Friday, 30 December 2016

Neon Lights

It is very colorful especially against the night sky. An unusual way to light up a Chinese temple but it looks very pretty. I am hoping that I will be able to get more photos during the Lunar New Year when there will be fireworks.

Thursday, 29 December 2016

Christmas Cakes

Lemon Poppy Seed Cake with butter icing and Christmas cookies. My sister made the cake and her daughter did the decorating. This was eaten on Christmas Day.

This was the cake we had on Christmas eve. 
Again decorated by my niece. 

Wednesday, 28 December 2016


I was drawn to this pattern by the placement of beads. A Jennifer Williams snowflake pattern on page 20 of her Tatted Snowflakes book.

Tatted in Altin Basak Size 50 in Col. 328 and Delica beads in DB22L.

Monday, 26 December 2016


This is another snowflake pattern by Jennifer Williams. Just like Lynn, you need a 15mm ring. You start by tatting over it and continue with Round 2. You can do a split chain and continue to Round 3 without cutting your threads. 

The first snowflake I tatted was in Altin Basak Size 50 Siyam 1 (black with silver threads). I forgot to make the centre picot larger than the two side ones and when I remembered to do it in the second snowflake, I realised it made it look so much better.

The second snowflake was done in Altin Basak Size 50 in 2351 (gold with gold threads). The larger picot in the centre made the arms looked longer. 

Sunday, 25 December 2016

Saturday, 24 December 2016


This Jennifer Williams pattern from Tatted Snowflakes uses a ring in the centre which is tatted over. I used a 15mm closed ring for Lizbeth Size 20 thread Col. 152 Christmas Green. For the Lizbeth Size 40 thread Col. 147 Red Burst, I used a 12mm ring.

These could be hung on the tree as I made a loop for it. I tatted them in Christmas colours not for my tree (I do not have one) but maybe to include in a card or for someone elses' tree. 

I know I started tatting these snowflakes a little late but no matter, I can still include them as part of the gift wrapping.

Happy Carolling for Christmas eve.

Friday, 23 December 2016

Sleigh & Snowman

At one of our local neighbourhood mall. Christmas decorations made with plastic bottles.

Thursday, 22 December 2016

Mall Christmas Tree

This seems to be a popular Christmas tree design this year. This one looks quite pretty at one of our local malls. I hate shopping at the stores this time of the year as it is extra crowded during this holiday time. I did do most of my Christmas shopping online this year. Have not even seen the Christmas street lights on Orchard Road yet. Maybe after Christmas.

Wednesday, 21 December 2016


Another snowflake pattern from Jennifer Williams. I thought the swirl effect in this pattern made it look a little different. I really like it. 

Top is tatted in Lizbeth Size 40 in Green Ice Col. 187. But the swirl is more obvious in the lower motif tatted in Lizbeth Twirlz Size 20 in Midnight Mist Col. 407.

The first few rings were a little confusing as you really needed the diagram to see where to join the picots to but once you got the first repeat down, the other 5 were easy.

Yes, that was fun!

Monday, 19 December 2016

Lacy Doily Completed

I finally finished this doily. This will probably be the last large project for 2016. The 2nd last round seemed to take a long time to tat. I had a fun time blocking this.

I must say that I do not like this colour. Somehow this peach has a tinge of grey in it. It might not be noticeable in this photo. This is Lizbeth Size 40 Col. 630 Peach Light.

Friday, 16 December 2016

Post from Overseas

A lovely greeting card came in the post yesterday from UK. 
Definitely for the cat and dog lover. 
What a cosy scene by the fire

Also wrapped inside - a beautiful commemorative shuttle for the 90th birthday of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

Thank you Margaret for the thoughtful greetings and gift. 
It will be a very special shuttle in my collection. 
I just love the colours of this shuttle and 
that it is hand painted.

Thank you so much. I will treasure it. 

Wednesday, 14 December 2016

Catrin v2 & 3


Afer weaving but before blocking

Two more versions of Catrin here. I thought I would show you how Catrin looks before weaving. Look how different it looks before and after. I think it needs another round of blocking.

Top is tatted in Lizbeth Size 20 in Azalea Medium Col. 620 and Coral Orange Medium Col. 702.

Bottom snowflake is tatted in Lizbeth Twirlz Size 20 Blaze Col. 409.

Monday, 12 December 2016


This pattern is from Jennifer Williams' Tatted Snowflakes. I like this. Easy and fast to tat and it looks fantastic. Done in two separate rounds, then woven together. I used Lizbeth Size 40 Ocean Turquoise Dark Col. 657 and Ocean Sunset Col. 155. Using different colours you can mix and match to create a variety of snowflakes.

Friday, 9 December 2016

Pretty Rocks

It was a day that I had to visit the hairdresser. I do that about 3-4 times a year. After sitting for 2.5 hours, I had to do some shopping. I went browsing and bought these.

Rough stones set in brass and plated in rose gold. A ring with rose quartz and amethyst and another rose quartz nugget I could not resist. 

I thought wearing them together looked interesting. But not when tatting, though.

Wednesday, 7 December 2016

Lacy Doily WIP

I had to stretch the rings on the second round so that it would lay flat as it was cupping. It still is, slightly. Finished the third round and 4 more to go. Tatted in Lizbeth Size 40 in Peach Light Col 630. 

After tatting the cobweb doily, I knew I wanted to do another pattern from the same book.  

Monday, 5 December 2016

Choose Me?

We were at our local supermarket
and noticed this.

Was it the flow of the water?

Were they schooling in a confined space?

Or they were just trying to confuse the humans?

Don't choose me!!

Friday, 2 December 2016

Cobweb Doily

I love this. I wonder why it did not catch my eye earlier. Tatted in Venus Size 40 in Col. 486. The pattern is from Tatting Doilies and Edgings edited by Rita Weiss. It measures about 4 inches across and tatted in 4 rounds.

I might tat this again in a different colour.