Of course I didn't finish the necklace yesterday. I got distracted with the Lizbeth thread. And some vintage purple thread I had that I wanted to compare it to. As is sometimes the case, my motif curled outrageously, and I think I am going to make a pincushion. More on that tomorrow.
Meanwhile, I thought I'd show a couple more motifs from the archives. I only own 4 tatting books, so anything I make is either from them or a variation thereof. Yesterday's motif was a pincushion pattern from Tatting for Today also. (Thanks to Michelle for reminding me to site my sources!! ...and hopefully this is the same Michelle!)
Next I tried a pattern on Jon's blog and eventually I hope to make a runner for my piano (which was my mother's. She died 4 years ago). It's a very special pattern for a very special piano, even if the piano is destined to be a kid's practice piano :)
Also thanks to Jon for the amazing free pattern in lieu of losing her contest. I feel like a winner!! Love her patterns. I think I'll try a few of those in different threads this week, too. Thanks Jon! Speaking of which, she was the first blogger I ever found online, and a big inspiration for getting back to my roots of tatting :)
Meanwhile, I'd better get back to tatting if I want to have anything new to show for tomorrow!