Monday, 30 January 2012


Pictures from yesterday's blog. Oh what fun i'm having with that old pattern they didn't know about shoe lace trick.

Sunday, 29 January 2012

Sorry not been here for a while.I'm working on two large project's at present. One I mentioned before the other is a large doily from A tatting treasure chest. This is made up of lots of old patterns and written up the long way. It is taking some understanding and some of the picture's are poor. I'm doing it in lizbeth 40 thread  Rainbow taffy. Love size 40 thread to work with.Will take photo tomorrow of both projects and post.  

Monday, 16 January 2012


I've started to tat 26 animals for a quilted alphabet wall hanging. Using Martha Ess books.They are wonderful little critters.Here are the first six.

Thursday, 12 January 2012

Jane's T.I.A.S.

Well I have joined Jane's tat it and see. Her brain cell 3# works over time at the most busy time of year the run up to Christmas. Then after Christmas it's full speed ahead running the patterns and up loading the picture's, comment's and guesses of what it is. Not bad for as she calls herself an old git. I just want you to know how much I'm sure everyone is appreciates you  for all your hard work. OH WHAT IS IT.

Saturday, 7 January 2012

Christmas Books

My darling daughter Francesca bought me the three Martha Ess book's that I have been wanting for ages. What I have in mind is to do the alphabet similar to Singing tatters postcards but as a frieze or hanging. Have already made a start.

Now the other two books were bought by my brother Richard who knows nothing about tatting other than I do it. What a surprise I had when opening the present. I jumped for joy a Mary Konior book, one I did not have, that makes three of hers, one to go. The other book was one I had looked at but never bought. So have my work cut out for me as I want to tat and tat and tat. Can see not much H/W being done in the near future.Sorry Ken and Justin.

Have loved playing with Picots as you can see.

Thursday, 5 January 2012


In the line of my job as a carer, I met a lady called Clasiena (80) who was Dutch, she had a sister who tatted but she had never tryed ,she sewed and embroidered  lots of things over many years. We both liked to show each other what we had made. One thing that Clasiena make years ago as a brownie were teasel hedgehogs. I thought why not give it a go, so out I went and collected lots of teasels. Then out came the tat patterns and  a bride was born. Clasiena loved her. Yesterday I found out Clasiena had lost her battle with bowel cancer. So I decided to show what I made in Honor of her.  God rest Clasiena.

Sunday, 1 January 2012

One for Tat's Heaven

Happy New Year.  Yesterday over on Tat's Heaven Sally was asking if any one had done Pam Palmers 12 days of Christmas patterns here is what I did approx 5 years ago they have seen better days. I used size 80 thread as I knew what I wanted them for. Yes there is a tassel on the end made from the cord.