Sunday, October 19, 2008

First killing frost for Autumn last night

I've been trying to do a snowflake pattern by Laura B. and so far mine looks nothing like hers! I tried making it several times then went on to something else. Laura encouraged me to try again and this is what I made. The first pic in blue is using size 10 thread. Not good. I thought that maybe a smaller thread would work so I went down to size 20. When I got to the next to the last ring and chain I saw it wasn't going to lay flat even with the smaller thread so I left off the last ring and chain.
The bottom pic is the snowflake after adding second row to it. I'm waiting for advice from Laura before continuing on.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Autumn Colors

This pattern came from same old booklet, Tatting Book no. 183. It was supposed to be a flower spray but I made an abbreviated version of the pattern and kind of winged it through the stem part. The thread is awful thread to work with. It's Clea 9258. I love the colors but it's a 2 ply thread and when I was tightening the stitches on another piece I was making, the thread broke on me (first pic. I don't seem to be able to remember to post the pics in the opposite order so that they're in the right order!).

Tatted Motif

I've been tatting away but I haven't posted for awhile so I thought I'd try to get caught up. This is something that I made from this old pattern book. I'm showing 2 pics of it because it might be hard to see against the book, which is an old Clark's booklet no. 183. I think this might be the best thing I've made so far! LOL! I've seen this pattern a lot actually, this is a simple little pattern that can be used alone, or made into an edging. I used Flora thread but I seem to have misplaced the thread. Anyway, it's size 20 thread. I'm still not comfortable using thinner thread yet.