Wednesday, June 17, 2009
Here is one more bookmark I tatted before I joined the 25 motif challenge. I just love the colors and the pattern. The thread is Altin Basak 50 and the pattern is by Sherry Pence. I liked the way she used the self closing mock ring for the onion ring, very clever!
Here are the latest earrings I tatted with white Lizbeth thread Size 20 and gold metallic beads. The pattern is from Marilee Rockley, aka Yarnplayer. They hold their shape beautifully. Thank you Marilee for your lovely patterns! I believe they are motif # 10.
Tuesday, June 16, 2009
The Neurology Resident Graduation Party was a very nice affair. This picture is of the administrative staff aka the Motley Crue. I am the one on the left, next to me are Carole, Alisha and Connie. I am 5'4", this will give you an idea of how tall everybody else is. Alisha is wearing the black tatted necklace and earrings I had given her for her birthday.The tatted bookmarks were my gifts to the Grads. For the blue and pink bookmark I used Altin Basak 50. The pattern is from Gina Brummet aka the Tatting Godess. The lavender bookmark is a variation of Kersti's Sabrina bookmark pattern for which I used Manuela Size 20 thread. For the very colorful bookmark on the right I used a variegated vintage Star Gem Size 30 thread for the tatting and white for the crocheted braid. The pattern is Ocean Surf by Kim Millar. I am not counting these towards the 25 motif challenge because I had already tatted them before I started the challenge. They looked even better after I blocked and starched them.
Friday, June 12, 2009
Tomorrow is our annual Neurology Residents Graduation Party. We have three doctors who finished their neurology training through our residency program. It is always a very nice affair, with great food, fancy dresses or suits and dancing. My colleague Alisha got a new dress in light blue, medum blue and yellow and asked me if I could tat her a pair of earrings to go with it. I found a picture of these lovely earrings on Marilee's blog and knew these were the ones. Alisha loves them. She held them up next to the dress and they are a perfect match. I used DMC Cebelia Size 20, yellow seed beads Size 11 and blue dagger beads. I shall call them motif # 9.
Tuesday, June 9, 2009
Here is a fluffy purple snowflake from the book "24 Snowflakes in Tatting" by Lene Bjorn. That is a really nice little tatting book. It's easy to carry around with me and I love all the different techniques she uses for the snowflakes. The thread is a Star Gem Size 30.
The little blue and white medallion is from "A New Twist on Tatting" by Catherine Austin. It's one of the motifs in a collar. The thread is a Star Gem Size 30. I am thinking about putting it inside an acrylic coaster.
These two are my motifs 7 & 8. I forgot to mention in my last entry that the black necklace and matching earrings are motifs 5 & 6.
Wednesday, June 3, 2009
Today is my colleague Alisha's birthday. She is the proud recipient of a tatted black necklace with matching earrings. I had so much fun tatting her gifts. The thread is Lizbeth Size 20 and the beads are silver lined crystal Size 11. The earring pattern is from free-tatting.com and the necklace idea is from Elizabeth Zipay.
Over the last two weekends I tatted some jewelry for upcoming birthdays which I can't show yet. I had such a great time tatting with beads. Tatting jewelry is definitely my favorite. Here are two pairs of earrings I did just for fun. The pattern for the blue pair is from freetatting.com. I used two shades of Altin Basak Size 50 thread. The pink pair is Elizabeth Zipay's which she generously shared on her blog. I used Oren Bayan Size 50 variegated pink. I am counting them as motifs 3 & 4.