Sunday, February 07, 2010


I managed to get more of my living room floor opened up. What's left is mostly empty boxes so whenever my son brings up the Christmas storage containers, I can take the tree down. FINALLY!

Tonight I tatted one of my favorite hearts, Heart's Desire by Sue Fuller. The book is currently out of print but hopefully Sue will reprint it soon. There are many other patterns in the book worth having. I have tatted her Holiday Tree many many times as a card insert or small gift. It's SO EASY!

I tatted this in Altin Basak size 50, color #356. It's a sort of salmon or coral color. I scanned it several times but my camera brought out the color at its truest.

As you can see in this scan where I put it in a birthday card for my daughter-in-law, the scan makes the thread look much pinker. Another reason why I'm not fond of this scanner/printer.

These are from Birgit Phelps Peacock Heart pattern. When I tatted Irene's Heart of the Butterfly, I filled both shuttles nearly full and I didn't need all that thread so I tatted Birgit's heart and still had enough to tat another one plus some heart balloons. If I'd been thinking, I could have tatted the two together to make a basket, but it didn't occur to me at the time. Birgit has some clover earrings on her pattern page too if you are planning ahead for St. Paddy's Day.

I've currently visited over 800 of the 1049+ blogs in the One World One Heart blog event. Pshew...that is hard on the eyes! The ones with music annoy me because they always make my browser very slow. I open up 5 at a time and it's hard to find out which one (or two sometimes) has a player. If I can shut the player off, everything works normally. I understand the desire to have music on one's blog. I did too for awhile but it was more trouble that it was worth. I try not to have hardly any third party applications going on with my blog. The more you have, the more portals a virus can enter in through.

Well, I've already started another heart so I think I'll get back to it while there is still some evening left. My son went to friends' to watch the game which is perfect for me!


  1. Love the Salmon colour the heart tatted up really well!!!!!!

  2. I love that heart pattern! I haven't made one in a while... maybe it's time to make one again!

  3. Excellent post, as usual. You have MUCH more energy than I. (I've definitely slowed down on my decluttering project!) You always post frequently, plus do a lot of current tatting and other crafts - all with a full-time job and family activities. Amazing!

    I can't imagine going through all those 'One World' blogs! It's all I can do to go through the tatting blogs (and thanks again for your links to so many!). I agree with you about the music and the 'virus portal' issue!

    BEAUTIFUL heart in the coral thread! I've always wanted to make that pattern. And the Peacock Heart pattern is very sweet, too, as is Irene Woo's Heart of the Butterfly.

    Also appreciate the link to Birgit's pretty clover earrings!!!

  4. Hearts are my favorite things. I love the Heart's Desire pattern and hope to be able to find her book one of these days. The tatting and the salmon color are absolutely gorgeous. Thanks for sharing.

  5. Love these hearts! And the colors are great!

  6. ♥Your hearts are terrific!♥ You are such a speedy tatter! It takes me a whole night to get MOST of Heart's Desire done!
    Fox : )

  7. All of your hearts are so pretty. I think of February as heart month. I always have and probably always will. I love hearts so I will probably do all of these. You do beautiful work. Thanks for sharing....hugs, Linda


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