Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Tatting Tea Tuesday 2-16-10

I can't believe I forgot today! I had this post started but barely. While visiting blogs yesterday, I found a tea wallet tutorial that I thought was so cute. You can find it here! It's felt applique with embroidery but use your imagination...how would you add tatting to it?

I did tat a quick bookmark last night but it's already in the mail and missed the camera. I stitched quite a bit on the needleroll on Sunday night but at the moment my fingers are so sore from the tips cracking in this low humidity and cold weather. I was out last night helping my son get unstuck for about an hour. Once I got back in and warmed up, I noticed my thumb and two fingers had split open near the nail corners. I opted for superglue, not wanting to wear bandaids, but they are so tender - I kind of wish I had.

I keep saying I'm going to finish up my T.A.T. course but haven't yet. SIGH!!!! I just got my Christmas tree taken down at the weekend! Ornaments are in a single box though and have not been put away properly. I'm trying to get to that evenings this week. Last night I emptied one storage container. I'm also going through everything again. I'd gone through my Christmas decorations last fall but there were some things I wasn't sure about getting rid of so I kept and thought I would revisit it after Christmas....that's what I'm doing now. So my living room floor is a mess again but should be clear by the weekend. Then I will do my taxes and my T.A.T. for sure.

I think.

Valentine's Day is over but I thought I'd show an old favorite. I tatted these for an exchange many years ago. The center daffodils or blossoms are from a collar in Mary Konior's Visual Patterns. The heart is also hers - the Queen of Hearts. I added a repeat of one of the side segments to make it big enough to hold the blossoms in the center. I need to make a duplicate of these for myself.

Well...back to work.


  1. I've had my first T.A.T. course for almost three years now. I'm going to get to it real soon... maybe!

  2. Hi Gina,
    So glad you found your way to our blog and liked the tea wallet. I'm not sure why but your link appears to be broken. For your readers that are interested the link is http://weefolkart.com/content/tea-wallet-little-birdie-0 .

    I've just started snooping around your blog. So many lovely things. I have never learned to tat, but lately quite a few tatters (?) have been stopping by. I never realized how much versatility there was to tatting. It has now been added to my "to do" list!

  3. Thanks! I fixed it!

  4. I love the tea wallet. So cute! Maybe, the tatting could be added by tatting a wing?
    Thanks for sharing with us!
    Have a great day!

  5. Thanks for your visit.
    Your tatting is precise and delicate.

  6. Gina, those hearts are beautiful!

    I have the books and have just seen this heart, as so many folks are posting about it.

    Maybe the problem with having so many tatting books is that one tends to forget the treasures in them, in the quest for the next out there! To that fate I may be doomed!
    Fox : )

  7. Hi Gina!
    That is one wild chick pictured there! Beautiful colors.

    Sorry about your fingers- hope they are feeling better now. I cracked my thumb in the same place before Christmas. I had never heard of gluing something like that. I went the bandaid route - it was very tender that way also.

    Love what you did with those hearts! The daffodils look really sweet in the center and you even added little bees! I like that idea!

    :) Ann

  8. Love those little hearts! The colors are great!


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