Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Tatting away the Winter Blues...

My goodness! It was been such a crazy winter here in Illinois! Last week we got rain, 40 degrees, now we are back to single digits and high winds! In the meantime I've been progressing on another Stawasz doily from the Tatted Treasures book. The threads are variegated Lizbeth Blue Ice (#163) and Purple Iris Fusion (#162). These two colors were sitting next to each other in my thread box and I thought...Hey! Why not!?

I do hope that everyone is having a wonderful Wednesday and until we tat and chat again... :)

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Stawasz Doily Progress

The size 30 light green doily is progressing....slowly. I'm on the last round. It's not the last round in the pattern, but I'm just about out of thread in this color that it's a nice place to stop.
I've been working on this project for so long that I think it's high time to start something new and exciting! So out come the Christmas patterns and start something fresh! I've also got a hankie that needs and edging that is something that I can take with and work on at work.

Hope everyone is well around you and have a lovely start to the week!

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Size 30 Stawasz Doily

 Oh dear! Has it really been three weeks since my last blog post! YIKES! Here's what I'm working on: another doily from Jan Stawasz's Tatted Treasures. This is the doily that is on the cover of the book. It's being tatted in size 40 Lizbeth in 'Sea Green' (number 686). It's been one of those projects that for me, I don't find my mistakes until 3 or 4 rings later and I am then faced with the age-old decision of cutting it up and doing it right or just keep going. Thankfully this thread is REALLY forgiving so I've just kept going. ; ) I'm enjoying this pattern because it's not your 'typical' doily pattern; the rings and chains are not symmetrical which gives it a nice shape. The scallops in this center part has great movement to it. There are 11 rounds and I'm on round 4! It should be a nice sized piece when finished!

Hope everyone had a fabulous weekend! I'm looking forward to a day out with my mom at one of my favorite garden centers tomorrow! Have a lovely day everyone!

Monday, August 12, 2013

Found a Tat-a-long!

Good afternoon everyone! I hope you had an enjoyable weekend. I got my August newsletter from and wanted to share the link to her tat-a-long with you all. I highly recommend Nancy's Newsletter; she always has a recipe to share as well as a tatting pattern in every letter. She even has specials and coupons! Be sure to check out her website HERE and sign up! and HERE is the link to the doily I'm workin' on. I'm tatting it in Lizabeth size 10 in Herbal Garden (No. 179). Pics to follow!
Tatting: Tatted Doily row 1
Photo courtesy of - this piece was tatted by Nancy Tracy


Saturday, August 3, 2013


 My Goodness! What a week!

It's been a crazy busy week here on the home front and at work. I finished one Jan Stawasz Square Doily and have started another doily. It's coming along nicely and I'm finding that I really like tatting with larger sized threads. It's fun to mix it up now and then, eh?
I logged in to Blogger and on my 'News Feed' or whatever it is that you call the place where all of the blogs that I follow pop us and just have to give a shout out to all of you ladies : ) Your pictures of the tatting works that you are doing inspire me to pick up my shuttles wherever possible. I've downloaded and copies some of the patterns that ya'll are working on for future projects!!

Hope you all have a wonderfully amazing weekend!


Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Stawasz Doily Finished!

Here is the complete Doily V from Tatted Treasures by Jan Stawasz!

 I really like the look of a square doily :) it was a great project with all the split rings for the straight sides. The Pattern diagram had a green color for the split ring side so I used a lime green Clover shuttle and that helped so much! I was able to remember right where I left off and it made following the diagram much easier.
I've already started another doily from this great book! Pics to come! Have a lovely week everyone!
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