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Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Pinterest Pinchick's Pick, of February

My friend Let ( click on her name) who has a wonderful blog, and is multi talented like most of you all.  She recently did some wood burning for jewelry.  I do dabble in this when I make my bunny shuttles, but never very large projects.  I see Let only on the Internet, with our blogs and Pinterest we run into each other.

You start with drawing a picture in pencil 

Then slowly dot your way, starting with the part of the picture the is not the most important so you will learn how quickly your wood burns (each type burns different times)
Make tiny dots to start cause the hot burner will slide too fast and get away from you!

Now I am ready for cooking.   This wood burning is called "Pyrography" there are many beautiful spoons out there on Pinterest!
And Yes I did finish my Pinterest Pinchicks pick from Instagram it is a free pattern from tattingweed it was pinned on Pinterest and having trouble sending to blog so have the screen shot. This pattern was a joy to tat I just misplace the thread and could not finish it oooops

 Have a wonderful week and stop in on the other pinchicks to see what they have created or become one your self, here are some you Pick pins to do at the end of every month  Starting with our leader
Suzanne, and then Margaret   Have a wonderful day what ever you are up to!

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Tatted Lace Plans and Progress

I keep my mistakes with tatting and then try to use them. This mistake is forming an idea for a journal cover or purse  or something along with this brooch. Got to sleep on it more.  
I love the old tatted lace books and in some of them they use ric rac and trimmings along with tatting I found this trim on ebay and am excited to recreate one of these patterns for fun.  More to sleep on to figure out which pattern 
Showing progress on Rose and Thistle doily, and on new 2017 Renulek's Spring Doily row two click here 

Here in Tennessee we have mild winters and the temperature go up to 70 for a week or two, and look what I found
Asparagus.  I got to eat him or cover him up in a while, because there will be more cold weather, I am sure of it.
Happy Tatting
Blog you Later

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Scarlet O'Hara Tatted Lace Too!

Gone With the Wind
Any woman born in American between 1940 and 1980 has seen this move multiple times. 
At least that's my personal opinion.
I know I made several mistakes with this TIAS but when done (thanks Jane), I could not think of any thing else, for I live in the south and by several battlefields and have personally visited most all from the great Civil
War that almost divided a nation and freed slaves  fought brother against bother and so on , I had to make her place her hand on her mouth.
This is a 1940's movie that actually references tatting miles of lace with her friends, and is from a book that wrote about a time during the civil war 1061 to 1865.
I did write down a couple of famous quotes from the movie that I have said or herd on many occasions.

Below is a bit of a late Start on the newest spring doily from Renulek's Blogspot and I hope you all will enjoy her latest get pattern by clicking on her name above.

The dishes are a favorite I bought at a lovely little store called "Tuesday Morning" and I love them and they reminded me of a friends blog that Crochets and has recipes and tips, I told her that I have some bowels that match her cups, but upon further inspection I see they are not but close and super pretty her blog is called Scottys-Place
She lives in a beautiful place too :)

And I received these beautiful shuttles from Veronica from St. Petersburg Russia they are  larger  I only own one shuttle larger that this and I can actually tat with them and I have small hands too :) I do enjoy different kinds of shuttles and yes I find it fun to adapt to each one. I did get tired of winding these though and I have tons of thread on there and feel I could make the whole doily without loading the shuttles again.
Lets see how far get with these "puppies"

I actually have many tatting projects and less time these last couple months and I have made progress on the Rose and Thistle doily just need more free tatting time :)
Sorry I was printed so many words  with this post It wont happen too much more :)


tat miles with your friends :)
" I'll think about it tomorrow, tomorrow is another day"

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Creating A Heart for Valentines Day

You Pick any Square, and I chose one from this book by Myra Piper, called Tatting.
Below is a fun video that shows  just the square. 

Friday, February 3, 2017

How to make Lace and Frivolite, and Tatting to Fit Your Desires

After all the tatting I have done this is most satisfying cause I wear it a round and people get to see it.
I wanted a collar with this shape and to fit this sweater 

I have sewn since a child.  So I choose a pattern that fit this sweater
After taping a flimsy pattern ( store bought) together at seams and cutting off the seam allowance, I drew it out on large white paper. This way tatting can be pinned  down and take up again as you tat. ( Or purchased flat lace stitched together).
 With tatting at this point, you could choose an any edging you want.
Tatting a boarder all the way around is next step, the shaping of the corners was the hard part, but after all I only had to make two corners work and *squishing it at half way point wasn't so bad.

Once around, add filler tatting and pinning down to check size as you go.  The biggest tip that I  have given tatters creating any pattern is don't worry about picots (put them in normal places or not at all) *when you need to connect tatting with no picot to attach to, use a tiny hook and insert thread of the current ring or chain, between any double stitching, and write down what number you are at, so when you do the other side it will look the same. This increases creative time so you don't have to re-tat over and over !
I Think I  may have posted this collar before,  it was made several years ago, but never explained how this is done till now!
Have a great day creating great things:)