Sunday, July 17, 2016
Needle Tatted Heart Photo...
I promised to actually show a photo of my needle tatted heart. The blue heart is the one I did in class. The red heart is one I came home and created to try to keep my brain on tatting track.
Just one day later I tatted another red heart...no you do not see it in this photo because it turned out so wonky that I can't really call it a heart. How quickly I forget what I just learned.
Then I went back to YouTube and tried to needle tat the yellow edging. I must have bungled it and took out my tatting...including all the knots...at least four times and finally I gave up.
Well I am happy to say I never really give up...I merely get frustrated. I viewed RustiKate on YouTube so many times and I still had issues. It wasn't the needle tatting part but instead it was the sequence of the rings and chains. How many times I had to untat and begin again I lost count. However I am happy to say I am making progress. I even sat in the truck and needle tatted while Mr. C unloaded a huge full load of weeds and yard debris at the local "dump" now known as the recycling center or something like that. I think if I stay the course needle tatting will be my very best road trip take-a-long...except while I am doing the driving. It really is portable. Soon I will tackle another heart just to be certain I can do it from reading the pattern.
Our weather is perfect Summer warmth and sunshine. We are still in extreme drought and very high fire danger. We have zero rain forecasted. July is zooming past at warp speed. Soon it will be Christmas. I am enjoying your blogs and seeing those of you who are creating Christmas projects in July to have a head start on the busiest season. I am determined to keep Christmas simple this year.
My heart is heavy with all the horrors of death and destruction happening in our World. People! Please stop the insanity of killing your fellow humans!! Lives are precious and priceless and we all need to respect that fact.
Love and Kindness is what we need more of. Enough said...
Posted by Createology at 7:27 AM
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Yay! Another tatter! Your hearts and edging are beautiful. Now all I have to do is get you interested in shuttle tatting so that you can collect beautiful shuttles! ;-)ReplyDelete
Oh wow, your tatted hearts look amazing!! So intricate and beautiful!! What a gorgeous art tatting is!! I hope you have a wonderful evening!! Big hugs :)ReplyDelete
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Keep making hearts, Sherry. It is the small sized happiness projects that help with the larger sadnesses!ReplyDelete
I love your green tatting!!! It's beautiful!!!! I'm impressed! A friend in Florida gave me shome shuttles but I was going to use them to bead around! HA..ReplyDelete
it is so sad what's occurring in our world..our officers are there to protect us and we are killing them. It's SO, SO sad...
Your tatted hearts a very cute. The green edging looks mighty fine, too! My grandmother tried to teach me tatting, tried being the operative word! Never give up! It's looking awesome! Have a wonderful, funderful week! XOReplyDelete
Your tatting looks amazing! I've never even dared to take it on, but I'm really enjoying seeing your work. Recent events have been so devastating that I hate to even watch the news anymore. We need a little more love out there!ReplyDelete
I hear you. I have felt the same sadness the last few weeks.ReplyDelete
I love your needled tatting. I am going to have to google that. I do regular tatting with the shuttle, but have never tried the needle tatting.
Congratulations! You are tatting! I'm quite envious but I know my limitations.ReplyDelete
the great thing about needle tatting is it is so much easier to undo than shuttle! Keep at it as it is a lovely technique, I must get my needle again and do some more, especially as we have a couple of nice days coming up can take it into the garden..I agree a great way to fill in time whist travelling.ReplyDelete
I'm so happy you're persevering with the tatting! Your progress is wonderful, and I know how fun and portable tatting can be on road trips. Let me know if I can help, if you have another bump in the road. Are you addicted yet?ReplyDelete
Oh Sherry, dear, for me to see, whom never touched a tatting needle, they looks beautiful, but I am sure it is very time taking, and difficult, too.ReplyDelete
About your last words, I totally agree, we have a beautiful world, with place enough for all of us, and all this hatred between religions or colors, are insane . I love what you said, Sherry . Hugs from Dorthe
It's not easy to learn a new craft, good for you. Your hearts are lovely and with a bit more practice you'll have it down pat! Ready to take along on every journey.ReplyDelete
'Have never tried tatting, and those hearts are so pretty. Very intricate work.ReplyDelete
Oh you are a brave lady! You have great patience too. You did a great job on your first hearts. And your tatted lace looks wonderful to me, the color of thread so lovely! I often have trouble with patterns and knowing where I was and have to take it apart many times. I too, love lap projects for travel and find myself crocheting or knitting while my hubby drives. Good idea to NOT tat while driving ; ) lol.ReplyDelete
Wishing you a lovely day!
Good luck with tatting. I have a very hard time using small thread and hook because of an injury to my left thumb. Hard to grip anything for too long -- don't have as much problem with yarn and a big hook but sometimes do have to rest. Our world leaders are leading us down a path of separation and destruction which is really quite disturbing. I'm afraid the whole world at some point will have walls and borders that no one can cross. :(ReplyDelete
I love your determination. Your results are beautiful. Tatting is on my list of crafts to learn someday. My mom is teaching me to crochet and I can honestly say, I take out more of my work than I keep - lol! Like you, I am feeling a bit overwhelmed and heart sick from the events that seem to be occurring with more frequency. My goal is to smile at anyone having a bad day and I am praying for those with anger and bitterness in their hearts and hoping that acts of kindness touch their lives in a positive way.ReplyDelete
Hi Sherry, you are such an inspirtion and have great staying power!! Love your work. Just beautiful. I know you are enjoying this wonderful art form. Hope you get some rain. We need it here too. Just so very hot and summer is flying by.ReplyDelete
We need to pray for our country more then ever.
Have a great weekend. Hugs!!
Oh, first of all, tatting was an art my mother mastered as a child. She had this instrument called a tatting shuttle....I never learned how to use it, but then I as you have done here, she moved on to using a needle. I hear ya about trying to follow instructions....I recently took a wonderful, beginning photography class at a local center. I learned A LOT about getting out of AUTO MODE on my camera, and actually trying to LEARN how to manually adjust it for my specific needs. NOT EASY. I even went on-line to get step by step instructions to no avail. So, we must continue to practice and struggle through in order to learn. And as a teacher, I KNOW that, but I still have not learned every angle and corner and nook and cranny of my own learning process! HAHAHAHAReplyDelete
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I think tatting is so pretty,I have pieces of tatting I have bought in boxes at auctions years ago.I just have it laid stacked up on a table top to see when I walk pass the table.ReplyDelete
I never could even crochet, couldn't hold my mouth or the yard correct haha
The thread looks like a light green in my picture,anyway that tatting looks very good to me.
Yes this world is a scary place for us all with all the killings
Don't mean to preach but we need to ask for God's Mercy on us all.