Sunday, February 28, 2010

Heart's Desire

When we were on vacation in January, I tatted Susan K. Fuller's Heart's Desire pattern.

It was made using Tatskool (store link) size 20 ChocoRasberry. I did tat this once before, but I definitely need to practice tension if I'm going to tat this pattern again. I'm a pretty tight tatter, and I was concerned about how it would turn out if I tatted it in the tension I usually use, but maybe that would have made it more uniform.

I know alot of you have tatted this lovely pattern, in fact I believe it is Tatskool's (blog link) favorite pattern in order to check on color flow when she dyes new threads ......... anyway, I would appreciate any tips or tricks to this lovely pattern from anyone who has made it.

Happy Tatting, Happy Life,


As with my last post, this also was written on Sunday 2/21, but set to upload in the future. See I really do tat, I just don't make the time to blog about it. :-(

Wednesday, February 24, 2010


Does anyone know the Tim Conway skit from the Carol Burnett Show, the one about the Siamese Elephants? Click on the link to view it on youtube, it was quite funny.

Well ......... two of the girls at work were talking about it one day at lunch and laughing and laughing. This started a "snork war" between them. One of the ladies, Linda, and I were talking about it and I said I wonder if I could tat an elephant. Then the conversation turned to I wonder if I could tat two elephants with their trunks stuck together. Well here are the results.

Elephant number 1 was my test elephant. It is Jane's elephant, made using the onion ring method, and is the way she intended it to be. It is made using the last of my size 20 Shades of Gray HDT made by LadyShuttleMaker. Even though I considered it a "test" it turned out very very cute. Notice how the ear flap sticks up, makes it 3-D and even cuter!

Now here is where the fun began. This is the first of the snorked elephants. I had to manipulate the trunks some to get them to connect. I wish I had raised them a bit higher.

This is elephant 2, which is the complete reverse of elephant 1's pattern. I am a front side back side tatter, so this was a bit more difficult for me to get my mind around.

Here are the Siamese Elephants, connected at the trunks.

And here they are completed. It was alot of work for a bit of fun, but I saw it make Linda smile and I'm sure when she gives it to Carol it will bring a smile to her face as well.

Oh yeah and the Snorked Elephants were made using Handy Hands size 20 Lizbeth Thread, Linen Medium # 693.

Happy Tatting, Happy Life.


Today is actually Sunday 2/21 but since I already posted once this morning I'm setting this one to upload during the week. That way your not in shock to hear from me twice in one day.

Sunday, February 21, 2010


My Friend, Flo's Mother recently passed away, so right away I got out my cross patterns and went to work on a couple of them.

Both were made using Yarnplayer's size 50 Nicobar Pigeon HDT.

The first one is from Wendy's Crafty Hands. It is her Split Ring Cross. I don't mind making split rings, so it was quite enjoyable.

The second one is Elizabeth's Lace's Tatted Cross Pattern.

Sorry for the bad quality pictures. They were taken with my camera phone.

Happy Tatting, Happy Life.


Monday, February 15, 2010

One World One Heart Winner

The winner is ........... Why can't I figure out the paste in blogger??

I'm going to have to type out what it says.

I used

Random Interger Generator

Here are your random numbers:


timestamp: 2010-02-15 01:07:54 UTC

161 is L'Helene. Congratulations! Again I'm going to have to type out what she said "How Cute! I have a friend who's mad about geckos, and who's birthday is coming up, this would be perfect for her. Thanks for the chance to win!"

I'm so glad someone won him that will enjoy him, rather than someone who was at my blog for 10 seconds, just long enough to put in a copy and paste response and be on their way.

A special Thank You to Lisa for all of her work to make One World One Heart a success.


Saturday, February 6, 2010

One World One Heart 2010

The creator of this event is Lisa from A Whimsical Bohemian. She said "I created this event in 2007. The original idea behind this giveaway event was to bring bloggers together from around the world who may never ordinarily meet. It closes the gap of the blog community and enables us to interact, discover new and wonderful people and in the process possibly win a prize or many prizes along the way."

If you are new to my site, WELCOME. Please allow me a minute of your time to introduce myself. My name is Bonnie and I currently live in Western NY, but I was born in Minot, ND and lived there for many years before my husband of 26 years brought our family here. I am a crafter at heart, but this blog is mostly related to tatting. I learned this art form in late 2007and I am really enjoying it, as well as the wonderful online tatting community who opened their hearts to me.

For my GiFtaway, I offer up to you "Poppy" a Tatted Gecko. She was shuttle tatted by me especially for this event using an original pattern from Jane, at Tatting and NOT Alot Else!. The thread is LadyShuttleMaker's Spring Poppies size 20 HDT (hand dyed thread).

You don't have to be a blogger to participate in my OWOH GiFtaway, but you must leave a comment on this post and I need to have a way to contact you if you win. I will use a random number thingy to pick the winner on January 15th about 9 PM New York USA time.

Now that I have my giFtaway posted I feel like I can allow myself some time to check out more blogs of the other people who are participating. Sadly I will not be able to visit all of the blogs participating before the event is over, but I have already added a number of new sites to my google reader to follow. (As of this morning there are 1009 sites participating in this event!)

Thank you for stopping by and please visit me again.