September 13, 2009

No, really....I do actually Tat...

I was looking through my recent posts and discovered that I haven't posted anything that I myself have tatted in just about a month. Hmmm. Well truth be told I get to sit down and tat on or two nights a week. Maybe. If I'm lucky and nobody is having difficulty with their bedtime. So I thought I would prove once again (to myself mostly) that yes, I do tat. After all, HandyHands is getting new colors of Lizbeth soon and I need to be able to say that I am using the thread that I have, so I can justify my need for more.

So here is my proof. It's a Birgit Phelps pattern, called Peacock heart, I just added the tail to call it a bookmark. It's made of the Zwicky silk floss that I received, and will be in the mail to someone this week, I won't mention who though, in case she reads this. The tail isn't perfect, I've never done a josephine chain that long on shuttles before, and I haven't quite got the knack of how to let the chain twist properly so it stays even. But that's what practice is for, right?

4 comments:

ツ Heather ツ said...

Krystle that is so pretty!! those JKs are a killer on the shuttle at times and long ones on the needle are worse well in my opinion lol
Beautiful work
Heather

TattingChic said...

HA HA HA! That is so funny! I tatted that very same heart pattern today, LOL! I've been tatting up little hearts and flowers for a swap. Isn't it such a pretty little heart? It's so easy, too! I wasn't as ambitious as your were to get an actual blog post on it though...I still have to hide the ends. Nice work. Yours turned out very nice. :)

LadyShuttleMaker aka MadMadPotter said...

Hey girl,
Did you know that I have a tutorial on how to make the perfect josephine chains on me ol' bloggy?

sewmuchfun4 said...

I can relate! So many times I think I am free and clear for the night and the toddler wakes up crying or an older kid wanders through. Most frustrating for me is getting all cozy on the sofa to tat with something to watch then waking up half an hour later with the shuttle in mid-air and my program going off! sigh...

:) Ann