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Archive for January, 2014

Happy Birthday Charlotte!

HappyBirthday

Happy Birthday Charlotte!

We hope you have a wonderful day and enjoy a marvelous year of tatting fun!

Wednesday Weekly Challenge #37

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 #37– Tat it and See (AKA TAIS)
This weeks challenge again comes from Jane Eborall. This week, we are highlighting her annual TAIS challenge. A TAIS is a tatting pattern that is given out piece by piece, leaving the final motif a secret until the end. Currently, the 2014 TAIS is on day 4, so it is a perfect time to join in. Most days take less than 30 minutes, and people post photos of there work as they go, so you never really get to far off.
Tat-It-And-See
Part of the fun is also trying to guess what you are making. Some of the guesses I have seen include a nativity, a sail boat, a bonnet and a garden archway. It is amazing how tatting brains work, isn’t it.
So, join in the fun. For me, this is a great way to get back to tatting after the holiday rush. share your pictures with us and with Jane.
Enjoy,
Davina-Marie

Reader Submitted Peacocks
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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!

Check Out All Past Challenges Here

Happy Birthday Judy!

HappyBirthday

Happy Birthday Judy!

We hope you have a marvelous day and enjoy a wonderful year of tatting fun!

Wednesday’s Weekly Challenge #36 – Peacock

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 #36 – Peacock

This week’s pattern is by the super talented Jane Eborall. It is an adorable peacock!

Pattern: Peacock

Weekly Challenge #36 - Peacock designed by Jane Eborall and tatted by Natalie Rogers.

Weekly Challenge #36 – Peacock designed by Jane Eborall and tatted by Natalie Rogers.

You can find Jane Eborall at any of these locations:

Blog: http://www.janeeborall.blogspot.com/
Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/tattingjane/
Etsy: http://www.etsy.com/shop/janeeborall
Tatting Patterns: http://www.janeeborall.freeservers.com/
 
 

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

Challenge Accepted - Reader Submission for Weekly Challenge #14 - Sweetheart Snowflake - Tatted by Jan B.

Challenge Accepted – Reader Submission for Weekly Challenge #14 – Sweetheart Snowflake – Tatted by Jan B.

I love seeing what everyone tats! Thank you for sharing your beautiful work!

Reader Submitted Peacocks

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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

Check Out All Past Challenges Here

2014 Tat-It-And-See Starting on Monday

Details to follow but you can check it put here.
Have a great rest of New Years Week
D

Monthy Guild Meeting – January 4

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Saturday
January 4, 2014
12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Lidgerwood Presbyterian Church
4449 N Nevada
Spokane WA 99207

Program: Sweetheart Snowflake with Natalie Rogers.

For a single color snowflake you will need size 20 thread wound CTM and a paperclip.

For a two color snowflake you will need two shuttles wound with size 20 thread in different colors and a paperclip.

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

Sweetheart Snowflake (two color) – Variation of Gina Butler’s lovely Garter 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 (single color) pattern variation by Natalie Rogers. Original pattern is Gina Butler’s garter. This snowflake variation is shared with permission from Gina.

Sweetheart Snowflake PDF: SweetheartSnowflake

The Sweetheart Snowflake is a variation of Gina Butler’s Garter Pattern (featured here).

Happy New Year – Wednesday’s Weekly Challenge #35 – Music Notes

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 #35 – Music Notes

This week’s pattern is by the terrific Nancy Tracy.

Pattern: Music Notes

Tatted Musical Notes - designed by Nancy Tracy and tatted by Natalie Rogers.

Tatted Musical Notes – designed by Nancy Tracy and tatted by Natalie Rogers.

I was trying to figure out what to tat as the first challenge of 2014. I went back and forth between snowflakes, various animals, and all sorts of amazing designs by many different designers. Finally, I decided that music was the way to go. I love celebrating with music! Music plays a big role in both my memories and how I prepare for things to come. So I hope you enjoy a New Year full of music, laughter, and loved ones!

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!

 

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 #16 - Baby Booties - Tatted by Karen Fish in Lizbeth thread, size 20, Sea Island Breeze. She hails from Bend, Oregon.

Challenge Accepted – Reader Submission for Weekly Challenge #16 – Baby Booties – Tatted by Karen Fish in Lizbeth thread, size 20, Sea Island Breeze. She hails from Bend, Oregon.

Challenge Accepted – Reader Submission for Weekly Challenge #16 - Baby Booties - Tatted by Karen Fish in Lizbeth thread, size 20, Sea Island Breeze. She hails from Bend, Oregon. So adorable!

Challenge Accepted – Reader Submission for Weekly Challenge #16 – Baby Booties – Tatted by Karen Fish in Lizbeth thread, size 20, Sea Island Breeze. She hails from Bend, Oregon. So adorable!

Challenge Accepted – Reader Submission for Weekly Challenge #16 - Baby Booties - Tatted by Karen Fish in Lizbeth thread, size 20, Sea Island Breeze. She hails from Bend, Oregon.

Challenge Accepted – Reader Submission for Weekly Challenge #16 – Baby Booties – Tatted by Karen Fish in Lizbeth thread, size 20, Sea Island Breeze. She hails from Bend, Oregon.

Challenge Accepted – Reader Submission for Weekly Challenge #16 - Baby Booties - Tatted by Karen Fish in Lizbeth thread, size 20, Sea Island Breeze. She hails from Bend, Oregon.

Challenge Accepted – Reader Submission for Weekly Challenge #16 – Baby Booties – Tatted by Karen Fish in Lizbeth thread, size 20, Sea Island Breeze. She hails from Bend, Oregon.

I love seeing what everyone tats! Thank you for sharing your beautiful work!

Reader Submitted Musical Notes

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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

Check Out All Past Challenges Here

 

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