Thursday, May 23, 2013

Finished Tatting and some more Catch up

I have some tatting to show that I just finished.  Last night in fact.
This is Jane MacTats edging turned into a Cross by Grace Tan.  Jane details the pattern on her blog.
The link to the pattern is on the right side of her blog.

The colors are Yellow and light Blue, the colors worn by the sports teams at a high school near here.  The organist for our Church is graduating this Sunday.  She attends this school.

The threads are Flora Size 20

I want to show you a neat item that I ran across a couple weeks ago.

 This is a collapsible light box.  It comes with 4 backgrounds, white, black, red and navy.  This one only has a front opening, but you can get them with both a front and a top opening. 

Here I have attached the removable front.  The slit is so you can insert your camera I think.

Here it is folded flat

Here twisted into a small circle

And finally in it's little pouch with the backgrounds.
I purchased mine from here  I got the 17" one.

Now for some Catch up

I promised to post the contents of the little tin boxes that I included in my PIF give away a few weeks ago.  The tins have all been received by their winners and so I can now show you what I had put in them.
Inside the tin was a new Aerlit Shuttle with extra bobbin, some doodads, 4 brass earring findings, but they have no way to attached earrings to them but they work really great as picot bead holders, or stitch markers. And 2 unused balls of antique size 70 or 80 Tatting Thread.  All the balls were brands that are no longer being made.  Also the earrings that I made.  I hope the recipients were pleased when they opened their boxes.

A friend lost a family member and I wanted to make something in rememberance.

These are the pieces that I made  And put together they are an Angel

 The thread is Lizbeth size 40 with a silver blending filament.  The halo is made from just the blending filament. The head is crocheted using the same white thread and a pattern I found online for an amigurami ball.  I had to take my glasses off to see what I was doing, but I think it turned quite well.

This is the back view.  The wings are made using the Hope Butterfly pattern from Lady Shuttle Maker.  You will find the pattern on the right side of her blog, way down toward the bottom of the page, along with other patterns she has for free.

Well, this is long enough.  I think I might be caught up on the tatting I can show.  I am still working on 3 projects.  2 I can't show you until they are finished.  The other one I can show progress, maybe this weekend. We will see.  Just realized that I am not caught up.  I have a dragon or 2 to show. 

Friday, May 17, 2013

quicky post

I was going to do another catch up post last night, but we had a major breakdown here on the farm.
A wheel bearing went out on the tractor being used in a field 5 miles from home.  We had to figure out how to get it back without driving it.
we got it done but supper wasn't started until after 9:30 pm.

I will see what I can do about it tonight.

Orsi has a giveaway on her blog.

Sunday, May 5, 2013

catch up post 1

I haven't shown much tatting lately.  And I have been tatting.

This is tatting that I did last year for Christmas.  I have not posted it before, it is one of the things I will be posting as catchup posts.  I did mention these snowflakes last fall.  These are the first 3 posts if you click on Doodad in my label cloud.

These are tatted in Lizbeth size 40 with a silver blending filament.

I actually haven't finished tatting all of last years snowflakes yet.  A very kind lady ordered 12 snowflakes from me, but was willing to wait until this year for the last 6 of them.  As long as I get them done before Christmas, I should be good.  I did about 36 snowflakes.  these represent most of the patterns that I used.

Here are a few hanging on a Charlie Brown style Christmas Tree

The walls behind the tree are nearly white and they flakes didn't show up well, I grabbed a flannel sheet out of the laundry basket and didn't realize that the wrinkles would show so badly... opps.

There will be more catch up as time goes by.