Friday, February 11, 2011

2011: 25 Motif Challenge- Motif #4

Hi Everyone! Yes, I have been here and have been tatting. I have a friend(who knits) who had told me the other day that there was no way she could work on so many different projects like I have been doing. I tried to work on just one and realized that I need a constant change in color and design or I get bored too easy.
I have this beautiful new thread from Tatskool. It's Coral Reef size 40. I started a doily with this thread, but the center just curved so badly that it fits a glass ornament beautifully(which will be another project), and then I started a motif with it and just could not get it right from the start. I don't know why, but I had to make something with this thread. Then, I saw this pattern for the Wandering Blooms Bracelet by Dawn McLaughlin here: http://web.archive.org/web/20051201013809/www.georgiaseitz.com/2005/dmcbracelet.pdf
and decided to give it a try. It worked!!!
It's a little different than the original(less beads, and a jump ring and lobster claw clasp), but it's still awesome(I think!). I am stunned at the elegance of it. I kinda of named it a little differently.....I named this one Coral Waves. :)


Oh....and for those wondering, I have been working on all the other projects a little at a time.
Fox, you asked about the tablecloth...I have been working on it. It is about 13 inches and 34 motifs on it right now. I know it will take quite some time, but my husband is too excited and keeps encouraging me to work on it when I can. He says he doesn't want me to get sick of it so just work on it when I feel it's right. I will show it again when it gets a bit larger.

7 comments:

Suztats said...

Coral waves sounds like a perfect name. Love the colours!

Eliz (tatknot) said...

A lovely name for a lovely bracelet. I like it very much!

Isdihara said...

You've done a wonderful job!

Tatskool said...

I love it. Thank you so much for making my thread look so beautiful.

magic shuttle said...

oh I love the bracelet and I love the blue ! thank you for sharing it with us :) I will give it a try too and post the pictures :)

Fox said...

Very pretty bracelet. Love the colours.
Fox : )

Melanie said...

Love it!!!