Friday, July 22, 2016

I pinned the design out just to see

If I tat the next round correctly I hope the suncatcher
will look like this to give more space to it!!  :)
Happy tatting!!  :)

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Redesign done

Well, my redesign worked(for me anyway).
Now, all I have to do is figure out how to 
design the next round and join it to the 
ring.....working on that!!  :)
Happy tatting!!  :)

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Working on the suncatcher gift

I started thinking this design in the other with 
picots on the long chains toward the ring so that I could 
join the tatting to the ring, but then I decided I really 
liked it better in this direction and started tatting along.
Well....just so you know, it's no longer being tatted.  I 
forgot to clearly think through these very heavy glass 
beads and what gravity does.  So...they look fabulous 
when at the top, but! at the sides they sag, and at the 
bottom they flop out to the front or the back.
 So....I cut it out and will think it over again.
But...when I cut the design off the beads it curled 
some and gave me a design I like and hope to use 
somewhere else.  :)
Happy tatting!!!  :)

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

More work accomplished!!

Well, I have that next round done and the flowers 
attached.  Now to figure out the next round and 
more heavy glass beads!  :)

Happy tatting!!!
Hope you are getting your Christmas tatting in!  :)

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Some progress....and thinking.....

Finally made progress on the Mystery Doily again! 
But, it has already been put away cuz' someone is on 
his way home.  I sure hope to get this done in time 
for Christmas!!!
 And, I am thinking more flowers for the next round 
and then more glass ovals for the final round, but 
I am learning that it's hard to decide what to do next!!
**the colors are showing up better today!!
Happy tatting and have a wonderful day!!!  :)

Monday, July 11, 2016

Side tracked to another Christmas Secret

Ok.....The Mystery Doily for my hubby has been on
hold.  I will try to work on it tonight and some 
tomorrow, but I have to be careful cuz' he could
come home any time(frustrating).
So....I have this gift for my best friend, Doris.  It 
is a one of a kind large suncatcher.  The brass type
ring is 8 inches across.  The center flower type 
bead is acrylic and it's orange.  The oval type 
beads are a darker orange and they are heavy 
glass beads.  The thread is size 20 Lizbeth 
Falling Leaves.
I tatted this center part yesterday.
 Here is a close-up.  
 And I just finished tatting the second round today.
These two sections were inspired by Mary Konior's 
Carnival motif in Tatting with Visual Patterns.
 And here is a close-up.  This is a total challenge 
to tat with such heavy beads and floppiness(new 
word).  The center flower bead actually is free to 
rotate in the center(except when the tatting gets 
in the way.  It will not lie flat due to the thickness 
of the oval glass beads, but I don't think that will 
matter when stretched and attached to the ring.
Well, I guess I had better try to make more progress 
on that doily, there's only 167 days left till Christmas!
Happy tatting everyone!!!  :)