Thursday, January 1, 2015

Happy New Year

I wish everyone a Happy New Year and a very belated Merry Christmas.  I was woefully unproductive in my Christmas tatting this season.  Every so often, I have to take a little break from tatting; I just don't feel motivated to tat much.  This year, my tatting break came right before Christmas.  I did manage to get a few things accomplished, but nothing like last year.  Here is the sum total of my Christmas tatting for 2014:

Pretty pathetic considering last year I made at least 10 snowflakes and a few bookmarks and crosses to give out as Christmas presents.  The small snowflakes were used to adorn jars of homemade peach jam that I made over the summer.  My mother-in-law and sisters-in-law were the lucky recipients of that yummy jam.
I also completed this bookmark.
The pattern was a free download off some website, but I can't find the link.  Does anyone know where this pattern comes from?  I would like to give the designer credit.  The thread is Lizbeth Juicy Watermelon and Lime Green Medium, both size 40.

This bookmark is a free pattern on Robin Perfetti's blog on her Free Patterns page.

I really love this pattern because it lays nice and flat without blocking.  Plus, it's wide and stable in size 40 thread.  Not to mention it's a beautiful design.  I wonder how hard it would be to adapt this pattern into a cross?  The original pattern is in the public domain as an edging and Robin adapted it to make the bookmark. (See her blog post about it here).  Is anyone up for a design challenge???  I would do it myself, but I know the limits of my talent.  I can follow a pattern, but can't create one.  I admire all of you who can design from scratch or see many possibilities in an existing design.


  1. Well you may not have tatted that much (not sure of that by pictures) but what you did tat looks wonderful! I love your humming bird, where is that pattern from? I have seen lots of them tatted but if it's the same pattern then I like these colors. Every thing looks good and bookmarks, I did only one last year :)

    1. The hummingbird pattern is from Jane Eborall and you can find it here: I used Lizbeth Juicy Watermelon and Lime Green Medium in size 40. Glad you like it.

    2. Great thanks, she has some sweet patterns, I don't know why I keep forgetting too!

  2. Fabulous tatted pieces!!! :)
    And you did a whole lot more than I did!! :)

  3. Lovely collection of tatting. The Priscilla Bookmark looks so different in two colors, I almost didn't recognize it!

    You know, I was toying with the idea of turning that bookmark into a cross as well. I spliced the image together on my iPad and it looks like a pretty straight forward design change. It's the tatting and testing of it that would take a while.

  4. Well I think you have tatted a variety of lovely things. I tend to start tatting for Christmas about now as I never have time later on in the year!

  5. Happy new year,to you and your family
    Nice selection of tatting, love the bookmark looks so different in two colours.

  6. Lovely assortment of beautiful tatting ! Quality over quantity :-)
    I remember seeing the bookmark on pinterest, too. Will add link, if I find it.
    Have a great 2015 .