Wednesday, April 17, 2013


Many times I've wondered what motifs are good for.  I tat them and stick them in a drawer, not knowing what to do with them.  But lately, I've been anxious to have a few motifs on hand to stitch on to things I might sew.  No plan really, but it would be nice to have a little accent on things I sew for a personal touch.  Otherwise, motifs end up being "practice" pieces.  Well, until I got Jon's book.  Elegant Tatting Gems is full of beautiful motif patterns that are easy to follow and a pleasure to tat.  The first one (of many!) I've completed is "Zamrud".  I know I will find plenty of things to use these motifs on.

Zamrud from Elegant Tatting Gems by Jon Yusoff
Size 20 Lizbeth 'Honey Drizzle'
I ordered Jon's book and some new thread - I needed some new thread that was a brighter color than our gloomy weather lately!  It's been overcast and SNOWY all month so far, when we are all ready for some sunshine, green growth and SPRING. (It's becoming a joke around here!) I got this Lizbeth "Honey Drizzle" and thought it was just perfect to tat a sunny motif.

The pattern book is wonderful - I can't wait to tat more motifs.  Just the quick, easy, relaxing tat I need sometimes.  Especially when we have a Winter Storm Warning in effect until Friday, April 19th. Yikes!  

Even the deer are preparing for another blizzard.  And I was hoping for the birds to return, darn it!  Silly me.  I live in Minnesota.

Larry, Curly and Moe looking for a snack.  No tulips to munch on yet :)


  1. Very pretty motif. (I wonder why the font is soooo tiny). I have that book and have enjoyed looking at the patterns. Have not had the time to do so. I can tell you that we are getting the snow today and more tomorrow. Have fun on friday.

  2. I thought it was only the UK that was getting snow and bad weather, Today the sun might be shinning, no idea how long but we have a very cold wind gale force wind, I have just seen the first signs spring might be coming, I have two bushes trying to flower, both a lot later this year even they must be fed up with waiting for spring and have deceided to start flowering.

  3. Wonderful motif!! :)
    People here in Michigan are complaining of all the rain when it could be snow here too, but then again, by the time summer is here and it's really hot, they will complain about that too! :)


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