Tuesday, July 22, 2008

#11 of 25 Motif Challenge

First off I believe I owe YOU a huge
"I'm "
I haven't blogged in over a month. I haven't done anything exciting, tatting wise, although I had some fun making fabric postcard. I have been very busy but sadly not with new tatting. I did finished some tatting UFOs, and have recreated some previous works, but nothing worth blogging about.
Here is the only exciting tatting I've done in weeks.

It is the Heart Frame from Tatting Hearts by Teri Dusenbury. I did find one error in the pattern and had to start the piece over, I didn't have enough of the original thread to cut out and redo, so I had to start the piece from the beginning, using a different thread. It is a repetitive pattern, so by the time I restarted it I had the pattern pretty much down pat. I made it using a dark red HDT, size 30, hand dyed by Yarnplayer (Marilee), "A solid from the "Roses" colorway."

Our daughter asked me to make her the Heart Catcher from the same book. I'm not sure how to do the "stacked butterfly" so I'm working on that first, wish me luck. I'll let you know how it turns out.

Speaking of wish me luck........... Lace Lovin' Librarian - Diane and I are doing the T.A.T. Program, apprentice level, together. We both decided there is no pressure to hurry thru it, but doing it with a friend we should be able to keep each other motivated thru out the process. We have finished the first piece and are working on descriptions to go with it. We have a goal of working on the second project by the end of August, maybe even have it finished. See what I mean, no hurry :-), there are to many other fun things we want to do also.

Hopefully it doesn't take a month for you to see my work again :-)

Happy Tatting,

Bonnie

5 comments:

Lace-lovin' Librarian - Diane said...

Your heart is so pretty! I'm glad to see a post from you again. You can show us other stuff you're making... we'll look at it! ; )

PeWee said...

That turned out lovely!

LadyShuttleMaker aka MadMadPotter said...

Bonnie,
I am so excited that you guys are doing the T.A.T program. It really does improve your tatting skills! Good for you two!

TattingChic said...

Bonnie,
It's so good to see a post from you! Did you have to blow the dust off of the keyboard and monitor screen when you went to put up a post??? LOL! I'm only teasing. You've been missed. The heart is lovely. I like it in red. I'm curious to know what the mistake in the pattern was. I only ask because I might like to tat that heart someday and I'd hate to have to restart because the pattern wasn't accurate.
Good to have you back!
Happy Tatting!
~TattingChic

Bonnie said...

Sherry, I'm a bit concerned about my TAT program abilities, I contacted them a few months ago looking for a tutor, but didn't hear back, it'll be great to have Diane to encourage (and help) me ..... you did know I'll need you to help me, right, Diane? :-)

TattingChic, It was nice to hear I've been missed! And your comment did make me smile. The error is on page 25, where it talks about the very first repeat it says "Repeat 5x more." Based on the picture and on the directions for the second half of the heart, it should say 6x. I think I could have just made the second half be a repeat of 5 instead of 6 but I wasn't sure if it would lay flat.