Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Still on the Challenge!

I haven't forgotten - I've just been so busy I haven't had time to take photos and post them to the blog! My daughter is playing softball (school & travel) so we are on the go alot lately with her - and my son is bowling in the Youth bowling league - so we're going with him, too. The great thing about tatting is.... It's portable! I can tat while I watch bowling, I can tat on the way to softball, or during delays, or sitting in the hotel at night. But enough of that....Now on to what you really wanted to see!

Motif # 5 - Triangle

I can not remember where I got this pattern - I've had it printed out for a long time from the Internet. (If you know where it came from, please let me know.) It's really simple and fun. I think it called for beads at the points and some other places, but I'm not a tatter who uses beads, so I left them off. I think it still turned out nice - even without beads. I'm still trying to think of ways to use this pattern. Perhaps I'll make it in Red and Green or White and use it as a Christmas Tree decoration. Maybe I will make lots of them and join them together to form a tablerunner.

Motif #6 - Star
I found this amazing blog with a pillowcase that I just fell in love with! - I believe you can find it under Tatted Pillow to Cushion the Blow
I have been looking for something 'fun' to tat to make into a shawl, bedspread, or even tablecloth. When I saw the pillowcase she made - I flipped! I begged for the pattern, but she couldn't find it, so I had to borrow her photos and try and tat by site - something I am not good at, by any means!! But I think it turned out ok! And it's such a beautiful pattern when joined together - I hope I can do it justice.

I am going to be working on that for a while and will post photos on another blog as work progresses.

Motif #7 - Medallion

I've had this pattern for a long time and I have never tatted it. I found it the other day and thought I'd take the time to work it up. It was so simple and quick that I made several and joined them before I even realized it!

I think this will look good as an arm cover for a chair, or headrest cover, maybe even a full tablecloth. The only thing I know is this is not finished! LOL I will come back to it soon.

Motif #8 - Edging

This pattern is from one of my tatting books. It didn't have a name, just a number. I have found similiar edging online called "Basket Weave Edging". It was great fun to tat. I had a lady ask me to make this for her dining room curtains. That's going to be fun! I love making edging - I like the way it looks laying curled in my lap, and 'dripping' from my shuttle. I also feel like I'm getting something done! I can see results.

Motif 9 - Dillmont Figure 22

This pattern comes from the site. It is in the DillmontTat book - Figure 22. It was made with a new thread color - I was darting through the craft section in WalMart and this thread caught my eye. It's DMC Size 10 - Color 5109. It reminds me of babies. I thought it would be neat to make this little medallion in this color - imgaine these joined together to cover a baby pillow, or sewn onto a white baby blanket.
The only think I am not happy with is the outside round. I am thinking of redesigning it a bit. I'll make adjustments and post the photos later.

Motif #10 - Bud Vase Doily

This is a simple, quick pattern that I worked up in about 20 minutes. It caught my eye and I decided to give it a try. You can find the pattern It's free - and they have several more patterns that I am going to work up, too!

Since my shuttle was loaded with the new-to-me-thread, I decided to make it with that instead of White or another color. I just adore the way it turned out. I am going to be making more of these, too.

I have more Motifs to photograph, so bear with me. I'll get them up as soon as I can. Meanwhile, I'm still tatting away!

It looks like another good day to tat!