"A picture is worth a thousand words" is sometimes attributed to Napoleon Bonaparte. The Emperor didn't say it first, but the adage applies so well to this wispy bit of elegance.
Motif 3 - Napoleon
What started out as "just emptying shuttles" ended in this keeper of a motif designed by Orsi. Tatted in Lizbeth 40 #638 Christmas Green, the photos say it all.
For some reason the thread looks almost black in the top-down image - even without a flash. Nevertheless it shows the graceful shape punctuated with Josephine rings. So very pretty! Can't wait to see several of these joined together, can you?
Tatting Tea Tuesday
Today's tea is an infusion of minty sweetness that hits the spot during periods of laryngitis. It is Numi Moroccan Mint tea. Hot. (Brew. Steep. Sip. Repeat.) Nibbling on Chocolate Chip Pecan Sandies adds to the bliss when my hands aren't busy with shuttles.
This week I also tatted a Prima butterfly from LadyShuttleMaker's book The Exquisite Collection of Tatted Butterflies. (Click on the link to see one. It is in the top right corner of the multi-butterfly photo on LadyShuttleMaker's Etsy page.)
The butterfly was a special request for my neighbor's 6-year-old daughter. I surprised myself by tatting it in only a few hours!
Can you believe, in my excitement I forgot to take a photo of the butterfly? It is the first time anyone has asked me to tat something for them (other than The Sprout) and I was able to start it and complete it in one sitting. High five!