Thursday, June 29, 2017

Not A Favourite

Those long chains... I don't find them amusing! Thank goodness this is the final row. Tatted in #40, this is not a large motif:

Funnily enough, those books behind MrG's head are my T.A.T. Binders! 

This is his about-to-bolt face. I was trying to get a decent photo. Right.

Monday, June 26, 2017

Nobody Noticed!

.....and it was a beaut! 

I really messed up on the Posy pattern and couldn't figure out where the problem was. Blame it on the splitting thread at the end. Obviously, I can't multi-task with an end-join plus faulty thread!

At any rate, I tatted a new one and you can definitely see the difference:

Some progress on the other Konior piece:


By the way, I noticed that the quality of the green #40 Lizbeth is much superior to the magenta.  

It is obviously due to the dyeing process of the magenta that makes it so awful. I seem to recall that 
the purple threads with the red base are a lot worse  than the ones with the blue. 

Also, I remember navy being particularly bad - which makes no sense in light of what I just wrote! 

Friday, June 23, 2017

Confounding Curves

I had to use the scissors twice on the next bit as the curves 
were not co-operating well. 
It looks wonky but I think will 
lie flat when done:

I also finished this one - one of my faves...
Mary Konior's Posie:

I think you ll believe a exaggerate when complaining about Lizbeth, 
but honestly, I have SO MUCH trouble with it:

This happened at the last join of a row - of course it did...

Splitting terribly in #40. 
Maybe #20 is better and I think most tatters prefer that one. Or #80. 
Perhaps I should be using another size. I never learn.

Someone has been having a lovely lie-in...

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Can You Guess?

This pattern can get messed up 
if you do not pay attention.

Monday, June 19, 2017

Buttons Bonanza

I seem to have been busy with "fiddly" tatting that I generally do not enjoy, 
and I seem to be having a very good time nonetheless:

There were two more, but they are the "magic" ones, 
now residing with the Toronto Grands.

Then, a small Jon Yusoff pattern:

Then, I caved and tried Diane's Ice Drop:

The beautiful wee button is from Ninetta and is Venetian glass.
She sent it to me a few years ago and I've been saving it. :)

Friday, June 16, 2017

And One More

I'm getting the hang of it! Got a new ball of thread - Lizbeth #40.

Nice to have a new colour. However, not so terrific to see Lizbeth still splits and has knots...😡

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Disdain For Da Buttons

He couldn't care less:

I, on the other hand, am enthralled:

I am running out of buttons, but had a Cabone ring and Jon Yusoff's book, Tatting With Rings. Being hasty, I just glanced at the book and figured out what to do - amazing! - and with a few errors, I managed the ring, improvising as I tatted. 

Love it, so I'm going to have to sit down with the istructions and some elusive patience.

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Waiting For New Thread

Using what I have: #40 Lizbeth

These are "dot picots!"

Friday, June 9, 2017

Practice While Waiting For Thread

I ordered two balls of#40 Lizbeth. Yes indeed. New thread. In the meantime, I had some #40 left from the winter projects:

It's a small one -only about 2"; Karey Solomon's pattern and fun to tat. 

My tension is good, the picots smaller, and I enjoyed the experience of concentrating on a very small project, thus being able to be more of a perfectionist.  

Working for months on a big pattern can wear be a bit tiresome and I think my technique suffers as a result. This was fun. :)

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Idle Shuttles?

Can't  have that! I'm not sure what I want to do now, but have ordered 2 new balls of thread - both in #40 Lizbeth.  Two colours.

What should I tat with one ball, not two, of thread, I wonder. After a Renulek marathon-tat, the rest is quite a letdown.

I received some #20, sent to me by kind tatters, when I wanted to reacquaint myself with thicker-than-#80-thread. This is what happened. Now I am bored!

Mary Konior 
#20 Lizbeth

I saw these dot picots on Muskaan's blog... 
The pattern is on Georgia's site. Cute, eh?
#20 Lizbeth

Monday, June 5, 2017


Zebra by Renulek
#40 Lizbeth