Wednesday, September 6, 2017


I have been Tatting!

I spent 4 days at the Western Minnesota Steam Threshers Reunion in Rollag, MN over the Labor Day weekend. Here are a few pictures from the event,

I started my days at 5:45 helping the Mercantile kitchen make about 850 Carmel rolls and 50 frosted cinnamon rolls.
Then by 8:45 I am heading to the Ladies Activity building to change into period costume and spend the day Tatting. I don't get much actual tatting done as I spend more time showing how to do the flip and teaching others to Tat.

But I did get some things done.

Ice Drop made in Lizbeth size 20
 I must tat tighter than the pattern originator, as it took 8 rings to get around the drop instead of the 6 in the pattern.
Ice Drop in Manuela pastel variegated with clear drop

Ice Drop in Manuela pastel variegated version 2 with pink drop
I don't know if I followed any one pattern exactly, but am not claiming any of these as my own design.   The patterns can be found on Diane's blog Lace-lovin' Librarian

The Ice drops were given to the Boutique at WMSTR for them to sell for fundraising.

I was able to get 2 of my Roses tatted for gifts for the other 2 ladies in the same booth.  They both do Bobbin Lace usually during the show but both ladies can also Tat.

Lizbeth Pink CoCo Size 20

Lizbeth Vineyard Harvest size 20
The Pattern for  3D Rose Earrings is  on Georgia Seitz website. If you haven't browsed through all the information and patterns on Georgia's site, you really need to carve out some time to take a long look.

One of the neat things that is available when at WMSTR is a Spark Show after dark. They use one of the old steam tractors and get the fire up and running - that takes a couple hours.  Then when everything is ready they throw in a few shovels full of saw dust, which ignites and exits the smoke stake with the smoke. See the pictures and videos below that I took.