Sunday, November 16, 2014


I finally finished my last motif for my 3rd 25 Motif Challenge. It's called 'yakut'. Another from Jon Yusoff's book called 'Elegant Tatting Gems'. I used Lizbeth size 40, called Spice Cake. 
I still have a few more to make to say I did all of them in her book, but I will not be starting another challenge at this time.  I'm facing some grave family issues at this time.

Saturday, October 11, 2014


Just finished my next motif piece. It's called 'zamrud', from Jon Yusoff's book called 'Elegant Tatting Gems'. I used Lizbeth Twirlz thread size 20 #403. This thread is one of the newer threads from Handy Hands. This is the first time I have used it, and still don't know if I like it or not. IF you have to take it apart, it seems harder to find the stitch than when using your regular solid or variegated threads.
I'd like to know your opinion on this thread...thanks!

Wednesday, October 8, 2014


Now I have also finished another tatted piece. This one is called 'sahmura' it to is from Jon Yusoff's book Elegant Tatting Gem'. This time I used size 20 Lizbeth called Harvest Orange, Med.  This one went pretty fast for me.

Sunday, August 10, 2014


Here is the tatted piece I finally finished last night.
I'm working on finishing all the motifs in Jon Yusoff's book called 'Elegant Tatting Gems. This one is called 'firus'. I used Lizbeth size 40 called Spice Cake.  I don't know why I had so much trouble with this one, and then finally,  I just did it.   The top of the flower stands away from the piece.  It sure is different, and nice to.

Sunday, March 23, 2014


Back to working in "Elegant Tatting Gems" book by Jon Yusoff.   This one is called 'adan'.  I used Lizbeth thread size 40 #167 called Jungle Greens.   I wish I would of used a different color this time, just more for contrast on here.  

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

No.....20 (a, b, and c)

This is a pattern by Samantha Melnychuk 2000.   After I had already started the last row, I noticed that she had forgot to include a bead in the pattern.   No... I wasn't going to take it apart for that, but I will definitely make this pattern again.  I used Lizbeth size 20 #376.  There should be another bead at the base of the last ring.

I made this one again....this time I added the bead, but I forgot to make the ring...!!!   It looks different, and I like it, so it will just be pattern #2 for this one.  I'm still going to try and make it right yet...not while watching TV looks like a finer thread, but it isn''s just my picture taking.

Motif #3...finally, this one is according to the pattern that I used...the last row has a ring, and another bead added.   Actually, I like them all....oh, there is another one that I did, but instead of starting with 8 rings, I used 9.  I gave it to a friend of mine, and she like it better because the beads in the center aren't as close to each other.  I guess maybe I should ask her to take a picture of it for me......

Thursday, November 28, 2013


I just discovered that I missed one...!    I tatted another Motif from Jon Jusoff's book 'Elegant Tatting Gems'. This one is called 'kencana'. I again used Lizbeth thread size 20 #637 Country Grape Med. Still more from her book to make...