Thursday, November 22, 2007

T. Gobbler Swoop the Tatted Turkey - Copyright 2006 Ruth Perry
Click to Mix and Solve
Tom Turkey has retired to the Spears family farm in South Central IL to live out his days in the peaceful surroundings of friends and family.
Happy Thanksgiving to all!
Ruth Perry
Click to Mix and Solve

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Snowflake Diagram - Copyright 2007 Ruth Perry

The black squares mark the position of the beads. The easiest place to begin is with one of the smaller outside edge rings.

Happy Thanksgiving to all!

If you don't observe the American thanksgiving holiday... well perhaps being thankful is not confined to a holiday celebration and eating turkey with all the trimmings. Give thanks for all the good things in life, family, friends, health, happiness, and interesting things to do!

Eight Sided Snowflake - Copyright 2007 Ruth Perry

I want to design the right snowflake to go inside the Christmas ornament variation of my Sweet Christmas edging. This one is pretty, but alas, just a little bit too big. Back to the drawing board.

Monday, November 19, 2007

Another Snowflake Copyright Ruth Perry 2006

This one needs to be blocked. It was packed away in a box.

Sunday, November 18, 2007

Twisted Snowflake Copyright 2004 Ruth Perry

This is an old one, but one of my favorites. It's just rings, but not your normal mignonette tatting because the bare threads cross over and under each other in a Celtic laticework pattern.

Saturday, November 17, 2007

Sweet Christmas Wreath Ornament Copyright 2007 Ruth Perry

This is the Sweet Christmas edging folded over a bangle bracelet, and joined together by a row around the inside of chain ( 2 - 2 ) join to both green picots, repeat.
It needs something in the center. Hmmmm, I'll have to think about that for a bit!

I got a WONDERFUL surprise in the mail today! A booklet of Riet's daisy picot patterns!!!!

Hooray! I can't wait to do some more of this beautiful technique. Maybe a daisy picot star should go in the center of the wreath?


Friday, November 16, 2007

Another snowflake copyright Ruth Perry 2005

This one that I tatted a couple years ago. It is similar to the doll house doilies that I tat with hand quilting thread, but this one looks to be done in about size 30 thread. It is tatted in just one row with two shuttles.

Friday, November 09, 2007

Adventures in Podcasting... don't let your dog snore!
Well, we decided to record episode 2 tonight. This place can be pretty noisy during the daytime, so I thought it would be safe to record in the evening. My two little Pomeranians had already been fed their supper, and were quietly napping.
Until we started recording!!!
"Welcome to the Tatting Podcast - Episode2" Snore-zzzzzzzzzzzzzz CLair had fallen deep into peaceful sleep - and started snoring right after we began the recording session. And the joy of having good microphones is that they pick up "presence" or the snoring dog in the next room!!!

I put them outside for a bit to wake Claire up. So then when they come back in they would be quiet. Tana decided that she had a message for the world.
"Bark Bark".

Off to try one more time. LOL, maybe I'll get this posted tonight... or maybe not!

The gauntlet is thrown down! Hey Mark!!!

I'm trying to get rid of stuff that I do not need to keep, and these images are from a scrap of fabric that I've been saving for years thinking sometime I'd get around to designing something in tatting with these as inspiration.
Well, I'm going to say that I don't really NEED to keep that piece of fabric any more. Anyone want to tat these? They look like a Mark pattern to me!

Thursday, November 08, 2007

Congratulations to everyone who won a treasure box
in my online Tatting Yard Sale!

Payment requests and emails have been sent to everyone who bid, so you all know who you are.

This was fun, and I'll probably do it again when I get the other boxes of my tatting stuff unpacked.

I will be sending Palmetto tatters a check for 10% when the payments have been made, the boxes shipped and after shipping cost has been subtracted. Not a lot of money really, but if everyone did something to help them out with funding scholarships for their tat days it would really be cool to see lots more new tatters there next year.

Celtic Christmas Wreath - Copyright Ruth Perry 2006

This is actually an edging with a ribbon woven through. When the ribbon is tied in a bow it is a wreath. I love the gold filagree beads and the Christmas light beads! I tied it on a Christmas candle holder last year. Just have to be careful with the flame and hot wax around the thread.

Winning bids as of 6AM Thursday. Remember shipping is included!
I will donate 10% of the total amount after shipping costs to the Palmetto scholarship fund.


Wednesday, November 07, 2007

Red Star / Poinsettia / Christmas Ornament Copyright 2007 Ruth Perry

I actually tatted this several years ago and put it away to write a pattern someday. The pattern is really simple. Every ring has 3 picots or joins where shown. 3ds between picots, and each chain is 3 - 3 then join to the 3rd picot of the ring just made. Then tat the next ring. The rings are all joined at the first two picots. Tat it in green and it's a wreath! Add beads if you wish... in small thread it's perfect for Christmas earrings.

I've been playing with this design since I revisited it this week, and guess what!!! If you tat two of them joined around the outside you can insert one of those decorative marbles that are flat on one side between the two of them before the final join! I tatted one with yellow on the shuttle and red ball thread, DMC Pearle cotton size 8. It looks really cool, kind of like a magic crystal or something. Now why didn't I think of that for Hector next year?


Me tatting - about 1980 at my mom and dad's house.

Tuesday, November 06, 2007

Video clips from Palmetto Tat Days 2007 -
Do you know these people?
Hugs, Ruth

This is just to prove how bad I am at doing video right now. I'm afraid I need to learn a bit about lighting, sorry you're in the dark, Jane. I also need to learn a lot about video editing and so on before adding much video to the tatting podcast.

Sweet Christmas Edging Copyright 2007 Ruth Perry

Friday, November 02, 2007

Tatting Podcast Episode 1 published today.

Listen to my tatting podcasts with the player on the right . If you would like to publish a podcast in the tatting podcast send me a proposal.


Thursday, November 01, 2007

Block & scallop edging from a Workbasket pattern