Friday, August 1, 2014


I'm juggling several different projects right now. I started two new projects because I was excited to try out the new thread that I bought in Indiana.  This one is called "Heart's Desire" and you can find the pattern here  on Frivole's blog.  It is designed by Susan K. Fuller.

This was done in Finca Perle Cotten size 12 in color 1742.  There are a few tension issues with the chains, but I think a little blocking will whip it into shape.  Luckily, I tried this thread on a pretty straight foreword pattern that didn't require much un-tatting.  I can see where this thread could easily split and fray if it was un-tatted too much.  But I love the luster and feel of the thread and will use it again for other projects (since I bought like 10 balls of it, I'd better use it.).

While in Indiana, I also bought several handkerchiefs to edge. Here is the start of my very first hanky edging.

The pattern is called "Baby Lace" and is found in Mary Konnior's "Tatting with Visual Patterns."  It is done in DMC size 80 Lavender.

I'm still plugging along on the Renulek Spring Doily, even though it is almost Fall.  I'm almost done with round 12, the penultimate round!! Yay!!  I love this doily and can't wait to finish it.

And finally, this is why I love to give tatting away.  This is my niece wearing the t-shirt I made for her.  Doesn't she look adorable?

Photo: Emily is wearing a new shirt with tatting made my great aunt Mary Beth Mary Beth Collins Duke

Details on the tatted Cat pattern can be found  here.


  1. Lovely heart, it's a pattern I enjoy doing too,
    Beautiful hanky will look beautiful with that edging,
    Yes she's very cute, and great top with the cat, she's a good model for your tatting

  2. Your heart, edging and doily all look fabulous!!! :)
    You are farther than I am on my Spring Doily! :)
    What a cutie!!!! :)

  3. All the pictures are so nice to see and look at you have tatted well!