Friday, June 12, 2015

Busy days can't keep tatting away!

Well, it's been a while, but I do have some fun pieces to share with you.
Here is what I've been working on during the last few months.

Done in Lizbeth size 20, #146 and #603. 

Here is the Tatted Bookmark by Lenore English. I tatted this for my Grandmother's birthday.

Done in size 10. Motif  #9 of my second challenge.

This is Star No. 2, from the book Tatting Patterns and Designs by Gun Blomqvist and Elwy Persson. I wanted a cute flowerlike motif to put on some letters I was sending, and this fit quite well on them.

Done in Lizbeth size 20, #138. Motif  #10 of my second challenge. 

This is edging 24, from A Tatter's Workbook. I really liked changing this pattern into a bookmark, and think it looks pretty spiffy.

Done in Lizbeth size 20, #633 and #647.

Now, edging 39 from A Tatter's Workbook did not become a bookmark. Instead, it got connected to this handkerchief. I had a lot of fun with this one, constantly switching shuttles so that the colors would be where I wanted them. Once finished, I gave this to my sister.

Done in Lizbeth size 20, #122 and #657. Motif  #11 of my second challenge.

This Butterfly is from Tatted Animals, by Inga Madsen. I made this for my mom, for Mother's day.

Done in size 10. Motif  #12 of my second challenge.

Now, I couldn't decide which color I wanted to use for Jane Eborall's Watering Can pattern.
So I used five.
I always enjoy patterns that use split rings. It's interesting to see how a pattern looks when done in different colors.

Done in Lizbeth size 20, #618, #620, #680, and #688. Motif  #13 of my second challenge.

I've held on to this Paisley pattern by Mark Myers for a long time, without tatting it. So when I had some shuttles I wanted to unload, I thought this would be the perfect time to try the pattern.
Overall, this is a nice pattern, and it could be done in so many different colors.

Done in Lizbeth size 20, #618, #620, #680, and #688. Motif  #14 of my second challenge.

I still had some thread in those shuttles, so I decided to tat Jane Eborall's Windmill. I really like how the sails turned out.

Done in Lizbeth size 20, #657, #686, #688, #684, and #680.

The Butterick Butterfly Bookmark by Martha Ess made a great present for my aunt's birthday. These butterflies are so cute! Part of me just wants to tat a bunch of them, and then randomly give them to people. It could make someone smile, and share a bit of tatting with those who might not know anything about it.
Well, perhaps this could be my next excess thread project...

Done in Lizbeth size 20, #148.

This Lacy Bookmark pattern is by LaRae Mikulecky, I tatted this for my cousin's birthday, and since I couldn't decide what color to use, I thought I'd try this black and white variegated thread.

Done in DMC size 30.

Edging 18 from A Tatter's Workbook also got to become a bookmark. This time, for my Dad's birthday. A part of me is pretty sure that I've already used this edging to make a bookmark before...
Wait... nope! That other bookmark was from edging 17. The two are nearly identical, except for the inner chain.

Anyway, I hope you've enjoyed seeing the tatting I'd done but hadn't yet shared with you. Hopefully I'll not let so much time pass between this and the next post!