Saturday, November 29, 2008

Thinking about it. . .

Well, I seem to have exhausted my supply of tatting gift recipients, so I'm trying to come up with another focus. Two ideas seem to be surfacing:

1. donations of hankies and ornaments to a nursing home or assisted living facility where a vintage/nostalgic gift could bring some happiness

2. making a collection of ornaments, bonnets, tea towels, hankies, and pillow cases for next fall's local craft fair (I did sell a handful of tatted ornaments at a yard sale a couple months ago, so there may be a small market there.)

Thoughts? Ideas? Warnings?

Thursday, November 27, 2008

#48 - Hanky

I had this one done a couple weeks ago, but I had to wait until today to post it because it was a gift for my mother-in-law. I gave it to her today as a little thank-you for Thanksgiving dinner and for all of the kind things she does for us all year long. I used size 20 thread for a simple ring edging and emboidered the corner.

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Another Little Ornament

My daughter says I'm tatting too much, but she's 15 - what does she know?

Saturday, November 22, 2008

#47 Still Snowing!

It sure has become winter around here - the snowflakes keep falling from the sky and from my shuttle. This one is "Hearts in a Snowflake" by Jon Yusoff, and the pattern is on her website. I made a small error, so those of you who know the pattern will be able to see it. However, I'm not going to point it out. :) Like the other snowflakes, this one is made with size 20 Hakelgarn thread.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

#46 Another Snowflake

Yes, the snow keeps falling around here. I guess we're supposed to get 2-4 inches of the stuff tonight, so I thought I might as well add to the merriment. This is a motif from the Snowgoose website. I used size 20 Hakelgarn thread (again).

Monday, November 17, 2008

#45 Ornament

I took this idea from the April 1990 issue of Workbasket where little bunnies are displayed in tatted half-eggs. I changed the shape and the figurine and ended up with this ornament. I got a package of 12 little figurines (santas, snowment, reindeer, etc.), so I can make a few more of these if the mood strikes.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

#43 & #44 Let It Snow!

Here are a couple more snowflakes that will be used for a round robin. They are both done with size 20 Hakelgarn thread. The top one is "Little Ring Snowflake" from Tatted Snowflakes by Vida Sunderman, and the bottom one is "Star with Six Points" from Christmas Tatting by House of White Birches.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

#42 Snowflake

This is The Deshka Dancer Snowflake from Georgia Seitz's book "Tatting Alaskan Style." I tatted it with size 20 Hakelgarn thread, and it will be sent out in the mail for a round robin.