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I have been a crafter of all sorts for many years, and really love working with Paper and Threads. I am loving the design work I am doing now. I really seem to be getting back into my "art", even if I am doing it by computer now, instead of actually getting dirty while drawing. ;-) I have been avid about Thread Arts since I was a kid, learning to Crochet at 7, then Knit, Embroider, Needle Lace and finally Needle Tat. I love to design as well and am looking forward to taking the Needle Tatting that further step as well.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Life Has a Bad Habit

Life has a bad habit of getting in the way fo the Creative Process...or at least the sharing of that process with my friends here.  I'm very sorry it has been so long since my last post.  I've been fighting some major depression brought on by some things that are going on in my life right now.  Hopefully, soon these will be over and I can get back on an even keel and get back to posting regularly.
Now, our Tatting Design Course is over, and I have done all but the last 2 lessons....yup, I even fell behind in that as well, but I have a LOT to share with you today.  Gonna catch you all up with my tatting work since I last posted at least.  Tatting brings me peace, so I do it a LOT!  ;->
Lesson 6:  We drew out the Pattern for Lesson 5 and my version can be found here: http://www.4shared.com/document/WEn0zCxb/Lesson_6_Drawing.html

Lesson 7 and 8 were more working with the Graphic's Program that we were learning, so nothing to show for it, but Lesson 9 was (in my opinion) the MOST fun Lesson of all!  We got to take a clip art drawing of a Snowflake and, using the Graphic's Software, create a pattern for a Snowflake using Tatting.  Well, I really enjoyed doing this one!  Here is my pattern for Lesson 9:
There is nothing to show for the next Lesson and I haven't finished the last 2 Lessons.

However, I have done more tatting and another design project as well.  I took a Design Challenge by one of the members of InTatters and came up with this lovely Snowflake Pattern.
This one was a very fun one to work!  I showed the first row finished, because I think that would also make a great looking ornament on its own as well.

I've also done some Motifs for a Summer Challenge on InTatters.  Here they are:

And a Doily designed by Yarnplayer.  I simply LOVED working up this lovely!

Well, that is all of the completed work I have to share with you today.  I hope to start posting more regularly again very soon.  Thank you all for being patient with me and sorry for taking so long to catch you all up with me.  My "head" knows that a problem shared is a problem lightened, but when it actually came down to coming here and posting, I just couldn't find the "umph"  Hopefully, I have broken that cycle with this post! :->


  1. That's quite a collection. Thank you for sharing your lovely work and your patterns. What software were you using in your design course? The diagrams are great.

  2. Hi Carol - You have done really well with your tatting lessons. I have saved a couple of these to have a go at, but like you with card making, I have lost my tatting mojo and haven't done any for ages. I'm glad that tatting gives you peace - sounds like a good thing to turn to for the moment at least. Keep in touch!! JMF

  3. Wow, your diagram is fantastic! You'll be coming out with your own books next, you betcha!

    Being involved in creative activity, such as tatting, really does combat depression. Plus, all the nice compliments from the admirers of your finished work does wonders for self-esteem.

    As far as I know, you have the honor of being the first to finish the Jubiloso doily - congratulations! Marvelous job!!!

  4. It's so good to see you posting again Carol. Your tatting work is lovely. Take care and you know where I am.

    x Gill x

  5. Hi Carol, I have missed you. Your tatting is wonderful. You are so clever - hugs to you and as Gill says, take care - you know where I am also. :)

  6. i'm proud to be a needle tatter, also. I'm glad I found your site--you have lots of great reading and pictures here!

  7. I'm wondering if maybe your sharing the pattern for the light green and yellow variegated thread piece with the more square look? If it' here and I missed it, I apologize.....thanks!

  8. Thanks for all you do in sharing your skill and experience on your blog. I know where you're coming from in terms of fighting depression... crafting and connecting with other crafters does wonders, I've found. Hang in there, and tat on. :-)