Sunday, December 29, 2013

Mini Tat

Motif  #44
Size 20 - LizBeth 
Col. 661

Motif #45
LizBeth Size 20
Col. 686

motif #43

Motif #43

I tatted this motif awhile back &
probably should give another try!

Thursday, December 26, 2013

Tuesday, December 24, 2013


"Repurposed doily using antique threads"

Thank you to Moonsilk Stitches
for this lovely bag.

In her note, MS says:
 "I made this on a whim & it made me think of you.   Just the right size for a tatting shuttle"

Thank you!   I look forward to loading it up with tatting shuttle and fiber ; )

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Tatted Motif

This pattern is from Minitats, 69 petite motifs 
by Patti Duff [1999]

This is Motif #42 
tatted with
Lizbeth, Size 20, Col. #696

A bit of furniture moving while DD visits [with her chinchillas].   So far, the cats approve.

Weather a mix of snow flurries and sunshine.  Wind chill temperature 6.   Brrrrr.

Sunday, November 17, 2013

lace project

Following all the storms, I got out my new lace scissors and cut away the fabric [without messing up the net below  + put it in a small frame.

Easier to see in this Post.   Glad to have it finished.   

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

New Pin!

My new pin arrived.   Isn't it pretty?  I like the new logo -- Also, a new web site for I.O.L.I.  link HERE.

I also ordered the stickers.   They are larger than I thought they would be - but really nice!

Yesterday, DS + co-worker made loaves of bread.   Ahhhh ... the whole house smelled heavenly.   So delicious:

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Saturday ...

Up with the sunrise to get ready and drive to Lafayette, Indiana
for the Lafayette Lacemakers meeting.

Following a 30 min meeting, Anne Reaves presented Carrickmacross.   She brought in some books, photographs, and some of her lovely projects.   Following an introduction to the lace, she passed around a pattern and kit.   What a delight!    A holiday pattern - perhaps an ornament
or place in small frame.   Well, maybe after another try.    

applique on net.

And, do you notice it is FINISHED.   FINISHED?
Kind of - need to get up some nerve to cut away more of the Swiss Organdie.

Carrickmacross scissors look like this:
I could use a pair - when using scissors with points on each end of the blade,
I fear cutting thru the net.   

Thank You Anne!!!

Wednesday, November 06, 2013


At the local doll show, I purchased
doll dresses made from vintage handkerchiefs.

I think they are so pretty,  embellished with tatting.

They are perfect for Penny Wooden Dolls.

Sunday, November 03, 2013


New Website:

If interested, I.O.L.I. news can be seen
on Lafayette Lacemakers' Inc. post - Link HERE.

Saturday, October 26, 2013

tatting .....

Doodles to empty shuttles:    

2  tatted dragonflies in the mail ...
Pattern by Jon Yusoff

Lizbeth fiber, size 20, Col. 628 - beads from stash.

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Pattern from:
Patti Duff:  Minitats; 69 Petite Motifs

Motif #41
Lizbeth Color 611, Size 20

I may re-tat this motif.   I thought it such a pretty motif + maybe 
I should have a diferent color - but pretty!!!

Interested in participating?   Want to see awesome tatting?
Please visit Sharon's blog:

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Namaste Buddy Case ....

This was an interesting motif to tat.   The lengths of fiber create
such a lovely addition to the motif.   slowed down to try keeping
the spaces even.   Quite charming over all.

Motif #40
Lizbeth Fiber
Color #170, Size 20

Motif from Patti Duff's book
Minitats; 69 Petite Motifs

The dragonfly is a free pattern by Jon Yusoff.  [on the right].  Tatted with size 20, Lizbeth color 119,
Mill Hill beads #02081.    Small blue motif, free pattern - HERE. [on the left].

My Namaste Buddy Case is showing wear.
I may need a new one - And the improved/better ones
do not have lime green.   sigh.

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Monday, October 21, 2013

Friday, October 04, 2013

Rainbow Loom

I read an article about this loom .... then,
saw a post on Diane's blog ...

When visiting Michael's -- I saw the display and 
it hopped into my shopping basket.   What fun!

Friday, September 27, 2013

Tatting for Feast

Tatted with Lizbeth
Size 20, Color 603
for Lafayette Lacemakers.   

I have two lengths of trim completed  for
Feast of the Hunters' Moon.   

Pattern by Mary Konior

from:  A Pattern Book of Tatting
page 29

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Tat It and See - hosted by Sherry Pence

Fall 2013 TIAS:   Tat it and See! 

Grab your shuttles and fibers ... 

a tatting mystery has begun. 

Sherry Pence,  aka Lady Shuttlemaker, is hosting Fall 2013 TIAS:   Tat It And See!   

 It is an international tatting event, starting Sept 23rd 2013, with parts of a tatting pattern revealed over a few days.   
Are you new to TIAS?   Link to the Introduction - HERE.     

Per Sherry:   "Every couple of days I will release a new portion of the pattern. "   
The pattern, created by Sherry, will be posted 

Consider tatting along, or following the progress of your lace making friends - Link HERE.

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

doodles aka doo - dats

I enjoy making these small motifs.  I usually tat a doodle before launching a tatted motif.   In addition to a Tatting Board, I started a Pinterest Board of My Tatted Doodles.    Sheron created an excel spreadsheet of doodle patterns - link can be found from this post.   Acorn, Angel, Basket, Bat, Bear, Bee, Bell, Bird, Bug, Butterfly ... you get the idea.    Oodles of Doodles.    

I like to tat a butterfly with four tatted rings, picots.    Once memorized, can tat them quickly.  Link here to my EZ free patterns.    With a few beads on hand, can bling up the butterfly - link HERE.   

Are you wondering what I do with them?    I give them away.     

Some are given to Lafayette Lacemakers & used at Lace Demo events.

Some are given to Palmetto Tatters for sharing at the SC State Fair.

I have one or two on pincushions.    I send them to friends.    One friend had a butterfly I sent her put in a nice necklace & she gave it back to me!    Link here.   

Pat Winter added a little butterfly to her award winning heart.    Link here.

Sweet embellishments ; )

Some made for fundraising:

Tat Days - Scholarship Fund.     Check out what happens when oodles of doodles are used for beautiful textile art with the purpose of furthering instruction of tatting and improving skills.    And, while you are on the web page, consider a donation or submitting a scholarship application.   

Some made for annual dues:

Annual heart doodle sent to the Fringe.    
From the Fringe Element Tatters web page:     "It’s easy to become a member of “The Fringe”.
Just send us a completed Membership Form and your membership ”fee” – a minimum of one tatterd heart per year.  We gratefully accept more."      

Annual butterfly doodle sent to Palmetto.
From the Palmetto Tatters Guild web page:   "Dues: 1 tatted butterfly annually"

Sunday, August 25, 2013

Minitats for the 25 Motif Challenge

Heard about the 25 Motif Challenge?    Have you visited the Blog?    So many talented tatters with a variety of motifs.   Sharon does a marvelous job on the posts!   Check it out.   Link HERE.

Motif #37
tatted with Lizbeth
size 20, color 622.

The pattern is from Minitats; 69 Petite Motifs by Patti Duff:
It can be borrowed by Members from the IOLI Book Library.   

Friday, August 23, 2013



Tatted with Lizbeth
Size 20, Color 603
for Lafayette Lacemakers.   

I hope to get at least two lengths of trim completed  for Feast of the Hunters' Moon.   

Pattern by Mary Konior
A Pattern Book of Tatting.

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Flower Fragments

Flower Fragments

Tatted with
Lizbeth #657.

Pattern by Mary Konior
Tatting w/Visual Patterns.

Saturday, July 27, 2013

tatted doodles

Dragonfly Pattern
by Jon Yusoff

5-Ring Flower Pattern

Beads and Fibers were gifts.    Unfortunately, I don't have the color numbers.  Pink, yellow + white 5-petal flowers AND  Dragonflys needed for Tatt Days       These are in today's mail      

Friday, June 28, 2013

tatting ....

Lizbeth size 20, color 620

designed by Betsy Evans

Pattern Link ---- HERE

Motif #36
MiniTats by Patti Duff

[I've tried this so many times - this is the best one of the bunch]

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Good Summer Reading

Caught up on reading while the storms were brewing ... 

Historical Fiction ...
[thx Sue D for lending me your copy!]

Knitting Mystery Series continues ...
by Maggie Sefton

Both wonderful summer reads.    I went thru my book piles and want to finish 
 The Life of Objects by Susanna Moore 
[17 yo lacemaker in WW II]