Sunday, January 18, 2009

#22 of The 25 Motif Challenge

After the #21 of the 25 Motif Exchange post I did earlier today, I was anxious to get back to work on Connie's Bookmark for the Winter 2008 Tatting Round Robin Bookmark Exchange. I am so happy to say I finished it!!! Connie asked for no crosses and no pink so I used a pattern by Julie Patterson called Spring Flowers Bookmark and size 80 DMC thread in blue and a variegated green. I am very pleased at how this turned out.

This piece completes my commitment to the exchange. I am sorry to see it come to an end. It was a wonderful opportunity to meet 4 fellow tatters.

Thank you to Connie, Lynn, Cathy and Abby for being a part of the exchange with me. I hope you had as much fun as I did, both in making and receiving the bookmarks.

Thank you to Sharon for taking the time out of your very busy life to set up the exchanges for us, not only this bookmark one but all of the other ones you do too. And thank you to Connie for keep our bookmark exchange on track for the rest of us and Sharon.

And stupidly - thank you to me for joining the exchange. When I committed to this project I didn't realized it was to be done in size 80 thread, had I have known I doubt I'd have joined. In doing so it unknowingly pushed me to work in a thread size way outside of my comfort zone. (Until the first bookmark I made for this exchange the smallest thread I had successfully completed a project in was size 30 thread.)

As always, I wish you a Happy Life,

Bonnie

6 comments:

TattingChic said...

Your bookmark turned out beautifully! That is a pretty pattern. Congratulations for trying size 80 thread!

Lace-lovin' Librarian - Diane said...

The bookmark is beautiful! I haven't participated in any exchanges because I have a fear of not finishing! Kudos to you for participating, especially since size 80 thread is outside your comfort zone!

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Your book mark is so beautiful!

Sharon said...

Your bookmark is beautiful. You didn't HAVE TO tat in size 80. The instructions were size 80 unless you contacted the recipient to see if they were OK with something larger. Aren't you glad that you got out of your comfort zone and at least tried it?

Christine said...

Bonnie I love the bookmark!! I also wanted to let you know that you are the lucky winner of my "Pay It Forward" quilted purse giveaway!!! So please drop me an email (owenjulesmommy at gmail dot com) and we can work out all the details!!! CONGRATULATIONS!!

Linda said...

What a different design for a bookmark. It is very pretty.