Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Oh, No!

Frivole alerted me to what I already knew... the last row was really wonky. I had not been able to face that reality.

Off it came.

I have now completed the first split row again. Sigh.

Saturday, December 16, 2017


This row of split rings will be the slowest as there is a lot of checking to see
 where to attach the rings. It will be easier on the subsequent rounds.

Friday, December 8, 2017

Centre Complete

Thanks, Frivole, for the finished wonder 
in the photo that I use to show my progress so far.

Moving on to the next phase.😊

Wednesday, December 6, 2017


How on earth to continue blogging when it is in impossiible to compose on Blogger. I am considering taking the thing over to Facebook.😡 Trying the Pages app right now… 
Seems to work fine.... 👍🏻

Update : two more motifs to go for the centre. Still enjoyable.

Monday, December 4, 2017

In The Interim....

Sometimes it is beneficial to tat a bookmark...😉

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Monday, November 20, 2017

Another Update

This could be very boring!

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Jan Stawasz Update

Third row of the centre:

Monday, November 13, 2017

Tomorrow's Gift

#40 Lizbeth; Japanese beads

Friday, November 10, 2017


So many errors getting the joining up started! I had 
to cut off the first few motifs a few times 
before I finally figured out the 
correct order and logistics!

Love the Babylo thread 
and the pattern.


Monday, November 6, 2017

Tatting To Tackle

If I do not concentrate, this Jan Stawasz pattern will get the better of me. I'm finding it difficult to follow the stitchcounts and cannot get distracted or there are mistakes.

Frivole's finished piece, here, is fabulous and since I've always been enticed by the design, after she posted this I knew it was time to tackle it.

The thread is DMC Babylo, a thre-ply #20, which is smaller and smoother than Lizbeth at the same size. I am enjoying both the appearance and the softness very much.

So, I shall boringly be blogging about this endeavour for quite a while. It's a big challenge!

Friday, November 3, 2017

Pretty Perfetti Pattern

This is Robin's pattern using variegated thread from AlenAleaDesigns:

Friday, October 27, 2017

Bookmark Gift

I forget where this pattern came from;
I believe it is published in a French publication.

Perhaps it is one of my favourites as. Seem to have tatted it many times, 
this time with#40 Lizbeth., trying to use up this ball 
of my least favourite variegated thread.


Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Friday, October 20, 2017

Buttons 'n Bookmarks


Bored with the buttons so they became bookmarks. 
These are fun and very good small gifts 
for the library crowd.

Small motif by Blomquist and Presson.
My favourite one.

Friday, October 13, 2017


This thread looks quite different with other beads, blue thread for the chains instead of green and a blue button.


Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Another, Once Again

Some of AlenAleaDesign's lovely HDT. 
#40 Macan

Fall Back

Because I must admit I have - for the second time - given up on the Maranta pattern, I shall also admit to a burgeoning addiction to passively enjoying button tatting. I feel as I imagine Diane might, as she tats away at her growing mountain of  Ice Drops.

Here is as far as I got on the pattern; I cut off the last wonky row:

The long chains were once again a complete disaster.

The third pair of socks had been completed and awaits delivery to the young mom and her little one..

Saturday, October 7, 2017

Challenge Revisited

Now that another gift is completed, and I am sewing in the border to the second sock, I have decided to have another go at the challenge that I abandoned a few weeks ago.

Have a look HERE at what Umintsuru was able to accomplish:

That woman can really tat! Beautiful precise work.

Sunday, October 1, 2017

Fulfilling A Request

Another magic button gift.
She wants blue and green, so...

Also in the works: the last pair in the package of three:

The pattern I employed, as you can see, is one of Frivole's and one 
of which I am particularly fond.  In pink, I think it is one of my faves. 

Thanks, Joëlle!

Oh! I forgot to post the first pair!!!

Monday, September 25, 2017

Sock It To Me!

Finished and delivered!

Thursday, September 21, 2017

First One

AlenAleaDesign HDT, #40, Nancy Tracy pattern 

One down; one to go.

Saturday, September 16, 2017

Take A Guess

This is going to be very cute... I won't reveal the object till it's done.

I had begun with this pattern, but it is really just too much of a beaded bother, so I discarded the idea.

Tuesday, September 12, 2017


Sally, of pop-a-bobbin fame made me a handy bobbin-winding tool; I had lost mine. She included a small tatted motif... with a button! Thanks, Sally!

When bored, tat buttons.

Sunday, September 10, 2017

No More Mr Nice Guy

No more. Life's too short. I really do not like how this is turning out and now, after three attempts  to fix those long chains, it's not working. This is only the second pattern that I have completely given up on, the first bring Jane's beautiful African design a few years ago. 

In this case, I find I cannot control the tension of the chains and they ended up being different lengths; even a mere millimetre made too much of a difference. The sides looked too uneven. 

Sorry Umintsuru! This challenge was supposed to be fun -  it definitely is not for me! I am going to cut off the chain rows and see if I can save the centre.

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Monday, September 4, 2017

All Finished!

Edelweiss by Renulek. It is 10". 
Tatted in Lizbeth light silver #40. 

Thanks, Renata!

Thursday, August 31, 2017

Found: One Fancy Button

... and some new beads - as if I needed more!

I also have some new thread , in preparation for a 
new challenge with Umintsuru in September.

Isn't this sweet?

Sunday, August 27, 2017

Renulek Uodate

I'm on the penultimate row, which is quick. 

The next row will take longer and use a lot of thread.

Not blocked yet.

Love the light silver thread.

Wednesday, August 23, 2017


Needed this. 
It works nicely.