Friday, October 31, 2014

Yippee! Motifs 24 and 25, I'm finished!

I tatted both of these ornaments from Monica Hahn's Christmas book.  Can't see the sparkles too well in this picture.  Made with size 10 Aunt Lydia's metallic gold.  Really love these. Hoping to make a bunch for gifts/to sell.

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Where has she been? And Motifs 21, 22, and 23

What happened to the Renulek tutorial, you ask?  ARGH!  I ran out of beads and stopped working on it.  I can't get more of the same beads, and it's just sickening.  Disheartened.  Put it in the drawer with the other UFOs (unfinished objects).

Never fear, intrepid tatters.  I haven't given up on the art, just moved to a different project.  Or two, or three...

Jan Stawasz doily from Robotke magazine, Renulek summer doily ALMOST finished round 9
Not content to muck up my Renulek, I also bungled the Stawasz doily.

On the many medallions, I joined them on the arms directly across from each other, which is not as written.  Although I checked the pattern over and over again, I still managed to do it W.R.O.N.G.  I was super super upset and put this in the drawer for several days as well, but now I've added row 4 and calling it done--saving the medallion chain for something else.  I'll start the doily over again shortly.

These snowflakes are from Vida Sunderman's book.  Ginny Weathers requested blue snowflakes for an exchange I participated in, and they turned out so nice, icy blue with matching beads.

This hedgehog from Be-Stitched was also made for an exchange.

So the snowflakes and the hedgehog are the next 3 items I'm counting in the 25 motif challenge.  I haven't yet decided if I will count my doilies only once complete or separate new elements I learn in them as different motifs.  We shall see.

Also making Teri Dusenbury's pineapple doily, called Forever Young, in progress.  I'm nearly finished with it--here's a picture from early stages.  Teri has generously given most of her patterns to us on her blog, so be sure to check it out (link above).

Non-tatting: finished Susan's monkey!