Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Motif #10 & Bring on the Summer Fun

Adding this darling, little square to my 25 Motif Challenge will bring my total up to 10. I had wanted my 9-sided motif to be the next addition, but que sera sera.

Tatted Motif #2 from
Free-Tatting Patterns.com

Tatted in two colors, size 20 Lizbeth #104 (Summer Fun) and #642 (Lilac Medium), this motif measures an even 2 by 2 inches (5.1 by 5.1 centimeters).

This cute quatrefoil motif is a continuation of my ongoing exploration of color. It is a bit of a departure, since I normally don't use variegated threads in pastel or ice cream colors.

That said, it turned out pretty well. Three of these joined in a row would make a lovely bookmark. Also, this motif is begging for bling.

The variegated colors worked up pretty evenly, and the entire center could be tatted in the solid color by using the shoelace trick before tatting chains 8 and 10.

This motif could be tatted using a medium turquoise, a medium pink or even white. Lots of color possibilities, and I haven't even tried switching the threads. Solid color chains and variegated rings . . . might have to try that. Just to see.  ツ

Tatting Tea Tuesday
As for today's tea, I am enjoying a tall, cool glass of iced green apple tea. Made with a combo of decaf green and Morrocan Pomegranate Red teabags and brewed in the sun, following the Green Apple Tea recipe.

More tatting is in store later today when I meet up with the local stitchin' group.

In addition to working on Treble Clefs this past week, I started the Mary Konior pattern for a 3D Rose.

The Chesapeake Lacers Guild is making 300 rose boutonnières to give to members at the I.O.L.I convention in 2011. The roses will be created using tatting AND bobbin lace. Both methods are stunning.

I should be working on my county fair doily, but until I am sure the tatting fugue has passed, I won't be touching that project. And I could be working on the 9-sided motif. And I am itching to load up another one of Tatskool's Transitions HDT thread samples to add to the Heart bookmark. AND visions of butterflies for the Houston Holocaust Museum are flittering naggingly over my head. Goodness! So many UFOs.

It is a good thing that the Tuesday night stitching group lets me sit in. More tatting time! (Hope I didn't just jinx myself.)

Wishing you all more me-time to create something beautiful.

See you next Tuesday for more communi-tea!