OK, so it needs blocking. Not my best tatting, but I had this idea and I had to try it. A bug you-know-where.
When I saw Fox's post (HERE) with this motif and beads in the center, it just screamed "poinsettia" to me for some reason. My tatting technique has not improved as hers has, but I had to try a poinsettia.
So, the beads are too large for this size 30 thread in the center, but I kind of like the way it looks - like a flower center. A Christmas poinsettia! Not sure what I will DO with it, but I like it. Thanks for the inspiration, Fox! Now I just need a shuttle that gives me those Houdini digits :)
2nd 25-Motif Challenge Done!
Wheel of Nine Rings
Christmas Angels and Other Tatting Patterns
by Monica Hahn
Size 30 Red Cebelia thread
So now that my 25th motif of my 2nd 25-Motif Challenge is done, I am going to get back to my T.A.T. program for 2012. Hopefully. I continue to procrastinate on that!
AND . . .
Remember when I brought home that old tin from a junking expedition? (HERE) Well, it's finally done. A few clear coats to preserve that "chippy" chipping paint look and a frame on the back to square it up. It's a new decoration in my living room, and goes well with the antique-y, vintage look I have going. I love it.
I don't know why, but I just love old stuff. Old stuff has character, and is unique. Like me. (Well, the unique part anyway!)