Sunday, February 13, 2011

Angels in the Snow

About a month or so ago I was blog surfing as I do a lot now to find new Tatting patterns along with helpful hints from everyone out there.  I found the Angles in the Snow Pattern by Miranda Rensberger  I loved the pattern along with reason she made the pattern and was selling it.  I work in the Medical Field and this is away for me to give back so I just had to have the pattern.  After sitting on pins and needles making Abigal and liked the end result I decided that I needed something else to give me a push.  I can only really do chains and rings at his point I decided that next would be the Self-Closing Mock Ring.  Hmmm found one blog on this and still had to scratch my head and say hmmm I just didn't understand.  I had to enlist some help from a wonderful friend that inspired me in tatting.  Wanda was so kind to show me step by step in picture's how to do a SCMR.  I have to sit today and give it a try and see how things go.  I wanted to share what I have done so far.  I had to mark my shuttles with numbers so I didn't have an absent minded moment as I sometimes end up having when I get busy.

I have choose the Handy Hands, Lizbeth - Ocean Turquoise Lt - # 658 for this pattern.     

Package in the Mail

Well Thursday after work I came home to a box sitting on my bed with my son sitting beside it with keys in hand to open MY package.  So between the 2 of us we tore into the box to take a look......  This is what came in my Handy Hands box. 

My new books are Tea is for Tatting by Martha Ess and Complete book for Tatting my Rebecca Jones.  

This picture won't flip as I have tried for the last hour.

~ A pack of Clover Tatting Shuttles - In Pastel Colors
~ Lizabeth Treads in the following colors
  ~ Salmon Med - 628
  ~ Turquoise Lt - 662
  ~ Juicy Watermelon - 156
  ~ Country Grape Swril - 140
  ~ Rainbow Taffy - 153
  ~ Country Purple Lt - 631
  ~ Country Grape Lt - 636
  ~ Navy Blue - 654
  ~ Spring Green - 680
  ~ Mocha Brown Dk - 692
  ~ Mountain Breeze - 134
  ~ White (x2) - 601
~ 2 Mini Hook Sets
~ Picot Gauge and Tatting Needle Size

I have several things in mind to start working on with all these new colors that I just got.  I was able to spend a little bit of time looking at the books and WOW.  It is going to be so much fun! 


Thursday, February 10, 2011

Tatted Bookmark

I decided that I have to have a few projects going at once as I am sure many other people do as well.  My ADD kicked in.  I decided that I wanted to attempt to make a bookmark as well.  I have the one side done and did the end now to do the first ring following the turn.  Hmmmm this I might have to save for a day that I have a little more brain power to sit and look at it before it gets all closed up.

I am using the one and only Lizbeth from Handy Hands Size 20.  Azalea Med - 620 and Purple Dk - 633.  I love the colors together and can't wait to get the project complete. 

The pattern came from the Learn to Tat (with Interactive DVD) by Janette Baker. 


Well I started my First Tatting project on Sunday 1/30/2011.  I was very happy with my progress thus far.  After only having 1 Tatting lesson.  For the next several days I was looking all over Blogs to Figure out the next stitch group that I had to do.  I decided to get some other thread out and give it a shot before I did the "real thing" and well it just didn't want to work.  I decided at that point to put on my big girl pants and give it my best.  I was so excited I got it on the first try :)  Yeah for me.  So I continued to work on it for the next several days as time allowed.  As I am not a big sports fan I decided that Super Bowl Sunday was going to be the day that I finshed Abigail.  With my head held high I showed my family and they liked it.  I began to email and text message everyone that I finshed my first project!  I got a lot of good jobs, way to go, thats amazing, wow.  I am going to share this with the cyber world, please everyone I have a lot more to learn and things to improve on. 

I had emailed Fox and shared the picture of my tatted project.  She had very kinds words to say about my project.  She asked to share my story and picture on her blog as well and I agreed.  I was able to read the kind comments that people left on her blog.  The Color that I used was Handy Hands - 130 - Island Breeze.    Thank you all for your kinds words.  
Here is my second attempt at Abigail since I finshed the last one on Sunday.  I am using Lizbeth Size 20 thread, from Handy Hands as my bank book is going broke from ordering all kinds of yummy threads from there.  The color is 119 - Jelly Bean.