Thursday, April 21, 2011

heart and maria cross (11 and 12/25)

Life has gotten busy here again. We have a container garden growing--well we hope it is growing. Spring came and then left here, so hopefully our plants are okay.

I have managed to sneak it a bit of time to tat!! Mostly for gifts that have been given away before I had a chance to scan or take a picture. Here are a few that I managed to get right before they went out :) This is Jon's Hearts Entwined for yet another wedding present. You can see that this one was attached to the card before getting its pictures taken :) The heart was needle tatted in Lizbeth size 20 Lilac Dk.

And yes there is still another cross. This one is a repeat this time. It is the Maria cross also needle tatted in Lizbeth size 20 Lilac Dk.

I have been shuttle tatting some, but don't have any pictures to show. I'm still working on the edging and have almost run out of thread. I don't know what thread it is, so I can't make it any longer. I found a denim coat for the kitten in next years size for $1 and it looks great on the back. I might have to tat a few flowers for the front.

I also made a trip a few weeks ago to "town" and went to a craft store again. I got some tatting essentials, but also came away with some Modge Podge. I've already put it to use on something for the kitten. I'll share with you soon, but hopefully I can try it out on shuttles soon.

Happy Easter to all!!

Friday, April 1, 2011

Happy April Fool's Day(10/25)

Happy International Tatting Day to All!! I injured my shoulder/arm earlier this week, but hopefully will be able to tat some today. I don't know what I did, but it has gotten me out of doing some dishes :)

I even received some new thread in the mail yesterday and haven't been able to tat with it yet. I have been organizing my threads instead and trying to decide what to tat. Oh and I got a new pattern book as well. I bought "Tatted Animals" by Inga Madsen. I think that the kitten will love having some tatted animals to put on shirts, bags, or just to have around.

Here is my latest tatted cross from Lene Bjorn's book. This is the Malene cross. I think that I'm done tatting new crosses from the book for a bit. But I will be going back and tatting some of them again in different colors for gifts. This was needle tatted in size 20 raspberry pink medium Lizbeth thread
Here are all of the crosses that I've tatted from this book so far in one place. I'm not sure which one I like the best.