Saturday, September 27, 2008

Motifs # 12 & 13 - Earrings

It's been a crazy week getting ready for the Mississippi State Fair. All submissions had to be in by Friday at 5:oo p.m. I actually made it to the fairgrounds with a whole 15 minutes to go. I've been tatting like crazy to get ready, I entered 11 items in the tatting category and 5 in the crochet category. Now to wait for the judging....

It is also my sister's birthday and thanks to Dawn sharing her pattern, I was able to tat these horsehead earrings (she loves anything to do with horses).

These are some earrings ordered by one of the ladies at Church. They're a simple flower pattern in black with a pearl center.

These earrings are motifs 12 & 13.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Motif #11

Just finished another snowflake from "Tatting, Doilies, and Edgings" edited by Rita Weiss; "Lace Elegance motif #1" in Flora #20. This is probably going to be my Christmas gift this year. It's hard to think about planning for it already, but time is rushing by...

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Motifs # 5,6,7,8,9,10 A Tatting Binge

This past weekend was crazy with my being glued to the Weather Channel and CNN watching their coverage of hurricane Gustav. Fortunately, we got off easy compared to Katrina. BUT it did lead to a tatting binge, as long as I'm tatting I can't eat chips or junk food, so I tatted and tatted and tatted (no calories and fun results). I finished several crosses, a collar and am almost done with a handkerchief edging. Here are the crosses, the collar still needs blocking.

Five Star Cross and Hearts & Flowers Cross By Sharon Briggs
DMC Cebelia #20 white (motifs #5 & 6)

"Christina" and "Monica" ( motifs # 7 &8)
Tatted Bookmarks-cross shaped by Lene Bjorn
DMC Cebelia #20 white

"Pernille" and "Maria" (motifs #9&10)
Tatted Bookmarks-cross shaped by Lene Bjorn
DMC Cebelia #20 white and Kreinik Metallic size #8, gold