Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Thoughts of Poinsettias

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!
Motif #25
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!)


  1. Pretty poinsettia, and I LOVE that old tin!

  2. Yowza! You've sure got the magic mojo tatting trick happening!

    I love what you didi with this pattern. Nicely finessed, Happy Bluebird.

    Fox! : ))

    p.s. Old rocks!

  3. I love the way the beads look in the center... perfect!

  4. Congrats on finishing your 2nd challenge! I'm going to focus on T.A.T. for 2012 also. I've put it off too long!

  5. Love the poinsettia! The beads in the center makes it look very flower-y.
    The tin does look nice on the wall. You can come decorate my house anytime ;)
    Good luck on working on T.A.T. this next year. You're way up on me - I've thought about doing it but keep procrastinating on even signing up for it!

    Merry Christmas!

  6. Can I borrow that bee? (or bug or whatever was you know where) Your poinsettia motif is sublime!You have done a fantastic job with it.

    The old tin is an inspired accent piece!

    Cherish the simple things, I say!

  7. Wonderful poinsettia magic! Love it! Merry Merry!

  8. I love your poinsettia tatting!!! :)


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