Friday, September 30, 2011

Cannot get over the WIND ... was up most of the night.   News reports many without power.  

keeping my fingers crossed .... power still on

Friday, September 23, 2011

Time to tat .... 6-6:30 EST:

Directly from the Palmetto Tatter's Web Site:

(Photo above - this is what everyone will be tatting)

Guinness Book of World Records and Facebook
One exciting thing we hope to achieve this year at Tat Days is to get in the Guinness Book of World Records! Yes!

Friday afternoon, between 6 and 6:30 (EST), 

we will all be tatting the same pattern at the same time-making snowflakes. We will be using our Tat Off! Pattern. When searching the Guinness Records, we found 0 entries for tatting. We will be the first! And the world will know tatting is NOT a lost art!
(Note: In the end, it will be up to the Guinness folks to accept our numbers. We have done the paperwork and have a local person to certify. We will see.)

IF you would like to JOIN IN in the FUN, find Palmetto Tatters onFacebook at the same time and add a comment or check our Chat. Let us know you are with us including your location by country. Take a picture, too, if you want.
HELP SPREAD THE WORD: Tweet it. Blog it. Post it. Friday, September 23, 2011, Palmetto Tatters Guild on Facebook, 6 to 6:30 EST. Pattern at Comment or Chat with us on Facebook. Let us know your location by country. How far can we reach?
We may, just maybe, have VIDEO to go along with our tatting and chatting. Watch this space and Facebook for details. And, please do not be upset with us if the technology just does not work out in the GA mountains to make the video happen. Thanks.

Link to Pattern:

Link to Facebook page:

Thursday, September 22, 2011

White Oak Tatting Shuttle Giveaway

Heather, blogging at Tatted Treasures 
giving away a White Oak 
tatting shuttle

on Saturday.

It is made by David Reed Smith.

Visit Tatted Treasures Blog for details.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Mr. Katt

Looked all over for Mr. Katt ---
and found him in my GOOD bag!!

He was crouching low + peeking out to watch the birds.

I try to explain to him that he cannot sit in my GOOD bag
and he just looks at me - puzzled.

He is finally off the furniture (today anyway).

When he gets tired of exploring,
he goes back into DS's room and takes a nap!

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Small doodles, tatted motifs ....

I have a few doodles for the
Peotone, IL

Two members of L.A.C.E.
will be there demonstrating.

I hope the stars align and I can get over there Sunday afternoon.

These (flower colors) tatted motifs are for Lafayette Lacemakers
to hand out during the Feast of the Hunter's Moon
Lafayette, IN (next weekend)

DH and I went last year and enjoyed the whole day.

Friday, September 16, 2011

Mom's Butterfly

Lafayette Lacemakers has a new blog.  

(I know! - bored here .... go right over there and check it out)

As I was posting information on their blog pages,
I wanted to find some pix of my tatted projects from
And, when I didn't find any on the computer files - 
I figured I'd pull out one of the projects + take new photos.

I kept thinking about the blue butterfly we worked on in class
and how pretty the finished model looked (at the class ...)
and, remembered where my bag was.

I pulled out the bag, reviewed the pattern and cut off
the size 10 fiber, 
Started over with a size 20 fiber.   

That was around 11:30pm .... Yes, you guessed, lost track of time.   
Cannot imagine how it got to be 2am.

Mom's Butterfly
c. Jennifer L. Titus, 2011

I added more of the edge + think I will complete this tomorrow later this morning.  

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Doodles in the mail ....

Spent some time tatting yesterday + these are in the mail ... for Palmetto Tatters

I tried the Dragonfly Pattern from Jon's Tatting Patterns Blog (without the beads) and they came out great.  There are more Flutters, too.    (another of Jon's patterns)     Jon must sprinkle magic on her patterns, as I find them easy to follow.   Included in the mix of bugs ... is Jane's Cherry Blossom Pattern.  I need more practice with it!

Special thx to Sheron who compiled a spreadsheet of Tatting Doodle Patterns.  She encourages us to share this information with others!   Job well done Sheron ; )

Sheron defines a doodle as:

What is a doodle? To me a doodle is something that takes just a few yards of thread, something you can make to finish off the thread left on a
shuttle after you finish a project, something that takes 30 minutes or less for most tatters, something that can be recognized when a stranger looks at it, something you give away.

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Old Mill Fall Fest

Click on image to enlarge

Peotone Windmill

Historical Society

note from my MIL:

Design by Jon Yusoff
pattern can be found on
Jon's Tatting Patterns blog.

About a week ago, I sent my Mother-in-Law a note, and I enclosed a tatted Flutter.   I was tatting them for various events + thought she'd like to have one, too.    In her note back to me she says:

Thanks for "Flutter" - Its so pretty.  Oh, how nice to make beautiful things - your tatting goup sounds like fun and be sure to tell your Tatting Group of my special talent -- I can hem a dress or sew buttons on : )

Can you imagine one day, when my skills improve, how thrilled she will be to receive a larger tatted motif???

Enjoy the week-end ....