Thursday, December 3

Motif #2

Motif #2
Originally uploaded by Desert Sonnet

Welcome to December! Glad to see everyone made it through Black Friday alive. Now that Thanksgiving is past, it's time for me to start looking to Christmas. I have some unloved yarn in my stash that I hope to turn into scarves and hats for the local Mitten Tree. They collect cold weather gear for women and children suffering from domestic violence.

I've been busy with end of school work, but I've still managed to find time to slip some time in for tatting. I found some lovely variegated purple and white thread at Hobby Lobby, home of the Poor Broke College Student (PBCS) crafter. I also picked up my second motif pattern, just a free heart pattern hanging by the thread. I didn't notice until after I was practically finished that it went quite well with my African Violets. I like this pattern, very easy. I also learned a lot. I followed this tutorial from Paradise Treasures to add a new shuttle thread when I ran short. I'm still trying to figure out how I want to handle the ends, I've seen a few ways, but haven't really found a way that works for me yet. I'll keep looking. Until next time!


  1. Your tatting is lovely! Thanks for sharing! I ♥ tatting!