Friday, January 4, 2013

TIAS 2013 Start Date

Have you heard?  Jane Eborall has announced the start of Tat It And See 2013!

If you have never participated, you're in for a treat!  This is the perfect time to jump in with two feet er, shuttles (one needle, if you prefer).

Jane's marvelous announcement and introduction says it all:

 "This year's TIAS (Tat It And See) is starting next week on Friday, 11th January."

 "Here is the link for the TIAS blog and here is the link to the introduction page too.

 "Details of what you need is on the introduction page. I promise that this year's will be an easy tat for everybody and a great deal of fun. No beads for those of a nervous disposition!!!"

 "To see past games please visit the TIAS blog. Please email me on love to tat @ if you want further help". ~ Jane
Hope to "see you there!"

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Go Vote! Lace Mat Poll

Jon Yusoff has begun the Lace Mat Tatting Poll -- go vote for your top five!
(Please read the rules first, so you don't disqualify your votes by mistake.)

Lace Mat Poll Has Started

Glove Love, Brain Freeze and the Weed

Hurray for Lace-lovin' Librarian Diane's recent post, Tollway Tatters 2013

It includes a photo of fingerless knit gloves to ward off chill when tatting in the colder seasons.

When I saw hers I put on my own pair of "tatting gloves" and said, "Eureka!"

These lavender lace treasures have been around for 6-7 years, staving off chill when I would type at the computer. It never occurred to me to don them for tatting.

Thanks, Diane, for assisting in my first tatting revelation of 2013.  Let's hope it is the first of many revelations to come.

Now go read LLL Diane's post about the Tollway Tatter's first gathering of 2013: Tollway Tatters.

In it you will see a photo of Marilee Rockley tatting Cluny leaves separated by Double Core Single Shuttle Split Rings. Wow.

(I needed a moment to bend my brain around this idea.  It stalled at Cluny....LOL!)

Need an even more mind-bending Cluny challenge?  Read about The Cluny Cross

Brain Freeze
After seeing that incredible cross I experienced a tatting brain freeze.  Talk about an arterial rush! So Cluny leaves intimidate me now more than ever. Deep breaths....

Time to brew a soothing cup of warming tea and contemplate first steps for Cluny success.  Oh, and perhaps tat another Horse on a Paperclip.

Christmas Weed Update
Can you believe the Christmas Weed still lives? Prickly sow thistle (or Mr. Pernicious) now stands a dastardly 24 inches tall (61 cm) and is taunting us with yellow flowers. I need an intervention!

Monday, December 31, 2012

HAPPY 2013

The tatting technique I'd like to try in 2013 is _______.
(comment with your answer)