Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Picture Frame

This is a little picture frame from perforated plastic. It used one color of floss and all the rest is beaded with seed beads. The picture features my mom, her sister and me and my sister. The black and white print looks really good in this little frame.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Tatted Fan Doily

This pattern is from the book "Ultimate Book of Tatted Doilies" and was designed by Denise Giles. This is a size 10 treads with beads the same color as the thread. I really enjoyed doing this pattern.

Tatted Doily

This is a tatted doily with seed beads. The pattern is in the book"Ultimate Book of Tatted Doilies" and was designed by Denise Giles. It is a size 10 thread with green and gold seed beads.

Tatted Cross

This is a tatted cross with seed beads. The pattern is from the book "Tatted Bookmarks" and was designed by Dee Powell. It's a size 10 thread with hunter green seed beads. I adhered it to pale pastel green scrapbook paper and mounted it in a gold frame.

Christmas Ornament

This is a tatted ornament with seed beads. This pattern is in "The Big Book of Tatting" and is the first two rounds of the Jack Frost Snowflake.

Little Christmas Tree

I thought it was about time I included some of my tatted pieces in this blog. This was a little Christmas tree motif that I tatted up, glued to scrapbook paper and put in a little antique faux marcasite oval frame. I have done this little motif with lots of seed beads as 'ornaments'. This pattern can be found in "The Big Book of Tatting".

Little Collage

I had this 4 opening mat and frame and needed something to put into it. I searched a very long time to find four motifs small enought to fit each of the openings in the mat. I have a lot of Celtic motifs and I finally! found three that would work. I used my initial to fill the fourth space. It's framed in an antiqued gold frame. These motifs used DMC cotton floss, Mill Hill seed beads and Kreinik blending filament. Each motif measures 1.5" X 2.5". Framed, it measures 13" X 5".

A Gift For My Sister

This was one of the first designs I stitched using computer design software called Pattern Maker. I found a book of alphabets and combined the two elements to achieve this little piece. It was stitched on 28ct antique white linen with DMC cotten floss. It measures 3.5" X 5.5". I put it in a metal frame that says 'family' all around the outside.

Christmas Presents

These are the gifts I gave to my sister and her husband for Christmas. Coming from the mid-west, I have always loved Cardinals. I found an alphabet that features this beautiful bird and used my sister's (and those of her husband) initials to make these little pieces. They were done on 28ct antique white linen and stitched with DMC cotton floss. They measure 3" X 4" with the frame. I found these frames at a local Hobby Lobby.

Friday, September 3, 2010

Another Finished Piece

This design is called "Cat" by Diane Arthurs. Published by Imaginating #1093.
I stitched this on 28 ct tea-dyed Irish linen. The stitch count is 44 x 133 and the design size is 3 x 9.5 inches.
There were only 8 colors and 4 stitch types used in this project. There are full cross stitches, running stitch, french knots and backstitches. I used all DMC cotton floss.