Friday, July 25, 2008

Sunflower Collar & Cuffs

The Sunflower Collar & Cuffs is from the DMC book
"Tatting for Today".

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Scalloped Tablecloth Edging

This partly embroidered tablecloth (52" or 132 cm square) was given
to me. I had fun tatting the edging, but now the embroidery needs
to be done

Saturday, July 19, 2008

Milo the Snugglepuss

I have been stalking Milo with the camera hoping to get a better pic, but no
luck, so I will have to go with what I already have. Milo arrived at our place
about 2 years ago, stray, and very, very thin; very suspicious, and we think
abused by someone. All attempts by us and the ranger to trap Milo were unsucessful. We caught other cats from the area, but not Milo, who absolutely
refused to come anywhere near the cage once he saw other cats trapped.

Finally admitting defeat, and refusing to use starvation as a means of
entrapment, we decided to let Milo stay. From a semi-feral cat upon arrival,
Milo almost runs the place! Everything is on his terms! I may not pick him up
or put him on my lap, but he can hop on whenever he likes - so he thinks. I
have learned to stare fixedly at my work, and say firmly "No! Mummy's tatting!"

This week that is working. The minute I look into those blue eyes, that is taken
as permission to hop up - or is it that he hypnotises me? I know one thing - shuttles, thread, lace and cats don't mix!

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Doiley Project Progress

It's a good feeling when a stage of a project is completed.
Although I tried to concentrate really hard, there was
still much cutting off of motifs joined in the wrong place!
This piece is destined for one of the shows, not to win
(there are infinitely better tatters in our Guild), but to
support the section, which will be cancelled if there are
not enough entries. Hopefully, the tatting bug will be
buzzing around somewhere, and there will also be new

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Motif Mat

The pattern for this mat was in a country newspaper
and the photo was very indistinct. I like to have a
nice clear photo to assure myself that I am going
o.k., so this one was the first one I had worked
"blind" so to speak. It was interesting to see what
the finished effect would be.

Monday, July 14, 2008

Place Mat (Folded)

I was rather slow in doing these (set of 6), and by the time I finished,the intended recipient had moved to a small unit, & no longer had her dining table, so they await someone who has one, and would like a nice set of place mats for a special occasion.

Friday, July 11, 2008

Stars and Flakes

I searched everywhere for these last Christmas and have just
found that the flat box containing these and others had
fallen behind a book-case!

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Tatting Corner

My tools: Shuttles, scissors, hook, bunny thread
holder and pincushion.

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Sadie's Doiley

This is a doiley I did for my friend Sadie.

Tuesday, July 8, 2008


This a design by Ethel Whetton, a member of
the Ring of Tatters

Monday, July 7, 2008

Mum's Dressing Table Set

Done very early in my tatting career. Mum
left it on the card so it was easier to show

Sunday, July 6, 2008

Current Project

So far, so good. Now comes the tricky part!
Patience and persistence - that's what's

Saturday, July 5, 2008

Bridesmaid Edging

This is Mary Konior's Bridesmaid edging, which is beautifully named, as it makes a lovely gift for a bridesmaid.

Friday, July 4, 2008

Bluebird Supper Cloth

Just add pretty tea-set and two-tiered cake tray filled with patty cakes and you have a lovely
afternoon tea.

Thursday, July 3, 2008

Cheval Runner

This is from the Anchor Book "Learn to Tat.

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Coffee Table Cloth

This embroidered cloth was rescued from an opportunity shop. It had torn machine-made lace
on it, so I gave it a nice tatted one.

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Flower Doiley

I think I would choose different colours if I worked this pattern again.