Sunday, 17 March 2019

Wiosna 2019 Rows 3 and 4

 Here you go, rows 3 and 4.  I am using a vintage size 80 thread. 

The current size is 3.5 inches or 9 cm.  No blocking required on these two rows. 

The pattern can be found on Renata Niemczyk (aka Renulek)  blog called "Frywolitki, Tatting, Chiacchierino" .

The completed doily pattern is also available from her Etsy shop.  

Happy Tatting

Friday, 15 March 2019

Spring Doily 2019

Renata Niemczyk (aka Renulek) has done it again.  Here are the first two rows of her Wiosna 2019, Spring Doily.  Check her blog called "Frywolitki, Tatting, Chiacchierino" every Thursday for the next few weeks to see a new round or two. 

Renata has also made the completed doily pattern available from her Etsy shop. 

I have started using a vintage size 80 thread with plans to add more colors later.  I am not entirely happy with my tatting but blocking has corrected a few loose chains.

Happy Tatting

Tuesday, 12 March 2019

Josephine Cross

You may recognize this cross by Ben Fikkert, the pattern can be found on his website here.  I've made it once before but didn't get a chance to  block it before my sister claimed it.  

The cross is done in a vintage size 80 thread, less than half a ball.  The size is 10 x 15 cm or 4 x 6 inches.  I have also added a picture of a close up on the SCMR and Josephine rings.  

It was a cross like this that a coworker brought to the office that rekindled my tatting.  I hope someday this cross may do the same for another.  But before that happens it will be one of the samples that will be in a demo with a local guild next month.

Saturday, 23 February 2019

When your sister needs new slippers

I've often told you that I don't sew, well I can't say that anymore.  Recently I completed a few projects that were easy, I made some curtains, I also hemmed up my husbands jeans and made some adult bibs. 

Today I completed these Disney themed slippers for my sister.  They have a terry cloth red outer layer with scraps making up the lining, and sole.  I broke one needle and had to rip out one seam. 

I found the buttons on the front at my local sewing store.  The slippers are quilted with a fake sheepskin inner sole so they should be nice and cozy.

I don't think there will be too many sewing projects as I am still learning with most sewing skills still ahead of me.

If you are interested in the pattern I found it here.

Tuesday, 19 February 2019

Wiosna 2018 Completed

 It took too long but I finally finished this doily started last year.  I was able to climb to each round except one.
I used a King Tut quilting thread by Superior Threads color 918. 

The finished blocked diameter is 12.5 inches or 32 cm. 
Now on to the next unfinished project.