Sunday, April 16, 2017

Tollway Tatters

Last Friday, the Tollway Tatters gathered.  Please visit Lace-Lovin' Librarian (blog) for more info and photos.   It is a fun, creative time with oodles of chatting,

sharing tatting fibers, sharing glass pieces for tatted ice drops (my color selection tripled), gifting hand made tools (see the needle w/tatted tail for un-knotting), sharing charms,
talking about the latest shuttles (ie Clover Japan, acrylics by Rita, shapes, sizes) ,  snacking, and gifts!!!  

 Sunlit shuttle embellished by Denise.    Had been in a copper color 'egg' container w/goodies.

Nice to catch up on the news and always ...  tatting.  For me, emptying shuttles.  

Lace-lovin' Librarian aka Diane, put several origami pouches together (rainbow of colors) a few years back.    She thought we could embellish them with tatting!      I selected a green one, and realized, once home, that I gift most of my tatting and didn't have much for the bag ; )

    Fast forward . . . when my MIL passed away, she seemed to keep all the tatting I ever made for her in small frames and a special box (I stitched the top).

I pulled out the origami pouch, fused the tatting, added a (made by Diane) crochet button, a few beads and charms ... and before I knew it, the whole thing was covered!  
 main parts of the bag .....

 the sides ......

these are the sides with pocket flap pulled up.   LL pin and IOLI pin.

On April 7th, I went to the International Quilt Festival. The quilts were incredible!  
Beautifully / artfully displayed.     Among the cool things in the many booths ...  I purchased 2 beige shuttles ... 

they were pretty scruffed and dirty w/awful gritty fiber.    So, I cleaned them up a bit!    

    I also found a vintage pattern book.

need to get a few 'promised' items made up and mailed this week.   Happy Spring.

Friday, February 17, 2017

TIAS - Day 11

Tat It and See 2017 concludes:    crinoline lady 

Please visit Jane's blog to see the variety of colorways and ladies!!!   

Link here:

Lizbeth Size 20
Col. 403 (Winter Ice) Twirlz

Lizbeth Size 20
Col. 161 (Sea Island Citrus )

Tuesday, February 07, 2017

TIAS 2017, day 10

Tat it and See
DAY TEN - using fiber:  Lizbeth Size 20
... the game concludes tomorrow with Day 11!

Lizbeth Size 20
Col. 403 (Winter Ice) Twirlz

Lizbeth Size 20
Col. 161 (Sea Island Citrus )

Monday, February 06, 2017

TIAS 2017 - Day 9

The game continues with Day Nine.

Wonderful guessing by participants.

Make sure to visit Jane Eborall's blog:  Tat it and See


TIAS 2017, Day 8

Day 8

Jane Eborall's blog:  Tat it and See     

Any ideas?   I'm not sure.    Will add more tatting with day 9.

Sunday, February 05, 2017

TIAS 2017

Day 7

 a skirt?

  what is your guess?

 A bird?

more ideas on Jane Eborall's blog

TIAS 2017

Tat It and See

Day 6:


Mushroom top?

 Sea Shell?  Fan?  Tea Cup?

Saturday, February 04, 2017

TIAS 2017

Day 5

 Tat It and See ... the game continues.

Link HERE - for more participants!

I need to catch up!!

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

TIAS 2017

Day Four

Can you guess?

 Maybe a fish?   

 Maybe a hot air balloon?


Jane Eborall's blog - Tat it and See, link HERE.

Monday, January 23, 2017

TIAS 2017

Day Three:

Tat It and See -- play along ..... visit 
Jane Eborall's tatting game site     Tat It and See


Sunday, January 22, 2017

TIAS 2017

Day Two

Join the game at Jane Eborall's site:
Tat It and See, link HERE 

Saturday, January 21, 2017

TIAS 2017

TIAS - Day one
Lizbeth size 20, Color 170 (yellows)

Started one in blue - Lizbeth size 20, Color 403
(certain to have mistakes along the way.

and, Lizbeth size 20, Col. 161

Are you playing along?

Pattern and photographs from participants
located at Jane Eborall's blog:

Tat it and see (link here: )

Tuesday, November 08, 2016

Happy Day! Happy Mail!

 Marilee Rockley's newest publication of jewelry sets.   Plus Hydranga and Raspberry Sorbet HDTs.

Earlier this year, I was fortunate to find some vintage pattern booklets + couple of shuttles.  

The flat shuttles were etsy finds from the Shuttle Smith.   Excellent craftsmanship.    Beautiful shuttles.

And, could not resist Ayumi Horiai's ladybug embellished shuttle.  Lovely shuttles now available at the Tatting Corner.