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Wednesday’s Weekly Challenge #14 – Sweetheart Snowflake

Welcome back to the Wednesday Weekly Challenge.  Each Wednesday we will be posting a link to a free pattern and challenging you, the reader, to try it.  In addition to the pattern link, we will post a picture of how our tatting turned out when we followed the pattern. Following the challenge, we will feature reader completions of past challenges.

Challenge Issued: Follow the linked pattern in any color combinations and thread sizes you choose.  [Variations of the pattern are welcome and encouraged.]  Then snap a picture and send it to sbspokane@yahoo.com with the subject line “Weekly Challenge” to see your completed work featured as part of next week’s challenge post. Be sure to include the name you wish us to list with your photo – we want to give you credit! [There is no time limit on sending in your picture – feel free to send in any weekly challenge pictures (from last week or weeks/months ago) and we will feature them as part of the next Wednesday’s post.]

Weekly Challenge #14 – Sweetheart Snowflake

This week’s pattern is a variation of Gina Butler’s Garter pattern. This variation was created by Natalie Rogers. It is shared here with Gina’s permission. The idea for a snowflake came to me as I was working through Gina’s lovely garter pattern. I had hoped to have it ready for you last week as a “Christmas in July” type post, but my computer did not cooperate with me. So here it is a week later. I hope you enjoy it!

I haven’t written up very many patterns – so please tell me if you find a mistake or have suggestions. Thanks!

Pattern: Sweetheart Snowflake (click this link to download pdf pattern)

Sweetheart Snowflake pattern variation by Natalie Rogers. Original pattern is Gina Butler's garter. This snowflake variation is shared with permission from Gina.

Sweetheart Snowflake pattern variation by Natalie Rogers. Original pattern is Gina Butler’s garter. This snowflake variation is shared with permission from Gina.

I made this one for my Nanny June when she visited from Australia.

I made this one for my Nanny June when she visited from Australia.

You can also find me at any of these locations:

Blog: http://rosecoloredglasshalffull.blogspot.com/
Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/natalekku/
InTatters:  NataLekku

Shuttlebirds’ Reader Spotlight: This is where your tatting will be featured each week you contribute.

Challenge Accepted - Reader Submission for Weekly Challenge #13 - Tatted by Marie McCurry. She tatted her baby dragon in Lizbeth, size 20, tropical punch.

Challenge Accepted – Reader Submission for Weekly Challenge #13 – Tatted by Marie McCurry. She tatted her baby dragon in Lizbeth, size 20, tropical punch.

Challenge Accepted - Reader Submission for Weekly Challenge #12 - Tatted by Rachel Warpness

Challenge Accepted – Reader Submission for Weekly Challenge #12 – Tatted by Rachel Warpness

I love seeing new reader submissions! Thanks for submitting!

Reader Submitted Sweetheart Snowflakes

Take a look at all previous challenges and reader submissions here: https://sbspokane.wordpress.com/wednesdays-weekly-challenges/

If you have a free pattern you would like to see featured as part of the Weekly Challenge – let us know by leaving a comment or by sending an email to sbspokane@yahoo.com

We look forward to seeing your creations!

– Natalie

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Thank You for 5000+ Views

Thank You for 5000+ Views!

The math nerd in me is doing another happy dance!  We’ve added several new countries to the viewer list since last time (we are up to 68 countries now)! We hit the 5000 mark on Wednesday!

We have readers from all over the world!  To each of you, I say thank you! (If I left out your country, please let me know in the comments and I will add it in! I’m sorry if I missed it.)

Algeria    Saha, Tanemirt
Argentina    Gracias
Australia    Cheers mate!
Austria    Danke
Barbados    Thank you
Belgium    Dankje! Merci! Danke!
Brazil    Obrigada
British Virgin Islands    Thank you
Bulgaria    благодаря!
Cambodia    សូម​អរគុណ​អ្នក, Saum​ arkoun​ anak
Canada    Merci! Thank you!
Chile    Gracias!
Colombia    Gracias
Costa Rica    Gracias
Czech Republic    DEvKUJI VAM!
Denmark    Tak!
Egypt    ألف شكر
Finland    Kiitos!
France    Merci!
Germany    Danke!
Greece    σας ευχαριστώ
Hong Kong    M goi saa!
Hungary    Köszönöm
Iceland    Takk!
India    Dhanyavaad!
Indonesia    Terima kasih
Ireland    Go raibh maith agaibh
Israel    Toda!
Italy    Grazie!
Japan    ありがとう! Arigatō!
Jordan    Shukran!
Kazakhstan    Rakhmet
Latvia    Paldies!
Lithuania    Ačiū
Malaysia    Terima Kasih!
Mauritius    Merci! Thank you!
Mexico    Gracias!
Morocco    ﺷﻜﺮﺍ
Netherlands    Dank u!
New Zealand    Thank you
Norway    Takk!
Pakistan    بہت بہت شکریہ
Peru    Gracias, Añay, Yuspagara
Philippines    Salamat
Poland    Dziekuje!
Portugal    Obrigado!
Puerto Rico    Gracias
Republic of Korea    Kamsa-ham-nee-da!
Romania    Mersi!
Russian Federation    Spa`sibo!
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines    Thank you
Serbia    Hvala Vam!
Singapore    Thank you!
Slovakia    D’akujem
South Africa    Thank you!
Spain    Gracias!
Sri Lanka    Thank you, Istuti, Nandri, Terima kasih, Mutu merseh
Sweden    Tack!
Switzerland    Merci vilmal!
Taiwan    多謝
Tajikistan    . Рахмат
Thailand    Korp khun!
Trinidad and Tobago    Thank you!
Turkey    Teşekkür ederim!
Ukraine    спасибо
United Kingdom    Thank you!
United States    Thank you!
Viet Nam    Cám ơn!

Just a quick note of thanks to all our wonderful readers! You are the reason we write! I’m working on some tatted pieces to incorporate into a costume that I hope to be able to show you soon.

Happy tatting!

~ Natalie

Wednesday’s Weekly Challenge #13 – Ringtrim – a Microdragon

Welcome back to the Wednesday Weekly Challenge.  Each Wednesday we will be posting a link to a free pattern and challenging you, the reader, to try it.  In addition to the pattern link, we will post a picture of how our tatting turned out when we followed the pattern. Following the challenge, we will feature reader completions of past challenges.

Challenge Issued: Follow the linked pattern in any color combinations and thread sizes you choose.  [Variations of the pattern are welcome and encouraged.]  Then snap a picture and send it to sbspokane@yahoo.com with the subject line “Weekly Challenge” to see your completed work featured as part of next week’s challenge post. Be sure to include the name you wish us to list with your photo – we want to give you credit! [There is no time limit on sending in your picture – feel free to send in any weekly challenge pictures (from last week or weeks/months ago) and we will feature them as part of the next Wednesday’s post.]

Weekly Challenge #13 – Ringtrim – a Microdragon

This week’s pattern was designed by Anne Bruvold. Anne’s Flying Minor Norwegian Dragon was featured as Challenge #2. Anne created Ringtrim for tatters to practice their tatted rings. This pattern utilizes both single shuttle split rings and split rings. The wing also allows tatters to practice throwing a ring off of a split ring. If you choose to work in a single color you can get away with just split rings, but I encourage you to make him as directed at least once.

A special thanks to Shuttlebirds Guild Member, Denice Lewis, for bringing this cute pattern to my attention! You can see several dragons Denice tatted and shared at our last guild meeting in the reader submissions section below.

Pattern: Ringtrim – A Microdragon http://www.nuperelle.net/drager/monstre/RingtrimEng.pdf

Ringtrim designed by Anne Bruvold. Tatted by Natalie Rogers.

Ringtrim designed by Anne Bruvold. Tatted by Natalie Rogers. He makes for a cute hair-clip buddy.

Ringtrim designed by Anne Bruvold. Tatted by Natalie Rogers.

Ringtrim designed by Anne Bruvold. Tatted by Natalie Rogers.

You can find Anne Bruvold at any of these locations:

Blog: http://nuperelle.blogspot.com/
Twitter: solurab
InTatters: AnneB
Ravelry: http://www.ravelry.com/designers/anne-bruvold
 

Shuttlebirds’ Reader Spotlight: This is where your tatting will be featured each week you contribute.

Challenge Accepted - Reader Submission for Weekly Challenge #12 - Tatted by Marie McCurry in Star tatting thread size 80.

Challenge Accepted – Reader Submission for Weekly Challenge #12 – Tatted by Marie McCurry in Star tatting thread size 80.

Challenge Accepted - Reader Submission for Weekly Challenge #13 - Tatted by Denice Lewis.

Challenge Accepted – Reader Submission for Weekly Challenge #13 – Tatted by Denice Lewis.

Challenge Accepted - Reader Submission for Weekly Challenge #13 - Tatted by Denice Lewis.

Challenge Accepted – Reader Submission for Weekly Challenge #13 – Tatted by Denice Lewis.

Challenge Accepted - Reader Submission for Weekly Challenge #13 - Tatted by Denice Lewis.

Challenge Accepted – Reader Submission for Weekly Challenge #13 – Tatted by Denice Lewis.

I love seeing new reader submissions! Thanks for submitting!

Reader Submitted

Take a look at all previous challenges and reader submissions here: https://sbspokane.wordpress.com/wednesdays-weekly-challenges/

If you have a free pattern you would like to see featured as part of the Weekly Challenge – let us know by leaving a comment or by sending an email to sbspokane@yahoo.com

We look forward to seeing your creations!

– Natalie

Historic Skills Fair 2013 – Cataldo Mission

Last weekend, I had the privilege of demonstrating tatting at the Historic Skills Fair. It was a nice relaxing day of tatting, teaching, and chatting. In fact, it was such a relaxed atmosphere that I forgot to take any photos until the event was over.

The mission overlooks a marvelous view and I had just found a setting on my phone’s camera that I didn’t know it had. So I managed to snap a few pictures of the view and none of the actual fair.

Luckily, one of the park staff managed to snap a couple photos at our booth. She took a shot of Jan’s tatting display, the baby booties I am working on, and Patti’s hands demonstrating a reverse half-hitch knot.

You can see  the other photos taken of the skill fair on the Coeur d’Alenes Old Mission State Park Facebook page. If you are local, you should add attending next year’s Historic Skills Fair to your calendar (it should be the weekend of the 2nd Sunday of July).

We were between a group of spinners and a gentleman with an interactive tutorial on how to prepare a musket cartridge.

There were many things to experience at the Historic Skills Fair. A gun shot sounded off the hour on Saturday. I wasn’t able to make Sunday, but I’m told that’s when they shot off the cannon on the hour.

There was a young lad demonstrating how to use flint and steel to start a fire. He was really good at it too (tended to take him two minutes or less for each fire he demonstrated).

There was a group of demonstrators explaining the various tools and techniques used to make the Cataldo Mission. I was informed that there were no metal nails used in the construction. They used a joining method with large wooden dowel pieces for nails. The restoration that has been done to the buildings is wonderful. It is a very peaceful place inside the church.

The fair also featured mountain men, several handmade craft vendors, and the Lion’s Club selling food. There was also a spot where you could learn how to make a rag rug.

My favorite booth (aside from our tatting one) was the blacksmith. He had set up a portable forge. The fire was memorizing (I could have easily watched it all day) and I’ve always wanted to learn more about the process. This is one craft I still would like to try my hand at.

Then Sunday was my 6th year wedding anniversary. The only reason I’m including this is because my awesome hubby got me a beautiful handmade shuttle and tatting supplies as my anniversary gift.

Wednesday’s Weekly Challenge #12 – Clover Drop Heart

Welcome back to the Wednesday Weekly Challenge.  Each Wednesday we will be posting a link to a free pattern and challenging you, the reader, to try it.  In addition to the pattern link, we will post a picture of how our tatting turned out when we followed the pattern. Following the challenge, we will feature reader completions of past challenges.

Challenge Issued: Follow the linked pattern in any color combinations and thread sizes you choose.  [Variations of the pattern are welcome and encouraged.]  Then snap a picture and send it to sbspokane@yahoo.com with the subject line “Weekly Challenge” to see your completed work featured as part of next week’s challenge post. Be sure to include the name you wish us to list with your photo – we want to give you credit! [There is no time limit on sending in your picture – feel free to send in any weekly challenge pictures (from last week or weeks/months ago) and we will feature them as part of the next Wednesday’s post.]

Weekly Challenge #12 – Clover Drop Heart

This week’s pattern was designed by Nancy Tracy. It is a beautiful heart motif. We have featured two other patterns of Nancy’s as previous challenges: #5 – Pretty Tatted Kitty and #9 – Tatted Snail. She has several other wonderful tatting patterns on her website.

Pattern: http://www.be-stitched.com/pattern0505heart.php

Clover Drop Heart designed by Nancy Tracy. Tatted by Natalie Rogers in Lizbeth size 20 and colors Niagara Falls and Elderberry Jam.

Clover Drop Heart designed by Nancy Tracy. Tatted by Natalie Rogers in Lizbeth size 20 and colors Niagara Falls and Elderberry Jam.

You can find Nancy Tracy at any of these locations:

Website: http://www.be-stitched.com
Store: http://www.be-stitchedstore.com/
 

Shuttlebirds’ Reader Spotlight: This is where your tatting will be featured each week you contribute.

Challenge Accepted - Reader Submission for Weekly Challenge #11 - Tatted by Marie McCurry. The first one has 4-4 for the ears and the second one has 5+5 for the ears.  They are both made with Lizbeth, size 20, fruit fizz.

Challenge Accepted – Reader Submission for Weekly Challenge #11 – Tatted by Marie McCurry. The first one has 4-4 for the ears and the second one has 5+5 for the ears. They are both made with Lizbeth, size 20, fruit fizz.

Challenge Accepted - Reader Submission for Weekly Challenge #11 - Tatted by Marie McCurry. The top mouse was tatted in Lizbeth, size 20, springtime.  After making him, she thought he needed bigger ears.  The second mousy was tatted with Lizbeth, size 20, blue river glades.

Challenge Accepted – Reader Submission for Weekly Challenge #11 – Tatted by Marie McCurry. The top mouse was tatted in Lizbeth, size 20, springtime. After making him, she thought he needed bigger ears. The second mousy was tatted with Lizbeth, size 20, blue river glades.

Challenge Accepted - Reader Submission for Weekly Challenge #11 - Tatted by Marie McCurry and made with crochet rayon.

Challenge Accepted – Reader Submission for Weekly Challenge #11 – Tatted by Marie McCurry and made with crochet rayon.

Challenge Accepted - Reader Submission for Weekly Challenge #10 - Tatted by Marie McCurry in Lizbeth, size 20, raspberry pink med and shell pink lt.

Challenge Accepted – Reader Submission for Weekly Challenge #10 – Tatted by Marie McCurry in Lizbeth, size 20, raspberry pink med and shell pink lt.

Tatted by pattern creator Wanda. Here is Morgan made on a slightly smaller,  6-point finding. Made in Lizbeth Christmas Red & Turquoise Light size 20.

Challenge Accepted – Reader Submission for Weekly Challenge #11 – Tatted by pattern creator Wanda Salmans. Here is Morgan made on a slightly smaller, 6-point finding. Made in Lizbeth Christmas Red & Turquoise Light size 20.

Challenge Accepted - Reader Submission for Weekly Challenge #11 - Tatted by Rachel Warpness.

Challenge Accepted – Reader Submission for Weekly Challenge #11 – Tatted by Rachel Warpness.

Challenge Accepted - Reader Submission for Weekly Challenge #11 - Tatted by Rachel Warpness.

Challenge Accepted – Reader Submission for Weekly Challenge #11 – Tatted by Rachel Warpness.

Challenge Accepted - Reader Submission for Weekly Challenge #11 - Tatted by Rachel Warpness.

Challenge Accepted – Reader Submission for Weekly Challenge #11 – Tatted by Rachel Warpness.

I love seeing new reader submissions! Thanks for submitting!

Reader Submitted Clover Drop Hearts

Take a look at all previous challenges and reader submissions here: https://sbspokane.wordpress.com/wednesdays-weekly-challenges/

If you have a free pattern you would like to see featured as part of the Weekly Challenge – let us know by leaving a comment or by sending an email to sbspokane@yahoo.com

We look forward to seeing your creations!

– Natalie

Shuttlebirds Spotlight – Tera – Red Doily

Tera has been working on a lovely red doily. Here is the result of her tatting. I really like the motif she used.

Tatted by Tera.

Tatted by Tera.

She told me at one point what the pattern was, but I forgot to write it down. I’ve been informed that the pattern is a motif that is on the cover of Easy Tatting by Rozella Linden.

I am always amazed at the larger tatting projects.  I realize how much time and energy goes into them.  I have yet to venture into making a large piece. I am in awe of the people who have and I hope to one day join them in that accomplishment.

Happy tatting!

-Natalie

Wednesday’s Weekly Challenge #11 – Morgan Mouse

Welcome back to the Wednesday Weekly Challenge.  Each Wednesday we will be posting a link to a free pattern and challenging you, the reader, to try it.  In addition to the pattern link, we will post a picture of how our tatting turned out when we followed the pattern. Following the challenge, we will feature reader completions of past challenges.

Challenge Issued: Follow the linked pattern in any color combinations and thread sizes you choose.  [Variations of the pattern are welcome and encouraged.]  Then snap a picture and send it to sbspokane@yahoo.com with the subject line “Weekly Challenge” to see your completed work featured as part of next week’s challenge post. Be sure to include the name you wish us to list with your photo – we want to give you credit! [There is no time limit on sending in your picture – feel free to send in any weekly challenge pictures (from last week or weeks/months ago) and we will feature them as part of the next Wednesday’s post.]

Weekly Challenge #11 – Morgan Mouse

This week’s pattern was designed by Wanda Salmans. Her adorable Morgan Mouse pattern was born from a bookmark she made and a comment from a fellow tatter. You can read the full details here. Wanda has several other wonderful designs that she has graciously shared on her blog: http://wandasknottythoughts.blogspot.com/p/my-patterns.html. Be sure to check them out!

Morgan Mouse Pattern

Morgan Mouse pattern designed by Wanda. Tatted by Natalie Rogers in Lizbeth thread color Jewels (#113)  and size 20.

Morgan Mouse pattern designed by Wanda. Tatted by Natalie Rogers in Lizbeth thread color Jewels (#113) and size 20.

My cat, Kaylee, wondering why she can pose with the mouse, but isn't allowed to play with it.

My cat, Kaylee, wondering why she can pose with the mouse, but isn’t allowed to play with it.

You can find Wanda Salmans at any of these locations:

Blog: http://wandasknottythoughts.blogspot.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/wandasknottythoughtsblogspotcom/289163941166405
InTatters: http://www.intatters.com/member.php?64-tattrldy
 

Shuttlebirds’ Reader Spotlight: This is where your tatting will be featured each week you contribute.

Tatted by Michele Merrill in Lizbeth Springtime, size 20.

Challenge Accepted – Reader Submission for Challenge #10 – Tatted by Michele Merrill in Lizbeth Springtime, size 20.

Challenge Accepted - Reader Submission for Weekly Challenge #9 - Snail tatted by Wanda (wandasknottythoughts.blogspot.com). Made in Lizbeth #601 snow white in size 20.

Challenge Accepted – Reader Submission for Weekly Challenge #9 – Snail tatted by Wanda (wandasknottythoughts.blogspot.com). Made in Lizbeth #601 snow white in size 20.

I love seeing new reader submissions! Thanks for submitting!

Reader Submitted Mice

Take a look at all previous challenges and reader submissions here: https://sbspokane.wordpress.com/wednesdays-weekly-challenges/

If you have a free pattern you would like to see featured as part of the Weekly Challenge – let us know by leaving a comment or by sending an email to sbspokane@yahoo.com

We look forward to seeing your creations!

– Natalie

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