Thursday, January 24, 2013

Mail .... and not a bill ....

EDITED 1.25.2013

How exciting.   Our son brought in the mail, and there was a pretty pink envelope (decorated with Hello Kitty stickers).    Along with a note, Tollway Tatting pal, Denise (w/o blog), sent these lovely tatted motifs .... I wanted to share!!!      Goodness ... what awesome tatting.

This is one of Jon's tatting patterns.   Oh so pretty!
Pattern:  Enchanter designed by Jon,

Tatted by Denise
(Tollway Tatter w/o blog)
  EDITED:  The butterfly pattern can be found HERE.   It is the GR 8 Butterfly.  Pattern is by Gary + Randy Houtz 1996.    

Pretty butterfly, too !!!! thx for making my day : )

Tuesday, January 22, 2013


Motif #33

Lizbeth, size 20, Color 175

Motif #32

Lizbeth, size 20, Color 122

Patterns from Minitats; 69 Petite Motifs by Patti Duff

If you enjoy creating minitats ... check out this link to a lovely pattern, called Cherry Heart Blossoms (pdf) by Grace O B Tan.    Or, check the IOLI Library listing for pattern books which are available on loan.   

Another book, which I own, with smaller tatted motifs, is called Motifs for Marie by Kaye B. Judt.

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Tatting ... moved the book pile around ...

Moving along with the 25 motif challenge for 2013 .... 

Motif #31 

Lizbeth size 20, Color 161
(btw, this is an awesome colorway - IMO)

Motif #30
Lizbeth size 20, Color 131

I may re-tat this one in a solid
color tatting fiber.   Hard to imagine each
part being a different color!   Oh well.

both patterns can be found in Patti Duff's book

Please visit the 
to view the stunning tatted motifs!!!

My current stack of books:

Liane Ellison Norman
(novel about Mozart's Mother)

Susanna Moore

Jennifer Chiaverini

Iris Anthony
(almost finished with this one)

Wild by
Cheryl Strayed
(gift from our boys)

David Nicholl
(in my travel bag ... pretty close to the ending)

I did a re-shuffle of the night stand.
Guess the other books will have to step aside!!!
More info on my page ... 

Thursday, January 17, 2013

some tatting ....

For the 25 Motif Challenge:

Motif # 28
Lizbeth size 20, Color 170

Motif # 29
Lizbeth size 20, Color 623

Both motifs are from Minitats by Patti Duff.
If you do not have this book in your personal tatting library,
you may want to consider borrowing it from the IOLI book Library.

My first Onion Ring, constructed at

The class samples are so lovely, 
photographs can be seen at this Link HERE.    Maybe some day
I can make an edge or a fabulous motif!!!

Friday, January 11, 2013

25 motifs ...

Ok, here is a do over (previous post)

I tried this motif again, with size 20 Lizbeth fiber
Color 138.

I think this one came out ok.

Motif #27 from

Thank you to my recent followers to this blog.   I noticed today I have 300 followers.   How did that happen?   There are so many fantistic blogs on-line, I am grateful you take the time to visit here!   Enjoy the day.   Always, L.

Thursday, January 10, 2013

1 & 2 of the 25 Motif Challenge

Motif #26 

Motif #27 

Both motifs are from
Patti Duff's book Minitats using
Size 40 Lizbeth, Color 163.