July 3, 2009

Still tatting!

Mom has gone back home sadly, but I am happy to report that she left with shuttles in hand! (insert evil laugh here....) Maybe it's her competitive spirit, maybe she couldn't resist all the juicy colors of thread, either way it's one small step in my plan for world tatting domination!

We had a great time, and she was a great help. The first few weeks with the newborn were hairy, but she has made that transition from "newborn" to more of an infant now. I thought she might be more work than her sister was at this age, but she is growing and becoming just the sweetest baby ever. And she always smiles for mommy and saves me the best coooing sounds. And she lets me tat every once in awhile too! What a great kid.

I was in the mood for something different, so thus came the purple flower. It's a pattern that gained popularity on the blogs some time ago, Anyway, the purple was my first attempt at it, done in some size 50 HH. It was kind of hard to keep it even at that size, so further attempts shall be done in size 20. The other doodles came from my facination with this technique of the chains going around and around, messing with repeats and stitch counts. I haven't done it before, honestly I'm not sure I like how they look in a design all the time, (with the exception of Martha's teapots :-) but they sure are fun to tat. I was thinking of doing something to make a pendant of some sort, we shall see. Right now I'm back into my TAT projects. I got fed up with one of them and took some time off but now I think I'm ready to get moving again. I really want that cool little pin after all!

Baby Meirah smiling on her new quilt from Nana!


TattingChic said...

OMGosh!!! That baby is so very adorable! Look at that sweet smile! I'm glad you had a nice time with your mom! Way to spread the tatting love, Krystle! Your new tats are cool!

Ladytats said...

cute baby Krystle,
I posted about this same pattern last fall, but the link in my blog no longer works. It is vintage and called a Tatted Daisy by Mrs. W.M. Odum It is fun to do, I have some variations in mind but haven't had the chance to do more then think about them.
Have fun with the little girls.

Steph's (tat) Stuff said...

Aww, look at that smile! Cutie pie looks like her mama.

Your daisies looks pretty to me. The link I used when I made it was: http://littlegreybungalow.blogspot.com/2008/03/tatting-three-dimensional-daisy-from.html. I thought what nice drink coasters it would make, so I used size 3 perle cotton. Needless to say, only one got finished.

Jane Eborall said...

I want one like that. The baby, I mean! Darn, too old now!!

Tatskool said...

AW She's gorgeous, and you tatting is not bad either! Super that you are spreading the word!

Fox said...

Cutie Pie!

New tats are indeed cool! I've got to try that!

Good for you - finish the TAT course - it is so rewarding to receive that cool little pin and all the skills and discipline that go with it! : ) Fox

LadyShuttleMaker aka MadMadPotter said...

Oh now...that is just the BEST smile ever. You can't help but to smile back! Keep up the good TAT work...the pin IS really great!

Carla said...

What a wonderful baby.
Also your new tatting work is lovely.

Krystle said...

I think the baby posts get the most comments :-)

Thanks Steph for the link!

Shay said...

What a cutie!