Saturday, July 31, 2010

Tatting Book

Handy Hands had a 15% off and I took advantage of it. Some of the new beautiful Lizbeth threads I purchased and Mark Myers "Tatted Gathering of Angels". Lots of nice angels to tat with good instructions. Through another company, I purchased the Embroidery Book by Country Bumpkin Publications for half price. This has excellent instructions with lots of illustrations.

Friday, July 30, 2010

Red and white Doily

This is a doily from Nancy Tracy's site,, "Mom's Pink Doily". It is tatted with size 20 Lizbeth #151-Angels Love.The pattern is beginning to get lost in the infusion of colors. As you can see on the last round I tatted 2 white medallions and 2 variegated medallions. The variegated were cut out and I continued all the way around with only the white. It looks much better. While in New York in June I finished all 16 white medallions. It is repeating the same pattern and after the second one, you could do it in your sleep! So while you are visiting you can tat. I am waiting for my order from Handy Hands and start the next round in solid Christmas Red-#671.

Monday, July 26, 2010

Pop a Bobbin Tatting Shuttle

My daughter sent me a Pop-A-Bobbin Tatting Shuttle for Mother's Day gift. I did a little tatting with it and I love it. Works great. It is solid wood and does not give like the plastic ones. However, it is thicker and if you have very small hands it might present a problem.
It took me some time to get use to the thickness of it and I like the hook. Very precise. I am very happy and pleased with my gift!