Sunday, January 3, 2016

Motifs 40, 41, 42, 43, 44, 45, 46


Collection of earrings above were a Halloween present.  I looked at a few patterns and came up with the pumpkin, size 20 Lizbeth.  I think the stems are Leafy Greens.

The snowflake earrings are from Decoromana's snowflake pattern on Etsy.  Done in white size 10 Aunt Lydia's with iridescent twist.  The red ones are in the thread I featured a couple of posts ago, size 10 with a metallic twist, Garden Metallic.

Light blue wreath is Posy from Mary Konoir's book Tatting with Visual Patterns.  It's reversed because I'm left-handed.  Hehe.

This is Nell Angel from the 2015 Palmetto Tatters Guild CD.  I love this!  After making one in straight red, I saw a holly motif in the center.  I used a short piece of red thread, encapsulating it to make the center berry.  The red is the size 10 Garden Metallic and the green is Lizbeth 167.

My husband commissioned me to make a collection of five angels for his boss's Christmas present.  Four of them are new to me, so counting 4 of them in my motif count.  If I counted ALL the tatting I've done this year and not just new to me motifs, I would have gone well over 50, perhaps 75.  Wow.  I tat entirely too much, and I'm not going to stop!

Below left, Donata Jones Angel in an Hour.  Pattern not available at large.  I asked her personally for it.  Below left is Lenore English's Dimpled Ring Angel.  Rather than all the shoelace tricks (SLT) I used 2 shuttles.  Collection entirely white size 20 Lizbeth.

Left to right, Gladys Angel by Sharren Sarver Morgan (2012 Palmetto CD),
Recumbent Angel by Donata Jones, Dimpled Ring Angel
by Lenore English, Angel in an Hour by Donata Jones,
Ice Angel by Anitra Stone (also on 2015 Palmetto CD).

Displayed in beautiful light up box my husband made.
He also made the angel statue for them another year for their gift.
There are a few more things I made in 2015, but I'm counting everything after 12/15/15 in the new year as I joined a Facebook 25 motif challenge too and that's where they are starting their count.  I may count mine differently this year, counting everything just to keep track and see how much of my time I truly spend on this beautiful art!


  1. You certainly did tat a lot, and it's all beautiful!

  2. Beautiful tatting & love your little improvisation on Nell Angel :-)

  3. Thanks, ladies. I may never come up with an original pattern, but I love improvising.

  4. You have been busy!! And everything looks fabulous!!! :)