Thursday, October 18, 2012

nuntium nonagesimum quartum (94th post) Tat-along complete

I'm mostly happy with this.  One of the Minnesota Tat-alongs is complete.  I think I prefer some of the others I've seen in variegated threads.  It seems like the pattern and negative spaces show more.
motif #12
I made those clovers with split rings.  I'm pretty pleased with how they turned out.

I even managed front side, back side on this one.
Lizbeth dark purple and white, size 20.

Yep, I like it.   Thank you, Jon!

Latin for today:  caput meum mihi dolet = I have a headache.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

nuntium nonagesimum tertium (93rd post) The knot does not care how it is made

I just wanted to share these pictures of very young hands tatting.  These are my tatting die-hards who meet after school on Wednesdays for our tatting club.
We're working on Tatting Patty's snowflake.

Look how he winds for a chain!  I want to "correct" this but I know he'll find his own way.  Besides,  his tatting is great!  The knot does not care how it is made, right?

This week we oohed and aahed over West Pine's tatting kits (have you see these, they're lovely!)

They love my La Cossette shuttles, not only because they're so gorgeous but also because of the bobbin.  I'm hoping to get them each one of the new production ones.  (Wish I could do La Cossette's!)

It's just so fun to see their tatting and excitement.  I was thinking of what to work on next.  Does anyone know where I can get a copy of Patty Duff's mini-tats?

And I've been working on Frivole'Quatrain again- it's such a pleasing pattern to tat.

Monday, October 15, 2012

nuntium nonagesimum secundum (92nd post) Tat-ilicious HDT

That Jess!, she is so clever and kind.  She asked me what my favorite colors were and then created a colorway of it!  I feel so honored that she would do that.  Then she said I could name it too.
 The pressure was on to have a Latin name but it just said "Purple Mountain Majesty" to me.  Even the song played in my head.

Jess!  sent me size 40 and 100, two of my favorites and I made Irene Woo's butterfly heart with it.
blurry iPad picture, guess what I learned here...
Then when my sister stopped by to take my tatting to sell, she wanted to take it too.  I went to snap a picture and put it on my blooming rosemary bush and it entirely disappeared.  Perhaps I misnamed it, maybe it should be Rosemary Bush.
It's like the kids' game, can you spot the tatted heart in the picture?

Latin for today:  Rosmarinus = rosemary (which literally means sea dew)