You and a sister are going to post about the exact same thing without saying anything!!!! So, we decided to combine posts.   


Lately, I have been feeling “crafty”.  It started with reading a book called MaryJanes Stiching room (by MaryJane Butters) that we took out of the library last week I think. She has all kinds of “stiching projects” including tatting!  I liked the looks of it and so I decided to try it out.   Soon after that, I bought a book Learn Needle Tatting-step-by-step used that came with four needles.  It is addictive!!!   I’ve been doing it every day since!! It is a lot easier than it looks.  So I made a few projects and took pictures to put on here: 

~This is me tatting



~My first project


~This is the same pattern as the one above only I added another ring of chains on top of that


~This is a hankie that I had for awhile. I crocheted around the edge and on top of that I am tatting



And then soon after that, I pulled out some of my crocheting projects that I started awhile back. 


~This is lace that I am crocheting Jessica.  In this picture, I haven’t blocked it yet, so it looks a little rumpled.   I crocheted 2 yards for a blouse she is making. Maybe she will post pictures of it all done later!

~A close up…it looks kind of yellow.  Probably because of the turquoise background and I used the flash when I took the picture. 


~This is while it is being blocked

~I had to put a pin on every single picot!!  No, I did not count!



~This is me crocheting


~The finished project!!  I made a mistake!!  It is a supposed to be a hexagon…but on the very first round I did three stiches to few and made it a star.   Oh well, at least it still turned out!!

Soon, I’m going to tat a bracelet with beads if I can figure it out.  All the patterns for tatting with beads are with shuttles and I don’t have those!!!! So I have to figure out my own pattern.



Thank you Susannah for sharing your post with me : ) 

  When we got the MaryJane’s Stitching Room book, I also got excited!  One of my goals this year is to crochet a doily.  I am more of a knitter than a crocheter, and I really wanted to be able to make doilies and crocheted lace.  Tatting was not in the list at all!  But once I saw how easy it was (and found out that not many people do it anymore), I wanted to learn how to tat!  Susannah was most gracious and let me use one of her tatting needles.   I am anxious to buy some of my own now : )


Here is my first attempt at tatting. 



Below is a picture of me making a medallion like Susannah made in one of the pictures above.  I didn’t even realize that I was making something, until I had already done a few “rounds” of the tatting!  I thought it was just practice.


Another picture of the medallion half done : )


And completed!!!  I am so excited to have learned how to do this!  I can’t wait to do more .




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  • January 24, 2009 at 12:00 am

    Wow! You got me excited just by reading your post! I think that I have the same book about Needle Tatting, and have made those exact medallions. I also really love to knit and crochet. It is so fun to find other people who love to do the same things that I do.

    I hope you don't mind me adding you to my friends list.

    Have a very bright, very cheerful day!

    Miss Eyebright

  • January 24, 2009 at 8:57 am

    Those were really pretty!

  • January 26, 2009 at 6:59 pm

    awesome! I am so going to come over and have you teach me all those crafty things! Seriously! 🙂 those are really beautiful!

    so I was checking your blog everyday and then the last three days I wasn't able to check it and you all update like 3x a day! haha!

    HUGS and LOVES!


  • October 6, 2009 at 11:26 am

    Thanks for the link in your comment on my blog! Thanks for stopping by! It's always fun to see more tatting! ☺


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