Tuesday, January 30, 2007
Sunday, January 28, 2007
I really enjoyed tatting this little fellow! I used size 10 crochet cotton because it was the only thread I had that would do for a snake. I know the colors will not be found on any snake ever known to man, but I think he is cute. I made him for my little grandson's nursery. I think I will put him in a frame with an "S" for snake. I'll probably be tatting little creatures for a long time to come. I think they will be so cute on the walls in his room.
I looked for some variagated green thread on Friday, but didn't find any in the store. I guess I'll have to order some if I want my tatted snakes to look more realistic, but I really think reality is overrated!
Wednesday, January 24, 2007
Monday, January 22, 2007
Here is the next round on my friendship doily that my two tatting buddies from Mobile are helping me with. Isn't it beautiful? I am so pleased with the colors she picked and her tatting. She was kind enough to send me this picture before she passed it on to the next tatting friend. I hope I can do as well tatting all the rounds on theirs. Tragically, the post office seems to have lost one of the doilys. We are still waiting to see if they can track it down or if she is going to have to start over. I might have to start driving to Mobile from Birmingham every time we need to exchange tatting! I just can't bear for beautiful work to be lost. Tatting may not be a lost art form, but at least one piece of tatting seems to be lost!
Sunday, January 21, 2007
My friend Madeline brought this lace to me this morning in hopes that we can identify it. She knows it is at least 55 years old as her mother gave it to her when she got married. It was on a napkin. It looks machine made to me, but I hope not. Can anyone help?
Thursday, January 18, 2007
Monday, January 15, 2007
This is Ruth's snowflake from the tatted calendar. The calendar and pattern can be found here: http://tat-calendar.blogspot.com/2007/01/january-13-one-round-split-ring.html I made it with my usual #20 DMC Cebelia. I can see room for improvement in several places and also want to add beads to the next one. The pattern was easy to follow and the tatting very enjoyable. Thanks Ruth!
Monday, January 08, 2007
Thank you Jane for creating and sharing this pattern and so many others!
Wednesday, January 03, 2007
Well, our friend Jane almost got me with this one! Tatting it was extremely challenging, but very rewarding. It is one of the patterns she shared with us a couple of days ago on her blog. The pattern can be found here: http://www.users.globalnet.co.uk/~nickeb/doodles2.htm
I used some old J.P. Coats Knit-Cro-Sheen in aqua so it would be large enough to support the pearls. These are some of my mother-in-law's old pearls that she gave me to use on Mark's angels from his book that I got for Christmas. I wanted to make her some earrings to match the poncho and hat I knitted her for Christmas. I'll try to get the other one done tomorrow if I have time. I know it is a little big, but she likes big earrings and I think it will please her that they are her pearls.
I just love the way the rings look like little hearts. You did a great job Jane! Thanks bunches!