Saturday, 22 October 2011

#8 and #9 of 25

have completed the Astrid ball and the red star ball as well,  the pink in Coats size 40 and the red in Coats size 20.  I am pleased with how the red turned out with the simple 5 point star repeated in two rows twice around the middle and six point motifs on the ends.

well I will need to take a short break so I can complete business paperwork and then I will be back to finish the 5th ball for my husband and continue the challenge. 

Monday, 17 October 2011

25 Motif Challenge

Here are Motifs 6,7 and 8 that I have been working on.  After reading others blogs and posts, I was inspired to create some christmas ornaments.
No. 6 is edging 8834, p91 the tatters treasure chest, with the motif no3 from my previous post and filler tatting and beads.

No7 is the medallion (fig27 p9 tatting paterns Julie Sanders) with bead accents and attached with chains and rings.

 No 8 is a length of Astrid (tatting paterns and designs p22) this will also become a christmas ornament  completed photo to be posted later.
I need to learn not to show my husband what I am doing as he has now requested more christmas balls for his family.  I now have 8 weeks to finish 5 balls and post them in time for christmas.  Back to work.  I am enjoying the challenge of putting different patterns together to form these balls.  Stay tunned.

Past Cross Stich Projects

Over the last few years I have completed a number of cross stitch kits.
The first is a cushion I made for my mother in law with all her grandchildren
on it.  The pattern is by Karen Avery titled "Our Grandchildren". 

Then I did this fruit bowl kit of oranges and lemons. 

More recently I have completed this Heart of Roses from a kit.

Tuesday, 4 October 2011

First 5 motifs for 25 motif challenge

Since my last entry I have started the 25 motif challenge, to tat 25 motifs in one year.  My first five motifs are below.
The first 3 are from "The Complete book of tatting by Rebecca Jones"
fig 119
fig 123
fig 122

Next is from "tatting patterns and designs by Gun Blomqvist and Elwy Persson"
page 39 star 2

and lastly couldn't resist Elizabeth's Little Cross.
Elizabeths little cross