Wednesday, August 28, 2013

August 2013 Challenge

Here is my original design for the August Tat-It challenge.  I am really liking these challenges.  We were to start with a 4-ring base.  Then design using 3 different techniques.  I used split rings, mock picot, and graduated picots.  I also changed thread for the outside as I wanted a definite border. 

As you can see, I have updated my blog a little.  I asked a fellow tatter about making tabs at the top.  She gladly shared directions on how to do them.  I now have a pattern and need diagrams.  The pattern is were I will post my patterns I would like to share with tatland.  The need diagrams is were I will post pics and any information about the design.  They are their as reminders for me to diagram them and put them into the pattern format for sharing.

I am presently working on an In-Tatters mystery doily tat-along.  I also have other testing to do and need to start again on my Proficiency course samples.   

So much to do and so little time!

Saturday, August 17, 2013

Free Pattern Tab

I think I figured this out.  I do not know if it will work so if anyone will test it and has problems, let me know.  I have saved my Encased Gem Earring pattern under the free pattern tab above.  It is in Google Docs (pdf version).  I am hoping it works so I can add more patterns as I go along.  If it does not, I am going to have to figure something else out.  I am open to suggestions!

Wednesday, August 14, 2013


This is my second attempt at a diagram/pattern.  The pattern is in the testing phase.  As soon as testing is over, I will figure out a way to post the pattern.

The pattern was designed as part of a challenge.  I had it in my mind all through July but finally had a chance to put it on paper, tat it and then diagram.  I then tatted the other one just to be sure I had everything written correctly. 

The thread is hand dyed by me as an experiment sometime ago. 

Sunday, August 4, 2013

Tat Days 2013 Quilt

This was sent by the Palmetto Tatters Guild regarding the scholarship fund:

"Donations to our Tat Days Scholarship Fund are always welcome.  Here is a FUN way you can help.
http://www.tatdayss cholarship. info/index. shtml   Georgia Seitz and the Tatting Community have once again out done themselves with these 2 WONDERFUL BEAUTIFUL quilts!  You MUST take a look!  PLEASE pass this link around the world!  DEADLINE for donations online is 30 days away-September 3rd."

The quilt is beautiful and is a nice way to show off tatting from the tatting community.