Friday, December 19, 2014

Autumn tatting

Here are some birthday presents I tatted back in November.

Done in Lizbeth size 20, #684. Motif #18

For my sister, I tatted Frivole's Flowering Quatrain Bookmark. I quite like this pattern, and think that it would be fun to tat again. My sister liked it as well.

Done in size 10.

Next came the birthday of another cousin whose name begins with W. Since he likes blue, I used different shades of that color for each letter, with some added colors from the variegated threads. The letter patterns are from The Tatter's Paradise again. Can you tell that I like the style of these letters?

Done in Lizbeth size 20, #100. Motif #19.

I made a few leaves using  Frivole's La Feuille Frivole pattern to put on the front of letters that I was sending out. This pattern is really cute, and quick to tat!

Done in Lizbeth size 80, #601. Motif #20.

To begin this month, I tatted three of Robin Perfetti's First Snowfall pattern. They're so dainty  looking, and the diagram pattern is easy to follow. I enjoy using size 80 thread, although I'm usually hesitant to pull any from my stash.
Kind of silly, I know.

Done in Lizbeth size 20, #638 and #671.

I  tatted part of one motif of Jane Eborall's Diamond Patchwork pattern in a Christmas red and green as a white elephant gift for a Christmas party I went to. The individual motifs were fun to tat, though I will admit that I began each with ring number two of the pattern instead of with a self closing mock ring. I really like how it turned out, and am interested in making the actual doily shown in the pattern's picture.
Well, it's another thing added to my list of future tatting projects.

With Christmas almost here, I have some more tatting projects already completed that will be posted afterward, and some that still need to be finished before the day arrives.

Best of luck with your own projects, and I hope you all have a wonderful holiday.