Tuesday 29 December 2009

December 2009 Giveaway goes to . . . . .

Tsuru has chosen. M, please send me your contact details and I will send the little tatted frame to you ASAP. Thank you to HJ, Julie and Val for participating. Tsuru has not tire of her 'new' spot. She is catnapping here at this very moment after the 'pick the winner' routine.

Friday 25 December 2009

Merry Christmas 2009

Merry Christmas! I am spending this Christmas with family. I hope you are too.

This tatted tree slants perhaps due to the blocking or it could be due to the different types of thread that I used. But I thought this would be an appropriate tatting for today.

Wednesday 23 December 2009

Duet by Mary Konior

This is Mary Konior's pattern called Duet on pg 13 of Tatting with Visual Patterns. I tatted this for Dr Z to thank him for all that he has done (MK#5). Done in Flora Cotton threads size 20 in colour #227.

Monday 21 December 2009

December 2009 Giveaway

This little tatting will frame a lovely photo. Measures approx. 2.25 x 2.25 inches . I tatted this pattern last month. It was the second pattern which I tatted from Mary Konior's book. This was tatted using a Perle Cotton #8 GT thread.
This is this month's giveaway from Umi and Tsuru's blog. If you would like a chance to win this, just leave a comment by 28 Dec 2009 and check back after that.

Saturday 19 December 2009

Tsuru on the laundry basket

This is darling Tsuru lounging on the laundry basket on top of my pair of jeans. When she finds a favourite spot, it's hers for a couple of weeks. She sleeps there a lot. If she is there, Umi will lie more comfortably next to me on the sofa.

Thursday 17 December 2009

Lover's knot quilt top finished

I posted this and two kind people Katie and Beelizabeth helped me find the name of this pattern, I finally figured out how this is done. This time, I documented each step so that if I want to do this again, I have something to refer to. I will be very happy when I finally finish this. Still needs borders. backing, quilting and binding.

Tuesday 15 December 2009

Election Bookmark

This pattern is by Gillian Buchanan called the Election Bookmark. I chose to tat this because I just love how Josephine rings make the piece look. Okay, I always love patterns with Josephine rings. This was for done for AC. Threads are form Lizbeth 40 Colour Jewel (#113). Colour of rubies, sapphires and amethysts. My favourite gemstones too.

Sunday 13 December 2009

Tatted Bookmarks for Julie

These bookmarks are for Julie Riley. I hope she likes them. I tatted them in her favourite colours blue green (Anchor Perle Cotton 8 in #1345) and sunset colours (Anchor Perle Cotton 8 in #1315). I much prefer the shape of the leaves here. The last one I made was a little roundish. Pattern for the leaves are by Ruth Perry as I listed here. Photos were taken without blocking. I am blocking them now and it should be better. Julie, do send me your addy and it should fly off to you soon.

Friday 11 December 2009

Dimpled Ring Angel for Aunty May

In the arms of an Angel fly away from here .......
In the arms of an Angel; may you find some comfort here.
~Angel by Sarah McLachlan~

Aunty May (5 kor) passed away on 7 Dec 2009 aged 66.
She will be missed.

I tatted this last night because I wanted this angel at her funeral. This pattern is by Lenore English called the dimpled ring angel. This was done in DMC Perle Cotton Size 12 in Blanc.

Monday 7 December 2009

November 2009 Giveaway Tatted Teapot

The little tatted teapot goes to Margaretha in Queensland, Australia. Please e-mail me your contact details, Margaretha. Umi made the choice again this month. Thank you all for coming by to visit and give your comments. I hope you all had fun. The December 2009 Giveaway by Umi and Tsuru will be posted soon. Look out for it!! I hope you will visit again soon.

Saturday 5 December 2009

Butterfly bookmark

The butterfly pattern is from Ellen. It is a beautiful pattern. I added a split ring tail and a crystal pearl at the end. This bookmark is a gift for H. I chose this for her but did not tell her and asked her to choose one from a few others. Strangely she chose this one.

Wednesday 2 December 2009

Cluny Leaves Motif

This was done after I learnt how Cluny leaves are tatted. Ask me to do this now and I won't be able to. Time to re-learn tatting Cluny leaves.