Saturday, October 21, 2017

Granddaughter request fulfilled

The younger granddaughter who initiated the earring 
craze the last time they were here put in an order 
for two other pair of earrings.
She chose size 80 Lizbeth Berry Burst for her 
small dreamcatcher earrings which are done.
 Here is the size comparison to a nickle and a dime
I think they are the size of the dime.
She probably will receive these for Christmas 
since I most likely won't see them until then.
Have a wonderful tat-filled weekend everyone!!!  :)

Thursday, October 19, 2017

3 Pairs of Ice Drop Earrings

I finished the first pair today, and found the other 
two had been done and waiting for ends to be sewn 
in and findings to be added, so....they are now all 
done!!!
 First pair finished today is tatted in size 40 Lizbeth 
Autumn Spice with small glass beads.
 Next pair are plastic purple beads about the same 
size as normal Ice Drop "gems", and size 40 
Lizbeth Elderberry Jam.
 Next pair again are small glass beads, and size 40 
Lizbeth Autumn Apple Pie.
Well, now what to start or finish????
Have a wonderful day, and hopefully some tatting too!!

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Tiny bit of tatting

Was bored at a board meeting and decided I could 
do something small and not distracting-yep it's 
small, but it's so cute!!! :)
I have to make another and make them into earrings.
I am sure someone will like them!!
They are tatted in size 40 Lizbeth Autumn Spice 
with glass bead centers.
It's Diane's Minty Fudge Ice Drop pattern slightly 
altered so that it didn't have huge chains for the 
earrings(the chains are 12 ds, and the rings are 
1-1-1-1).
Happy Tatting on this beautiful(at least here) autumn
day!!! :)

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Personal challenge update

Ok, I finished # 14 of 24.
This is Christmas Bauble- with a floral band 2013 by 
Jennifer Williams tatted on a glass ornament which 
is approx. 3 inches across, and it's size 20 Lizbeth 
Snow White thread.
 I tatted the center band as the pattern says, then the 
top and bottom sections around the band, but it 
wasn't enough to stay on the ornament itself so, 
I tatted chains to the bottom section of 3-6-3 joining 
as I went around to draw it in.
 Then I pulled a string 
through the top picots and pulled tightly and tied 
it off and added a dab of glue, let it dry and cut 
the tail threads. 
 I would need to get 10 more ornaments done before 
Christmas to meet the challenge, but with so many 
things happening and a friend in the hospital for a 
month so far(I have to take care of his home and bills), 
I have resolved to call this enough for now, 
and continue to try.
I filled in the empty spaces with tatted 
Christmas Ice Drops. 
Below is the picture I am sending to the 
store which I bought the ornament stand 
from which requested a photo of it filled.
Maybe people will learn about tatting, and 
maybe they will sell lots of stands.
The store is Bronner's Christmas Store, link
It's a gray rainy day today.  I hope you 
are having a wonderful day!!! :)
Happy Tatting!!!!  :)

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Very slow tatting

The only tatting to show isn't completed.  As you 
can see it will be another glass covered ornament.
 Ok, now for the lengthy explanation of my lack of 
tatting.  For the past 2 weeks we have been dealing 
with a dear friend in the hospital almost dying.  As 
of yesterday the ventilator and most other machines 
were finally removed and he was able to talk a little 
and as of today he is being moved out of ICU!!  His 
brother and sister-in-law came from Maine to see him 
and thankfully got to talk with him before heading 
home today-we have all been working out the details 
of taking care of his home and such.
Next, last weekend on top of the prior mentioned, 
we had our granddaughter invasion again!!!
It was an extremely busy weekend trying to have 
a little fun in all the chaos.  Our younger granddaughter 
finally received her "heart of Tafiti" necklace from 
the Disney movie Moana, and you can see she loves 
it!!!  :)
 Next, the girls had me make them some earrings in 
between making lots of food for a wedding that 
happened on Sunday after our morning lesson.
The younger granddaughter picked the tiny jingle bells 
and wanted 3 linked together.
 The older wanted a single tiny jingle bell pair.
 The younger chose my size 80 Yarnplayer's Small 
Maple Leaf earrings.
 The older chose small candy cane earrings(these 
are made from the miniature Christmas tree 
decorations).  ;)
 Then the large sequins were spotted and specific 
colors were chosen by each.  This pair by the younger.
And a different set of colors by the older(some how 
I missed taking a picture-too much going on!!!).
They are lightweight and fun!!  
The girls each wore all 3 pairs through out 
Saturday.
 Next activity was to have them decorate the house 
for autumn(cheap and easy).  Our daughter bought 
dollar store packages(2) of autumn colored leaves, 
and we bought 3M brand poster tape which usually 
comes off easy without ruining the walls. 
 Place a little tape on the back and send the child 
off to place wherever(few restrictions of course!).
 So, now the autumn leaves are blowing through the 
house another year.  :)




So, I survived all our normal activities, a friend in 
the hospital in critical care, Sunday morning,
a wedding, and Sunday night.  As of now, I am sick 
with a cold and feeling miserable.  So....everything is 
taking far longer than I want it too, but I have no 
energy left!!  Got to get prepared for another trip to 
the hospital on Saturday, and our normal Sunday 
morning and evening groups!  
Keeping on tatting, and if you would, say a prayer 
for me!  Thank you everyone!!! :)

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Ummmm....I have been tatting....and messing up!!!

Since I keep messing up, I will tell you that I have 
added a few motifs to the tablecloth(and cut a couple 
off after finishing them and noticing the mistakes!).
Today I was looking for cheap wedding decorations 
for a couple getting married after our Sunday morning 
lesson(they are really poor and I thought I would 
try to make their wedding a little brighter), and I 
found these Ice Drop gems in the "wedding" section 
at Walmart. So....I splurged!!!  
 I just had to share this beautiful flower with you!!
I saw it enjoying one of our 92 degree days 
yesterday.  It brightened my day and I hope it 
will yours too!! :)
Have a wonderful day and hopefully some 
tatting too!!!! :)

Monday, September 18, 2017

Some weekend tatting

Another personal challenge ornament # 13.
Altered this pattern again:  http://koroneczka.pl/ 
Look in her patterns link.
Top view.
 Side view.
 Bottom view.
 And Ice Drop earrings in Lizbeth size 40 Elderberry 
Jam with plastic purple beads.
It was an awesome and very busy weekend, but at 
least I got some tatting time.
Have a wonderful tatting filled day!!! :)