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Edgy About Edgings

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Tat-ology - 04/18/14 - 1 days ago

Tatting has been frustrating since I finished the Spring Doily. I tried many threads and many patterns in an attempt to find a suitable border for the hanky sent to me by Kristen in Russia - here.I even ordered a Sulky thread as I did not have a proper purple for the edging. However, this...

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Finally Finished

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Tat-ology - 04/16/14 - 3 days ago

Fourteen inches. #80 Lizbeth and Perfect Quilter. There are 4 rows in which I used beads. I am not sure if you can see them in this photo.

Shuttlebirds Tatting Guild

Wednesday Challenge: Patti’s Lanyard and More

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Shuttlebirds Tatting Guild - 04/16/14 - 3 days ago

We are in the home stretch for Workshop prep so this Challenge has a working kind of theme, this week, we are working on a name tag lanyard. This pattern is special to me cause it is the first thing I ever shuttle tatted. It was my first Guild meeting and Lois showed me how to do the elusive...

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Testing

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Tat-ology - 04/12/14 - 7 days ago

Taking a break from that final Renulek round, test-tatting the most amazing shuttle! I cant tell you more at the moment, but I can say that Tat-Land is in for a real treat!Here is the pattern I used for the test-tat. It is Viola designed by Frivole. This is unblocked and right off the shuttles. The ...

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Testing...

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Tat-ology - 04/12/14 - 7 days ago

Taking a break from that final Renulek round, test tatting the most amazing shuttle! I cant tell you more at the moment, but I can say that Tat-Land is in for a real treat!Here is the pattern I used for the test-tat. It is Viola designed by Frivole. This is unblocked and right off the shuttles. The ...

Tatting All Over the Place

I Won! I Can't Believe I Won! :)

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Tatting All Over the Place - 04/10/14 - 9 days ago

Amazing.I won OneMadTatter's 200 Facebook Likes Giveaway this weekend!!Crazy! (Of course, I was one of just four entrants, so...)I often enter these online giveaways, but I never win...except I did win this time!!Fiona had a fun twist to enter her giveaway...instead of just a general comment,...

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Happy Belated Birthday to Charlotte, Tami, Jennifer, Claire, and Jan!

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Shuttlebirds Tatting Guild - 04/10/14 - 10 days ago

Happy Birthday Charlotte! Happy Birthday Tami! Happy Birthday Jennifer! Happy Birthday Claire! Happy Birthday Jan! We hope you had a fantastic day and enjoy a marvelous year of tatting fun and adventure! My apologies for missing the March birthdays and the first two birthdays in April! I hope you...

Tatting All Over the Place

A "Ring" Around a Bead and Motifs 12 and 13...

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Tatting All Over the Place - 04/07/14 - 12 days ago

 Well, I figured it out...kind of:This is irrefutable proof that I was able to put a "ring" around a bead, something that had not made sense to me before viewing Marilee Rockley's excellent tutorial over this past weekend (and thanks to Jane's TIAS I already understood the concept of...

Tatting All Over the Place

"Mastering" Split Chains and Single Shuttle Split Rings (SSSRs)...

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Tatting All Over the Place - 04/05/14 - 14 days ago

Well, happy April :)It's been a crazy last couple of weeks...since the last time I blogged:-Chris got back from his training trip to the USA-We moved (just within Vlad, not to a new country or anything)-My sinuses exploded (or at least it felt like it for a couple days! Yikes!)So you will...

Shuttlebirds Tatting Guild

More Tatting Goodness to Share!

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Shuttlebirds Tatting Guild - 04/04/14 - 15 days ago

These great clips are from Karen in Oregon. I love the cards she attached them too. Keep spreading the word girls.

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Happy International Tatting Day!

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Shuttlebirds Tatting Guild - 04/01/14 - 18 days ago

Happy International Tatting Day! We hope you have fun with tatting however you choose to celebrate! Tat in public, hand out some small motifs, and/or tell someone else about our wonderful art form. Tatting is amazing and needs to be shared with the world. Lelia tatted several small motifs with and...

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Now Number Nine

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Tat-ology - 03/31/14 - 19 days ago

It now feels as if it will take forever to finish this Spring Doily...I might not post again till it is finished.The red Lizbeth is making me crazy: can you see the knot and the fuzz above it? In the second shot you can see how the thickness varies, which makes having good tension, particularly in...

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All Ready for International Tatting Day

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Shuttlebirds Tatting Guild - 03/31/14 - 19 days ago

Here are some of my clips for giving away tomorrow. Don’t forget to send your pictures in! Davina-Marie

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Slow Spring and Sparkles

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Tat-ology - 03/29/14 - 21 days ago

Spring, the season, seems nowhere nearby in Toronto, and the Spring Doily is making progress at a snails pace. That last fact is a good thing.Here it is today in the new threads using Perfect Quilter for the green this time...and BEADS!I was cautious to add beads that blend in so...

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Wednesday Challenge

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Shuttlebirds Tatting Guild - 03/26/14 - 24 days ago

Did you now that April 1, 2014 is international Tatting Day? While my kiddos will be celebrating one of their favorite days (April Fools) I am going to celebrate Tatting day by handing out little tatting treats to people I meet that day. Everytime I run low on bobbins, I pull out the paper clips...

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Travelling and Tatting

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Tat-ology - 03/25/14 - 25 days ago

These activities did not fare well together! I have been busy and also paying attention to my new do not rush promise, resulting in not much to post.So, little to talk about today, but thought Id show you where I am in the Spring Doily: Row 7.Lizbeth thread, #80 has been a miserable repeat of all...

Tatting All Over the Place

Continuing the Spring Doily, an Interim Project and a Lovely Gift

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Tatting All Over the Place - 03/23/14 - 27 days ago

I am highly enjoying Reneluk's Spring Doily and am making surprisingly quick progress...probably because my husband has been gone the past two weeks so I've had nothing to do but tat! :)Here are rounds Four:Five:Six:and Seven:I also decided it would be fun to work on something in a bit...

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Commencing...

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Tat-ology - 03/16/14 - 34 days ago

Renukek's Spring Doily once again...Using the same #80 Lizbeth and another lighter green, I find this so much brighter. The last colour tones I found to be a bit depressing. Reminded me of something but I dont know what.

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Bordered...

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Tat-ology - 03/13/14 - 37 days ago

... and completed!That was quick! I am glad to put away the crochet hook. It got pretty tedious the last few nights. I am pleased with it and so thankful Friviole mentioned the random generator for granny squares.There are only a couple of squares, not counting the four corners that are the sam;...

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Vladivostok Variety and a Tartan Treat

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Tat-ology - 03/12/14 - 38 days ago

From Kristen in Russia, a virtual cornucopia arrived yesterday in my mailbox: And then:################That Russian book is one my Grandfather could have translated for me. Luckily, there are loads of diagrams, so I shall thoroughly enjoy it though I cannot read a word. Plus I have the perfect ...

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Pay Off

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Tat-ology - 03/11/14 - 39 days ago

It has taken me days to finish the centre of this Lucky Clover piece. Maybe it will be finished by St. Patricks Day. Maybe.Thanks, Stephanie, for the tip about the dds. It is a good trick to pull out when there are long chains.I am really happy with the look of it and taking time has definitely...

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Loping Along

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Tat-ology - 03/10/14 - 40 days ago

...  with Renulek's Spring Napkin:I have added solid green DMC,  to give some lightness to a very dark piece.This eighth row is slow going with two threads, as there are so many slts.... and with the crocheted blanket which has been sewn into 10 strips of 8 squares each. It is...

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Quest For Quality

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Tat-ology - 03/06/14 - 44 days ago

Here is what happened, starting at the end:I liked Stephanie' idea of using a dds instead of a regular ds for the loooong chains. It works. This is Tally Tatty's vintage DMC #80 thread and it is great to work with. So smooth and consistent after the Lizbeth. I thought I'd try the...

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Instructions Ignored

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Tat-ology - 03/05/14 - 45 days ago

I saw "Lucky Clover" on Stephanie's blog here and had to try it. The chains are extremely challenging and I messed up the count in the beginning, but didn't realize till I was finished round one.I think I will continue; it looks okay with my alteration, and I don't feel like beginning...

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Renulek Review

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Tat-ology - 03/04/14 - 46 days ago

Up to the end of the 7th row********Then, the blanket at 67 squares:

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Lighthearted!

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Tat-ology - 03/02/14 - 48 days ago

Not as clunky...; )On to Renulek's Spring 20014 Napkin.

Tatting All Over the Place

Tatting Randomness...Motifs 6, 7 and 8

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Tatting All Over the Place - 03/01/14 - 49 days ago

OK, before I get to the real post I have some exciting news...Chris and I were told where we will be heading after our two years in Vladivostok are done (early 2015)We are totally looking forward to 2+ years in...Canberra, Australia!!!So, does anybody have information on the tatting scene down...

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Instructionally Incompetent

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Tat-ology - 02/28/14 - 50 days ago

That would be me. I cannot follow a pattern! I mean, ow difficult is that little heart posted on Frivoles blog this a.m.?When I received LaCossette's amazing tartan shuttle this morning, I loaded it up immediately with a new thread - Venus  #80 - sent to me be a good friend.As I had opened ...

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Spring Napkin So Far

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Tat-ology - 02/27/14 - 51 days ago

Tomorrow, I believe Renulek will post #7. : )

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Stawasz Satisfaction

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Tat-ology - 02/26/14 - 52 days ago

10 inches acrossThirty Squares completed!

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