Tatting Tea Tuesday

Tatting Tea Tuesday is here again. I haven't done a lot of tatting this week and one of the things I did make didn't get it's picture taken - oops.

Saturday my husband and I went to a wedding in Oklahoma. I didn't think I'd get to go because of work. But, big surprise, we didn't have to work so we headed south. As it's about a three hour drive I decided to tat the wedding couple a cross bookmark, something I didn't have time to make before. (And of the three choices of colors I had with me, I picked the wrong one. I had their wedding colors with me, I just didn't know that was it! I'll bet they'll like it anyway.) I didn't take a picture of it because I didn't think about it. I had the camera, just not the thought.

Something I have been working on this week is a challenge from Sharon on her Design Challenge blog.

This came out looking like I imagined it would, but it is kind of a pain to make, with a lot of reversing work. On the second, two color one I tried the method for making chains of NOT reversing but also not flipping the stitch. It works (I did it, I did it!) and it's not quite so persnickety a pattern this way. Of course, you have to pay attention and remember NOT to flip the stitch...

I like the look of this and I'm counting this as #23 on my 25 Motif Challenge. And though I don't use beads much, I'm thinking of trying this with beads. This could be my snowflake for the Christmas season. I try to come up with a new one every year for friends and family. I may just have come up with it a little early this year.

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