Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Workbasket from Sherry Mondo Monday Giveaway

Look what came in the mail yesterday. The workbasket magazine I won from Sherry Mondo Monday giveaway. Thanks Sherry. I thought since she had to mail the Workbasket, I might as well order some more thread. Did some of my Christmas shopping. I love the thread and workbasket.

Check Spelling I have been tatting. I did Mark Myers Holly and Berries ant his Christmas stocking. Love working Mark's two patterns.
I also did Jane's Eborall Snowman Great grandson wanted it not sure what he is going to do with it.
A Celtic Maple leaf from Rozella Linden (Ruth Perry's) book Celtic Tatted Leaves and Flowers. Tatted with Marilee Rockley (Yarnplayer) Suger Maple Thread.

OK This also came in the mail yesterday. To of Heather ( The Tarnished Tatter) shuttles and the thread. Love the shuttles they are very light.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

I Won

I can't believe it I won one of Sherry giveaways. I won a Workbasket Magazine. Thanks Sherry

I think my brain is frozen, it is been so cold here for the last couple of days. I had better get busy and go bake the suger cookies before Aracin get home from school.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Aracin and Boomer

Just want to wish everyone a Merry Christmas. This is my Great Grandson Aracin and his dog Boomer. It took him for ever to get the dog to leave on the reindeer ears on. He is the one who plays with my tatting. I have been tatting and just don't have the time to post it right now.
Right now I need to mix up some peanut butter cookies up so he can bake them tonight. As you can see the coffee table is a mess, he likes to drew a lot and that is where he like to do it.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Lots of Snow

No tatting for now but we do have lots and lots of snow. This is from the front deck. I know there is a street out there. It is still snowing and starting to blow it all around. Nothing much is moving here. No bus's, cabs. a lot of business are shut down.
Here is what it look like from our front deck this is out driveway. So you know what I am going to be doing later tonight after it quits snowing. The fence is 4 ft. high so going to take a while to move all of the snow. Since he had surgery (hope that is spelled right) he cannot help with it. I am afred he will rip out his stichs.
I hope everyone else who lives in the rest of Iowa and anywhere else who is getting this snow storm is doing ok.
I do have a question. I brought a tatting book in the middle of Nov. which has never arrived. I have e-mailed her twice about it and have not heard back from her. Should I e-mail her again, before I contact paypal about getting it resolved?
I hope everyone has a Merry Christmas

Thursday, November 26, 2009


Just wishing everyone a Happy Thanksgiving. No Tatting right now. DH has been in the VA Hospital for a couple of weeks and is due home on Saturday. So been doing some deep house cleaning while he is gone. Better get back to work on dinner.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

A little of this and that

This is from Becky Dempsey book Bugs and Beasts .I did the Rabbit and squirrel in size 20 Lizabeth thread.
The heart is Linda S. Davies heart. Lizabeth thread size 20. Butterfly's are by Marlene Lewis one is Alix's butterfly and the other one is Donna's butterfly.

This is the Chinese Dragon by Ann Bruvold not sure what thread I used but it was size 20.

All of these butterfly's are by Mary Maynard.

This is Beatrice from Iris Niebach book Tatted Doilies. Lizabeth thread size 20.
Now that fall is here I am hoping to be able to post more often. I have the bedroom painted, the out side read for winter. Now it is time to start cleaning the house again
I need to shampoo the carpet. then take a break.
I also went the to VA mt DH had a doctor's appoment. I took my tatting with me and someone asked what I was doing. One of the other guys that was there told them right off. He said his mother, grandmother and great grandmother use to tat. Said his great grand mother could tat with her eyes closed. He also said he had one of her tatting shuttles. The other person who asked is going to try and learn to tat. Great part her husband said he was also going to try.
Will not bore you any longer. Have a great fall.

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Leaves, Butterfly, Squirril and Orchid

Tatted Fal leaves pattern by Heather Johnston. Except the bottom one I was just trying to use up the thread on my suttle. The one at the top is
Lady Shuttle Makers leaf pattern. Enjoyed working all of them, It didn't take long at all to work then up.
The butterfly is from Mark Myers book Tatting Patterns for One Shuttle book 1. I love this book. The Squirrel is also Mark Myers it is one the Polmetto Tat Guild 2007 CD which I brought along with the 2006 and 2008. I ordered the 2009 one the other day.

The Dendrobium Orchid is also from the 2007 Plmetto Tat Guild CD. This is the only the second time I have worked using wire. I want to do the Rose that is also on the CD. Not sure what thread I used on them The leaves of Heather's was done in number 5 I think it was DMV. all of the others were done in size 20 thread.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

DMC Thread box

I didn't realize that it had been so long since I posted. No tatting to show. But my son Patrick who is a carpenter did get over and build a small deck and new back steps. He also put in new basement steps. Had get him here before hunting season started, other wise I would of had to wait till next summer.

Now I should have a little more time, Aracin great grandson started back to school today. Boy am I going to miss him during the day. It will just be really quite around here. Should be able to get cought up on the cleaning.

There was a store here called Creative Corner (better known as the Pink House) . Her children talked her into retiring at the age of 84. I asked if they were going to sell the DMC thread boxes. They took my name and number any way I brought 10 of them and they are great for putting my thread.

Friday, July 24, 2009

I didn't think it had been this long since I posted. Greatgrand son here most of the time while Mom is at work and taking collage class at night. Here is what I have been doing.
I did Jon Yusoff Magic Moment Snowflake in Pamela (Tatskool's) CocoRaspberry size 20. I had some thread left so did one of the three color triangle for the Shuttle Brothers book Self Closing Mock Ring.

The Butterfly and Heart is made with Pamela Myers (Tatskool's) Rasberry and Chocolate mousse size 20 . The heart is Mother's Day Heart Jon Yusoff. this was my first time doing the Daisy Picot.

The Butterfly I cannot fine the sheet that tells me who did the pattern. So if anyone know please leave a note and let me know.

The Ruffled Heart pattern by Vicki Clarke I used Marille's (Yarnplayertats) Peace size 20 thread.

August Birthday Flower by Jon Yusoff from the online tatting class Size 20 Lizabeth thread.
Onion Ring Butterfly by Hope Green size 20 thread.

Two tomato and a carrot from Tatting Lace book. just using up thread so I would have some empty shuttles size 20 thread.

Small Bird and snail by Sarver Morgan I used Marille's (Yarnplayertats) Peace size 20 thread.

Spring Basket on paper clip by Ellen Lai size 20 thread. The three hearts and two butterflies ( I think the butterflies are from the same book) are from a old Better Homes and Gardens Creative Ideas. The two Flowerflies pattern is by Wally Sosa Size 20 thread. The one heart with beads I am not sure where I got it at.

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Tatskool's Threads, Krokodil, Turtle, Koala bear, Zebra's

I just had to have Tatskool's Chocolate and Raspberry threads. Still not sure what I am going to tat with them, still looking. She also sent me a Little bitty sample of her Coral Reef. I love all of her thread colors.
All of the pattern's are by Christel Weidmann, her Crocodile is tatted with LadyShuttleMaker (Sherry Pence) Rainforest. Koala bear & Turtle are made with Sherry Pence's Butter Toffee. Love the colors.

The Zebra's patterns are by Christel Weidmann, Tatted with Lizbeth thread size 20.

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Cross, butterfly, two birds, horse, swan bookmark

Thought I would post these while I had the time. All still need blocked, but half to wait till we have a warm day. Otherwise our cat Charlotte ( or crazy cat as I call her) she is just wild. Maybe it is because she does not get to go outside. She love the straight pins with the little heads on them. Then I fine pin's all over the house and half to do it all over again.

The cross is Mark"s aka Tatman, the butterfly is from the Russian book I posted earlier as is the horse. Butterfly is tatted with Blue lagoon Solid Deep blue by Tattkool size 20. The rest is all done in Lizbeth thread. Swan bookmark is from the Animal Bookmarks A Tatted Zoo by Dianna Stevens The thread is hand dyed by either Yarnplayer or Lady Shuttle Maker. Sorry I lost the tag.

These are patterns by Christel Weidmann also done in Lizbeth thread size twenty.

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Post later in week

I have been tatting but do not have time to post it right now. Have large flower bed's which need weeding. The gress grows almost as fast as it gets mowed. We have had a lot of rain this spring with more to come tonight. Also school is out so my great grandson is here everyday while mom is at work. Love having him all day again.

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Books, Thread and Teapot

Haven't done much tatting this month. Glad Easter is over had between 15-20 here for dinner. Now that it has warmed up, I will be spending a lot of time outside doing yard work. It is just nice to be out side again. It was a very long winter.
I did get one of Martha Ess Teapot's done. I even learned how to do the maltese ring.

The mail man brought me two books. One is in Russian I had to wait almost three months on this to come. It was on backorder. I also got Martha Ess Tea is for Tatting book.
Some of Marilee Rockley threas, Blue Pansy, Soft Pansy and Purple Pansy. I love the hand dyed thread.

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Bunny and Roses

The Roses are from Linda S. Davies Summer Collection of tatted flowers. This rose is so easy to tat and put together. I am going to make some more of then. Done in size 20 thread. The variegated one is tatted with Marilee ( Yarnplayers) Peace thread.

Bunny Pattern is by Mark Myers done in size 10 DMC thread. Grandson wanted a big bunny.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Lady Patricia, Pansy flower, Tatted Paisley,Celtic Egg

Lady Patricia is one of Heather Johnston patterns. She has not been pressed or blocked. The Johnny Jump Up or Pansy flower's pattern is by Jen(Tatra-Sutra) Nice for emptying up some shuttles. Helen Bailey's Celtic Egg from Georgia Seitz site. And Mark Myers Tatted Paisley . I love Mark tatting and the lace he does. Looks like everything has Purple or light Purple in it.

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Lizbeth Thread

Love working with this thread.

New Book and A Little of This and That

My TIAS by of Iris Niebach, Sunbonnet Sue Motif by Darlene Polachic Done in size 8 DMC thread. Easter Frame pattern by Terry THe Tatter. No picture in it yet I still have 10 more to go. Jon's Quantiesque Snowflake, and Celtic Butterfly form the book Celtic Tatting Knots and Patterns by Rozella F. Linden.
Here is a couple of things I did in yellow one is done is size 20 thread , the flowers are done in size 8 thread.

I got this book in the mail on Friday from Handy hands also go some Lizbeth thread. Love the patterns in this book as far as I can tell they are all done with one shuttle.

Sunday, March 8, 2009

No tating

I never did get to tat this week. But I did get to be out side a couple of day and get some yard work done.

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Here is the forth day of the TIAS. Hope it is right. I had to take some of it out and wind the dark green shuttle. Ran out of thread.
This is from 12 Tatted Fairy-Tales by Inga Madsen. Love this book. Just had to use some color on this one.

Here is some of the shuttles , Hook and pick , and a needle case. I took all of these to the Kindergarten class. They are studying things that are make out of wood. I even took some of the tatting to school so they would know what they are used for. I took the green butterfly thatI posted earlier. It didn't come home one of the parents wanted it so I gave it to her.
Two if the shuttles are from the shuttle brothers. Other I got off of e-bay.

Sunday, February 22, 2009


Nothing to post this weekend. I have been trying to learn how to do the SSSR, and I am not haveing any luck. Hope to get something done to show this week.

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Coon ,Motif's, Butterfly and Snowflake,

This is a coon that come sometimes during the winter to eat some bread that is put out earlier for the birds. This was taken through the kitchen window, so it is not real clear. He or she is very large.
6 ring point motif by Gary Houtz ( The shuttle brothers) work in size 10 DMC.

Upper left is Split Ring Motif 3 by the ( shuttle brothers) worked in size 30 I think I was using up thread from another project. Which I didn't finish. The Snowflake I am not sure who's pattern it is. The thread is HDT I think by yarnplayer. I think the butterfly is from Sherry Tatted Butterflies book.

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Floral Egg

I did this a while back. I have a real bad head cold so didn't get what I tatted this week ready to post. So I am hoping to get it ready and post it later this week. Hope everyone had a great weekend.

Sunday, February 1, 2009

The Rooster is body is done in Kitty Gritty by Marilee (yarnplayer) . Not sure why the beck and feet did not come out yellow. The pattern is by Christel Weidmann
I did these with Sherry(ladyshuttlemaker) Coffee n Cream. Sorry the picture is not better. I had a problem with my photo program. Took me more then two hours to get it taken care of. So now I have a head ache. It will go away in a little while now that my problem is taken care of.

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Mofit 9 and Peacock 2

The thread is Marilee (yarnplayer) Nicobar Pigeon.
The pattern is from the New Shuttle Brothers book
This pattern is by Christel Weidmann. Tatted with Marilee (Yarnplayer) Rhubarb Pie thread.

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Jon's Star in Clovers

This was done in either Sherry (ladyshuttlemaner) or Marille (yarnplayerstats) hand died thread. Lost the tag that was on them Aracin my great-grandson likes to play with my tatting, and yes I do let him. He has almost a zoo to play with. :-)

Peacock and parrot

All of the patterns by Christel Weidmann. I hope are done right, I don't read German and the diagram are not marked real good and it is hard to keep track of where you are in the pattern. I do love her patterns.

Chimpanse and Elephant