Saturday, February 6, 2010

Back to Tatting :-]

Ok,,,sorry I didn't get anything new posted like I had planned. I do apologize :(

But I am here,,I guess better late than never right! Hehehe

Ok on to the tatting!

First of all,,,there are a couple of wonderful tatter and friends who has been REALLY encouraging me to get back into not only my fiberarts again,,,but into TATTING!!!! Thank you OHHHH SO MUCH my dear friends Valerie Ho and Beverly Elrod!!!!

Then Valerie and I started talking before Christmas about doing an exchange and since she knows I don't celebrate the holidays,,we decided to do a private exchange. I'm still working on mine :(

As part of the exchange from Valerie,,,she sent me this BEAUTIFUL and FABULOUS order of HDT Lizbeth thread from Handy Hands! This is size 40 thread and what didn't get added in the pic was also a size 16 steel crochet hook for BEADS!!!!

THANK YOU SOOOO MUCH Valerie, (I know I can't say it enough LOL!) :-]

Sooo of course my first project had to be ROSES!!!!

The roses pattern is created by Jeanne Lugert 3-D earrings n pendant
The Leaf pattern is a pattern created by Linda Davies, with a little alternation on the 'stem' end.

Next I had some metal ring bracelets I had bought last year at the local (suppose to be) dollar store (they weren't no dollar believe me lol). Sooooo

When I seen this pattern in my 'Easy Tatting' Book by Rozella Linden,,,,who could resist :] I did the blue/purple/red ornamental snowflake first (goofing and getting 7 pts in instead of 6 the pattern called for) , then I thought oh how pretty the fall colors would be in the gold ring. Sooo here are the results.

Well that is all for now. Hope you enjoyed as much as I did tatting and sharing!

Brothers and Sisters :)


Fox said...

Connie, your tatting beautiful! Those roses are really pretty.
Fox : )

TypsTatting said...

Just love the Tatted Roses and the onament snowflakes. Love the colours!!!!

Val said...

The roses turn out wonderful. I love the one in the fall colors! oh and those colorful snowflakes. at least it was well worth the effort choosing the colors u wanted. lol good job on all those tatted items!

Carol Lawecki said...

Hi Connie, Nice to see you tatting and blogging again. Wow, the roses are so pretty in the variegated Lizbeth!! I love their new variegated colors!! Happy Tatting!

'RainbowRose' Connie Faulconer said...

Thank you Ladies :)

I really had fun and still am at getting back into tatting again. Though I must say I almost feel like I am learning all over again, I seem to have gotten rusty. LOL!

Thank you again for the wonderful comments and encouragement.

Karen said...

All nice tatting and especially good to see you back. Karen in OR

Isdihara said...

Connie, your tatting is quite lovely. So glad you decided to start tatting again. And with all those lovely threads to work with, I am sure you will remain inspired for many months.

Looking forward to checking back to see more of your pretty tatting!

Tatskool said...

a delightful post. really like the way you hung the tatting in the rings.

'RainbowRose' Connie Faulconer said...

Thank you Ladies. You are all a really huge inspiration for me!

Gina said...

Is there a pattern for the roses?

'RainbowRose' Connie Faulconer said...

Hi Gina, there sure is. :) I have it linked right under the rose photos, here you go :

I do love this rose pattern created by Jeanne Lugert! I think it is one of my most favorite tatting pattern!

Nancy said...

Where did you acquire the patterns for the rose projects?

Nancy said...

Where did you acquire the rose patterns?

'RainbowRose' Connie Faulconer said...

Rose pattern is found here:

Emm Beebee said...

Your work is so creative. How did you attach rose to the leaf?

'RainbowRose' Connie Faulconer said...

@Emma Beebee, I used the tail from the rose, and attached both the leaf and the rose to a pin, by wrapping it several times then knotting it if, I remember right. I gave it away as a gift, several years ago, so I don't remember for sure. I just remember using the tail thread of the rose to attach both the rose and leaf to a pin.
Thank you for your kind comment! Blessings!