Saturday, March 28, 2009

Motifs 16, 17 and 18

Hello again! Here is the next 3 motifs in my 25 motif challenge. Motif # 16 is yet another cross. This is the Large Cross out of Mary Konior's book Tatting with Visual Patterns. It is shuttle tatted in the new Lizbeth thread Marble. I LOVE this thread!! I was so excited to find a wide variety of Lizbeth thread at Hobby Lobby!!! I was totally tooken by surprise when I came across it there! Every trip to Hobby Lobby I go and check to see if there is anything new in the tatting supply area - which the answer is usually "no". This time was different, I was so excited. At first I couldn't decide which colors I wanted to buy.. My daughter Markcia asked me if I was going to buy them all... :o) I told her I wished to but no... ;o) Another thing about this thread, when looking to order some off the internet - it really doesn't do the colors justice. In person it is alot more impressive.
Anyway, back to my motifs.. the motif #17 is a bookmark I tatted with Jelly Bean Lizbeth thread. It is kind of loud but I love it!! What a fun combination of colors... The pattern I used is out of the "Big Book of Tatting". Instead of gluing a ribbon to it, I included a tail and tassel. I think my tassel should have had more strands of thread, might change that. Then the final motif for this post, the glass egg cover. This is a pattern I found on the internet, a few years back. This is tatted in size 80 DMC thread. Wow - I always forget how touchy that thread is to tat with - so tiny!
Until next time!!

Friday, March 13, 2009

Motifs 13, 14 & 15

Wow I can't believe it has been about a month since my last post... So I have some catching up to do. I have been tatting but not enough time to post. So I have 3 more motifs I will post today. The first I am counting as one but actually it is a dozen awareness ribbons from the Tarnished Tatter's blog. I made these to hand out at our Relay for Life's committee meeting. After taking the picture - I noticed that I really need to work on hiding my ends... Then motif #14 is a cross I tatted for my friend's sister... she was expecting in August and had loss the baby. My heart goes out to her, the feeling of emptiness is horrible.. I have experianced the same, sad situation... The cross is from "Tatted Bookmarks needle and shuttles" by Barbara Foster. The pattern is the Santa Fe Cross, I used HH Flora thread in size 50. And finally motif #15 is the Spinning Wheel mat from Mary Konior book, "Tatting with Visual Patterns". On this one I use HH Flora size 20.
Until Next time...