Friday, February 27, 2009


Yesterday was one of those days that there's nothing good on TV so I spent all day listening to music and tatting. I'm in love with a specific book right now: Aunt Ellen's Tatting Handbook. It's a book with a recompilation of patterns from Workbasket Magazine. I'm not sure of the publication year. Anyway, the book has lovely patterns and this is one I wanted to do for awhile. So I took out this orange thread and started on it. It's a collar with 8 motifs and 2 outer rounds. But what I like the best is that it's beaded. I haven't see a lot of collars with beads on it. The center of the motif has beads between the petals and the 1st outer round has clovers with beads on them. I'm anxious to see the whole piece done. The photo on the book doesn't show in clarity the beads. Even without beads will look pretty.

I'm not sure of the color though. I even don't know WHY I got this orange thread. I hate orange. lol So I think I'll sell this one when is done. Anyone wants it?

I'll try to finish the other motifs tonight if I can. Because of the pain I have been laying down on my stomach and tatting that way. But my elbows are starting to sore and I had to take a complete Percocet and now I'm dizzy from it. May be will take a nap and then tat. Today is Friday and there's nothing good on TV until late night. Here in Egypt weekends are Friday and Saturday. Well, see ya later!


Tattycat said...

This is going to beautiful, Wally. I'm not a huge fan of orange, but in this case I like it a lot. Can't wait to see it finished. I'm sorry you were in such pain and had to tat wile laying on your stomach. I'm not sure I could do that. Hope you feel better today.

TattingChic said...

Your motifs are lovely! I just got Aunt Ellen's most recent publication in the mail off of Amazon! YAY! I have a ton of vintage workbaskets so it's not been one of my tatting priorities to get an "aunt ellens" because I have a very old; vintage one with the same paper cover as the Workbasket magazine had, LOL! I'm glad I invested in it and seeing your motifs here makes me want to get right in and start tatting out of it. :)

Vinnie said...

Your collar looks great.
Hope you feel better soon.


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