Friday, June 27, 2014

An Annie Orr Edging

Hello. Another small update, from Missouri this time!

Our family has a house at the Lake of the Ozarks and it is the best place to tat! So relaxing and uncomplicated! (Although Ihave  taken a few breaks to go shopping!!)

So, with "nothing" else to do, I have made great strides in this Annie Orr edging pattern (from the red Annie Orr book and probably available for free online):

It is over a foot long, (15 repeats) and I am guessing I need 20-25 more before I can attach it to the pillowcase I'm making if for.

(The thread is size 40 Lizbeth)

It's a process, and the first time I've made a continuous edging pattern, beleve it or not! :)

We're off to TN for a few days later this week, and then back to Iowa for the 4th...and then Chris and I are meeting up in LONDON to spend 2 weeks in the UK!! I am so excited!!!!! :) This will be my first time there since 2004 and my first time since I leaned how to tat. 

Do any of you UK tatters have any must-go places for tatting books, swag etc? :-D

Saturday, June 14, 2014

A Little Tatting at Home (but not much!)

So, I'm home!!!!

I've had a really wonderful week and a half at home so far, with 3 or so weeks to come!

Mostly I've been busy with these cool kids:

Yay nieces and nephews!! They are all sooooo fun!

I have managed to tat a little in-between snuggles and play:

This is another Nina Libin necklace ( with a pair of earrings that I made using the first few rounds of the pattern.

I'm interested if anyone else put there has made this pattern...if so, how did you finish it? The pattern really doesn't say exactly how to finish it, but it seems that you are supposed to just attach the final chain to the first ring?? But if you do that the necklace won't fit over your head!! So, I made the last chain into a ring and attached a jump ring and clasp instead, to make it easy to put on and off. 

I also made another bell, this one a Jane Eborall pattern (

I'm not sure why, but this looks MUCH better on Jane's site! :)

Oh well. :)