Sunday, December 26, 2010

25 #2 Motifs #21, 22, 23, 24....So Very Close! :)

Believe it or not, I did get some tatting done Christmas Eve. My daughter and I got 4 pies, homemade stuffing, cranberry jello salad, and housework all done early enough that I had time to rest(first time ever). But....I was restless and had a gift I needed to complete(bottom pictures here). First, I tatted this Angel Paper Clip by Ellen Lai- pattern here: .
It's done in size 3 sparkle thread(which didn't scan well). I wanted so badly to have something done in this thread! The sparkle is really quite pretty and my daughter loves this angel! I messed up somehow, but am very please that everyone knew what it was right away and they all like it!

Next is the Snowflake on a Paper Clip from Ellen Lai- pattern here:
Done in the same thread.

The last thing I did in this thread was a Heart Bookmark(turned ornament for a small tree). The pattern is here:
I didn't have enough thread on the shuttle to do much with so it didn't get all the lovely picots around the outside, and it didn't end up a bookmark, but in the glittery thread my daughter said it would make a nice ornament for her small tree in her room, so I made the loop and ended it and it's hanging on her tree.

Lastly, I needed to finish this VERY quickly. My daughter collects snowglobes and has a collection of 27(now). I wanted to do one with tatting in it after seeing Kathy's here: .
The Cross is from Mark Myers(tatman) the pattern is here: .
It's tatted in Lizbeth Royal Blue size 40. And this is the first one I got done correctly(ok...except one minor missed join, but I managed to cover that up well. :)

Since it didn't snow on Christmas, this had to do. :) I am a Michigander that loves my snow to complete the holiday "feeling".

Oh, yah, I almost forgot to tell you that my husband was the most excited over his Mary Konior's Large Cross bookmark(shown here:!
And my mother-in-law loved her earrings, and my niece said my sister loved hers! Sure makes it all worth it to have people appreciate it!
Thanks for all the wonderful comments and support!!!!
I made it through Christmas, and now I only have 1 more thing to tat to finish my 2nd 25 Motif Challenge and get ready for a new year!


Tattingrid said...

The paperclip angel really seems to fly, very cute!

Corina said...

Beautiful tatting!

Kathy Niklewicz said...

I was DELIGHTED that you were able to add to your daughter's snowglobe collection!

The cross looks so nice in there. I am interested in Mark's pattern - thanks for the link! t was fun seeing the photo with the snow swirling around. You had to time that just right!

I'm also happy that everyone appreciates the work you put into their hand-tatted gifts!