Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Prostate Awareness Ribbons and TIAS 2014

Been relatively busy this past week due to Snow/Ice 2014 Part 2.  I was able to dye some thread to tat a couple of Prostate Awareness Ribbons for a friend. This particular ribbon color is light blue (sky blue).  The pattern is from Lenore English

I started a new project.  I am working on a napkin mat from Renulek.  Her site is in Polish but Google does a pretty good job at translating.  Rounds 1 and 2 are complete and am now working on round 3.  Will have a picture on next post.

Finally, Jane Eborall's TIAS 2014 is complete.  I knew we were to change colors; however, I forgot where.  Anyway, my sailboat is camouflaged for sailing the high seas.  The thread is from Yarnplayer (Marilee Rockley).  It is size 20 in Peaches 'n Onions.

Wednesday, February 12, 2014


These are three of my four squares that I have finished for the Tat Days 2014 Quilt.  The theme is Tatting, Tea, and Toffee.  The purple square one needs pressing.  I have one more to go.  The last square is not a teapot but a piece of candy.  Will post when complete.  The first teapot is from Intatters.  The two motifs are from Patti Duff's Minitats book.  The thread is hand-dyed by me.  The other two teapots are Marth Ess's patterns.  The green edging is a variation of Daisy Chain pattern from Big Book of Tatting.  The thread on these are Lizbeth Spring Flower (101), Leafy Greens (138), Latte Foam (168) and a brown (691).

We are iced in for a few days, so I will be able to get caught up on a few tatting projects. 

Monday, February 3, 2014

Earrings and Motif

The earrings are from Marilee Rockley's (Yarnplayer) new book called  Beaded Tatting Finery.  They are called Boomerang.  I did not tat the extra cord that goes across the boomerang.  I love them just the way they are.  The thread is hand dyed by me. 

The book is available in an ebook version as well as hard copy.

The February challenge is to design a heart.  Well the Owl was suppose to be that heart.  It looked good on paper but when tatted up it turned out different.  Got another design on paper and will give it another try.