Wednesday, December 2, 2020

Lagniappe Doily

After four starts because I did not read the pattern correctly (kept joining instead of putting a small joining picot), Round 5 is finally finished.  This is my home away from home project.  Therefore, I am not in a hurry to finish.  Onto Round 6!

Alenalea Rako is hosting an Advent Calendar Tat-along  2020 through Facebook.  It started yesterday; however, if you haven't joined, it is not to late.  A pattern will be given each day.  Part of the fun is it will use up left over thread left on shuttles or little pieces that you may have left over here and there.

Jane Eborall will do hosting a Tat Along starting in January.  Have missed starting a new year off with tatting.  It is wonderful she is doing this again and very thankful for her time and effort that it takes to host.  

Thursday, November 12, 2020


This is Marilee Rockley’s “Dissent” necklace.  My daughter asked me to tat it for her.  She then framed it.  Necklace is a tribute to Ruth Bader Ginsburg, US Supreme Court Judge, who passed away earlier this year.


Thursday, October 1, 2020



Needed a new project for my home away from home.  Thought I would finally start this doily.  Pic does not do colors justice.  Using a pale peach, peach and a varigated.  Squeezing the daylights out of it and it is coming along great.  A little pressing last night.  Thread is OMEGA size 30 which I purchased several years ago thinking this combination would be great for a doily.  Pattern is by Mike Lyon.  My plan is to only go through round 13.  

The monster doily only has 1 round to go before it is finished to my satisfaction.  This one is my at home project.  Plan is to hopefully finish it before the end of the year.  We shall see!

Sunday, September 27, 2020

Tat Days 2020

 Another Palmetto Tat Days has come and gone.  Different this year, but the classes were great and fun was had by all.  Want to thank the staff from the Palmetto Tatters Guild, volunteers, teachers and the Georgia Baptist Conference center for hosting this year.  There was plenty of hand sanitizer for all along with masks and face shields.  Classes were small (limited to 8) but social distancing was practiced in each class along with spacing in the great room.  I felt confortable and very safe.  

The conference started with dyeing thread and making Celtic shuttles out of popsicle sticks. Tie dye kits were used for the dye.  Eventhough I have dyed my own thread, I did learn a few tricks to practice.  Lots of laughter especially when we doned our speciality evening wear for dyeing (plastic trash can liners).  

The first picture are my completed projects and test tatting I did for Tat Days.  First year I completed all projects from classes I attended.  The only item not there is a bracelet I made for my granddaughter.  Not able to get a picture before I gave it to her.  There is Triangle Edging, Leaf Motif, Rainbow Pearl Snowflake, Rainbow key ring, the Celtic Shuttles, hand dyed thread and Dangle Earrings.  The shuttle is hand painted and was a teacher gift.  The pineapple is a fingerless glove along with wave bracelet and a tatted show which I had the opportunity to test for Erin Mosely.    The other photo are books I picked up for my growning library.

This year there was a virtual online auction.  It was interesting to guess who was bidding on the offered items.  Was also nice to see tatters from other contries log in and check out the items as well.  Georgia Seitz was on the phone before the live auction.  It was good to hear her voice.  Eventhough she was not there, she certainly was there in spirit and thought of by all. 

Sunday, August 16, 2020

Quarantine Doilies

This is the results of mytat-along tatting during our 6-month quarantine.  

Pink Threads that Bind pattern is size 30 knit crosheen and purple/turquoise Harmony is size 20 HDT Carribe from Karey Solomon and Lizbeth turquoise.  Both patterns are from Tat-A-Renda.   Harmony was a little tight towards the end an I realized I can not count on one of the rows.  Decided to improvise as I did not want to retrotat or cut that row out.

The brown is a Square Doily pattern by Toni Storer.  The tat-along was sponsered by Jenni Clark.  Thread is size 20 Cebelia.  This is certainly a different and was pretty easy to tat.  I found it needed quite a bit of pressing as it seemed to cup on me.  Could be the way I tat and tension.  

Square doily has a reserved spot in the house.  Harmony has been claimed by Granddaughter (although she originally claimed the pink).  I will reask when I see her next.

Now onto finishing the monster doily.  There are 3 3/4 rows left.  I have decided I am not going to tat the last row as I can not decide on color to tat it.