Shirley Burger

Saturday, July 16, 2011

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.

The snowflake is from "Tatted Snowflake Collection" by Jon Yusoff and is called "radiance". I love doing these--always a challenge. This is tatted in white--DMC Cebelia, #20 thread.

The next motif is in sunshine colors. I guess i needed that to brighten a miserable blizzardy winter day. It's designed by Nancy Tracy--she does such pretty patterns. The thread is Coats & Clark tatting thread in size 70--the color marker is long gone. It's from my stash from long ago.

And the pretty red heart is from "Tat's Amore" by Martha Ess--such a neat book and fun to use. It is the Antique Rose Heart. Again I used thread from my stash--this is Clark's O.N.T in size 30. The color is #126. This is old thread given to me by a friend who got it from her grandmother, so i'm sure it's no long available.

I hope you enjoy seeing my efforts. It's becoming more and more difficult for me but I keep at it. One project is to make enough butterfly bookmarks to supply all of my doctor offices. i'm getting close. Please feel free to comment.


At July 16, 2011 at 7:51 PM , Blogger Kathy Niklewicz said...

I'm always delighted to see your work!

Everything is wonderful, and it's always special to see vintage thread being put to good use. I love the thread color on Martha's heart, which is perfectly tatted.

At July 16, 2011 at 8:25 PM , Blogger Ladytats said...

Very pretty Shirley, and isn't it fun to use those threads with history? every time I use threads from my grandmother, I remember her


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