Glow Tats

This is a journal of my tatting and other needlework adventures. Oh the picture isn't me, it is my fairy me, the me that can fly off in to the woods, forget all my troubles and tat pretty lace all day

Sunday, November 12, 2006


Ahhhhh, doesn't it bring a smile to your face, a green house full of poinsettias, but especially for me, as my daughter Sarah has grown these beauties. Some of you have met Sarah at Palmettos in 2005, she also tats, yep, another proud mommy smile. She is the assistant grower at this greenhouse and is growing poinsettias for the big poinsettia tree at Franklin Park Conservatory in Columbus.
Now I know many of you are like me, hand me a poinsettia and it's a death sentence. I could kill one of these in a week flat. Maybe that's why we appreciate them so much, all that beauty lasts such a short time.

Saturday, November 11, 2006

Motif 9

This is another Mary Konior cross, it's called Rockingham and it's from the Tatting in Lace book. I left her design just the way she intended but did tat the cross in one pass with split rings down into the lower arm. I hate to hide ends and will often make changes so I don't need to hide as many. It's tatted in a light gold DMC thread size 12, rings close easy and smooth, no twisting threads, mmm mmm good, makes tatting a joy.

Sunday, November 05, 2006

Motif 8

This cross was designed by Lindsay Rogers, it is in the 25 Years of the Ring of Tatters book. Mine is tatted in Altin Basak, hmmmm that doesn't look spelled right. Nice thread but it wants to twist on me more than I like. Oh I did make a very slight change in a few of the rings that are in the bends by the center, they are 6 ds smaller and minus one joining picot. It must be a sickness, I never just seem to follow the pattern, sometimes I stray because of an ooops, but usually the mind is just thinking too much as the fingers tat, and I get ideas about how to do it different. Now different isn't always better, it can be quite worse at times, but it's never boring.