Monday, August 18, 2008

8-18-08 Purple Blob

Have you ever worked on something until you're having trouble seeing it? lol! Now my applique is a purple blob, not quite finished yet. Not even close!

8-18-08 Blue Snowflake

Another from Rozella F. Linden's book "Easy Tatting," and It's still not quite right. One more time!

Sunday, August 17, 2008


I have been talking to so many wonderful people about tatting. Thank you all for sharing from the wealth of your knowledge about tatting and all the encouragement that you have given me.

I started tatting this last night from an old, old Workbasket magazine I found, where else? . . . at EBay. I haven't bought but one thing before this but criminey, I do believe it could become an addiction. So many things, so little precious room, and even less money, sigh. Back to tatting, this is a picture of what I'm making, it's a flower appliqué, and I noticed at about the third round that I was doing it wrong but I thought it looked pretty cool anyway, so that's what that is above. I couldn't capture the color, it's Cebelia 210-size 10 thread. I can't believe the contrast with different background and lighting. This is using my cell phone camera so I can't take any far away pics!

Today I received a copy of "Every Woman's Complete Guide to Tatting" edited by Barbara Foster. I read the entire beginning and looked at all of the patterns and pics, I think I'm going to really like this book. I am drawn to square motifs and I saw several that I'd like to try.

I'm off to finish my appliqué!

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Google Olympics- 8-14-08

Have you guys been watching the Google Olympics?

10-13-08 same tatted snowflake

Ok, snowflake #3. I think I am making the middle picot too big. I was having trouble seeing it after awhile so I tied a pink/red thread around it to keep better track of it. I think the only thing wrong with this one is that I am making all of the picots too big. I'm hoping to get some of the picot gauges from Georgia Seitz soon, hopefully that will help me.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Last night I used a pattern from Rozella F. Linden's book "Easy Tatting," and haven't quite succeeded in mastering it. Here are my first two attempts, I'll have another go at it later today.They're actually in reverse order of when I tatted them. The pink one was tatted first. I didn't understand how to join them all in that one middle picot. I obviously STILL don't understand, lol!

Tuesday, August 12, 2008


I still haven't found out the author of this pattern so for now I'll just say author unknown. If anyone recognizes the pattern, please don't hesitate to let me know. Thanks.
Here's my attempts at that pattern.

Saturday, August 9, 2008

Shamrock pattern

I'm making a shamrock and I copied the pattern into a Microsoft Word doc. I don't remember where I found the pattern or who created the pattern so I've been hesitating to put my progress down. It's a very simple pattern and it's driving me bonkers trying to find where I found it at. I think I might go to the pattern detectives and see if they know it . . .

Thursday, August 7, 2008

I finally gave in . . .

and started a blog! I have been to so many wonderful blog spots and I dearly love looking at every one's beautiful work. Although I'm a beginner tatter, I want to learn to make the lovely things that I see all of you making. My Word program is already busting at the seams with all the free patterns offered by generous individuals. I want to thank each and everyone of you for your caring useful tips, tutorials, videos, and all of the lovely patterns.