Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Who Won?

Lace Mat Poll Winner Is....(I'm not telling)

If you haven't yet gone to see whose Norma Benporath Lace Mat received top honors in Jon Yusof's poll, what are you waiting for?

Thirty-five tatters submitted their lace mats for peer review and the poll results are posted. All in all, a great experience from start to finish!

Thank you, Jon, for giving us this opportunity to tat a fantastic Australian doily pattern from 1938.

More thank yous to all who participated in the Lace Mat Tat-Along and the Poll.

Finally (and most humbly), thank you to all who so kindly considered my lace mat for their top five votes. It was an exceedingly difficult choice.  All 35 entries were fabulous!

What?  You still haven't gone over to Tat-a-Renda to see who the winner is? OK, okay... the winner is none other than Martha Ess! *applause.applause.applause*

The mats that received the top 5 votes are listed on Tat-a-Renda blog as well. Go see!

A Star Shining in the East
Who out there is tatting Jon's latest offering, a lovely Johar Star?

It has been added to my Must Tat list, but I cannot start it right now.  Gingerbread Boy sits languishing unloved in my tatting corner. He has been thrown over for TIAS. I am certain he will require hours of therapy to recover from the emotional trauma.

Monday, January 21, 2013

Ruffled Heart Tat Along

Last week needle tatter Sw4nkyL4c3r and I hosted a monthly Tat-Along at our LYS.  Tatter Vicki Clarke gave us her kind permission to tat this Ruffled Heart. Everyone finished their heart in the meeting time and they seemed to really enjoy this project. Here is my heart.

Ruffled Heart © 2009 Vicki Clarke
Tatted by IsDihara in Lizbeth® 20 #671 Christmas Red

Some tatters finished their heart and a second shamrock pattern.  This is the photo that the yarn shop posted. Seven hearts and five shamrocks.  Not a bad haul for two hours, eh?

Thank you to Dr. Vicki Clarke for kindly sharing her design.  We enjoyed tatting it so much!