Saturday, February 26, 2011

No Tatting, but reading blogs

I took a vacation this morning from studying to catch up on tatting blogs. It has been wonderful and inspiring. Blips in the internet service may have resulted in some of my comments being sent several times while others didn't make it at all, but I appreciate every one of you who share your thoughts, ideas, and work. Thank you!

This is the last semester for my bachelor's degree. I've thoroughly enjoyed it, but it does shift one's priorities for one's time for a few years. I'm taking 6 classes this semester, so there has been even less free time. Now I'm starting to do some job hunting as well. I look forward to entering this new phase of my life as well as getting back to designing more tatting patterns. I've been scribbling ideas in a notebook without time to follow through.

Have a great week and may all of your knots be the intended ones!

Thursday, February 10, 2011

couple of motif bookmarks

It has been a long time since I tatted Sarah's First Bookmark so I made myself one in my favorite Manuela variegated thread. Then I decided that Fox's Abigail motif would make a great motif bookmark as well. I apologize, Fox, for messing it up on my first try. I repeated the clover instead of the large ring as I rounded the top. I was at the beginning of the next clover before I realized what I had done so I decided to continue anyway.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Added 2 pattern links

In browsing around the internet, I found a link to my oldest daughter's first bookmark pattern. It is a quick and fun motif bookmark with a tassel tail. Sarah doesn't find a lot of time to tat these days, but she dusted off her shuttles to tat a few Christmas presents. Enjoy!

Suzann also has a jpg posted of my Wheel Bookmark which was drawn by hand. Here is a picture of it to go with the pattern.