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New Tatting Book
I purchased a new tatting book a couple weeks ago, as if I need another book.  It's called "Tatting Patterns 3" by Grace Tan.  I'm always looking for small patterns to use up left-over thread on my shuttles, and this book is perfect for that. It contains mo...

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Earrings
I have been working on earrings lately, not because I wear a lot of earrings.  I rarely wear them.  I mainly want to empty a ton of shuttles that have leftover thread from previous projects.  But I also have a guilt complex about starting a new project when...

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New Favorite Cross Pattern
I really like tatting crosses as bookmarks because most people still have a hard copy of the Bible to put it in.  Books, on the other hand, are now digital for many people, so a tatted bookmark may not be put to use.  I was very excited when I saw Robin Per...

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Happy New Year
I wish everyone a Happy New Year and a very belated Merry Christmas.  I was woefully unproductive in my Christmas tatting this season.  Every so often, I have to take a little break from tatting; I just don't feel motivated to tat much.  This year, my tatti...

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I am not a Professional Tatter!
Why do I let myself get talked into tatting items to sell?  It all started when I gifted a earring/necklace set to my friend. This is the pendant.   She wore her tatted jewelry to Square Dancing (yes, some people still square dance in Texas).  All of her fr...

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Working on Jewelry
I have made several more pendants and earrings based on Ewa's pattern found here  (with my modifications found here .  These are the earrings that match this pendant: The thread is Perfect Quilter in red and beige.  I really liked how it came out in the sma...

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Chain Tension Challenged
While reading blogs the other day, I came across a beautiful pendant pattern on Ewa's blog . Here's a direct link to the pattern .  I thought that would be a beautiful pattern to tat up as Christmas presents for a few family members.  So I tatted up the pat...

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Completely Illogical
I am generally a very logical and practical person.  When I go to the grocery store, I buy only enough for one week.  I don't have a million shoes or clothes or purses.  I like to keep things simple.  But when it comes to tatting, I go completely nuts (craz...

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Working on WIPs
WIPs are Works in Progress.  Some people call them UFOs (Unfinished Objects).  I should be starting Christmas tatting now to give myself plenty of time, but I have two WIPs that I want to try to complete before I start more projects. I think I am the only o...

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Snowflakes
I am finished making crosses for now and have moved on to making snowflakes. I love tatting snowflakes.  There are many beautiful patterns and the lacy, delicate look of tatting mimics a snowflake well. This snowflake is a Jan Stawasz pattern done in Altin ...
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