Monday, May 31, 2010

small cross (4/25)

This is the small cross from Tatting with Visual Patterns by Mary Konior. It is tatted in Lilac Dark Lizbeth size 20 thread. This is a late Mother's Day gift for my MIL. She is getting it later today, so hopefully she likes it.

I'm tatting the some initials using the letters from Gillian Buchanan. I'm stuck on the "N". Hopefully I can finished them up soon. They are a gift and are late already. I feel that I really should be tatting on them, but other things are calling to be tatted.

lucky and silly me

First for the lucky me part, I was one of the winners of a giveaway held at I'm so excited for the goodies to arrive in the mail. I'm going to try and learn to shuttle tat this summer, so the shuttle I won will be by first shuttle! Now if only I can figure out how to shuttle tat. I love handkerchiefs and my mom really loves them. Any ideas for a nice fast edging for a first tatted hankie?

Second for the silly me part, I decided to tat Jon's bookmark again with the picots on the edging. I've discovered that I'm a less lacy lace person. I think the lacy lacy with all of the picots is beautiful, but less me. After I tatted this up and hid the thread, I realize that I forgot to the add the picots to join the second part of the bookmark. Maybe I'll try it again and be a bit more careful next time.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

foldover bookmark (3/25)

Thanks to Jon Yusoff for the pattern for this lovely foldover bookmark. The kitten gave me a week of little sleep for Mother's Day, so there has not been much tatting here. Thankfully this bookmark was a quick tat since I'm in need of a gift for a reading friend. This was tatted in Lizbeth spring garden size 20. I have another one of these started and will try a variation to it. I'll post the details when I finish.

Saturday, May 8, 2010

bookmark (2/25)

Thanks to blog searching ( I found this great idea for a bookmark. This is Lizbeth size 20 thread in tropical punch. I'm hoping to make some more of these for some quick gifts. Of course I just had to check it out inside a book and the closest book was "Introduction to Mechanics of Solids". Isn't that your closest book? This is motif number 2.

Happy Mother's Day (1/25)

Happy Mother's Day to all! I'm going to start this blog (and my 25 motifs) with the cross that I tatted for my mom for Mother's Day. Now I'm going to have to make one for myself. The cross is the large cross from Tatting with Visual Patterns by Mary Konior. It is tatted in Lilac Dark Lizbeth size 20 thread. It turned out a bit large for a bookmark. Maybe I will try it in size 40 next time. It isn't the best scan. Any advice on getting good/straight scans for your tatting?