Saturday, February 22, 2014


I've been tatting a lot of bookmarks lately.  I think bookmarks are my favorite thing to tat.  They don't usually take long, so I get a feeling of accomplishment in just a few days.  They don't require the months of commitment (and sometimes frustration) that a larger project, like a doily, demands.  And I get to try out new colors and patterns frequently.  The only down side to bookmarks is that they are almost becoming old fashioned like the doily (I love doilies too, but they are old fashioned.).  Nobody reads hard copy books anymore, including me.  Bible bookmarks, on the other hand are still very useful.  Everybody has an actual bible, not an e-bible.  So for my first bookmark, I present to you a bible bookmark.

Motif # 1
This little beauty was done in Lizbeth Scottish Thistle and Country Grape medium, both in size 40.  The pattern is from Lene Bjorn's Tatted Bookmarks - Cross-shaped.  I"m sending this cross half way around the world to my friend in Santiago, Chile.

My husband still reads real books and has been asking me for a while to make him a rainbow bookmark.  I've made several others and he wanted one too.
Motif #2
This is one of my favorite patterns and it is so fast and easy to tat up.  The pattern is Jane's bookmark and can be found here.  The thread is size 20 Rainbow Splash by Tat-ilicious.

Since Spring is almost here (it is here in Texas), I decided to make this lovely flower/butterfly pattern that I found here.
Motif # 3
I used Lizbeth Sea Island Citrus in size 40.  This bookmark was a joy to tat and I'm keeping it for myself for the moment, but I'm sure it will come in handy as a last minute gift one of these days.

And finally, in order to empty my shuttles of the Sea Island Citrus thread, I tatted this little butterfly.
Motif # 4

 Martha Ess shared the pattern on her blog, so I thought I'd try it out.  I think the picots are a little too big on mine and it loses the butterfly shape.  I want to try it again with smaller outer picots.  But I like the pattern and it's great for emptying a couple shuttles.

I've decided to take on another 25 motif challenge since I have such a great start just on this blog post.


  1. love them all Rain bow splash one is super best! :)

  2. Awesome color combination on the cross!! It looks fabulous!!! :)
    Love the rainbow bookmark!! It looks like jellybeans!!! :)
    The spring bookmark is fabulous too!!! :)
    Cute butterfly! :)

  3. Great bookmarks! I don't think they're obsolete yet, a fair few of us still read books. :-)