Yesterday was a sub day, so I didn't have much time for tatting. I'm pretty happy with the two projects I'm working on right now, because I feel like I'm really making headway when I complete just one part.
|Eightsome Reel from A Pattern Book of Tatting by Mary Konior|
I put my new goldfish shuttle to use for this motif. This is a Moonlit shuttle, beautifully decorated by Rita Richmond of Shuttle by Design. Why in the world would I purchase decorated plastic shuttles when I've spent so much time blinging them myself? The answer is simple... I do enjoy blinging shuttles, but I can't paint to save my soul. Plus, I enjoy the creativity of others. I never could come up with all of the ideas I see!
I guess you've noticed a lot of pink lately... right, Michelle? ;-)
I'm not really a fan of pink, and I'm not really a fan of Valentine's Day. However, I do have lots of thread, and charms, and ribbon. So, why not create Ice Drops that friends and family will enjoy? I'm still having great fun experimenting, and when I lay my Ice Drops out, it's fun to see that no two are exactly alike!
So, two simple projects (Eightsome Reel and Ice Drops) are keeping me a happy tatter. Each takes me about an hour to complete, and these two patterns are keeping me a happy tatter!