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Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Needle Lace and more

So here is a try of something I have wanted to do for a long while and with totusmel blog and tat-ology's encouragement, I gave it a whirl, Armenian lace.
I can't see very well and skiped spaces and not sure if I like it.

 I found this link that has many different kinds of Needle Lace Introductions  Beside is a different style, the link is above.  
We went away last weekend and visited a well known Arboretum with a bonsai exhibit  
I am happy I did get some tatting done this is row is going by fast it not taking that much thread and will complement the next round I am sure of it :)
We were babysitting Two dogs and the cat (Mojo) for my daughter and son-in-law

below they had a special quilt show 

this is a beautiful bleeding heart flower

This is an outdoor train that they decorate for Christmas time that is beautiful to see with the lights at night too!

My husband and I
have a great day!

Friday, September 25, 2015

Pansy's with Priscilla For Pinterest Challenge!

I still haven't done as well with this as I would like, in color and tatting but I really feel attracted to this and will keep trying. 

This is a free pattern available Antique Pattern Library  page 20 click on colored words to above for pattern.  

I feel the yellow in the middle was not enough and so I added a set of 4 rings for the middle.
Check out Margaret and Suzanne blog too to see there challenge projects!

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

This Round is Done!

Many views :)

This last row took 1 hour and 20 mins to make one out of ten half round, the last 5 was 1 hour and 10 minutes.  This is size 40 from Handy Hands, Lizbeth 698.

the grand total was close to 13 hours for row 13
I will be using these shuttles from here on. They are wonderful slick and sturdy,  and hold tons of thread that will not unwind, I ordered the larger shuttles offered, and to go all way round I filled once, and used a tad bit on the second fill up as you can see.
 click on David Reed Smith for more information. 

Oh yea I got new boots that are very comfortable we do hike around twice a month.

I don't have room to just lay this around so I fold it up like this.

Having fun here, and hope you all have a great day. Now I got to go clean something, and I have plenty to choose from :)

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Row Called the "Bakers Dozen"

Easy Sailing now :) This is the starting of row 13
A sigh of relief, less to remember with this row.  

Peaceful tatting in the early morning hours.

Monday, September 14, 2015

Jan Strawasz Progress and a Pinterest Suprise

Well it is starting to go faster once I memorize the numbers after the 3rd one repeat. 

It is getting so large can't take picture of details  with out loosing part of the doily.

I have fun on Pinterest, and sometimes I pin fast and then return later to get a better look, I found this pretty parasol had to pin it and when I returned to get a better look.....
I recognized the famous Jan Stawasz  Monster 

doily !!!! or Large napkin.
Look Close
So now there is another suggestion for all who don't know what to do with it when finished! 
 The magazine is called "Moje Robotki" in polish this means My needle work, for it has many kinds of fiber arts in it.
I wonder who did this one ?  :)

Friday, September 11, 2015

The Tatted Artistry of Teiko Fujito motif 48

It came out small with size 80.

I had fun with the 3 shuttles and colors.

I did make a mistake and kept it in.

If you cant see it it is the extra outer purple rings in center edge, so I tipped them up when I pinned it to dry.
Have a great day keep tatting :)

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Tatted Lace Styles, Polish and Japanese

Monster Doily round 12 has begun :) I am taking my time with this round, there are many picots  and changing counts.

I am starting another 3 shuttles from Fujito.  It starts with an onion ring.I really don't mind this now that I think I figured out what length to make the beautiful one strand crossovers.

This motif has some flowers made separately. The three colors used are white and variegated color and light purple.

I really don't mind this now that I think I figured out what length to make the beautiful one strand crossovers.
Its the size of the little onion ring and so far it is working!

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Jan Strawasz Round 11

This seems to be going faster than round 10, not sure why.

I am working with size 40 lizbeth color number 698 it is on a standard pillow in picture :)