Dam Tatter

I live in Boulder City, NV- home of Hoover Dam. Everything in Boulder City is the "best .... by a dam site," hence my blog name.

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Location: Boulder City, Nevada, United States

This is the place where I post pictures of the "stuff" I've been working on, be it tatting, quilting, or anything else of interest.

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Saturday, January 31, 2009

Final Butterfly

I received this butterfly today from Meme in Chile. Her note says it is from the book "Tatted Butterflies" and was done in size 40 muse crochet cotton. Thanks, Meme! It's beautiful!

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

January 20, 2009

Well- off it goes. The last of my butterflies. This one is from a pattern by Monica Hahn, in the book Christmas Angels and Other Tatting Patterns. I tatted it in Altin Basak size 40. Maybe this will bring a little spring to Michigan?

January 15, 2009

Take a look at the beauty that landed in my mailbox! This was sent to me by Melissa. The pattern is Farfalla Rossa 2 by Edda Guigno. She tatted it in size 50 Flora. Fantastic!

Sunday, January 04, 2009

Butterfly # 4

I haven't been very good at keeping up with photos and scanning. This is butterfly #4, sent to Aileen in Singapore. It is also Monica Hahn's and was tatted using size 12 Valdani.

Monday, December 29, 2008

Pretty in Purple

I received this lovely butterfly from Aileen, our fearless leader in Singapore. Very nice work! This is Donna's Butterfly, by Marlene Lewis, tatted in size 20 Omega.

Sunday, November 30, 2008

Tatting Round Robin- Dec 1

This week's butterfly is on it's way to Melissa in Oregon. The pattern came from The Big Book of Tatting and was made with Altin Basak size 40 thread. I have come to realize I am woefully short of butterfly patterns and need to find some more!

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Two at once!

Due to a slight technical difficulty, I received two butterflies in week 1. This lovely butterfly came from Becky. The pink and yellow look fantastic together.

My First Butterfly!

Looking very pretty in peach, here is my butterfly I received from Dyan. The pattern is from Rosemarie Peel's book "Tatting for Pleasure" and is done in size 30 Cebela with Kreinck thread for glitter. Thank you Dyan- it's lovely!

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Tatting Round Robin- Nov 17

This is my first project for my first ever tatting round robin. I'm in the butterfly group. The first butterfly I tatted is going to Eliana Gonzalez in Chile and will be mailed tomorrow. The pattern is from the Aug. 1990 issue of Workbasket. I made it with Altin Basak size 40 in a pretty blue and used a cloisonne bead in the middle. Unfortunately, it was nowhere near the approx 3 inch size we are trying to make, so I made her a second one! It was made with DMC Cebelia, size 20 pink and another cloisonne bead from my stash. I hope she likes them!