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My Pattern Pages Are Here!
copyright 2008 Laura Blanton

Thursday, March 29, 2007

Mignonette Tatting Practice Piece

Thanks to Jon for getting me started on Mignonette Tatting. I really like it. She sent me a link to Georgia's on line class on Mignonette and I'm hooked. This is only a practice so I didn't measure as carefully as I should have. For anyone who hasn't tried it yet, it is very easy, fast and fun! Thank you Georgia for all that you do for the tatting community!

Monday, March 26, 2007

Isaac's 13 month anniversary!

My baby is 13 months old today! My how time flies. No tatting today.

Sunday, March 18, 2007

2nd Collage of tatted friendship doilies

J.B. sent me pictures of Elizabeth's doily with the 5th round completed so that I could add it to the collage and share it on my blog. I think they are all so pretty and unique. There will never be another three like these! There is also a picture of the practice piece I did before I started the actual friendship doily. I was trying to put 9 pictures together so there wouldn't be a repeat. I hope you all enjoy seeing the different tatting and colors.

Friday, March 16, 2007

Tatted Motif #21 of 25

Another tatted animal for Isaac's room. This is Jane Eborall's giraffe tatted, with much love and a little hair pulling, in Gemini Double Strand Crochet Thread by Royale. The color # is 0460 Golden Yellow/Pumpkin similar to size 3. I couldn't find a variegated thread that I liked. I didn't realize until I started to tat the little darling that I had a double strand thread, but it wasn't bad tatting with it. I've got to work on an African scene for him to live in. More pictures when he has a home. Thanks Jane!

The pattern is here:

Thursday, March 15, 2007

Collage of tatted friendship doilies

I thought this was a good way to see the friendship doilies so far. Of course, since I only had six pictures, it repeated some of them. More tatting and more pictures please!

Laura's doily after 5th round

This is the first time my friendship doily has come back around to me. Elizabeth said it looked like a flower garden and she is right! It reminds me of my grandmother's flowers when I was a little girl. I am to do the 6th round and send to J.B. for the 7th round. Isn't it lovely? I am so pleased with the colors they have chosen and the tatting they have done!
I did the first 2 rows. Elizabeth did the 3rd and 5th rows and J.B. did the 4th row. Now, to choose the colors for the 6th row!

Tuesday, March 13, 2007

J.B's doily with the 5th round tatted by me

Another round finished! This is J.B.'s doily. She did the first two rounds being the pink and white flowers with the green rings and chains surrounding them. (Two rounds.) I did the yellow rings with blue chains. (Round three.) Elizabeth tatted the rose colored rings with variegated blue/pink chains. (Round four.) I have just tatted the ecru rings with purple chains. (Round five.) I will have to give my husband credit for picking the colors for this round and I think he did a wonderful job! Now, it goes back to J.B. for the sixth round and to Elizabeth for the seventh round.

What fun choosing colors four each doily and waiting for the next one to come in the mail and see what the other two have done!

Thank you J.B. and Elizabeth for taking me under your wings and letting me be a part of this.

Monday, March 12, 2007

A field of Shamrocks!

I have really had fun with Ruth's Celtic knot Shamrock, as you can see from this and previous posts. Left to right -Flora, DMC and DMC. All size 20. I know the center one is not really a shamrock color, but I like it the best! I think they make nice bookmarks. I'm going to keep the center one and use the others as gifts. Tatting is such a pleasure, largely due to the talented and generous designers who share with the rest of us.
And yes, J.B. and Elizabeth, I really am working on the doily too! Should be finished soon.

Friday, March 09, 2007

Tatted Motif #20 of 25

This four leaf clover is by Lynette Hodges copyright 1998. This pattern, and others, can be found here:
This pattern was a little confusing and challenging at first, but when I got it figured out it was fun to tat. My new tatting friend, Nancy, gave me this pattern yesterday when we met for the first time. It was so much fun to find another tatter in Birmingham. I hope to enjoy time with her in the future and with another tatter that I have not met in person yet named Carolyn. Thank God for the internet where we can meet and stay connected to others who share our interest.

Another of Ruth's Shamrocks

Well, I tatted another one. This time in #20 Cebelia. I think I like them better each time. It's amazing how much easier it is to weave the Celtic knot each time!

Tuesday, March 06, 2007

Tatted Motif #19 of 25

Despite the picture, I did manage to get Ruth's shamrock done without combining it with the clover. I have a new camera and, needless to say, I have not mastered it! I tatted it with #10 crochet cotton this time and it really looks nice pinned to my blouse. I gave the combination clover/shamrock to my friend Madeline this morning and she really liked it. Thanks Ruth!

Sunday, March 04, 2007

Tatted Motif #18 of 25

Presenting Ruth's Shamrock/Four Leaf Clover! I kinda combined the two by mistake, but I think it works! This is another pattern from the Tatting Pattern Calendar. I am really enjoying the calendar. It is so exciting to check each day and see what is on the menu. I hope a lot of you are taking advantage of it for your tatting. This is, of course, DMC Cebelia size 20.

Tatted Motif #17 of 25

This is Esther Paris' linked hearts from the Tatting Pattern calendar February 28, 2007. I was just experimenting and don't know what I'm going to do with them! We'll see. I just needed a little break from tatting my friendship doily.