Monday, February 14, 2011

Happy Valentine's Day!

If you wondered what the heart looked like on Christina's Heart, a link I got from Bellaonline, which is overseen now by Georgia Seitz, this is it! I used the shaft of a crochet hook as the picot guage and since the picots are only 1 ds apart, I just left it in place and made continous picots which keeps them all the same size and creates this sort of figure 8 in the picot when you slide the hook out. Blocking it would take care of that but I kind of like it. I was tempted to crochet around the edge but kept forgetting and cutting off the thread. Maybe another time.

Crazy Mom posted the link to this heart yesterday but I'd already tatted it from a printout I had from last year. It was only when I went to block it last night that I found my mistake. Do you see it?

Hint: It's leaning to the left because it's a bit heavy on that side.

I have a binder full of heart patterns from the Internet. I've tatted most of them but there are still a few I want to tat. Nell's Old Glory Heart is one. I even bought red, white and blue sewing thread for it. I have no clue why sewing thread unless that was the fastest way I could get the right colored thread in 2001. Martha Ess's Two Hearts as One pattern is the other one. This is the link to one of the hearts. You'll need to visit the 2nd link to make the complete heart. Both patterns have been around since at least 2001 and I wanted to tat them from the get-go but I haven't. Why? Because I will have to really concentrate and sit still! LOL! And I'm making them for ME so it's hurry...I'll get around to it! So if someone would please send me a Round TUIT, I'll tat them! It's been TEN years, for cryin' out loud!

I only need to hear from two more winners from the Blogaversary celebration with their mailing address and I'll be wrapping up the OWOH tour on Thursday/Friday so then I can get back to the 25 motif challenge. I've been eyeballing it but not too closely or I won't get everything sent out in a reasonable time! I already started knitting something last night to get my hands busy for a bit. It might turn into someone's birthday gift so I don't want to post it. But you all know how SLOWLY I knit so maybe it'll turn into a Christmas gift instead.

Take some time today to tell those you love that you LOVE them and for those you wouldn't feel comfortable saying "I Love You", then tell them something nice about themselves that you like or admire or deeply respect. We should let people know we care about them. It makes them blossom!


  1. A blind man would be glad to see that mistake!!! I did spot it though but only by counting carefully. Not bad as I can normally only count up to 5 and then I get lost!!!! Not enough fingers on one hand to go further!!!!

  2. Hi Gina! I'm having technical difficulties today so once again I apologize for any duplication... Lol Anyway, I emailed you my mail address yesterday and fowarded it again today after I saw your comment on my blog. Sorry it didnt get to you. Please let me know if you don't get the forward today. Thanks so much I'm so excited to be a winner. Happy V-Day!

  3. Those are so beautiful. You have such a delicate hand!

    There's a crochet pattern that I've been trying to find (then master!) of a goats head. Sort of face and horns full front. One more thing on my list of things to do! :)

    Have a lovely Valentine's Day!

  4. Your hearts look so special! :)

  5. Tell me about it present I am doing Martha Ess' Two Hearts as One - I should rephrase that actually I'm TRYING to do it anyway.

    I have NEVER had to retro tat & unthread shuttles so many times as I have with this pattern. This is the third time I have tried to do this pattern over the least this time I am a little further on but I am not hopeful for a fruitful outcome :(

  6. I had to enlarge the photo to a high power(!), but there seems to be a twisted chain at the top (maybe a twisted picot?), but the chain looks like it could be easily 'untwisted'! by pressing over. NO ONE would ever see this without a microscope, and even then it has to be 'studied'! And maybe I'm not even right!

    Pretty 'picot' hearts - clever idea about the crochet hook! The other linked patterns indeed would take some time to study! So many clever designs by talented tatters!

    Happy Valentine's Day to you! Glad you got my e-mail. Thanks again so much!!!

  7. I hope you are having a great Valentines Day! And I`ll say it, I deeply admire you and all your wonderful tatting!!


  8. Happy Valentine's Day!

  9. Kelly - thank you! I wasn't fishing for compliments for ME but thank you so much.

    My mistake - There are supposed to be the same number of rings on each side, I think 5 not counting the clover, and one only has 4. I'm surprised it was not more obvious.

  10. Thank you for your kind words of encouragement regarding my sons surgery tomorrow. Thank you for praying for me and my children. The prayers from around the world are truly felt.
    God bless you,

  11. pretty tatted hearts, gina! happy valentine's!

  12. I guess no one would hire me as a detective! I sure didn't see the forest for the 'trees', i.e. the rings! It sure wasn't obvious to me that there were more ringss on the one side! Even knowing that now, it still doesn't 'look' lopsided! LOL!


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