i'm now up to 5 for my 25-motif challenge
The shamrock bookmark is designed by Ellen Lai. The thread is pearl cotton #8 in color #701. I sent the bookmark to my STA for St. Patrick's Day. With 4 leaves it would be a clover.
I bought a new book "Tatted Flurries" by Sharon Briggs and that almost always pushes me to tat one of the new patterns. This is "Pixie". Another thing that pushes me to do something is a new fascinating thread. This motif is done using Sulky blendable 12wt. cotton thread. The color is Autumn. The finished size is just about 3", quite a bit smaller than the size 20 that was used in the printed picture. Great fun to tat!!
Now I have another angel from Mark Myers book "Tatted Gathering of Angels". This is "Allyson's Angel". I used DMC blanc in size 20. This was a fascinating pattern. After doing the center of the skirt, there was no stopping and just rings and chains except for one SCMR. Really fun to see where the pattern would go next.
I love tatting Mark's angels. This one is LaVonne's angel. I used DMC blanc in size 20.
This the way my beagle, Samantha Ann, spends her day, especially when i'm playing with the computer. She's 7 1/2 now, and has arthritis, poor baby. She keeps me sane.