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!


  1. Wow!!! You have been busy!! Such beautiful items and wonderful colors!!! I am sure all those gifts will be treasured!! :)
    Your hanky edging is awesome!!! :)

  2. Wow, that's a lot of tatting! Your hanky edging is stunning!
    I love it when I see something that someone else has made from a book I own, it's inspiring and often will get me to bring out that book, thanks!

  3. Beautiful tatting & such varied pieces & projects :-)