Monday, August 31, 2020



    I needed to tat a cross for a dear, friend's birthday.  The pattern is "2016 Christmas Cross," by Damagirl.

Friday, August 28, 2020



     The dreaded virus has moved up here to North Idaho.  I needed to make hubby another mask and one for our neighbor.  

Thursday, August 27, 2020



     I made the earrings for the necklace, last spring.  I had the necklace done, I thought, until I discovered, I left out a bead.  Cut, cut, cut....come back later.  Finally I re-tatted the last two rounds.  

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Wednesday, August 26, 2020



     I haven't made this cross for a long time.  I wanted another one for my bible.  I designed this cross for my "church" mom's anniversary. 

Tuesday, August 25, 2020



     The Irene doily is completed.  This was a good challenge.  The doily measured 10 3/4", using size 20 thread.  A little wonky in places.  Could be a tension problem on the cork screws or the long picots may be off.

Monday, August 24, 2020

Friday, August 21, 2020



      It was getting hot, this week.   To cool off, we went to the high mountains to do a little camping and fishing....of course my tatting is always ready to go.  Here are the next few rounds.

Thursday, August 20, 2020



     I love the spirals, created on the last two rounds...very unique.

Wednesday, August 19, 2020



     Going forward to the next round...maybe settling down.

Tuesday, August 18, 2020

Fair Results

 Fair Results

     1 - 2nd (Red) 

     23 - 1st (Blue) 

    10 - Best-of-Class (Purple)

      2 - Reserve Champion (Pink/White Rosette)

      1 - Grand Champion (Purple/Yellow Rosette)

      2 - Special Awards $$$  (Navy Blue/White)

Rexy, guarding some of the ribbons.

Coloring Contest:  2nd

Margriet Tatted Doily (Test Tat for Jane):  1st & Best-of-Class

Closer Look (I love to add bead to the last round of my doilies to make them "POP.")

Robins Tatted Doily:  1st & Best-of-Class

Inga's Tatted Puppy Applique:  1st

Tatted Collar:  1st & Best-of-Class

Closer Look.

Anniversary Tatted Cross (Original Design):  1st

Closer Detail

Be-Stitched's Tatted Trinket Box:  1st

Crochet Pineapple Doily:  1st, Best-of-Class, Special Award (Overall Best Crochet Doily, Small Household), $25.

Solar Fairy Lamp:  1st

Sterling Silver Tatting Shuttle with Opal Inlay:  1st, Best-of-Class, & Reserve Champion.


Glass, Etched Mug with Hummingbird:  1st


Tatted Christmas Ball (Original Design):  1st

Bud Lite Teapot:  1st & Best-of-Class 

Beaded Bracelet:  1st

Tatted ID Badge/Lanyard (Original Design):  1st, Best-of-Class, & Reserve Champion.

Tatted Necklace (Embellishment Tatting):  1st

Tatted Cross Earring/Necklace Set (Original Design):  1st

Tatsmithing Earrings (Original Design):  1st

Green Glass Apple, Mixed Media (Marker, Pastel, Colored Pencil):  1st

Field Mouse in Colored Pencil:  1st

Rolex (Niece's Cat) in Colored Pencil:  1st

Purple Iris in Colored Pencil:  1st

Arches National Monument, Double Arches in Colored Pencil:  1st & Best-of-Class

Better in Person (looks washed-out, here)

The Grand Finale....I can't believe I had gotten these awards!!  This was a very tough competition!  The Judges liked it because it reminds them of Idaho and their favorite camping spot.

Sunset Over Canuk Pass (Close to the Canadian Border) in Watercolor:  1st, Best-of-Class, Grand Champion, & Special Award "Best Painting Adult/Senior) + $10.

Now, for next year.  I'm working on a small doily, cell phone case, edging and a hummingbird picture.

Don't Forget to check out my sister's fair results...J.S. Design Stitch Cards.