Sunday, September 23, 2012

nuntium undenonagesimum (89th post) Doodad, doodad! Toshti

Here's what I did with the other doodad.  I loved Jon's Toshti but I especially loved Diane's version of it so I copied what she did.
Not as good as Diane's but I like it!

My sister, the bead wizard, told me there's a bead shop just down the street from where I live.  It has a strange name and I never would have guessed it was a bead shop but sister says there are lots of doodads there!  Wahoo!  I've got so many ideas...

We (my tatting daughters) and I got together with Happy Bluebird (Cindy) yesterday for the first time in a few months.  Oh, did we have fun!  Cindy is one of the nicest people ever and it was wonderful to hear of her travels in Finland.  And it's so wonderful to be able to bounce tatting ideas off another person.    My older daughter started a dragon in Lizbeth Blue Ice and is he ever lovely.  My younger daughter mastered rings, picots and joined her first rings together.  She's quite proud but not as much as her maman!   YD has almost not put her shuttle down (and I had to give her the business to shut off her light last night because she was tatting after lights out!). 

We had tatting club at school last Wednesday and three diehards showed up and two others visited to see what was up.  The diehards are ready to try at patterns.  What suggestions do you have?  No more butterflies, they're tired of those.  One of the tatters is a boy and less interested in flowers and more things like lizards etc.  They're not ready yet for split rings (soon) but rings and chains patterns would be great.

I bet Aunt Rose-E is smiling big, especially about my girls.

17 comments:

  1. Your toshti is beautiful Michelle, I love that shade of purple. Which colour is it?

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    1. It's one of the majestic threads I picked up at IOLI in August. I'll have to look for the number tonight. Want some to try out?

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  2. I too like your motif. and congrats on having daughters who tat. he he on your yd tatting after lights out.
    as for the tatting club.
    I have made a bookmark of a bookworm or snake shape all in rings with a small chain for a head. let me see if I can find the pattern. and a picture for you.

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    1. I found the pattern
      http://www.allcrafts.net/crochetsewingcrafts.htm?url=web.archive.org/web/20000824105730/http://www.domesticarts.com/Patterns/snake.htm

      or the tiny url
      http://tinyurl.com/d8kv5ae

      and there are spider patterns here
      http://www.allcrafts.net/tatting.htm

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    2. Georgia Seitz on BellaOnline has a whole catagory of free animal patterns http://www.bellaonline.com/subjects/8407.asp

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    3. Thank you! The kids will be wild with excitement!

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  3. If these aren't too easy---
    Tatting for Kids from Murray Lincoln

    Snowman
    R 4 - 1 -(large Picot) 1 - 4 (the large picot is the top of his hat)
    R 3 - 12 - 3 (these picots are his arms)

    Teddy Bear
    R 4 - 3 - 4
    R 3 - 6 - 6 – 3

    In #10 thread, they come out pretty well.
    Katie V in NC katie at r-v-r dot com

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    1. They're wonderful! Thanks for sending them!

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  4. Are you kidding? Yours is gorgeous! I love that you've turned it into a bookmark!

    Looks like the next time we'll be in Minnesota will be between Christmas and New Year... any chance there'll be a tatting meeting then? I believe in planning ahead! ;-)

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  5. Don't forget that Jane Eborall has a zoo full of animals on her website - http://www.janeeborall.freeservers.com/Animals.htm.

    Love your bookmark! Great job!

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    1. You're right! I'd forgotten those too!

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  6. Excellent motif and bookmark. It's fun to see all these variations!

    It's wonderful that your daughters are interested in tatting, even after 'light's out'! Good luck with your students. I'm sure you'll find some cute patterns to keep them interested!

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  7. Beautiful pattern with your doodad,
    May I make a suggest with Christmas around the corner snowflakes for their Christmas trees, or bookmarks. My grand daughter wants animal patterns but I don't think she's ready for some of them so I have suggested she does some roses and snowflakes.
    Congratulations on your daughters learning tatting and your school group.
    Margaret

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    1. Christmas- now that's brilliant. Wonder if there's an easy tree somewhere...

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  8. Me parece precioso y además cada una tiene su propio estilo.Mis felicitaciones.Besos.

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  9. J'aime beaucoup votre carré marque pages!!!!

    Merveilleux que vos filles travaillent la frivolité..C'est super!!

    Amitiés

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  10. You did a great job on the doodad bookmark.

    It's great that you have daughters that learned to tat! And to be able to get with Cindy also - how wonderful.

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gratias maximas- it's wonderful to hear what you have to say!