Monday, December 12, 2011

11th Tatting Day - Theme Jingle Bells

Pattern by Merie Lettieri
(who is the President of The Great Lakes Lace Group)

I may have made a couple mistakes along the way.   
Tatted with size 40 LizBeth fiber.
If I try this pattern again, I was thinking to make it with
white or ecru fiber.

I tatted another blue bell from the
Mini Tats book by

I added a bead to this one - think I like it.
Made with size 20 LizBeth fiber.

Friday, December 09, 2011

Wednesday, December 07, 2011

11th Tatting Day - Theme Jingle Bells

So, here is my bell -- tatted with AB 1324.
(it is lt blue with silver thread).

I tatted the bell pattern found in 

(no, didn't win the contest - did enjoy participating)

Near the end of Tatting Day,
one of the participants handed out a beautiful tatted
angel to every person who attended!

How exciting ; )

Mine has been hanging up on my pin rack - near my desk.

I went on-line and found a similar pattern.
If you 'd like to try this angel, see
for the pattern and variations.

Tuesday, December 06, 2011

11th Tatting Day - Theme Jingle Bells

Oh yes - there were exclusive tatting projects taught 
during Tatting Day.   I'm just a very slow tatter!   Did enjoy learning 
new tatting technique and think I can get these done before the holiday.

This is the kit from Kay Judt -- eventually, I will get the tatting
completed and the ornament assembled.
Her pattern is wonderful and she showed us how to put it all together.

OK, so my tatted piece (on the red thimble) isn't much,
some day it will be finished!   I think I need to start over as my
chains are a mess.   Would look better if they were
a better tension.

This is a start on a bell pattern
by Merie Lettieri - I was using size 40 fiber
for the very first time.

I love the color (#644).   This pattern can
be made with picots, or beads, with jingle bells added.

Yes, Merie thought of variations on her pattern.

This one is staying out on the desk to get more rings and chains done.
I'd really like to make it thru the whole pattern!

These teachers are great and attending these classes is wonderful.
I've learned so much and enjoyed the people I've met.

With this darn cold that slowed me down,
I feel like I'm 7-10 days behind everything I had planned!

Feeling much better and looking forward to the holiday festivities.

Sunday, December 04, 2011

11th Tatting Day - Theme Jingle Bells (shopping)


I confess, after reading Diane's Post
about both of these tatting toys, I was looking forward
to attending Tatting Day,
not only for the instruction - but the SHOPPING!!!

It was great to have the opportunity to
try using the shuttle
before deciding to purchase.   And, for the size,
it was kinda easy to use (in my opinion).

I ended up with three of them ...
and, I've lined them up
in this photo so you can see the size.

The first is a Tatsy, followed by
THREE Starlit Tatting Shuttles.
then the Lacis with point, Boye with pic, and Amber Clover.

I'm thinking this size will be very nice to use when adding beads.

As for the thread holder --- oh my, why did I only pick out TWO?
They are perfect for keeping the cats away ; )

Thursday, December 01, 2011

The Butterfly Project

Pattern is Mom's Butterfly by Jennifer Titus; tatted by me on fabric-paper using LizBeth size 20 fiber.

Was taught at Lace Day, sponsored by the Lafayette Lacemakers.

To date, this project has been my best (tatted) piece.   Thank you to my tatting friends for your patience, instruction, patterns, and sharing.   It means so much to me.

Tomorrow, I'm going to mail it to Houston, Texas for 
The Butterfly Project.