I am needing some suncatchers for some very special
ladies who will receive them in August.
I received some Ice Drop "gems" and "bingo chips"
(or tiddly winks to some) from a wonderful tatting
friend. As you can see, I can't help but "play" with
them and tatting. :)
Unlike muskaan, I am a glutton for punishment and
work with all these paperclips hanging around.
I tatted with Lizbeth size 40 Butterfly Breeze,
cheap plastic kids beads, and small glass beads, and
a bangle bracelet.
Here is the first one I did in yellow a week or so
ago, along side the new blue one.
Both are tatted in the same color thread and have
a yellow bingo chip in the center, but the beads
and bracelets are different colors.
Amazing how different they look.
I started by trying a heart in the center, and next
a butterfly. The picture below shows how neat
they look in a window and how you can see all
the way through.
Next, the yellow was my first attempt and it's a little
loose, but ok. And, I noticed today that I missed
tatting 1 ring(I'm not telling where if no one sees it
cuz' when I posted it before no one said anything),
and I also missed 1 picot on the center chain
surrounding the bingo chip, so it should have 1 more
chain and large bead in the "middle ring" of the
suncatcher(oh, too late and it looks ok). :)
So, for the blue one, I changed the design a little
and I came out better, but still a tiny bit loose, so...
another suncatcher will have to be made to do
better yet!!! :)
But......I also am really needing to get back to my
personal challenge of tatting on glass ornaments
and filling my ornament stand before Christmas!!
Happy, happy tatting everyone!!!!!!!! :)
Oh, and Happy Mother's Day to all who celebrate it!