Saturday, January 08, 2011

A Tatting Day!

Well I woke kinda blah and decided that today was going to be a day or staying put and just taking it easy tatting, reading and watching TV!  And I did just that besides two loads of laundry, cooking supper and doing my dishes so my sink still is shining!  Nothing else though! 

Tat a Snowflake - Trish Faubion's from A Tatter's Workbook
done in size 30 crochet cotton

So here's the medallion that I started last week and just finished off this morning.  It was fairly easy to do and I learnt how to insert the centre tatting (which could be a different colour cotton) section of a finished outer design.

Tri-Heart by Susan B. Taliaferro
in size 30 DMC

This is a new one I just printed off and really like this one but it was a little trickier to tat for me and I had to concentrate but I did it!!!

Tatted Heart - by Handy Hands, Inc.
in size 20 Lizbeth #129

Now this one I've done before in size 30 (not sure if blogged) and I think I'm liking the daintier finer works better.  I do LOVE this Lizbeth cotton and might just have to switch to size 30 or 40 for future projects.  This pattern was on a free handout on display beside the threads - lovely eh!

Yep today was definitely a tatting day and now I'm ready to crash!!!


Linda Mullen said...

Beautiful. BTW, what do you do with all your tatting projects? I just got a FAPC from someone with a tatted snow flake.

Isdihara said...

Your kick back day was quite productive, especially for tatting! All three projects turned out beautifully. Keep up the great work!

Lace-lovin' Librarian ~ Diane said...

Now, that's my kind of day! I did get a little tatting in, but laundry and grocery shopping took up the bulk of my time. If I'd been really good, I'd have done some cleaning too! ; )

Art by JoyMac said...

Your tatting is freat ....thanks for sharing
Joy in OZ

pattas said...

Your work is fabulous, .. :))

Judy said...

I have really not been here in a long time! How is your dad now? The last you posted about him, he was on oxygen with pneumonia. You really are getting the hang of tatting. I have more patterns for you, and I should start sending them to you! Take care, my dear!! And good luck with the cleaning!!!

Rose Anne B said...

Thank you all for your kind words! I LOVE my tatting and hope to improve even more so with more lessons under my belt.

As for what I do with them, well most I stitch onto my crazy patch RR blocks, some give away on cards-postcards, some just exchanged for others' works of arts and a few are donations for whatever. I don't like large items so now trying finer threads of some of the larger sized patterns!!! I do love the finer images.