Wednesday, 6 October 2010


I was asked by a friend to do a puppy quilt for her friend. I gave her a couple of puppy pictures but she was not OK with them, came back with this one. I had to enlarge it a lot . It is hand sewn. using blanket stitch.

Friday, 1 October 2010


Charnwood tatting day is 16 October. We have a project table ,this year it's tatted baskets, here are a couple I've done. One is the seahorse dragon doily pattern, but I've missed one section out to create a basket, the other is Jane's wedding favour basket. Both are worked with Lizbeth thread one 20 and one 10. I have just started using Lizbeth thread and love working with it, also love that if you do happen to do a ring wrong its easy to undo, much better than Altin basak. Think it's a bit more silkier and so slides more.

Monday, 20 September 2010


Having a look at a gardening book the other day i found a picture of a clematis. an idea come to me to try and design a clematis flower and this is what i did. The ends a slightly rounded up. Have enclosed a picture of said flower from the book.(sorry about flash ). I had some hand dyed variegated blue thread kicking around think its a 50 but don't know who by.Please leave a comment on how i did as I'm only just starting to design bits.

Thursday, 16 September 2010

Hi folks not been here for a while but have still been tatting. here's a few bits that i've done.

Friday, 13 August 2010

Victats bear heart

Today i visited Victats blog and found a wonderful heart pattern.I have added beads and used a heart shaped bead, only took half an hour to tat. She used a bear bead.

Wednesday, 4 August 2010

Breast cancer horse shoe

The other day i saw Tats a cool challenge blog she has made many horse shoe's for a wedding.she could not stop,even did one for a friend who has breast cancer i thought this was a good idea as another tatting friend has just had the news her breast cancer has returned after eight years.

I decided i just had to do a little one ,hope you like it.I'm shore my friend will wear this one and know I'm thinking of her.

Tuesday, 3 August 2010

Larks head knot

A couple of days ago while blog cruising i heard on Gina's blog about a Larks head knot. I first heard about this when i started tatting. When i asked people about this no one knew what it was. I did my best with a lock join. Now i have the info i have re-tatted the heart using the knot. I have not got the little blob of second colour. Go and have a look at her blog (threads of a tatting goddess) and follow the link. I'll use this on many projects in future.
The pattern is derivative of heartsy by
Teri Dusenbury and done by BJ tats.

Sunday, 1 August 2010

Anniversary vase.

Hello again, sorry i have not posted any thing recently.Have been on jollies to isle of wight.

I did a small amount of large project i talked about but i don't like it so I'm going to start again. I bought the ring of tatters new anniversary book , has some lovely patterns. I did enjoy making this little vase and flowers from the book it was done especially for the 30 anniversary by Abby fisher-small. I used Lizbeth 10 for the vase and altin basak 50 for the flowers. I'm really pleased how the vase turned out using variegated thread. It is a bit fiddly but that helped keeping my mind of the bad news i had from my son(25), we think his cancer has returned and he was doing so well. Will find out 18Th august. happy tatting everyone.

Wednesday, 30 June 2010


Yesterday the post man deliver a parcel. i jumped for joy on opening it. Inside was a letter to say i had won the Ring of tatters competition and a box containing the shuttle i had won.

They had printed a pattern and you could do what you wanted, as long as you could still see the pattern. I added beads to the main part,then did just the center part again with beads, did quiet a few Josephine rings for the very center, used a leaf pattern by Rosemarie Peel and a stem and joined it all together.added a broach pin at the back and hay presto a winning design was born.The shuttle is fantastic and I'm over the moon can't stop smiling.yipeeeeeeeeeeeee.Hope you like them to.

Monday, 28 June 2010

arrived by post

Yippee my new book arrived today a bit late but never mind. Tatted ladies contains 12 patterns of ladies all in there finery. The parcel also had 4 lots of thread ,sweet peppermint,over the rainbow,blue raspberry,berry punch, i wonder what I'll use these on.

Have done some tatting but not a lot as i have gone back to work after knee op.

I visited my husbands old aunt and gave her a piece of tatting which she then asked for a large doily, I'm doing Eunice by Lyn Morton as its quick and easy.

This weekend See's me of to isle of wight, have lined up a couple of project's for this time, more about them at a later date.

So here's hopeing the sun still keeps shinning for a couple of weeks yet.

Sunday, 20 June 2010

three bits

Hi, have been busy doing a quilt needed urgent(sorry no picture).
Have done Jon's butterfly,only takes 15Min's and is so cute.
Have been playing with a self cover button not bad for first attempt. Five more to play with.
Had a idea going round in my head for a few weeks for a bag dangle(still needs some work) but still like this one. sorry you cannot see from the picture but ithas a row of split rings down the middle.
Well knee is much improved so back to work tomorrow for just two weeks, then two weeks on Isle of Wight in the caravan and lots more tatting,wine,beer ,good food and good friends company.

Wednesday, 9 June 2010


A big thank you to Maureen who commented on Jane's site on Monday about kumihimo. I had not heard of this, so looked it up on the web. Thought i would like a go, so looked and found the things needed for sale. No English sites and what a price for some thing's i only would use a few times. Went away and thought about it and came up with what you see. Yes a bit of cardboard and the use of a protractor.Found a site that gave a tutorial. well I'm pleased with the result just needed to go shopping tomorrow for the findings. I can see some tatting being added at some point when i get the hang of it.

Saturday, 5 June 2010

All creatures great and small

Today i can show you a piece of tatting i did earlier this year. Today was Risley tatting day. They hold a competition this year, it was all creatures great and small. I had been tatting the zoo book marks and got my idea from them. Hope you enjoy my Elephant and Mouse. I have been asked to wright up the pattern for the Ring Of Tatters magazine. YES I WON. HOOORAY.

Wednesday, 2 June 2010

The owl family

Have been asked to tat some bugs and birds for the next project of Charnwood arts.They are knitting leaves and plan to make a tree. So far have done a bee and these wonderful owls. I have looked at this pattern several times but looked hard to do, now felt the time was right. Oh why Oh why did i wait. Its fantastic well done Jane Ebroll on this pattern it was wonderful to tat. Have sat in sun and got burnt legs as i did not want to stop and go in doors.

They were so good looking i thought they deserved to have a good setting for the photo shoot. What do you think?

Thursday, 27 May 2010


Today i got to take the photo's at Charnwood museum in town. They have on display some lovely pockets, made of different mediums, and by all ages. The royal Victoria and Albert museum in London has arranged that they can go on display there later this year and then be put in there vaults for the future. I had the pleasure of being asked to join in so mine has tatting on it. Each pocket tells a story, as you see mine is" ring a ring a roses". During the plague it was said if you kept roses in a pocket and smelt it you would not get the plague. The one with pants on brought back memories of school days.

Sunday, 23 May 2010

seahorse earings

Well with the sun shining all day yesterday and husband and friend putting up new fence out front. I sat in garden and had a go at some thing i have wanted to do for ages. Seahorse earrings (pattern by Jane E ),bit fiddly as i used some thin thread (long staple 30/3ply cotton) had also wanted to use these pretty pastel pearl beads. Going to wear them today as going out to steam train museum. Got to keep old man happy.

Saturday, 22 May 2010

Three bits

Well the sun has come out to play, love sitting in garden tatting.

Again Jane E has been my inspiration. I could not find any curtain rings so next tryed Bojangles jewelry/bead shop. yes had rings but not solid but superglue fixed that,and only silver as you see. Also two sizes. Price was 10p/15p. Did not brake the bank!! The thread i used is 50 altin basak. Loved working the pattern. Think I'll make lots and give away to friends at Christmas i may have enough if i start now.
PS have not done lock chain before ,loved how the two colours worked.

Tuesday, 18 May 2010


Have been working on this sheep for a few days. Got there after many trys. Hope my friend likes it. I'm well but have to rest my knee more as it keeps swelling.

What do i tat next? Waiting on heathers book ladies in my life!!!

Wednesday, 12 May 2010


Again Jane came up trumps with a pattern i liked. Slightly changed the bottom butterfly. Have made it into a birthday card for a colleges 60th . She is just going to love it. Took it to work for her party, it was strange being there while on the sick.

Saturday, 8 May 2010

Have added this even that its not finnished, but just seen a simlar pendant on marty's blogg.Hope to finnish it tomorrow.

another set

Sat this morning doing randam tatting no pattern in mind. Turned out a heart. And another set was made for the necklace.

started another project this afternoon, had done 4 repeats before i realised i'd done it wrong, so wasted a afternoon tatting. It's useing black thread so can't retat tonight , but have just started long term project so i'll work on that.

Friday, 7 May 2010

In April i went to n.e.c found a jewelry stall with these necklace ring's. Didn't know what i would do with the one i bought. The other day i decided to tat over it so i could do several tat objects, and as i wanted.This is the first. Watch this space for more. Have used a pattern by Kersti. She wanted comments, but can't find her on a recent blog. Any help?

Tuesday, 4 May 2010


Sorry not been here much ,had to do housework before an op on my knee. Op was to clean it out as i have condition that make it painful and can't walk to long, not good when on your feet all day at work. Oh well now have 6/12 weeks at home.

A friend at work was chatting on face book and happened to say she challenged me to do a meercat, little did she know that i knew Jane had already done a pattern, so i said good as done. This was on Sunday teatime. Well i went for the pattern and to my surprise not one but two meercats arrived . Hope she likes them, didn't like doing the block work kept getting lost in the pattern, but I'm pleased at how they turned out.

Friday, 23 April 2010


Spring has come to Loughborough, at work we had a delivery of eleven eggs which we watched hatch, then watched the antics of the chicks for a week .Oh what fun.

Another birthday card made, Peacock by Dianna Stevens . The cross is one i found done on carols blog and looked so nice had to have a go myself. SORRY PICTURES WRONG WHY ROUND

Sunday, 18 April 2010


Well what a wonderful week end we have just had, lots of sun. Started this little friend for a birthday card on friday. Have really enjoyed sitting in the garden tatting. Yet again its a Jane pattern. I used Lizbeth thread col 145/20 I had no problems useing this tread.

Monday, 12 April 2010

maizey daisy cow

Have spent a lot of time today doing this wonderful cow by Jane Eborall. what a cutie face she has. Its mainly made up with split rings. oh what a wonderful lady jane is with her patterns.

Wednesday, 7 April 2010


H i everyone just a quick up date as i have to go work. Found a little pattern on another blog can't remember how's. The pattern belongs to Jeanne Lugert. its lovely to do if you like split rings. I have been doing it while waiting for my son to have a pet scan at hospital. You can talk and tat. The green bit is a pattern by rosemarie peel.

Friday, 2 April 2010

Gauge and hook

Thanks Carol for your comment on size of my picots. I'll let you into a little secret these are my favorit it tools i use when i tat. The hook is a cut down .4 crochet hook, and the picot gauge is a cocktail stick. I constantly use them as i sit in my chair to tat,both are on ribbon that just rest's nicely on my tum and i don't keep loosing them. Ido prefer to see nicely made same, size picots in my work. You can get some really nice picot gauges off the internet.

Thursday, 1 April 2010

red black and gold

here's one i did earlier, sorry but been working a lot looking after the oldies, its a pattern by be-stiched it was spread over 4 months. they do a free pattern every month and is worth joining up.go have a look.

Tuesday, 23 March 2010


just for carol here's one i made earlier (aprox 6yrs)
klick on picture to enlarge

Monday, 22 March 2010

I ordered some tread from tatskool hand dyed thread when it arrived it came with a small amount as a free-bee, Rainbow 'lite' Sweet shop 60. I found a Easter pattern by Erin Holloway BUNNY TRIM. I did this tonight and have made it into a card. Looks good yes.

Tuesday, 16 March 2010

shamrock wreath

Well as you can see i have tatted all day to finnish Shamrock wreath, can you see the mistake.Yes there is one, but i had done to much to reverse tat. Working with eight shuttles is hard work but has got me ready to start the tatting piece in ring of tatters magazine. Have included it pinned out, have seen many pieces that have not had this done and yes you can tell.
HOPE by sherry pence. what a lovely butterfly i did rush itand am now doing it again to get it right.