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Playing Catch Up With TIAS

So between vacation, fighting a cold, work, the weekly challenge, and Fall Lace Day – it took me a while to catch up on the TIAS. However, I am finally caught up. I completed days two through seven yesterday. I hope to stay caught up now as well.  I really have no idea what it is going to be.

I’m loving the mystery. It’s exciting tatting a few bits at a time and wondering what it is we are making.

Want to join in? Sherry Pence posts the patterns on her blog: http://ladyshuttlemaker.blogspot.com/

Want to see the work of other participants? Check out the Fall TIAS Community Blog: http://tiaspence.blogspot.com/

Are you participating in the TIAS? Do you think you know what it is? Leave a comment and let me know.

Happy Tatting!

~Natalie

TIAS – Day One

You can find the pattern for day one on Sherry’s blog (this is where she will be posting all pattern bits so that they do not get lost in the community blog): http://ladyshuttlemaker.blogspot.com/2013/09/tias-day-one.html

You can see the tatting progress of several participants (70+ have signed up to post) here: http://tiaspence.blogspot.com/

Sherry Pence's TIAS - Day One - Tatted by Natalie Rogers.

Sherry Pence’s TIAS – Day One – Tatted by Natalie Rogers.

Today’s pattern bit was very straight forward. The most challenging part for me in this section was the measured mock picot. It took me a few tries to figure out how to hold my gauge and get the distance right. I don’t normally tat with picot gauges – so that may take some getting used to. The only thing I’m not happy with is that the first picot twisted – I’m hoping there is a join to that picot later on that will correct that issue. I don’t have any guesses yet as to what the finished pattern might be.

~Natalie

P.S. Jane Eborall already knows what it is… *giggles*

EDIT:

So I definitely made 1/2″ picots yesterday, using my picot gauge vertically. So with Sherry’s announcement this morning that the picots should be 1/4″, I had a bit of fun retro tatting. Each time I practice taking out a ring it seems to get easier. I managed to undo all of yesterday’s work so that I could re-tat Day One. So here it is, in all it’s 1/4″ picot-y goodness.

Sherry Pence's TIAS - Day One -Now with 1/4" picots! - Tatted by Natalie Rogers.

Sherry Pence’s TIAS – Day One -Now with 1/4″ picots! – Tatted by Natalie Rogers.

Wednesday’s Weekly Challenge #15 – Tat It And See 2013

WARNING!!!! Natalie is out this week, tatting away like crazy so I am in charge of this week’s Challenge.
 My apologies in advance.

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 #15 -Surprise! Jane Eborall Tat it and See 2013

This week’s pattern is from Jane Eborall and is one of her yearly Tat it and See. The idea behind it is that you don’t know what you are making until you get to the end, unless you figure it out sooner. I did this earlier in the year and it was a lot of fun, especially when you are working with a magnificent pattern writer like Jane. The trick is NOT to look ahead. You will be tempted. You will think, just a little peek. Don’t, just do that day, Then move to the next. Since we are doing this late in the game, we do get the advantage of having all days available so we can work it all in one sitting if we wish. But work them in order, one at a time and enjoy the challenge.

In order to finish this before the nest Wednesday Challenge, I am going to do 2 days at a time. After a few days I will set up another post so we can post pictures as we follow along. Lets get this started.

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/

I warn you, clear your day before you head out to Jane’s blog. She has no much information and free patterns you will look up and find out your whole afternoon is lost. I know from experience. Enjoy.

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

Challenge Accepted - Reader Submission for Weekly Challenge 14 - Snowflake Heart tatted by Marie McCurry in done in Lizbeth, size 20, boysenberry dk and azelea med.

Challenge Accepted – Reader Submission for Weekly Challenge 14 – Snowflake Heart tatted by Marie McCurry in done in Lizbeth, size 20, boysenberry dk and azelea med.

Challenge Accepted - Reader Submission for Weekly Challenge #12 - Tatted by Wanda Salmans.

Challenge Accepted – Reader Submission for Weekly Challenge #12 – Tatted by Wanda Salmans.

Challenge Accepted - Reader Submission for Weekly Challenge #13 - Tatted by Wanda Salmans.

Challenge Accepted – Reader Submission for Weekly Challenge #13 – Tatted by Wanda Salmans.

I love seeing new reader submissions! Thanks for submitting!

Reader Submitted

{Reader Submitted Gallery To Be Added At A Later Date}

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!

– Davina

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

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

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

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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