Well here's the Suncatcher pattern by Birgit Phelps that I tried out last week with my recently purchased Size 40 Cordonnet hand dyed "Forrest" tatting thread from Yarnplayer. I had to do some "retro tatting" and was glad the thread held up to the added stress - but - I found out with this pattern that I have too LOOSEN UP as my tension is too snug and this piece is sort of wavy! I would like to make this slightly smaller and attach a dangling crystal in the centre and a smaller one from the bottom ring and just maybe I would wear it as a necklace???
|Suncatcher - Jan 27 2011|
|Suncatcher on light background|
Now this next pattern Li'l Heart by Birgit Phelps also, is so adorable that I'll be making up some more. This is a pattern where I FINALLY CAUGHT ONTO "CTM" and actually did it with only the two ending threads to be hidden (usually threaded to the wrong side of the crazy patched block being added to). The cream is in Size 40 Lizbeth and was a dream to tat up even with my first goofup! The red is with Size 30 DMC Cebelia and I can honestly say I do NOT LIKE this as it splits and sometimes breaks (may be due to my tight tatting though). I have brand new balls of Christmas red and green and not sure if I'll be using much of this.
|Li'l Heart - Jan 29-30, 2011|
And this precious gem is like an inch and a half in size and 3-D Tiny Basket by Sharon Albers and was tatted by my friend Michelle who very kindly gave it to me today at our Northern Lights Lace groups gathering. Thank you my dear!!!
|Tiny Basket tatted by Michelle - Jan 2011|
Now I'm back home and going to try out another new pattern - I've a few more to tat up for a couple of ladies in exchange for postage so gotta get crackin'!!!