Saturday, January 24, 2009

Motifs 5 & 6

Finally after a week of having these done, I am getting them posted. I wanted to try Jon's snowflake again but this time with a solid color on the second round. This time I used Manuela size 20. The varigated color code is 202 and the blue was 059. I liked how it turned out. I think I will put it in a acrylic coaster. Then motif #6 I made from the leftover thread on my shuttle. The pattern is from Patty Duff's Minitats book. What a fun little pattern.. Well I am off to find a couple more patterns for this weekend of tatting.
Until next time!

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Motifs #3 and #4

Hello Everyone,
Well it has been a long work week. And as I figured no time for tatting during the week. Last night we had family movie night. My husband, Mark and almost 6 yr. old daughter, Markeia. So while watching movies I had a chance to tat a couple motifs. One is yet another snowflake, which I loved the idea of making a bookmark out of it like Gina. It is the same pattern as before, Myra Piper's Tatting book, #5. This time I used DMC size 80 color code 55. This the first time in a really long time I made anything with size 80 thread. I forgot just how tiny it was. I really like how this turned out and I think I will actually keep it for myself. That is something I very rarely do. ;-) The other motif from last night is a cross pattern from "Tatting Patterns" by Mary Konior. I used DMC Perle size 12, color code 316. I just love the color. I am going to try to take different pictures tomorrow as I really don't think these I took tonight do the colors any justice of either motif.
Until next time....

Sunday, January 4, 2009

2nd Motif

Woo Hoo - here is my 2nd motif on the first day! It will be different tomorrow though, as it is time to go back to work after a 2 week holiday break. My second motif is Jon's "Quantiesque" snowflake. I used Perfect Quilter thread. I only have two different varigated spools of this thread, so I ended up using the same one for all three rounds. I wish I would've had a soild color for the second round. Well that is two down and 23 to go...

Well I have my 1st motif finished! I chose a simple snowflake pattern from Myra Piper's book "Tatting". It is the #5 snowflake pattern. I shuttle tatted it in Olympus size 40 thread. The color code on the ball is M9. My 5 1/2 year old daughter Markeia has a white Christmas tree in her bedroom with pink lights and decorations. Right after I got done taking pictures of it, she added it to her tree.


Happy New Year Everyone!
I was reading the posts to the online tatting groups and have decided to participate in the 25 Motif Challenge. After looking at everyone's accomplishments and creations - it was so inspiring. I am looking forward to getting started. Now that I have this blog set-up and figured out (I think), I am off to start loading a shuttle and picking my first pattern.

Until next time..