Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Happy Independence Day!!

Happy 4th of July! It has been quite a while since I have posted anything but I haven't really been doing tons of tatting. I had most of my 4th holiday motifs done by he first part of June but of course, running true to my MO I didn't completely finish them until July. Some of them made it in the mail in time to make it to my family but some of them got mailed a bit late and may not have made it on time. I really have no excuses since I had plenty of time in between holidays other than I am just lame and hate to finish my craft project in case they fail at the last minute.

I made 14 of these cards to send out to family and I am going to call them # in the 25 motif challenge. I found the picture for the star on pintrest and the blogger said she took the pattern from Ann Orrs classic tatting patterns and it was actually an edging pattern that she turned into a star.
The bead pattern is one that I did several years ago and I am not sure where I found the original pattern.  The thread I used was some I had found in a thrift store so I am not sure what it is but when I finished the stars they seemed to be done with 2 different colors of red so I decided to try adding glitter glue to my stiffening mixture to try covering it. Low and behold it seemed to work out great. Not sure if they will stand the test of time but they look pretty spiffy now!

I have also been working on another doily. Due to my inability to make decisions very easily I decided just to do another Wiosna doily. This is the same pattern I did last time but this one I am using Artiste thread in Coal black and dawn rose. 

One would think after doing this doily 3 times I would finally figure out why the second row keeps puckering but I'm still not sure what to do to fix it. I would imagine using better thread may help but I just cant afford more expensive stuff. I forgot I was going to try to decrease the stitch count until it was too late so this one will just have a bit of a puff look.

I hope you all have a safe and fun 4th of July!


  1. I love your star with the flag heart!!! :)
    Your doily is pretty!! :)

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