Shirley Burger

Monday, January 24, 2011

my first motif for 2011 25-motif challenge

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!!

I received my Dec. and Jan. gifts from my secret tatted angel on the same day. These are very welcome. Such a lovely variety of things. There was a photo postcard of the Attenborough Church. I love reading the "Ring of Tatters" newsletters. They are always past issues, but that doesn't matter--they are full of wonderful pictures and some patterns. The Dec. envelope contained lots of treasures. 2 shuttles that were new colors, a small booklet of patterns by Rosemarie Peel, and 3 cards with frames for tatted pieces. Thank you very much for all this.

The January card contained another newsletter of "Ring of Tatters" and lots more pictures of motifs and some patterns. It also had a photo postcard of a fascinating national park. There was a very nice hemstitched hanky for me to try an edging, which I have never done and thread to try with it. The threads were Venus Crochet Cotton size 70 in green, yellow, and lavender. And thank you again for your generous package.