Today I had the time, but was not able to concentrate and do anything. I was way too tired. I completed this heart (Nellie's Heart by Teri Dusenbury) in size 20 white 6-ply cordonnet thread yesterday but, did not get the computer to update the blog. I think I am giving this to a friend as well.

Sunday, January 10, 2010

First Weekend of 2010

I thought I could get more tatting done, but that did not happen. DH and I spent time with some friends over the weekend and the rest of the weekend I was doing the normal household chores. I wanted to complete Day 2 and Day 3 of TIAS. I accomplished that. Here are my creations. Hopefully I will have something more to show you later this week.



Thursday, January 7, 2010

Tiring Day

This week has been tiring!! Even though I did not take much of a vacation last month, may be I was more relaxed. I know..... I spent time doing the crafty things I like. Anyway, I havetwo eye-candy - one is Day 1 of TIAS and the second one is something I am making for a friend. Hope she likes it.

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Snowflake for the new year

Just the thought of going back to work tomorrow already makes me feel tired. Not that I was on vacation - just the three days, but I was able to do some tatting, complete the Hardanger Lesson 3 and just watch some TV. I still love watching the re-runs of Golden Girls and Full House. This snowflake is Magic Moment from Jon Yusoff (the pattern can be found here). There is a slight mistake....but please don't point it out. It is going to be used as a candle mat and no one will see it.

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Quiet and Cold Day

I am keeping my enthusiasm up and was able to complete this snowflake/doily that combines Hairpin Lace and Tatting. The pattern for this can be found in Georgia Seitz's Online class site. I have been wanting to do this for quite a while. Hope Green gets the credit for motivating me to do this. BTW, she was my first instructor at Palmetto Tat Days in September 2009. I took her class - Precious Butterfly - which uses hairpin lace. She was so kind to provide all her students with a hairpin lace blank. That made life very easy. Once we were done with the butterfly, the second part was to learn to make the hairpin lace. I was determined to get it right and kept up with her the last night of the event to learn it correctly so that I won't forget when I get back home. Once I got back to NJ, the first thing I did was order the Clover Hairpin Lace Tool.

Of course, I made many adjustments to the actual pattern. Lenore English uses 72 loops but I had to use 90 loops to have the strip at least 7" in length. Therefore, my snowflake/doily has ended up with 7 points instead of 6. This is my first try and I will try it again with another count of loops.

I am going to participate in Jane Eborall's TIAS that starts on Tuesday. I better find empty shuttles and get ready. You can find the details at (sorry folks, I could not get this to work as a link....need to figure out what I am doing wrong)

Friday, January 1, 2010

First Post - 2010

I finally got the courage to start a blog and showoff my creations. This was my New Year's (2010) resolution. I hope I will be inpsired to continue tatting and the other needle arts that I like to do/learn. 2009 was a very lucky year for me, in so many ways. I was able to attend the Palmetto TAT Days in SC in September. I met so many wonderful women who have been inspiring me in many ways to continue my passion. Then I stumbled across StitchMAP (a Yahoo Group) where I have two mentors. I will showcase my work very soon. I hope this year will be more inspiring!!!

Here are the two things I tatted for the New Year. Mary Konior's Spinning Wheel Glass Mat in Lizbeth size 20, color 115 and Sharon Briggs' latest snowflake in size 20 (don't know the thread name).