Sunday, November 27, 2011

Thanksgiving Break Tattings....

With four days of no school and the most lovely time at home, I've had plenty of time for tatting. Our Thanksgiving Day was wonderful; it was just the four of us this year and we enjoyed being home together. Here is what I've been working on....

 This is going to be a hexagon mat. I'm half done with the center, then I'll put a simple edging around it, just like the picture from the book. I'm leaning toward the style of the one on the left. Just for fun, my mom was curious about how many stitches are in this doily so far, so we added them up. There are 20 stitches per petal, and six petals per flower, so there are 120 stitches per flower. The doily has a total of 22 flowers at the moment so there are 2,640 whole stitches or 5280 half stitches. : ) Kind of a fun way to look at things
Little flower motif. I bought the Lizbeth PINK PARADE, number 145,and love how it looks. I think I might have to make a whole doily in it.

A new TV series that my family has been enjoying is called Lark Rise to Candleford. We have rented all the seasons from the library for our Thanksgiving holiday weekend. It's a cute, British mini-series that has some of our favorite BBC actors and actresses in it. If you like Cranford, you will for sure like this series!

Have a lovely Sunday!

Thursday, November 24, 2011


I hope that you are blessed on this day of thanks! 

Psalm 100:4 - "Enter into His gates with thanksgiving, And into His courts with praise. Be thankful to Him, and bless His name."
"Lord, help to make thanksgiving a lifestyle..and not a only a holiday. Amen."


Monday, November 21, 2011


Thank you ladies for all the lovely comments about my color presentation! It went very well! My teacher loved it and so did my class! They were very interested and had a bunch of questions. Tatting is so fun to share! Here are some pictures of my poster board! Have a Marvelous Monday!
My completed poster board :)

A fun part of my presentation was that the two doilies at the bottom of this picture are the same patter! I've just moved the colors around and look what a different effect is has on the eyes! Where do you look first when you look at the pink one? How about the red one? See how important color is to tatting! ; )

My color wheel

Tatting pieces - butterflies, motifs and clunies

I passed the shuttle around so everyone could see it. This is the largest doily I've done and will continue to work on. I only started it about 2 years ago. I pick it up and put it down a lot!

Ornaments and a hankie edging...
Love from the Midwest!

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Color Presentation!!!

My poster board. I've changed a few things, but this is close
My color project for school is due this Thursday so I'll be doing a 5-10 minute presentation on the colors in tatting.  


This is one of those presentations that has come together so well and gosh, it's my favorite hobby so I could talk about it all day! I seriously just gave my mom a 2 minute run-down of what I'm going to say and I got all energized and now Thursday can't come soon enough! To add to the evidence of my delight, I just wrote a 700 word essay in about an hour and a half. Can you sense the thrill in these exclamation points!!!!!!!!!
Have a terrific Tuesday!
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