Thursday, September 25, 2014

Motif Madness!

After this row it is just straightforward tatting with no more separate motifs. It will take a 
while, but at least there will not be all the cut and hide stuff. 

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Saturday, September 20, 2014

On To Row 11!

Finally! This was a tough row with lots to pay attention to.
I actually got through it and fixed all mistakes! 
I am a happy tatter. : )

(Now 16 inches)

Mr G? 
Not even mildly impressed...

Thursday, September 18, 2014

One Half of Ten

This row is taking me a L....O....N....G time.
Not sure why, but I am not hurrying as I am not fond of un-tatting. : )

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Special Socks

Miss Hayley will have three pair of fancy socks. 
I like this last pair best.

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Mending and the Mail

Today the bandage came off! Wow. It was certainly difficult to tat for the past few days. Ah, how we tatters bravely struggle!

However, I did manage another pair of socks for Miss Hayley, whom I won't meet now till next week - enough time to finish the last pair, as they came in a set of three.

A big thank you to Ninetta, who surprised me with a wonderful package.
The pink pig is for The Boss, who adores pink and no doubt loves pigs too!

Lovely strip of linen, stitched along the side by Ninetta in blue, to match the DMC thread so that I might add a border. The shells, beads and little art piece are from Nanetta's travels, and of course there is her beautifully tatted wreath. What a fun gift to receive out of the blue! Lucky me. : )

Front and Back of Venetian Buttons. I love these buttons!

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

B’Bye Beads!

Finished row eight... and done with the beads, for a bit anyway. I have not decided when they might make another appearance. Almost 14 inches using #12 DMC Perle. Unblocked.

On to row IX.

Monday, September 8, 2014

Hello Hayley!

I will be meeting my newest relative on Wednesday - she for whom the granny-square blanket was crocheted a while back. Luckily, I was able to finish the socks, in spite of the disgruntled digit!

Sunday, September 7, 2014

The Deepest Cut

It is not made with a tiny crochet hook. No. It might just be the worst when cleaning one of those handheld mixing thingys and not realizing that it is still plugged in!

While staring in horror at what I had done, whilst racing for ice and hydrogen peroxide, my first thought was, "How will I tat if I've amputated my first digit." No wonder people think tatters are bonkers!

The damage wasn't as bad as I initially thought. I shall not dwell on the gory bits, but tell you I am better today, and managed to finish the first of these last night, in spite of the unwieldy bandage. 

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Back To It

Can you see those tiny, little red beads? 

They are so small I have to use a .4 hook, and I am very fearful of those.

Some of you may remember a number of very unfortunate painful encounters ...

Very slow going, especially with the beads, however, the design is marvellous. 
This row is really brilliant. Jan Stawasz certainly knew his stuff! 

Knowing about reverse tatting has really made this pattern a lot easier than 
if I had been flipping back and forth - especially as it is now over a foot in diameter.

This one is for my daughter-in-law, who has always appreciated my tatting a lot. 

The surprise is that my daughter, who is very supportive, but not  - well you know -
hooked, so to speak, has requested one that she will then frame! 

I am delighted.

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

A Perfectly Pretty Perfetti

Robin Perfetti that is. This pattern can be found here.

I just had to take a break from The Monster D... : )

#80 Lizbeth 
3” diameter