Sunday, March 2, 2008

#4 for 25 Motif Challenge and Tatting Round Robin

Happy March Everyone,

I'm just now getting over the sickness I had. According to the dr it was a form of the flu although it seemed like a cold. For the last 3 weeks I've been exhausted by the time I got home from my daily commitments so I haven't done much tatting.

Before I got sick I had started Jane's Flowery SCMR Bookmark in order to learn the SR and the SCMR. I made it in size 20 Flora thread. It was for the my first part of our Tatting Round Robin, which had to be in the mail by Feb 25th. (I sent to Connie.) I was hoping to get the 8 sections done like in Jane's pattern, but I could tell I was running out of time, so I stopped at 6 sections and added the green leaf part. I will definately make this one again.

Because I was unsure of the SR, I didn't participate in Jane's Tat it and See, but when I had it down I started her Hippopotamus. Because I have the whole pattern I haven't been doing it in day sections as most of you did, but I am currently on the Day 8 part, the neck sections. Hopefully I will have that done for next week's blog post.

I should explain the Tatting Round Robin. We each made our first piece and sent it along with what type of motif we were looking to get back from the others in our group. In the end we will receive our original piece back and an item from each of the other individuals in our group. Friday I received Stephanie's Tatting Round Robin. She made these beautiful purple flowers with green leaves and long green stems. I wish I could figure out how she made it, it's so pretty I'd like to give it a try.

She asked for flowers to put on a hat or bandana. So I am searching threw a friend's old Workbasket magazines looking for flowers. Can anyone help me find a beginner's flower pattern?

Happy Tatting,



LadyShuttleMaker aka MadMadPotter said...

Bonnie, I am so glad you are feeling better. It's great to see you posting again. If you can do SR's and SCMR's I wouldn't classify you as a beginner anymore!
Here's a great flower pattern:

Lace-lovin' Librarian - Diane said...

Very pretty! I especially like the yellow and green combo!

Mortaine said...

Wow, I love the flowers you posted in the next post!

The pattern for the violets is online:

Lots of little loops that need to be uneven to get that "organic" look. I like it when a pattern plays to my strengths....