Monday, January 27, 2014

50 min of tatting

Double Picots!

Motif #3 from:

Motifs for Marie by Kaye B Judt.

I think one in size 20 + one in size 40.  Trying to empty some shuttles.

Friday, January 24, 2014

60 Minutes of tatting

Needed to empty some shuttles.    These two motifs didn't use much fiber!   I purchased this book at the 2011 Indiana Lace Day.   The author, Kaye Judt, was kind enough to autograph.     These motifs are small and I enjoy tatting them.

Motif #1

Motif #2  

Motifs for Marie
by Kaye B. Judt
c. 2009

Tuesday, January 21, 2014


I've been playing along with Jane Eborall's TIAS 2014.

Day 1:  

Day 2:  

Day 3:

Day 4:    

I chose Lizbeth, Size 20, Color 129.  

More Information:      TIAS:   Tat It and See
Link to Blog:


Motif 51

Lizbeth Size 20, Color 680

This pattern is from 
Minitats, 69 petite motifs 
by Patti Duff [1999]

mini tats ....

Motif #50

Lizbeth Fiber, Size 20, Col. 620

This was a delight to tat!

What a mess .... this is an awful try at Motif #52.    It isn't 'flat', I forgot about the final join, and really need to re-tat this one.    Thinking with tighter chains and maybe longer picot on the outside rings, it might work out.    Maybe tighten up the center rings, too.    Looks pretty nice in the book!!!

These patterns are from 
Minitats, 69 petite motifs 
by Patti Duff [1999]

Saw the new colors of Lizbeth in an e-mail from Handy Hands.   Twisting colors together, fiber called "Twirlz".  Per web site:    "  The Lizbeth Twirlz thread is 100% Egyptian cotton, a 6-ply Cordonnet, which means two thread are twisted together, then three cords are twisted together for a 6-ply Cordonnet. Before the three cords are twisted together they are dyed three different colors, then twisted together, double mercerized, and gas singed. This gives the Lizeth Twirlz thread a unique look never seen in a 6-ply Cordonnet thread. "    Does sound Interesting.    

Monday, January 20, 2014


Motif #49

Color 686
Lizbeth, Size 20

Pattern by Patti Duff

I was happy to use the Sunlit shuttle made by Handy Hands.  A nice shuttle.    


Thursday, January 16, 2014

Tatting Gifts ...

GF Mel gave this tabby to me.   This charming kitty, opens up - and is the perfect size for small scissors, size 80 tatting thread (DMC), tatting shuttle, and 1/2 size crochet hooks.  The Measuring Gauge on top so you could get the idea of size.    A little tatting on the go kit!    
 it is molded - stiff, so the items inside won't get crushed ... and, she also included the new Handy Hands tatting shuttle called Sunlit ... and, a pair of shuttles made by Clover.    Thx Mel!  

Jasper snoozing.   His little arm still needs some fur!   He continues under care of local vet.

Thursday, January 02, 2014

Tatted motif

oops ..... mistaken with the pattern.   It is pretty as it.   Yet ...

My Supervisor fell asleep.   I guess it is past bedtime.  I wanted to get this motif right ....

Motif #48

Lizbeth Fiber, Size 20
Color #644

Tatted Motif #43 again.    This one looks better!

Wednesday, January 01, 2014