Sunday, December 4, 2016

Off the Shuttle: Emma's Ornament

Since this is her last year of high school, I thought it best to make one in her school's colors - orange and green.  I used straight pins with orange balls at the end and green sequins.  The photo makes the balls look much bigger than they actually are.

The pattern is Grace's Snowflake.  I tatted the snowflake in size 10 Lizbeth thread, #695 Bright Orange.

Sunday, November 27, 2016

Off the Shuttle: Megan's Ornament

Since my granddaughter started high school this year, I decided to make her an ornament in her school colors - purple and white.   I attached the snowflake with a straight pin going through a purple bead and large purple sequin.  I also used white beaded straight pins through small purple sequins.

I found the pattern on a French blog:

Saturday, September 24, 2016

Off the Shuttles: Projects from Tat Days 2016

I'm a little late getting this posted.  The first item is a name tag.  The class was called Stellar Keepsake Pendant taught by Anita Barry.  The one I made at Tat Days was in Rainbow Taffy.  I made another one in Lizbeth Caribean, size 20. 

Another class was covering a cabone ring.  The class was called Ring of Flowers and taught by Paige Deputy.  I had attempted covering a cabone ring before but was not comfortable with the technique nor could I put it down because I got confused on the rhythm of making the double stitches.  Thanks to this class, I can now put it down if needed.  I used Lizbeth Autumn Spice, size 20.

I'm still working on the Interlaced Motif.  That's one that takes concentration.

Apparently this year I was to work on my split ring because 2 of my classes used that - Stellar Keepsake Pendant and Love 2 Tat.

As usual had a great time and can't wait for next year.  Meanwhile I have the Florida Tat Days in January to tide me over until September.

Sunday, August 14, 2016

Off the Shuttle: Starlight Doily

I finally finished Starlight Doily #7688 and can be found on page 15 in Paragon Tatting Book 1.  A reprint of the pattern is located on page 7 in The Tatter's Treasure Chest.  I used Lizbeth #153 Rainbow Taffy and #604 Black. 

I will probably make this again but I'll use a different variegated color.  I'll also block it as I go from row to row.  I think that will make it easier to do the final blocking.

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Off the Machine: Embroidered Shorts & Phone Charger Station

I forgot to post about these shorts when I finished them.  I finished them at the beginning of June.  I wore them at this month's Tat and Chat.

The back pockets:

The front pockets:

At the machine embroidery workshop today, we made a cell phone charger station.  The grommet is plastic so I don't have to worry about getting electrocuted.  I probably won't use it for that purpose. I'm not sure what I'm going to use if for yet.

Sunday, May 22, 2016

Off the Machine: Clear Vinyl Bag

At this month's machine embroidery workshop we made a clear vinyl bag.  It was done completely in the machine.  It's 5" x 9-1/2". Basically the size of a pencil case.

I still have to pop out the top corners.  It was easy to do and didn't take very long to make.  I'll have to resize the bag in my software so I can make it on my machine.  I'm pleased with it.

Sunday, April 24, 2016

Off the Needles: Scrubbie

When I was in Hobby Lobby a few weeks ago, I noticed this yarn called Red Heart Scrubby.  I bought a skein to try.  It has a rubbery plastic feel to it.  I held together 1 thread of Scrubby in color Ocean and 1 thread of Crafter's Secret Cotton in brown variegated.  I used size 8 knitting needles and it finished at 5".  It only took a few hours.  It's very stretchy.  I like my scrubbies to be smaller so I want to make another one that finishes at about 3".  I may also use a smaller size needle so it's more solid.