Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Motif #25...

I just finished this one up this morning so I could get it in the mail.  I have only made squares ones and that was over 20 years ago.  I couldn't get them quite as square as I think they should be, but I had to get this done.  If anyone has any suggestions please post them...!!!  Thanks.

This is my second 'Round Robin' I received to put a row onto...

 Here it is below after I added my row of squares.  I really need some practice.....

And this now finishes my second 25 Motif Challenge.....!!!!

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Motif #24..

I have decided to leave my egg book for a bit.  I am now working on a 'Round Robin' with some of the ladies in my lace group, so because of that I will now enter these until we are done.  I felt pretty nerves about it in the beginning because I have never designed anything on my own.  Even though I'm not great at it, it's not working out to bad.  This first one is the one I was given and then there is mine...!!

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Motif #23

Egg No. 10 from "TATTING Easter Eggs" by Kirsten Wind Hansen.  I used Lizbeth #602 Natural and #661 Country Turquoise - Med.  (I love this color..)  It only took me a little bit to figure out how this one went together...until I got to the end...!  In order to finish I had to work with two RINGS at the same time, working through the other one to finish the first one.  It will be a while before I tackle this one again...I do like it though....can you kind of see what I mean..???  I haven't pressed it or nothing.  Me and it need a break!

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Motif #22

No. 9 in "TATTED Easter Eggs" by Kirsten Wind Hansen.  Used Lizbeth white along with #627 called Shell Pink - Med.  I'm sure getting a chance to use a lot of the colors that I purchased.  Got to the end of this one and only had to take out one chain and two rings because I connected to a wrong picot and really glad I was right at the end....!  I wanted to post it, so I stiffened it and then used my hair dryer....last time I'll ever do that!  I saw to much of the wax paper that I had it on, on the tatted egg.  I then put it between a non-stick pressing sheet, re-pressed it and then blotted it to get the wax off. Err, lesson learned!  Yes, I like this one.....

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Motif #21

I couldn't sleep, so guess what I did....This is Egg No. 12 in the "TATTED Easter Eggs" book by Kirsten Wind Hansen.    My picots are probably not even, but I tried using the picot sizer, but for this many, forget it!   Lizbeth thread size 20 in No. 631 called Country Purple Lt.  The book said to make the picots in 4mm size.  According to my metrics book that would only be .16 of an inch!  They did not look that small in the book.....I do feel that these are a bit to big, but it does depend where you looking...ha, ha!

Friday, April 22, 2011

Motif #20

Egg #8 in the book "TATTED Easter Eggs" by Kirsten Wind Hansen. Either the picture is blurry or it's the colors in the spiral cords.... I used Lizbeth size 20 in white and #104, Summer Fun... Now I have to do a simpler one!  The number of twists to use in different sections was not very clear to me in the book.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Motif #19

Decided to use a sold color this time, but still made with Lizbeth size 20, No. 621 called Dusty Rose.  I love the color.  I need more practice with this type of tatting, mainly following the pattern and the count better.  That's all I'm saying....accept I have stiffened it yet.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Motif # 18...

No. 15 in "TATTED Easter Eggs" by Kirsten Wind Hansen.  I used Lizbeth white and No. 124 called Spring Garden.  The butterfly was included in the pattern....I've been asked if I put it in myself.

Motif #17

I used Lizbeth white size 20 thread.   I used tiny antique gold beads.  Maybe the beads could have been a bit bigger.  I haven't used beads and then only once years ago.

Monday, April 18, 2011

Motif #16

Have now done #14 in my "TATTED Easter Eggs" book by Kirsten Wind Hansen.   Again I used Lizbeth thread size 20, in #104 called Summer fun.  I used a roll stitch on the top, bottom and both sides which I have only done once before, but this time I had to wind it 25 times.  The only other time I did it I rolled it about 10.  Actually, I like it..!

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Motif No. 15...

I used bright white Lizbeth thread and tiny, very pastel lavender beads.   I haven't used beads in years, but I sure like the looks of them on this egg.  

Motif #14

Tatted this one while baby sitting and I see that my picots are different sizes.   Another make-over project for me.  I used Lizbeth thread size 20, #129 called Purple Splendor...  I still have to remember when to make my picots smaller. 

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Motif No. 13....

Here is another egg from my "TATTED Easter Eggs" book by Kirsten Wind Hansen.  This is No 3 in the book.....

I used Lizbeth thread size 20, #142 called Turquoise Twist...I only had to start it over once...! 

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Motif #12

Easter egg #6 (again, it's number in book)  This one looked so easy...and it was, kinda...  It's when I got to the end, it got a bit confusing for me where to actually end..., but I did it!  I used Lizbeth size 20, #106....   It seems like there is more colors in this thread, but I guess it all depends on the distance between colors as to how many of the colors you will actually use...I hope you understand.  (It's like I'm questioning which ball of thread I actually used...but this one was in my little basket!

Monday, April 11, 2011

Motif #11....

Egg #5.   I use Lizbeth size 20 #131 which is the Variegated.  For the white I used DMC Cebelia, size 30.  I won't combine these two together next time if I can avoid it.  The white was two soft in comparison to the variegated thread.   I think I should have made smaller picots or different white thread.  It looks crowded in there.....

I have now re-done this egg.  This time I used Lizbeth thread size 20 for both colors.  The new variegated color is 124, Spring Garden.  I guess it doesn't look much different, but it sure felt different while doing it....

Motif #10

Easter Egg #2 in book. 

Lizbeth thread size 20, #114 called Sea Shell.  Nothing hard, but this was the first time I made those kind of rings around the outside.  Love to learn new techniques....!

Motif #9

I have started working from my "TATTED Easter Eggs" by Kirsten Wind Hansen.  What with Easter right around the corner, it seems like a good time.  In my first challenge I posted one of the eggs from this book already, so I won't post it again.  I usually put the # according to which one I'm doing in the book.  This is Egg No 1 in book.
Made this one using Flora thread size 20, #17.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Motif #8

This pattern is from Be-Stitched.  I have had it a long time and finally decided I wanted to make it.  I used Manuela size 20, # 012.  lovely thread to work with.

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Motif #7

Decided to do yet another one from Mary Konior's book "Tatting with Visual Patterns'.  It's the same color as another one that I did, but honestly, the pattern is different, but it kind of does looks the same.  Again I used Lizbeth size 20.  I know it looks easy, but I started it last night and after I got half way though I noticed that I had done six on both the outside and inside....but!  It was on five on the inside....good thing it was rings!  It didn't take me to long to correct it.  I'll pay more attention next time however..!


Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Motif #6

Another pattern from 'Celtic Tatting knots & Patterns' by Rozella Linden.  This one is a bit larger and I really like the finished look of it.  I did it with Lizbeth threads size 20 in #684 Leaf Green Med., and 131 Vineyard Harvest.                                                                                                                                                            
Celtic Flower

Monday, March 28, 2011

Motif #5

Small Celtic Knot Flowers done from the book called 'Celtic Tatting Knots & Patterns By Rozella F Linden'.  I just love all of the things in this book.  I thought I would do something small again, so I would be ahead more and then tackle a larger project.  It is small, but definitely tricky...!

The one on the left I goofed on the twist in the vines and leaves, so I had to do it over.  I could have taken it apart, but I had already cut off the shuttles.  
I used a HDT for the first flower called 'Nectarine' from Yarnplayer and the second flower was Lizbeth #131 called Vineyard Harvest.  Both size 20.  The green is also Lizbeth #684, Leaf Green - Med.

Let me tell you it was a trick getting the flower together and the first flower had to be re-done.   I have now figured out a way to do it better and a little bit easier....!

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Motif #4

Here is another pattern from Mary Konior's 'Tatting with Visual Patterns' book.  I used Lizbeth size 20 thread in purple.  Tricky little thing and it might not be perfect.   Replaced picture for the second time.  Today was sunny..!


Thursday, March 17, 2011

Motif #3...

I woke up this morning and was in the mood to look through some of my tatting books.  I spotted this Shamrock in 'Transitions in Tatting From Flat to Floral" by Sharon Briggs.  This one was pretty easy to do, but today being the day, I decided to post it.  


Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Motif #2

I just had to get this done for today because St Patrick's day is tomorrow...! 
I tatted this using Lizbeth size 20 in colors 152 and 638.  

This Shamrock is by Betsy Evans
Copyright 2010

In case anyone else had made these, I want you to notice that they are both a little different.  According to the printed directions, the one on the bottom was done according to that.

However, when I looked at the picture of it up close, it was different.  I tried looking around for differences on the net, but I couldn't find any.  The upper one has picots connecting the chains between each one.  I myself think I like the bottom one better.  It's the shaping I think....

If anyone else knows the answer to difference, please let me know....

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Motif #1

This is #1 of my second challenge.  This is called 'Posy' and it is from "Tatting with Visual Patterns" from my one book by Mary Konior.  I made this with Lizbeth thread size 20 #670, Victorian Red.  

The one on the left was the first one, but I had a terrible time connecting the picots, so I did it again after more practice.  Not one twisted picot in this one.  I have a shirt that I would like to attach it to, so now I have to figure out the best way to stitch it on.  Any suggestions?  Gladly appreciated.... PS  I have a second book by Konior that I got on eBay coming.  Can't wait!