Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Is That Giraffes I See?

In April I started helping my friend Peggy learn to tat. Maybe I should say I helpED my friend Peggy learn to tat. She's doing a fabulous job and I'm very proud of her.

I'm pretty sure she's caught the tatting bug, let me tell you why I think so.

  • She has more shuttles then she can use at any given time and carries the new ones around ever where she goes.... still in their packages.

  • Last Friday she placed a Handy Hands order and ordered MORE shuttles .... different kinds and colors .... a book and 10+ spools of Lizabeth threads.

  • She has already visited Etsy and scored some lovely HDTs, some she gifted to me!!

  • She has spent hours searching the internet for patterns and probably just as many hours looking thru the books I loaned her.
How would I know all of this? I know because she can no longer carry her "portable" craft in a little ziplock baggie or coin purse, she's graduated to a large bag with giraffes on it.

Last Thursday I noticed the giraffe bag, next I noticed the giraffe on her necklace. Humm giraffes, is there a pattern here? Then Friday I went to her office on a work related matter and I noticed there were giraffes every where. How did I miss this ? So giraffes it is then.

Tomorrow I am leaving home for a week, but rather then spend the weekend preparing to be away from home, I spent it tatting giraffes to make Peg a fabric postcard.

They are made with Tatskool's Antique Bronze HDT, using the pattern from my autographed copy (*smile*) of Martha Ess' More Critters on the Block.

Tat On!


Monday, June 20, 2011


I tatted some earrings for a swap I was in, using a pattern from Free Tatting Patterns.

Mary at Peachtree Cottage turned me onto that website and pattern. Thank you, Mary.

Tat On!


Monday, June 13, 2011

Fabric Postcard with Tatting

A few weeks ago a friend from work, Patricia, found some old tatting shuttles at a garage sale for me, to thank her I made this fabric postcard.

The dachshund was originally made here, I just never got around to finishing it into the postcard. I think it turned out pretty cute. Since Patricia, has a dachshund she will be very pleased I'm sure.

*Blogger still won't let me stay signed on to leave comments on any blog posts. I've cleaned out, cleared out, reset passwords, any and everything I can think of to do. Any one else have any ideas that may work?

Tat On!


Saturday, June 4, 2011


Recently I was in 2 different bookmark exchanges, the first at The Tatting Forums and the second at InTatters.

I wanted to work on Rachael Mohler's Flower Bookmark, so this was a good opportunity for me to give it a try. The first attempt was pitiful, but the second try I got the hang of it. So I went to my HDT collection and picked out a very mild green and equally mild blue. They worked up beautifully together.

They are done in size 30 HDT, dyed by Crochet4u2Dye4.

Some of us on the forum had a time with how to make the twisted tassel, I know I sure did, so Rachael was kind enough to make a video on it which can be found here.

On a different note, I'm having a hard time with blogger. It lets me sign in but not leave a comment. It is my understanding that others are having this problem too, any idea how to fix it?

Tat On!


* Diane's suggestion didn't work for me, I tried to comment on my own post and after 8 times of signing in I got no where and came here to leave this instead.... grrr * Nothing new no updates to computer, internet explorer, nothing.