Tuesday, March 26, 2013


Jeepers! It's been a while since I posted any tatting! Work is starting back up as the bulbs come up in the garden, but I have been tatting on my lunch breaks and in the evenings. Here's a quick look at what I've been up to: 

Here is another Pinterest find!! It's an adaptation of Mary Konior's Black Magic bookmark. HERE is the link to the bookmark pattern from Georgia Seitz's website. The pattern was drawn up by Vickie Reynolds and it's a new favorite! The pattern is well written and easy to follow. I used Lizbeth black and Turquoise twist threads and this combo reminds me of looking out a window at a blue summer sky!

 I finished the purple antique doily and have started another one in a pastel, mint green. Perfect color for and Easter project! and YES! This photo is evidence that we finally got some SUN in Illinois!!

Here's a close up on the thread :) Perfect project for my lunch breaks at work!

And last but not least, I started a doily called Mom's Pink Doily from Be-Stitched.com.  I've made two of these doilies already and love the pattern. I have one in size 10, one in size 30 and this one is tatted in size 40 thread, which I am finding to be quite a challenge. The round I'm currently working in is all individual motifs. I picked the same light, mint green as the antique doily for this one and I'm really liking how it's turning out.

At last the bulbs are coming up! It's like seeing old friends again! I cannot wait for them to start blooming! Hope everyone is well and you have a lovely day wherever your travels take you!


God's Kid said...

Oh wow!!! Everything is so absolutely gorgeous!!! :)

Lace-lovin' Librarian ~ Diane said...

Sun?! Where? I'm waiting patiently. We're still cloud-covered in Kankakee County, but I'll patiently await my sunny day.

I love the thread you're using for Mom's Pink Doily. I should get back to finishing mine. I'm sure it's somewhere really safe. ;-)

Margarets designer cards said...

Lovely cross,and doilies and lovely
Most parts of the UK is covered is snow again, in Scotland and the isle if man they have drifts of twenty feet with power lines down there are thousands with no power. We are lucky we keep getting snow flurries but nothing has laid, but it's freezing with a bitter wind from Russia

Allison said...

Thanks God's Kid!
The sun has been poking out of the clouds all day! The temp was 50*F in the barn! Hurray for spring!
Thanks Margaret! I think we can finally wave good-bye to winter here in the Midwest!

A.G. said...

How in the world can you do so much and actually get it done! Impressive.

The cross is so pretty. The blue looks like little jewels.


Ladytats said...

Your cross has a stained glass effect to it. and I like your doilies. As for spring in ND, well, we still have nearly 2' of snow on the ground. We are hoping for temps above freezing this weekend.
Enjoy the spring flowers

Allison said...

Thanks A.G! Somedays I am surprised too! Thank you Ladytats! I LOVE the stained glass effect that black thread has with variegated colorways. WOW! 2' of snow is a lot, I'm glad we don't get THAT much down here :)

Ladytats said...

Well, we ended up with over 50" since the beginning of the year. Didn't have hardly any during the end of 2012. Most of that 50" we received since the beginning of February.

Maria said...

Beautiful work!

Fox said...

You have been busy!

Love the way the antique purple doily came out. Lovely tatting.
Fox : )

Susan Hook said...

You have made a lovely cross and doilies, I have looked at the pink doily pattern before but I haven't tried it yet, it does look like a nice pattern.

Allison said...

Thank you for the lovely comments Maria, Fox and Susan!

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