Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Rainbow Sherbert Cone, Anyone?

I am really enjoying the 25_Motif_Challenge so far. Thank you Sharon for all your hard work on that.

My last endeavor caused so many rainbow sherbert and ice cream cone cravings from all the yummy colors that Dantatter suggested to me that perhaps I should tat an ice_cream_cone and I thought, "What a great idea!". So, I took on the challenge. Have you had the good fortune to meet Dantatter, yet? If you haven't you really should hop on over to her blog and visit for a while. She really is a talented tatter. She also has a website with her prolific tatting; lot's and lot's of tatting eye candy there for you to oogle.

Anyway, back to the ice cream cone challenge. I had already had my eye on another ice_cream_cone pattern by Eliz_Davis for a while so I did that one instead. It has the use of the beautiful Valeire_Square named after the designer, Anna Valeire, from the early 1900's.



So after eating several ice cream cones (Ohhhh, the calories were soooooo worth it, yes!) I finally got around to tatting one and here it is...TAH DAH!!!



Motif #3 The Yummy Rainbow Sherbert Cone

Doesn't a yummy ice cream cone or sherbert cone of your favorite flavor sound good on a warm day? I think it even sounds good on a cool day...Yummy. Speaking of yummy I used some more of LadyShuttleMaker's Yummy Grapefruit HDT (Hand Dyed Thread) in size 20 for the "scoop of sherbert" and DMC's Cebelia color #437 size 20 for the "cone". There is another place to find this particular pattern by Eliz Snow and that's on one of her blog_posts.

Well, now that this is done I promised Melissa from HoneyBeesBliss that I would join her in a pretty doily tat-a-long over at eTatters. It looks like a lot of fun and if you are looking for something to tat feel free to join in the fun! If you don't tat feel free to look around I'll be glad to answer any questions you might have about tatting. Comments are always welcome from my wonderful "Tatted Ring of Bloggers" friends, other blog-world friends, and newcomer's alike. Thanks for popping in for some rainbow sherbert today!

This is a pretty "linky" post wouldn't ya say?

47 absolutely fabulous things were said:

Melissa said...

Oh for sure that is the prefect Rainbow Sherbert Cone!!! I LOVE ice cream too!!!!!!

Dantatter aka Susanne said...

Oh it looks so yummy, delicious, I am drooling, lol.
I like ice cream, my Aussie tatting friends started calling me the ice cream queen, lol. Someone have told me that it is a very typical thing for Danes that we can always find room for an ice cream, no matter what time of year and how cold/warm it is.
Very well done, I hope you enjoyed your ice cream. And good luck with the doily tat-along, I will be watching you, lol.

TattingChic said...

Thank you for your sweet compliment, Melissa. Ice cream is so yummy, isn't it? Well, I better get started on that doily...heh heh heh. You really got a few people going on that, didn't you. Anyone is welcome.

Susanne, my Danish "cousin" we must be related through our Danish roots then, huh? I LOVE LOVE LOVE ice cream. Well, if you're watching me I better get going on that doily...speaking of which how are YOU doing on your EDGING??? I hear you have a little challenge going on with Melissa. HA HA!!! I'm going to be watching YOU! LOL!

Dantatter aka Susanne said...

Oh dear, lol. I can tat the edging but not attach it to anything, roflol.
I have better get off to bed and I am hoping that tatted edgings will not haunt me, roflol.

This Country Girl said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog! Come back and visit again soon!

I had never even heard the term tatting before I came to your blog. Where have I been? These are beautiful! You're really talented! I used to crochet...is it anything similiar to doing that?

Have a great evening!
Tammy

Bonnie said...

Your Rainbow Sherbert Cone is very cute.

TattingChic said...

Yes, Susanne, have sweet dreams of tatted edgings please don't be haunted by them. They're easy easy easy. Can't wait to see yours.

Welcome, Tammy, I'm so glad that I could be the one to introduce you to tatting. The only similarity between tatting and crochet is that they both use crochet thread. The main difference is that crochet is a series of loops that are easily unravelled and tatting is a form of lacemaking made popular in the Victorian Era. It is made from a series of knots called doublestitches (ds) and they are not easy to unpick. Come back anytime and I'd be happy to answer any other questions you might have about this form of lacework. I enjoyed you blog, too. You live in a lovely area. Thanks for sharing it and stopping by today.

Hi Bonnie, another "familiar face" from the "Tatted Ring of Bloggers". It's like a little tatting 'family' hee hee. Thank you for your nice comment about my sherbert cone that was sweet.

Grizzly Mountain Arts said...

That little motif is so sweet! I love the colors!

zarina said...

That is what I always do when I pick up (or just looking at her etsy shop) Sherry's HDT - drooling. I too just love the challenge - hope there is time end of the year to go for the second round with perhaps my own HDTs. I can't afford to buy more of Sherry's or Marilee's.

TattingChic said...

Thank you for the very nice compliments, Grizzly Mountain Arts. I'm glad you stopped by.

Zarina, I'm in the same boat with the HDT's from Sherry and Marilee. I'd love to buy a ton from both of them, but unfortunately it would be an incredibly unwise thing to do right now financially. Their threads have such beautiful colors. Thanks for stopping by. I wish you much success in your masters program.

Irma's Rose Cottage said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog.

Wow! what beautiful work. The ice cream cone is gorgeous, loved looking at your other work.

Will come back to visit.

Irma :)

Lace-lovin' Librarian - Diane said...

Yummy! It looks good enough to eat! And I bet it's less fattening than the icy cold stuff! ; )

Edie Marie's Attic said...

WOW!WOW!WOW! I am in awe of your tatting! I have often wondered if people still did this beautiful old art and her you are! Thank you so much for visiting me and for your kind words. Mom is "okay" at this time, the change in her meds is helping.
Your tatting is sooo beautiful! I will be back to see more and more!
Hugs, Sherry

Edie Marie's Attic said...

This may be a common question but is tatting time consuming? For instance do you know how much time is in your beautiful ice cream cone? Or is it like crocheting, which I have done, and you can do it while watching TV and it's kind of second nature? I'm so curious now!!
Hugs again, Sherry

Tracy said...

This is genial...and just lovely! Looks good enough to eat! ;o) Love teh colors...it really does have a sherbert feel. Such fun to look at all your links and meet you other tatting friends...Beautiful, inspiring work! Happy weekend ((HUGS))

TattingChic said...

Irma, thanks for your wonderful compliments. I'm glad you stopped for a visit and please do come back!

Hi, Diane! Yes, the tatted ice cream cone or sherbert cone is definately the lowest calorie. Now, if we could only burn a LOT of calories while we tatted, then I'd be a hottie...lol.

Welcome, Sherry from EdieMarie's Attic. Thank you for all your kind words. I'm glad to hear your Mother is doing better. Tatting can be very time consuming for some. I did the ice cream cone in a few hours, but that was on the second try (I goofed up on the first try). Once I know a pattern well I can "mindlessly" do it in front of a TV.

Hi, Tracy, Welcome back!! I'm glad you like my little rainbow sherbert cone. That's great that you are enjoying looking at all the different tatting sites. There certainly is a lot of lovely tatting out there and I'm glad you're looking at it and being inspired. Come back anytime.

Carol Lawecki said...

TattingChic,

Glad you joined in on the 25 Motif Challenge. It certainly has motivated me to tat more and photograph and post my tatting. Such fun to share. Your ice cream cone is fantastic. The color you used were perfect and thank you for pointing out the ice cream cone pattern. I haven't seen this one before and will print it out. It is a very cute design! Happy Tatting!

Rosy said...

I'm so very glad you found me, coz I can't believe how much I enjoy your blog. You see, I've been thinking of starting to tat, but just don't know how and where to start. Now I can at least look at yours and try and find out more about tatting. Your work is soooo beautiful!!!!

Vintage Linen Treasures said...

Hi! Thank you for stopping by my blog and dropping me a note. I'm so glad you found me 'cause now I've found YOU! What a beautiful and fascinating blog!! I've already spent 30 minutes here and can see how I can spend HOURS! Hope you don't mind that I add you to my favorites!
Patricia :o)
PS: The Rainbow Sherbert Cone looks deliciously beautiful!!

Clyde said...

I love the sherbert rainbow cone and your tatting is very nice. The doily you have chosen to do is going to look wonderful when finished. Have fun tatting.

celestina marie said...

WOW!! your Rainbow Sherbert Cone is over the top gorgeous. You are so talented and I have loved my visit to your lovely blog today. Thank you also for stopping by to mine and for your kind comments. I have always loved tatting. I do not tat, but would love to learn. Maybe someday when I am not holding a paint brush I will learn this beautiful art form! I can't wait to return and see more of your treasures! Adding you to my favorites.
Have a great tatting day!
Celestina,
la rea rose

Gina said...

LOL! Saw this over at Multiply but will repeat my comment here. Great use of the thread AND pattern!
:-) Gina

TattingChic said...

Carol, thank you for stopping by. I think the 25 motif challenge has been fun so far...and I thought, "What the heck, I'm tatting little bits here and there anyway, I might as well jump in and join". Thanks for your encouragement. Maybe we'll see an ice cream cone pop up at your place, soon?

Rosy, I have the funniest story about that...you see, I almost didn't leave a comment on your blog and something pricked my heart and told me that I "NEEDED" to. It must've been meant to be. There are lot's of tatting HOw-to's on the internet. Please look at my sidebar on the right under Tatting Techniques. Gina at "Threads of a Tatting Goddess" posted some links for beginners over on her blog and so did Kathy over at "Kathy's Crazy Moments" another great resource is eTatters.com there's a badge on the right. Click on it to get there. It is free to join and it's for all levels of tatter from wannabees to oldees. And of course you can come back here, anytime.

Hi Patricia, I'm glad you popped in. I remember you had the cute post about the wallaby. So darling. Do I mind being added to your list of favorites? Honey, I am flattered. You are welcome back anytime you want some tatted eye candy!


Hello CLyde. I'm glad you came to visit. I hear you are getting some of the thread you need and I look forward to seeing your doily finished on your blog. Thank you for your compliments and encouragement. It means a lot.

Celestina, not only are you a talented artist, but you have a beautiful name as well and your studio is out of this world. I'm glad you came by to visit. When the time comes that you decide you want to pick up a shuttle and learn to tat let me know if I can answer any questions. Do come back often, you're invited!

Gina, LOL, I just saw your comment come up on my email from multiply at the same time I was writing about your blog to someone a few comments up. Thanks for your nice comment. I appreciate that...and thanks for the double dose of a visit. :)

LadyShuttleMaker aka MadMadPotter said...

I actually started salivating when I saw this...

TattingChic said...

Well, Sherry, I certainly was drooling when I was tatting with it. The colors you used when dying this thread are definately drool-worthy...LOL.

Catherine Holman said...

Thanks for visiting my blog. I love the tatted ice cream cone! What a beautiful talent!
Catherine

CJ Stitching and Blooms said...

Your tatted Sherbert cone is truly fantastic. You are certainly a master tatter. I love looking at all your tatting projects. Hugs Judy

Rebecca Ramsey said...

That rainbow sherbet looks yummy! Very pretty!
Becky

TattingChic said...

Thank you for visiting and leaving such a nice comment, Catherine. I enjoyed your blog, that garden is beautiful.

Hi, Judy, welcome back. You flatter me, but that's okay, I like flattery...LOL I'm glad you enjoyed looking at tatting.Come on back anytime.

Becky, thanks for stopping by again, it's always nice to "see" you. Thanks for the compliment, you're a sweetie.

Maggie Ann said...

What a delightful and enticing post! and..thank you for visiting my vintage blog and leaving a comment. I must read more of your blog....your ice-cream cone is adorable. =)

Suzanne said...

Thank you for visiting my blog. I'm so glad you did, so I could follow you to yours! Your work is gorgeous...I'm so impressed with the intricacy of tatting, what a beautiful art! Oh, and I'll take a double dip!

TattingChic said...

Maggie Ann, I did enjoy your blog your lamp reminded me of some things I want to do with lampshades. Thanks for stopping by and leaving such nice comments. Stop by anytime.

Hi Suzanne, your comment is really sweet, thank you. A double dip does sound good, doesn't it? I'm glad you found your way over here. You are welcome back anytime.

Renna said...

After your comment about my tatting edged hankie on my blog today, I had to come check out yours. Your tatting is gorgeous!

Tatting is something I never learned to do, though I think I recall my mom saying she did it when she was younger. I don't know if my Nanny (owner of my hankie) did the tatting on her hankie or not.

Couture de Papier said...

Beautiful colors!!

TattingChic said...

Renna, thank you for your visit and comment. The tatted hanky on your blog post tucked away in that box had some nice colors. Glad you came for a visit. Come again!

Couture de Papier, thank you for your comment.

Shay said...

Amazing! great job on this.

TattingChic said...

Hi, Shay, thank you for your nice compliment. I'm glad you took the time to stop by and visit my blog today.

verito90909 said...

I just look at it and makes me wanna eat some. Oh, don't you ever tat a box of chocolate candies.

TattingChic said...

LOL....You are so funny, Verito...No, I'd much rather eat chocolate that tat them. Nuts and chews are my favorite...how about you?

Kathy said...

Looks good enough to eat, just add a little flavoring.:))
I am getting two clover shuttles!! Maybe I can do better with them than I did with the metal one with removeable bobbin. I hope so anyway.

TattingChic said...

Hi Kathy, Thank you for your sweet comment...get it... "SWEET" comment...okay I'm being corny, but we all knew that and corny's okay...I've come to the conclusion that it has to be okay because it's a permanent part of my wacky personality...
That said, I hope you enjoy your clover shuttles. Those are Melissa's fave over at Honey Bee's Bliss. My faves used to be the steele Boye's with the bobbin and my NEW fave is the "aero" or the Susan Bates imitation aero both removable plastic bobbins. I LOVE 'em. Happy Tatting!

Tattycat said...

Sorry to be late jumping into this ice cream cone - real sorry! It is as yummy as the thread. I have that thread so now I need to go get the pattern. Great job!

TattingChic said...

Tattycat, I'm glad you're feeling good enough to make the "rounds" on the "Tatted Ring of Bloggers".
It's a fun pattern with an Alligator or Capture JOin...very easy to do it just sounds scary...LOL

verito90909 said...

My favourite chocolate would be any over 50% cacao. I also like chocolate with almonds a lot. :-D

TattingChic said...

That sounds really yummy, Verito.

Liyarra said...

LOL TattingChic - where were you when Dantatter and I spent an hour looking desperately for ice-cream in a hot Aussie spring day?????

Yes I have had the great fortune to hav met Dantatter and her tatting on her site was part of the reason I fell in love with the craft. I now count her as my Danish Sister and we are good friends.
Tatting does wonderful things to people.
Thank you for sharing your work with us.

TattingChic said...

Hey Jenni, I've got Tropical Rainbow Sherbert in my freezer righ now! Why don't you two come on over and have some, there's enough for three or more!
How fortunate to have met another tatter from across the globe. The internet is an amazing place and tatting is such an amazing art. I'm delighted to be acquainted with both of you through both the net and tatting!