Wednesday, May 8, 2024



When waiting for doctor and test results for a family member,  you bring your tat bag.  Yesterday was butterflies.  Today is Angels to hand to nurses.  Two already handed out. Tomorrow maybe more Angels to get ready for grandson’s tonsil surgery next month.

Pattern is called Marie Smith’s Angel.  This was from Palmetto Tatters Tat Days many years ago.  Thread is Lizbeth White and Blue Ice.  Seed beads separate the rings in the middle.

Saturday, April 13, 2024

Tat Days 2023 - Projects

Finally getting around to finish these two projects from last year (only needed findings).  The dark beaded earrings is the Beanile technique.  They are a self closing mock ring.  Pattern by Nina Libin taught by Bonnie Swank.  The orange is called September Jewerly Set by Richard Embrey.  Very easy set to tat.

Friday, March 1, 2024

TTAL Jan-Feb


Temperature Tat A-Long is done for January-February.  February has been warmer than I can remember.  Think I will give a nice pressing before I begin March!

Thursday, February 8, 2024

Temperature Tat-Along


This is very interesting.  So far, it has been a warmer than average Winter.  I changed direction about 3 weeks in.  Since this will be a wall hanging, I decided to make each month a column.  This will make 5 additional columns wider and about half the length.  I get the high temperature in the evening and start the next square.  Wake up in the morning and record the low for the previous day.  

Saturday, January 20, 2024

Antiks Snowflake

Hot off the shuttles!  This snowflake is from the Endrucks 1920 Project Facebook page.  It was the November 2023 game of the month (look under the Albums tab).  It is the E42 adaptation by Meenakshi (Muskaan) Jain.  Well done adaptation and diagram.  Did mock picots to climb out until last round (brain and hands would not cooperate with the climb out).  Other notation was using up join and down join for the ANKARS motif.  Lizbeth size 20 in Blue Ice was used.

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Friday, January 19, 2024

Helix Tatting

 The Online Tatting Class held a class on Helix tatting last month.  This is a technique where multiple shuttles are used to make a coil/object.  Richard Embrey is  the inventor for this technique.  Homework for class was to design an item using the Helix technique.  I made a long coil and then carefully stitched together to make a coaster.  Eventually I will tat something to fill the middle. 

Sunday, January 7, 2024

Project Poor

 Well, this is what I have going on right now!  I certainly do not lack projects.

Top is “Snow White” by Laura Bziukiewicz’s.  It is my at home fill-in tatting project.

2nd row:  Star Doily, author unknown, might be a Workbasket pattern.  Don’t know if I will have enough thread to finish.  It is HDT by me.  I had one skein left so it will be as big as I have thread.   Probably will start a new one once I have finished a few of my other projects.   The little blue is from the Enduck’s Project called “Antiks Snowflake” adaption by Muskaan.  It is another fill-in project.

Long vertical piece is the start of my Temperature Tat Along.  Group is on Facebook.  Not too late to join if anyone is interested.

Last is Starlight Doily from Paragon Tatting book.  This has been a WIP for several years.  Only work on it when traveling or when I needed to be at the hospital with mother.  

Now that life has somewhat settled down, I can now start to finish these WIP’s

Friday, January 5, 2024

Tat Days 2023 Couple of Projects

      Here are a couple of finished items from 2023 Tat Days.  The earrings still need findings.  They are Beanile tatting.  I love how these turned out.  Picture does not do it justice.  The bird is a bookmark.  This piece used several tatting techniques which made it interesting to tat.  

     I have several works in progress.  Hopefully will have pictures and make a post this weekend.  There are two doilies and the FB Temperature Tat-Along (that just started for 2024).