Tatting Tea Tuesday and Motif #10

This morning I'm enjoying a glass of iced Vanilla Rooibos tea, which I have come to like very much. It is described as "a lush and indulgent blend of rooibos, Tahitian vanilla, cinnamon, apples and peaches" (Tazo box label). Mmmm. I'm drinking my tea with my feet up -ignoring the dirty house - glad that I'm inside instead of outside. We're currently enjoying very hot weather, but that should be no surprise, it is August in Kansas.

There has actually been a lot of tatting done this week but there's very little to show for it. Several things have gone directly into the trash after completion, or maybe a little earlier. I was trying for some earrings - there are so many beautiful creations on others' blogs that I just had to give it a try - but my first try was pretty ugly. First, I don't use beads very much, and second, some days things just don't work!! It did get a little better on my second try.

This is the only picture I have of these, because I was lazy and didn't snap a picture until I was on my way out the door. I was on my way to enter a few things in a local county fair, including these. I had this last minute thought that I should enter some tatting that wasn't "old fashioned", something to show that tatting could be modern and fun. These are a long way from being as pretty as, say, any that I've seen so far, but I will wear them. My sister liked them, too. These are made in Lizbeth #682 Country Grape, Dk, size 20. I'm going to consider them motif #10 in my second 25 Motif Challenge.

I also made another cross bookmark in the same color based on the motif from the November 1953 Workbasket. I don't know how I made such a mess of hiding the ends when I was done, but it is terrible! : (
Oh, well, I guess I need bookmarks, too.

Wishing you all a little time for tea and tatting.

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