Friday, 28 December 2012

Well Christmas is over, still working, going to finish the edge of this mat as have found an edge that will fit with a bit of jiggling. The one that it come's with I just can't get it to fit(old pattern). My daughter Francesca has bought me OCCHI Schiffchenspitze Frivolite for Christmas but I must finish a couple of U.F.O'S first.

Monday, 24 December 2012

Well at last have finished my Tat-a-long that Tat-a-Renda has been running. Christmas got in the way . I have changed the edge slightly as have run out of time. The clovers on edge are meant to be added to two rings bt missed them out and went straight into the clovers.See Jon's blog to see how it should look.

Saturday, 22 December 2012

Tyto Alba

This is me showing off my Brothers and s-i-laws Christmas present I made.They have just bought a narrow boat and are going to call it Tyto Alba (Barn Owl) in latin. My s-i-law Margaret is mad about Owls. I thought this was a good present for them both to use on the boat. Apron and oven mitts.

Thursday, 20 December 2012

Had fun over the last year starting in January making 30 of Jane's Christmas tree,s. I have given them to family and friends, they always like what I make at this time of year. I even made a Christmas card of this picture and sent it to her. Think I'll try doing the button snow flakes for next year.

Sunday, 16 December 2012

Oh what a Christmas exchange I had from Trayna, Look at all the things beads, thread, fudge, books, rings,shuttle ,doodads. Going to keep me busy in the new year. Some Fab patterns in the books. Love the book mark she had made. Big thank you Trayna.

Friday, 16 November 2012


Not done any more to Gingerbread Boy , why not ,well I have been asked for a door stop draft excluder.
Many years ago my mum and her friend made over 900 of these Cat's and raised funds for the church. We kids sat for hours cutting up foam to stuff them. Collected stone's from every where(especially building sites). Ate lots of birds custard to get the tins, to put the stones in.
I Half remembered what the pattern looked like and have come up with something very near. I'm very pleased with how it's turned out.

Monday, 5 November 2012

Mistake big time

WELL spot the mistake. I was tatting this last night while watching tv. The light was not good and I used the wrong colour thread never mind will mix and match the rest of him.

Saturday, 3 November 2012

Tat a long

Well here's the body of my Gingerbread boy. I have joined Ambitterous'es Tat-along. I have alway's wanted to tat this pattern by Gina the tatting goddess. I had started this last week before I knew about the tat-along but I found a fault and the scissors came out. Well here goes again better luck this time I hope.

Monday, 29 October 2012

I used this as my tatting for the Charnwood project  Diamond jubilee. I used Lizbeth thread with a thin glitter thread. The picture does not show how the crystals shine. The pattern I slightly changed is Charity from Tatting Patterns and Design.

Saturday, 27 October 2012

Well heaven has another great left handed tatters. This is my very good friend Karen Sutton who lost her fight  with lots of Illnesses on October 11th aged just 53 . Going to miss the made tatting challenges we set each other.
At Charnwood tatting day we had a memorial table with the two set pieces she had tatted.

Wednesday, 24 October 2012

Charnwood Tatters were very sad that one of there members had died just a week before there open day. We but a table with a couple of bits that Karen had tatted for the day out and people but a cross of remembrance if they wished.
 The competition was a cross ,we asked for extra crosses that will be donated to a church, oh what beautiful crosses we had as you can see below..
 Our summer project was the Queens diamond jubilee what lovely tatting.
We had a wonderful day with Tatting and design in attendance for us to get our supply's. Lot's of yummy cakes with our tea's and coffee.

Monday, 17 September 2012

Have just finished this wonderful pattern by Laura Bobay, have never used woolly cotton thread before. I'm very pleased with how it's turned out.

Saturday, 8 September 2012

Found these in a second hand shop yesterday. Only payed 25p for all of them. What a find.

Friday, 7 September 2012

Hobby horse

This pattern is no-longer in print. It is by Pam Palmer and taken from Tatting Treats Two.

Tuesday, 4 September 2012

I was looking though my patterns and came across this, as I had some HDT just waiting to be used I just had to do tat. I cannot remember where I got this thread but it's size 80 and the pattern called for 40.Love the colour.  It was just right to sit watching TV and tatting last night.

Saturday, 1 September 2012


Lace-lovin Librarian held a give away of DooDads, well I just had to join in.
 Diane sent two Doodads. I started with this pencil drawing and turned it into the try out below.
 From this I got these ear rings, I used Altin basak in this colour to go with my new dress,go's well I think. Have done picture below so you can see the tatting easyer.

Tuesday, 21 August 2012

OH what a joy to tat

 This is Jane Eboralls Friendship Braclet. OH how EASY this is to tat. Four shuttles and all beads on shuttles.
This little chap I made yesterday for my s-i-laws Birthday. Bought the bits from NEC craft weekend back in March. Lovely and she loved him aspecialy as I made him.

Sunday, 19 August 2012

Mother's day heart

Started this at lunch time finished by bedtime. Thinking of putting it on the back of this 8 pocket bag?
This pattern is Jon's Mothers day heart and I've used Lizbeth thread 40.The centre is a Daisy picot ring never done one before so have learn't something new as well.

Sunday, 12 August 2012

 This is just for Sally, I made it up as a Christmas tree just to see how it would look.
 It's a bracelet by MONEDIDO that I found on a Facebook page. Has also been on Intatters back in 2011.

Saturday, 11 August 2012

What am I

Well I've been busy. This is 15" long and has 59 centre rings. I use a 3" bit of flower wire as a gauge for the picots. Look at tomorrows post to see it finished.

Thursday, 9 August 2012

Just a little bit that I'm working on at present. It is a bit boring  doing repeat after repeat. I'm also sewing an other baby quilt. The sun has come for a visit in the midlands so the garden needs so work to.

Saturday, 4 August 2012

Finished sewing this last night. It's for my son's friend who was so good to him while he was going through chemo for N.H.Lymphoma. There is a mix of pattern's from Inga Madson ,Pam Palmer and Jane Eborall. How do you like the hedgehog which is the same pattern as the owl (Janes) and the mouse just turned side ways and a bit added for head (Pams). Please enlarge for a good look. Each animal has a little something extra.

Thursday, 2 August 2012

It is round, but took photo on my leg. Well here's round three and it's finished. Tatting fool found out that it's Nancy Tracy's Mum's Pink doily. I have loved the challenge and only looked at the pattern after I had finished. Diane(Lace-lovin' librarian) and I  have both done it slightly different and different to the pattern but they all look the same.
Row1  8rings R4-4-4-4 RW
                     ch4-2-2-2-2-4 RW

Row2 clover R 8-6vsp2
                    R2+6-8 RW
                    ch4-2-2-2-2-4 RW
                    R4+2-2-2-2-4 RW

Row3 two shuttles R4-4+4-4 RW
                             ch4 SS
                             R4vlp2-2-2-2-2-2-2-vlp4 SS
                            ch4 RW
                             R4+4+4-4 RW
                            ch4 SS
                            R4+4-4vlp4 SS
                            ch4 RW

Wednesday, 1 August 2012

Well round three finished, I've left it out of focus as it needs blocking. So come back tomorrow and all will be revealed. I used Altin Basak. Had to start this round three times as it just did not want to lay flat.

Tuesday, 31 July 2012

Round two done. Now round three looks a bit difficult do I do string or chain?????

Monday, 30 July 2012

This is the first round of Tatting Fools challenge.Watch this spare for round 2 and 3.

Sunday, 29 July 2012

Daisies and clover doily

Daisies and Clover doily by Emma Crew (2001). I used Lizbeth 40 Falling leaves and Christmas. Have enjoyed tatting these 4 rounds.It measure 4 1/2".

Wednesday, 25 July 2012

Well another baby quilt done. Love making up my own designs. Don't like all the hand sewing. This is for a friend at work. Bought the material last Friday so I've busy.

Tuesday, 24 July 2012

This is Jane Eboall's Christmas tree decoration. Lizbeth20 unnamed test thread. Hanging on my garden Christmas tree in the middle of a sunny July day. Love making it.Split chain length with lots of beads.

Saturday, 21 July 2012

Ear ring's

Yesterday I found a picture on Cu drag de la Maria's blog of a pair of ear ring's. I did not know what to take to Charnwood tat afternoon. So this is my take of said ear rings.

Thursday, 19 July 2012

Well Jane Eborall posted this pattern this am . Well I'm sitting here recovering so just had to have a go. Took approx 1 hour. Used Lizbeth 20 Island Breeze.

Wednesday, 18 July 2012

Another U.F.O finished.Started these last year. Pattern is Jon's Quantiesque Snowflake. Lizbeth 40. Blue Ice on Lime egg, Rainbow Taffy on Teal egg and Sea Island on Lilac egg.

Saturday, 14 July 2012

This a update on yesterdays post. I used size 20 and can see the Catherine wheel joins.               Bonnie I got Jane's sheet on Catherine wheel join. It was easy to follow as it's in colour I'm sure you would manage to tat this pattern.

Friday, 13 July 2012


Bought this Pdf pattern by Joelle Paulson. Used lizbeth 40. Have learnt how to do Catherine wheel joins. Need to practice so doing it again but in size 20, will be able to see stitches better. I'm enjoying all the tatting I'm doing while recovering surgery.

Monday, 9 July 2012

Needs blocking but this is what I did tonight. I found a picture of a cross by Julie Patterson, NO pattern. I have change it and added to it. Not a bad out come.

Sunday, 8 July 2012

Marja finished

 Well I got the last round finished last night. I used basak50.It measures 6 1/4 inches square. The photo above is not blocked.
Now it's blocked and you can see why sometimes you need to do this.
Marja was designed by Jon while his wife was dying from Lung Cancer aged only 52.

Saturday, 7 July 2012

One more round to go, may have it done by bedtime today. NO rain so far bit cloudy at times but the sun is out. May get on swing in garden.
Thing's are now getting back to ?normal on the recovery side. No longer black and blue.
Hope you all have a good day.    

Friday, 6 July 2012


This is the start of a square doily I'm working on at present.I found it on bella on line site, it's by wanadoo/ tatslife. May get it done soon as its raining cats and dogs here in the midlands so can't go out.