Ended the month by tatting the bookmark for April; for the tatting forum challenge. I did it with the gold thread left on the shuttles from the necklace. The designer is A J Sutton and the pattern came from Georgia Seitz’ on line tatting class. I added small greenish/blue (depending on reflection) glass beads. This is a very simple pattern of rings, a short chain and split rings which is available from www.georgiaseitz.com pattern pages. I think I finished it in about 30 minutes. It didn’t take long and went easily. I ended up giving that one to my friend, who has the SCLEWS VIEWS blog, Carolyn Lewis. I also gave her, for her wedding anniversary the beautiful lavender brooch that Jane Eborall had in her ETSY shop. I managed to get that cross done before May 30th! woo hoo!
Flushed with success, I tatted two more of the pattern: Cross with a Story. One is blue metallic and one is gold metallic with beads. I wish now I’d have put white beads on the blue, or silver; but, I didn’t. I did a scan of the last two. The gold one I’m mailing to a friend, in Oregon, who has a birthday at the end of May.
I took time out from the necklace part of the triangle piece which I’m making for Kristen’s birthday, and tatted ear rings to match. I gave her the ear rings to open at the Baby Shower.
I’ve since finished one side of the tatted necklace “chain” and found the magnetic pave’ heart for a closure.
Should have it finished by the end of Sunday. DH is taking me out for brunch after services on Sunday. I hope I have energy enough to do two things in one day. I think, since it is mostly sitting, I can pull it off; hope so, as we’ve never eaten at this ’new to us’ eatery. DH is talking prime rib while I’m thinking a good salad and a plate of appetizers.