I just found this the other day and had forgotten about it. I wanted to block the chains around the outside, but as I see it now, they remind me of the vines on pumpkins all twisty and out of shape so...I think I will leave them as is. I bought this at Hobby Lobby a year or so ago and wanted to decorate it since it wasn't very nice by itself. So...I tatted around it, waited to block it and find it much later and like it as is. It's not perfect, but neither am I. :) I believe the thread is size 40 Lizbeth Autumn Spice.
I test tatted another wonderful pattern for Elaine at Test Tatters on Facebook.
This is the Justification Cross. It's tatted in Lizbeth size 40 Sky Blue Med.
And....if you think I haven't been tatting.....I have. I finished several suncatchers and actually want to do more, but have several other projects going all at the same time. I am working on 2 projects(tatting of course) which have been sitting and waiting for me to work on them for a long time! And I have others still sitting and waiting. I will reveal the other projects when I feel they are more presentable. :)
Both of these suncatchers are from my normal pattern, Sue Hanson's Crystals in a Ring pattern. The first is for our daughter's new friend and her choice of thread color is Lizbeth Caribbean size 40 with blue glass beads from Fire Mountain Gems. She loves it!!! :)
Next is one for our oldest granddaughter done in Lizbeth size 40 Island Breeze with #3 Twisted Bugle Light Blue Czech Glass Beads. It was a thought of mine to try these beads for something different and I really like the way the open spaces around the ring look like pentagons. I want to do another with these beads and the Caribbean thread next. Plus, the youngest granddaughter wants the Island Breeze thread and tiny hot pink beads for hers. So there are more to come, plus....I am still working on some that I owe someone yet.
Oh, I have added more motifs to the tablecloth again, and made a little more progress on the tatted garland.
This weekend will not have much if any time for tatting due to my mother-in-law getting married and me doing a lot of the work.
So.....if I don't show up again before next week sometime....
Well, it's another test tat. This first item is 24 of my 25 motif challenge. I cannot believe I have gotten this many done with everything that has gone on this year(and continues to go on). :)
This is Elaine P. Gan's Firm Foundation Cross(personally, I think hers are far more beautiful!).
It's tatted in size 40 Lizbeth Juicy Watermelon. Ignore the "tail", it was just a random thing.
Next is a suncatcher I just finished. It's a motif from the Big Book of Tatting called Dancing Snowflake. Now, for those who know the pattern, the outer round is my own design hoping to get it to fit in the bracelet(should have been a little smaller, but it's ok). It's tatted in size 40 Lizbeth Green Coral Sea.
And 2 more suncatchers I finished last week. The first is one I do all the time, and the second is from the same book as the suncatcher above, but the name of the motif is Ice Crystals Snowflake.
It's tatted in size 40 Lizbeth Elderberry Jam. It was a little small for the bracelet so I tried to use a little creativity to join it. Not the greatest attempt, but I like the "sort of" star look. :)