Monday, December 28, 2009

Tatting in 2010

I know it's not quite the New Year, but it's close!

I have so many tatting ideas I want to work on next year. Some needle tatting projects as well as some shuttle tatting projects. I still haven't decided which motif to start the 25 Motif Challenge with so I'm still looking for something interesting/new to do.

Something that I really want to do this year is incorporate tatting into other crafts. I mentioned the crazy quilt purses with tatting for Christmas. Unfortunately, I didn't even get those started so they are at the top of my list this year to complete.

I'm off to peruse my tatting books and the internet for a challenging pattern to get started on. I have a lot of new thread to use thanks to the Secret Santa exchanges so I'm ready to begin.

What tatting projects do you have planned for 2010?

Wishing all of you a Tatteristic New Year!

Thursday, December 24, 2009

It's Almost Christmas

It's almost Christmas which is a wonderful time of the year. We are able to share precious moments with families and friends, take a a little time to reflect back on all of our blessings, share fond memories about those who are no longer with us, and enjoy this season of our lives.

tiny christmas star
May your heart and home be filled
with the true spirit of Christmas

Thank you, Lord, for the blessings you have bestowed on me and my family. Thank you for our health and fellowship with friends and family. Bless all who are away from home protecting us from harm and bring them back safely. Be with friends and family as they travel across the street or across the world to see loved ones. Even as we enjoy the celebration of Christmas, help us to remember that you are truly the reason we celebrate this season.

tiny christmas star
May God fill your life
with love, joy and peace
this Holiday Season
and throughout the New Year.

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Tatted Christmas Motifs Finished

Well, I did it and I'm so happy to have it completed early. I say early because I'm usually up all night on Christmas Eve wrapping gifts. All of our gifts are wrapped and separated by family and ready to be delivered.

All of my tatting for Christmas is complete. I made about a dozen different patterns to be used as ornaments or tucked inside a Christmas card. I was even able to get some glitter on them so that they would be sparkly.

I had not originally intended to make snowflakes for Christmas but once I finished a couple, I found that I was really enjoying the patterns so I kept tatting up more.

Since they were so much fun, I think I will order the 24 Snowflakes book and make some as part of my 25 Motif Challenge.

Speaking of the 25 Motif Challenge, most of my Christmas projects are done so I can decide which motif to create first for the challenge. I did not have enough time to finish the crazy quilted purses but I will continue to work on them and give them as late gifts to the recipients.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Secret Santa Tatting Exchanges

December has been a very busy month. I participated in a couple of Secret Santa Exchanges and received some lovely thread and other tatting items. I can't wait to try out the thread but I have to hold off until after the holidays are over. There are just too many things going on this month!

I found a snowflake pattern that is pretty and easy to tat so I've tatted it in three different sized threads and with both a needle and shuttles. All of them turned out very pretty and I think I may do it one more time and add beads to it.

Off to tat. See ya later...

Monday, December 7, 2009

How Many Days Until Christmas?

Christmas is not very far away and I still have more projects I want to make. I have found some new needle tatting patterns I want to try (including snowflakes for the tree), a cute pattern for a purse (even though I haven't finished the others yet), and even a couple of cookie recipes I want to try for a cookie exchange this month.

This is why you haven't heard from me in a couple of weeks. I keep adding more projects to my list of things to do.

Well, I'd better stop talking and start working. I need some elves to help me get everything finished!!