Thursday, February 26, 2015


 I finished 12 froggers.   Putting them in the mail to Sue Anna ( tomorrow.)   The froggers are going to be favors for IOLI convention.  Lighthouse Lacers has a goal to create 300.    These are really fun to create.   Nice way to use up beads & orts.   They don't take much time to create once you have your supplies out

EDITED:  Christine--I don't have an e-mail address for you to respond.   Basically, I don't have much fiber on the shuttles to begin with.  Only making a few split rings.   When it is time to add the bead, I unwind, add bead, rewind shuttles, continue tatting and end.  

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Tollway Tatters

As fun as it is to read updates on Diane's blog - and watch this masterpiece grow larger and larger - we all had quite a treat to see it in person!   Delicate and perfectly tatted.   Follow along in her blog space Lace-Lovin' Librarian.

In addition to the Jan Stawasz project pictured above, Diane also brought along this colorful project --
 Renulek's tat-along doily.

 The charming buttons (below) were made by Diane.  
She had oodles of them in her button tin + kind enough to share with all of us.   I adore the 6-petal and 5-petal buttons.   Easier for me to attempt with samples in hand of buttons in various sizes !!!

Froggers:     These are tatted doodles embellished with beads.   Have a crewel needle attached.  Begin with size 10 fiber and see what small tatting you come up with.
Sue Anna brought supplies for us to experiment with!!!   Nice lace pins for "rip it, rip it" -- thus, called froggers.  
 I brought some needles and berry beads home to create some more.   They are quick tats and fun - nice way to use up bits of fiber and misc beads.  

 Have you ever seen such yummy colors???  Oh my, Marilee's (Yarnplayer) HDT are wonderful.   The colors are vivid and fiber great to use.   Could not resist a shopping spree.   Head on over to her blog for her snowflake pattern.  

Carrie, blogging at Just Give Her some String, shared a container of flatwear / utensil pieces which she obtained from an artist.    The idea is to tat something unique with the openings in the pieces.   Unusual and original!!   I just liked this handle - have not been inspired (yet) to create some kind of free-form tatting.   I'm sure it will come to me soon ... stay tuned

I brought along some zipper pulls to share with the Tollway Tatters.   I continue to empty shuttles of bits of fibers and these are fun to make, just add a clip to the top ring and can hang on a bag, zipper, handle, anywhere a tatted embellishment would be welcome!
Pattern in New Tatting by
Tomoko Morimoto (flower).
Pattern on Grace Tan's blog
for heart.

 I read on Jane's blog that she had 90+ photos of tatted scissor motifs.    I'm seriously thinking needle book cover embellishments.   I think they would be perfect for that.    

Jasper keeping the corner of the bed warm.  
Guess it is time!!!

Monday, February 09, 2015


Doodles --  zipper pulls.  

The pattern for the flower zipper pull is from
New Tatting by Tomoko Morimoto.
Hearts are Grace Tan's pattern.
Lizbeth fibers - size 20 + size 10.

Completed TIAS - design by Jane Eborall,   web link - here.

Thursday, February 05, 2015

Wednesday, February 04, 2015

Snow, snow, and snow...what is a girl to do?

Ah yes, zipper pulls using Yarnplayer's HDT fiber and free pattern by Grace Tan.  Yummy fiber - yummy color!

Yarnplayer's HDT fiber and free pattern from
The Spool Cotton Co. c.1936

My onion rings are kinda wobbly.  more practice needed.   

Tatting WIP - using Yarnplayer's HDT - which I find looks pretty good when I have to untat & retat - open closed rings to fix an error -- and the colors!!!!  beautiful colors.
The Spool Cotton Co    c.1936

I enjoy getting the Tatting Bella On Line newsletter via e-mail.   Georgia Seitz, Editor, shares fabulous articles.    Recently, she began sharing diagrams + patterns of tatting motifs, edges, from this 1936 publication.   While the black-n-white photos from the book are good - I find it so much easier to have a pattern to follow and diagram.    Link to the newsletter archives - HERE.

This is TIAS - day 11 (day 12 available today):

Thank you Jane for the funness!!!  Such an interesting motif.     Looked forward to all the pattern days and learned how to add buttons into my tatting.

I think we have 2 pair of cardinals.   The females are around - tho stay hidden!

Sunday, February 01, 2015

TIAS D9 + D10 and doodles

The pattern for these zipper pulls is from
New Tatting by Tomoko Morimoto.

From left to right:   Lizbeth size 20 color #119; Yarnplayer's HDT (guessing size 20); unknown soft fiber - fun to tat with; and Lizbeth size 3 [fiber sample].

tho the pattern is five rings - i prefer making 6 rings, and adding a bead gives it some weight.

TIAS Day 9
TIAS Day 10


On Monday, day 11 will be revealed.     Then - two more parts of the pattern needed to complete our motif.   Check out the TIAS blog!!!   Jane is keeping rack of all our progress.   link HERE

Lizbeth size 20 in colors 171, 127, 120, 119, 114