Saturday, August 22, 2009

Mr Kitty Cat 2

Mr Kitty Cat 2 is not cross eyed like Mr Kitty Cat 1! The dog chewed his ear so he has a longer Picot!!! Thank you Jane Eborall for the pattern and excellent instructions on adding beads to the center of a ring. The head and tail are split rings. I like doing split rings now that I have learned how to do them. This was blocked out using my method below. I received a blue ribbon at the Fair for Mr Kitty Cat 2.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009


Clover Leaf Doily designed by Linda S. Davies is an easy pattern to follow. You can find the pattern on her web page; There was a very good discussion on blocking tatting at Here to Be Yahoo tatting group. I blocked each round with water and pinned it out. On the last round I used Mary Ellen's Best Press, a clear starch alternative. I like the product. It didn't make it stiff but nice to handle.

Here is another easy pattern by Nancy at Be-stitched; http:/
It is an easy pattern using only one shuttle with beads. Some of the beads are added to the shuttle and slide on when tatting. The other beads are added by a long picot. When tatting the next round add the bead with a hook. I also added a jump ring and threaded the tied threads back through the big bead.

Monday, August 17, 2009

Brazilian Embroidery

Brazilian Embroidery sewing kit was made with Altoids tin. The material for the embroidery was tea dyed. I received a blue ribbon. The Heart Flower Brazilian Embroidery was a kit and I received a red ribbon.

Fair Entries 2009

My County Fair entries for August 2009. I received 22 blues, 5 reds and 1 white Ribbon. Very pleased with the results but not enough entries for the sweepstakes!

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Snowflake Blizzard

Tatting Goddess Tatting Group had a "Snowflake" Blizzard. My exchanged partner was Wendy Durell from the UK. I have a gorgeous tatted snowflake and a picture of Canterbury Cathedral. I would love to visit England and the Cathedral. One of my ancestors owned a silk mill during the early 1700's.

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Snowflake Blizzard in July

The Tatting Goddess group had a Snowflake Blizzard in July Exchange. Here is my card of snowflakes mailed to Riet.