Tuesday, August 26, 2014


Pattern found on Ninetta's Blog,  Chiacchierino facilissimo.

I tatted the square in Lizbeth fiber, Size 20, Col. 631.


Thank you for asking, yes, I did sew down the tatted edge, and I have been using the roll-up.   So far, the tatting has been ok on the felt.   The tatting pattern is from Jeanette Baker's book, Learn to Tat [Book w/DVD] - Fiber:  Lizbeth, size 80, color 168 Latte Foam.    

These were the 4 samples I tatted - and I liked the Jeanette Baker edge pattern for this project.

I purchased a pre-made roll-up & stitched the linen banding above the felt [now surrounded by tatting].  The needlework is from Homespun Elegance, Ltd. pattern.    More photos and Info in THIS POST.

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Tollway Tatters: Diane

This is the beginning of a spinning wheel, design from Tatting with Visual Patterns by Mary Konior.    Started by Diane, who blogs as Lace-lovin' Librarian, using Omega fiber.

 And, before we packed up all our tatting tools, this is what it looked like:

So interesting to see how the different colorways in fibers create a secondary pattern!!!   This fiber and design will be a winner once finished.

In addition to the lovely tatting, Diane is weaving bags!    Her Mom gave her a saori loom for her birthday ... when she arrived at the Tollway Tatters gathering, she brought a large shopping-bag size FULL of woven bags.   Each creative and special - all made with an original pattern designed by her Mom.     And, yes, she is selling them.   Not sure how she can part with all her lovelies ... but, there you have it .... look at the bags:



Haven't seen enough bags?   Take a peek - HERE, for more photographs !!!   See one you just HAVE to own?   Contact Diane.   I had such a good time pulling out her bags and taking pictures.    I ended up with my tatting in a knotted HEAP - oh no - oh yes, but, with patience, all became unknotted + I have become closer to finishing my edge.

This pattern is from Learn to Tat
by Jeannette Baker

Never leaving empty handed .... or, shall I say, 'so spoiled I stink' ....     
 What cool blue HDT do you see?    Yes, gifted by Marilee, aka Yarnplayer.   I have ideas for the blue.   Her colors are fabulous.   What inspiration for tatters.  

And Diane brought along a container of blinged shuttles for all of us to choose favorites!!!   Diane has that eye for embellishing shuttles, all so colorful and fun.   Want to see more?   Look on Diane [Lace-Lovin' Librarian]'s blog under shuttle bling or blinged shuttles .... very festive.  
 Both of the shuttle sides are decorated + have a sparkle, glitter in the seal.   These bad Boyes are in tip top shape.  
 Thank you!  Thank you!  

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Tollway Tatters: Barbara + Sue Anna

 Barbara [Link HERE for Barbara's Blog + Barbara's web site] tatting from Jon Yusoff's books .... Barbara has many more motifs from these books on her blog.    Beautifully tatted!

Sue Anna also tatted from Jon Yusoff's books.   Different sizes of fibers + colors showcase Sue Annas tatting talents.   [check out more at Sue Anna's blog - Link HERE].

Such a delightful afternoon tatting, chatting, flipping thru books, sharing, and once we all depart and go our separate ways, look forward to NEXT TIME.

Tollway Tatters: Marilee

 While I'm chatting away -- Marilee tatting this little sample.    Frankly, I have no clue how it is constructed and I was next to her watching!!!    Along with two other books, Marilee had this one, New Dimensions in Tatting.   What an impressive book ; )    Are you following her fine blog?   Link HERE.   Facebook page?  Link HERE.

You say its your Birthday!!!!  A song and cake - my kind of party.   

And ... look at this beautiful HDT, Peace ... selling FAST out of Yarnplayer's ETSY.   Interested - get over there - link HERE.

Check out the lovely tatted flower!!!   So creative and colorful.   Happy Birthday and many more ; )

Sunday, August 10, 2014

tatting + weaving

T a t t i n g

Myra Piper's design No. 10
Tatted with Lizbeth, size 20, Color 170.

From the book:

W e a v i n g

 A few more squares done ...
 Storage via 1/2 off Hello Kitty latch lid container.   Should help keep my 'pins' on the loom from bending.

Friday, August 08, 2014

From Palmetto Tatters:

Announcement from Palmetto Tatters Guild:

Donations to the Palmetto Tatters Guild Tat Days Scholarship are being accepted (Link here) and at Tat Days.   

ALL donations go directly into the Tat Days Scholarship Fund. Tat Days Scholarships are estimated at $260 for a Full and $125 for a Partial. 

Online donations will close 
Monday, Sept 1, 2014. 
Please consider a donation of $5 towards the Tat Days Scholarship Fund. Thank you for your generosity.

 Flowers and Vines Quilt

 Tea Party Quilt

Wall Hanging Quilt

Drawing will be around 9:00 Friday evening at Tat Days 2014 in Georgia.
Tat Days Scholarship information,  direct link:   http://tatdaysscholarship.info/index.shtml

Saturday, August 02, 2014

From the cover ....

   This is motif #21.   I tatted this motif with Marilee Rockley's lovely HDT.   This color reminds me of Hello Kitty and hearts.    

It is from Myra Piper's book Tatting.   This is one of 2 motifs that are on the front cover of her book.   

My new book:
Went to Mitsuwa Marketplace earlier today - for the Summer Bon Dance Festival.   Had a delightful time.  Kinokuniya Books is in the marketplace - there were other tatting books; however, I really liked this one.  DS has a discount card - which was helpful!    I thought the linen pieces with edges so attractive.  

Thursday, July 31, 2014

No. 13

Pattern from
by Myra Piper

After reading Diane's blog, Lace-Lovin' Librarian, I couldn't resist pulling out my book and selecting one of the motifs.   To see more designs, see her posts HERE and HERE.  Maybe even give her Tribute to Myra pattern a try - link HERE.

 This is motif No. 13 - tatted with Lizbeth size 20, Color 170.
I'm very fond of this pattern.   I've done a few motifs & initially found them quite a challenge!    It is unfortunate this book is so hard to find.

Honey Bunny - a new place to watch the world go by.

Monday, July 14, 2014

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Fantastic Mail Day ...

My Bunny Shuttles arrived.    Made by Carollyn, who blogs at Carollyn's Tatting Blog.   Extraordinary!

I was fortunate to have my name drawn by Sandra Sullivan in a recent Facebook giveaway.    These were the SIX patterns I chose from her Halloween Collections.    They are so fun!   

Such wonderful mail ; )

Tuesday, July 08, 2014

and, there was some tatting going on

 at the Tollway Tatters gathering.   Meet the Rock Stars and Tatting Royalty:

Superstar teacher, designer and author, Marilee, sat down and carried on a conversation, and effortlessly tatted this up ... More photos on her blog, Yarnplayer Tatts AND facebook page Yarnplayer.    When the opportunity comes around to take one of her classes -- don't hesitate!!!   Her current activities are too numerous to list here, best to watch her schedule of classes and vending booth dates/locations on-line sites.

Tatting lace artist and entrepreneur, Carrie a.k.a., Shuttle Flicka with one of her spectacular notecards . . .    Carrie [left] w/Diane [right].    More from Carrie via her blog, Just Give her Some String and facebook page, Shuttle Flicka Lace ... Plus, she is going to be at the Interwoven Expressions exhibit + sale this Fall.

Does anyone recognize the doily in the photograph?   Yes, it is Renulek's Lentia, in progress, tatted by Diane.    More photos on her internationally famous blog, Lace-Lovin' Librarian.   From left to right:  Carrie, Marilee [above], and Diane.

Techie, Sue Anna -- enlightening us on the gagetry of photography a.k.a. "selfies" AND transferring the images to a page.   FB and/or Blog.    Sue Anna was tatting with the finest white fiber on spectacular hand crafted shuttles.   [I didn't snap a photo : (    oh, darn].    Thinking of others first, the tatting will eventually become a decoration and grace a holiday tree for charity this Winter.
Have you ever heard of the saying, "the one with the MOST, wins" .... honestly, Sue Anna has a fabulous collection of shuttles.   Check out the photographs on her blog, Sue Anna's Blog.  

   This pop-a-button shuttle photographed front / back  is Sequoia wood.  Sue Anna had photos of her collection and said "pick one" .  thus, this beauty found new dwellings in our home .... yep, my home!!  Thx again Sue Anna, I'm gobsmacked speechless ....
In addition to the tatting, chatting, and goings on ... Diane brought woven bags made on her saori loom.   These bags are being created from her Mom's own pattern.    Bag in picture is made by her Mom.    Diane has more spectacular bags on her blog.   They are for an Autumn fundraiser held at her Mom's retirement.   Need a new bag?   Willing to help the cause?  Please visit her blog post:    http://lacelovinlibrarian.blogspot.com/search/label/Saori .

This is a tatted heart in the works - partially tatted by me.   The fiber is some of Marilee's HDT.    It is marvelous to tat with, and she has some new colors in her Etsy, Yarnplayer store.   Not a lot of tatting progress.   Waiting for my damaged finger to heal.   Have you ever tatted with a bandaid on your finger?   Nearly impossible to get rings, chains, without gaps.    Most tatters will recognize the pattern.   It is Split Ring Heart by Georgia Seitz, Link HERE.   

The card, gift from Carrie - she had oodles + had each of us choose one.   Thx again Carrie!!!    The bottles, gifts from Marilee, are filled with beads - Marilee created some bead mixes and poured them into these itty bitty corked bottles.   Too cute.  Thx again Marilee!!!

Are you familiar with the Rainbow Loom?   Sweet Ava, who was not able to join us today, made a Hello Kitty for me with her loom + made with colorful bands.   The last time I saw her, she had oodles of creations made on the loom - each unique, colorful, and delightful.   I need to find a special place for my treasure.  Next to my adorable Hello Kitty is a re - start of the tatted heart, so far without gaps.   I have a tighter bandaid on my finger and it improves my tatting!