Friday, February 17, 2017

TIAS - Day 11

Tat It and See 2017 concludes:    crinoline lady 

Please visit Jane's blog to see the variety of colorways and ladies!!!   

Link here:

Lizbeth Size 20
Col. 403 (Winter Ice) Twirlz

Lizbeth Size 20
Col. 161 (Sea Island Citrus )

Tuesday, February 07, 2017

TIAS 2017, day 10

Tat it and See
DAY TEN - using fiber:  Lizbeth Size 20
... the game concludes tomorrow with Day 11!

Lizbeth Size 20
Col. 403 (Winter Ice) Twirlz

Lizbeth Size 20
Col. 161 (Sea Island Citrus )

Monday, February 06, 2017

TIAS 2017 - Day 9

The game continues with Day Nine.

Wonderful guessing by participants.

Make sure to visit Jane Eborall's blog:  Tat it and See


TIAS 2017, Day 8

Day 8

Jane Eborall's blog:  Tat it and See     

Any ideas?   I'm not sure.    Will add more tatting with day 9.

Sunday, February 05, 2017

TIAS 2017

Day 7

 a skirt?

  what is your guess?

 A bird?

more ideas on Jane Eborall's blog

TIAS 2017

Tat It and See

Day 6:


Mushroom top?

 Sea Shell?  Fan?  Tea Cup?

Saturday, February 04, 2017

TIAS 2017

Day 5

 Tat It and See ... the game continues.

Link HERE - for more participants!

I need to catch up!!

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

TIAS 2017

Day Four

Can you guess?

 Maybe a fish?   

 Maybe a hot air balloon?


Jane Eborall's blog - Tat it and See, link HERE.

Monday, January 23, 2017

TIAS 2017

Day Three:

Tat It and See -- play along ..... visit 
Jane Eborall's tatting game site     Tat It and See


Sunday, January 22, 2017

TIAS 2017

Day Two

Join the game at Jane Eborall's site:
Tat It and See, link HERE 

Saturday, January 21, 2017

TIAS 2017

TIAS - Day one
Lizbeth size 20, Color 170 (yellows)

Started one in blue - Lizbeth size 20, Color 403
(certain to have mistakes along the way.

and, Lizbeth size 20, Col. 161

Are you playing along?

Pattern and photographs from participants
located at Jane Eborall's blog:

Tat it and see (link here: )

Tuesday, November 08, 2016

Happy Day! Happy Mail!

 Marilee Rockley's newest publication of jewelry sets.   Plus Hydranga and Raspberry Sorbet HDTs.

Earlier this year, I was fortunate to find some vintage pattern booklets + couple of shuttles.  

The flat shuttles were etsy finds from the Shuttle Smith.   Excellent craftsmanship.    Beautiful shuttles.

And, could not resist Ayumi Horiai's ladybug embellished shuttle.  Lovely shuttles now available at the Tatting Corner.   

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

shuttles and notions

Edited ..... 

I have not done much tatting.    The above photo are practice pieces / motifs, patterns handed out for the IOLI Tat-Off (Indianapolis, IN).   There were three patterns on the page, for three categories:   tatting over 5 years, learned how to tat today/tonight, and split rings.   (I think that was what they were - I may be mistaken).    I made and donated the prizes, and was over-the moon when the owners of Black Sheep at Orenco added to them.   I didn't participate in the tatting.   I did help with the split rings.   Hands on refresher and then Kelli started the stop watch -- and yes, we had winners!   I am gobsmacked by the different ways people tat - and how FAST some people tat.   I'm just a snail!!!   

Check out Kelli's post and photos:

I Emceed the Tat Off - Link Here.  

Below:  A lovely Clover, Japan, necklace kit.   I adore their kits - pattern, fibers, findings, shuttles -- looking forward to creating this piece.

 Above:  While my sister visited this summer, we went thru antique malls - many of them!   We had such a good time browsing the vendor booths.   I spotted some small containers & yep, they were for tatting.   Vintage J P Coats containers for tatting fiber, Tat-It.   I found 3 with some old balls of fiber for $2.  yes, I know.   What a find.

The shuttle (above) is new.  Shuttle by Design.     I wanted this one because of the lace design (both sides) AND it matches a small dish I own.   I try to pick up small dishes for pins and orts, this dish is for the shuttle.    The others I bought (below).

Monday, July 25, 2016

IOLI Class: Marilee Rockley

Saturday's class taught by Marilee Rockley.

Pattern:  Beaded Path by Marilee Rockley
Fiber:  Size 10, Color 650--Denim Blue Lt, Lizbeth

I have to say, when Marilee says she provides the kit for class ... it has EVERYTHING!  Fiber, Crochet Hook, Tatting Shuttle, Beads, Bead Mat, Findings, Color pattern (2pg).   It has everything needed to create a set:

earrings, bracelet, necklace.

I thought the class would be a struggle for me; however, Marilee teaches with grace and patience -- in no time, I was able to get the pattern going.   All chains & beads.   The bracelet is tatted, need to add the jewelry findings after I end the tatted fiber ends.

So impressed was I, 
I gave her a donation for an xtra kit!   This is a lovely color combination.  A wood-rose fiber and  beads.   She offered lovely combinations - hard to select just one ; )

Some purchases from vendor, Black Sheep at Orenco.  (Was told ) Yellow Heart top left-flat shuttle.  Lacewood top right.  Purple heart lower left.  Myrtle lower right.

 Magical edging keeper .... Link Here:

This one is purple heart.   It is the perfect size for tatted edges.   Probably will work with knitting/knitted edges, too.    (honest - just had to have one to try).

IOLI 2016 Convention souveniers:
Pictured above:  tote bag -- Pictured below:  tack-style pin.

Above:  At one of the dinners, participants were asked to wear hats w/lace theme.   Each participant received a hand made "hat" which is actually a magnet - for their lace pillows, or notion bags.   Sweet lady bug fabric ; )    and charming hat band.

Wednesday, June 01, 2016

Lace convention

Have you heard?

The annual lace convention, co-hosted by
is July 16-23 in Indianapolis (Indiana, USA).

Are you registered +/or planning to visit for a day?
Personally, I've not attended a convention.
Last I checked the web page, there were still some classes that were not full.  In addition to classes, there will be special presentations .... display room.... local tours.... vendors.... lace contest .... tat off.... teacher showcase.... sounds like a wonderful week.

The theme is

"Indy 200:  Race to Make Lace"

Information (details) are available at the IOLI web site, 

under the link 2016 IOLI Convention.  (link HERE).    

Per web site:    

Open to the Public:
On Wednesday, the sales room, display room and special evening
presentations are open to the public free of charge. In addition a
Mini-Registration, which is available for any one day of the convention,
permits the registrant to attend that day’s sponsored activities.
See Registration information for details about a Mini-Registration.
On Saturday there are classes. The Display Room will not be open,
but the Sales Room will be open to the public at no cost."

also:    "Lacemaking Together – Suite 10 – On Wednesday,
if you’re not in class or on a tour, come make lace with other lacemakers"