Sunday, June 17, 2018

Tatted Jewelry

These items did not get shipped in time for Palmerto Tatters craft shows.  Plan B - they will be coming with me to Tat Days in September.

I decided almost at last moment to teach this year.  I thought outside the box again this year and came up with a nice beginner pattern.  It features using a SSSR - single shuttle split ring - as the last last ring to avoid hiding ends.  Registration is now open.  More info is found here.

I will be busy in August dyeing thread to sell at Tat Days.  I don't dye large quantities as I am still learning.  I will be doing a couple color ways that were new last year plus a few new ones for this year.  Will try and post pic when all done.

Tatting might be hit and miss for a few weeks.  I have had trigger thumb for over a year.  Last month I had an incident of tingling fingers.  Come to find out I now have carpal tunnel as well.  Surgery is scheduled for this week as thumb is still bothering me.  He will hopefully fix both issues.  The bright side is no rehab and I am to start using hand immediately, needlework is not off limits just no heavy lifting.


Saturday, March 31, 2018

Beaded Lanyards

My DH received a request for a couple of lanyards.  The pattern is from Patti Duff titled Beaded Lanyard.  The pink is Lizbeth Girly Girl.  Beads are a metallic pink and a pink middle with a blue/purple transparent outer covering.  Alternated the beads.  The other is Lizbeth Rainbow Splash.  Beads are metallic gunmetal.

Now working on a few projects to send to Palmetto Tatters.  They are going to be doing a couple of craft shows in April.  Thought I would send somethings as a way to give back for all they do.  Stay tuned for pictures.

Thursday, March 15, 2018

TIAS, Quilt Squares and Brussel Squares

TIAS for 2018 is now finished.  She has been swimming her way across the pond and finally made it into Jane's email basket.  It was another wonderful TIAS.  Thread was my own HDT in Cherry Cola with yellow eyes and Lizbeth pink thread.

I did a few of the Brussel Squares.  I did not send them (missed the deadline).  But I loved the pattern.  Worked them up with bits of pink thread I had on shuttles or left over from previous projects.

I have also been busy finishing up on 6 quilt squares for the 2018 Palmetto Tat Days scholarship.  Had fun deciding what to put on the squares.  Patterns were from Jane Eborall, Georgia Seitz, Sherry Pence, Karey Soloman, Wally Sosa, Martha Ess, Coretta De Loughmiller, Mary Konior and my own design.  If I have forgotten anyone, please forgive me.  I just started tatting away without writing down who was what's design.

I have another request for a couple more lanyards.  Halfway done with one.

Palmetto Tatters is doing a couple craft shows in April.  Would also like to tat a few projects for them to sell.

Also, I did submit and approved to teach a class for this years Palmetto Tat Days to be held in September.

Saturday, January 20, 2018

Still Here & Projects

I have been very laxed at posting.  Actually, been very busy catching up on things.  With the holidays and a couple of personal things going on, posting did not even cross my mind.  Hopefully, things are starting to simmer down so I can start working on projects put on hold.


I was asked to make some lanyards for a couple of co-workers at DH's work.  This is a pattern by Patti Duff.  Colors are Lizbeth Size 20 in Niagara Falls, Girly Girl and Grape Pomegranate.  I actually did two of the Grape Ponegranate as someone else wanted one.

Working on a cross stitch by The Frosted Pumpkin.  It is a stitch-along with a piece being published each month.  This years theme is Into the Jungle and features baby jungle animals.  Will post when January's is done.  Just have a corner left.

Finished a doily by Alenalea Tatting.  This was a tat-along she did last summer/fall.  Thread was knit crosheen, size 10.  I had picked this up at Goodwill.  Given to my mother for Christmas.

Jane Eborall has started her annual TIAS (tat it and see).  She has posted Day 2 today.

Palmetto Tatters Organization is accepting applications for teachers and logo submissions.  These are due February 21.  I do not think I will be teaching this year.  Have an idea(s), but have other things to be doing.  Will work on them this year and be better prepared for next year.

Quilt squares are due March 20 to the Palmetto Tatters Organization for this years scholarship.  I have several that I need to get on, complete and ship before the deadline.  Information can be found on the above Palmetto link.

There is also a Tat a Brussels Monument in pink tatting project going on.   This is also on the list of tatting projects to complete before the deadline. 

Ta-ta for now.

Sunday, October 8, 2017

New Acquisitions

Here are my newest acquisitions.  No I did not need them but they are so pretty.  The mother-of-pearl is from Rita at Shuttles by Design.  The moon/witch is from Lisa at Tatting Corner.  It was one of those "I saw it and I just had to have it" moments.  Love them both!

Started a new doily as my go to project while working on my proficiency course.  Been attending Georgia's online class on Mondays and Sue's Tatting Design class on Tuesday. 

Since we have rain thanks to Nate today, think I will see what I can come up with for a tatted paperclip pattern for Georgia.  Stay tuned!