Sunday, January 22, 2017

Skill Testing

Because I spent six months tatting the large Renulek piece, I was worried that I might have forgotten everything other than rings and chains!  So, I grabbed this book and started to tat this:

Using the thread from the last star I tatted and trying to empty the 
shuttle I realized I was was going to run out way too soon. 

Adapting the pattern, I added split rings and came up with this:

It is not pretty, but addressed my doubts; I can still tat!

Here is the beginnings of a mat I am tatting for one of my grandsons:

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Finca is Ferociously Floppy

... so imagine how happy I am, with thanks to Frivole, to have tatted her Crystal Star, using a lovely #20 light lilac Lizbeth and pale purple crystals that she sent to me to tat her design. I have only #80 in my stash. (Thanks to Diane, who also came to the rescue!)

The thread colour does not show up on the screen. 
It is such a beautiful light lilac.

I had trouble with the long picot... I am not sure if  measured it correctly, but I did use the cardboard that we included with the pattern. Anyone else have this issue? I did manage to  tat over the excess, but I want to tat this again and wonder how to avoid the excess.

Imagine tatting a design in a day! 
What an intriguing idea!

Tuesday, January 17, 2017


The challenge has been met! 
Thank you Renata!

SO happy it is done. 


1/2 container of big beads
nearly full container of the small lilac ones
I still have a bit of thread left!

Moving on...

Sunday, January 15, 2017

Only Five More!

Starbucks cup to show scale. It is damp, so colours are not true. It is much lighter - not so yellow.

I am very excited!