A bookmark for Tatting Tea Tuesday

Flowery SCMR Bookmark © Jane Eborall

This week I tried my hand at Jane's Flowery SCMR Bookmark, found on her free patterns page.

I used Lizbeth Butterfly Breeze #127 and DMC Cébélia light green #955, both is size 20. I thought they went well together and they do, but a bit too well. The green DMC is almost an exact match for the green that is in the Butterfly Breeze, so there's not as much contrast as I'd like. But I went ahead and finished it anyway. I may have to do this one again in different colors.

If you know how to do split rings this isn't really a hard pattern but I kept having trouble with it - not on the self-closing mock rings or the split rings, but on the way which the split rings went after each of the SCMRs. It's not the pattern's fault, it's just me trying to make things hard. The second side, which is the "leaves" weaving back and forth around the "flowers," was much easier. Jane has a nice way to go across the first side, which I just couldn't get until I slept on it, then it was, like "Oh!", the light bulb came on. I don't have the tail on yet but I don't anticipate any problems from it. It's also not laying very flat but a day or too in a book will take care of that. I'm counting this in my 25 Motif Challenge as #18.

I haven't mentioned tea lately on my Tuesday posts, but I always try to have at least one cup of tea as I prepare my post, or while I finish that last bit of tatting before taking pictures. Today I had Rooibos again. I must thank Isdihara for introducing me to Tatting Tea Tuesday, which inspired me to try different kinds of teas. I never was very adventuresome with teas for some reason, but now I enjoy trying different flavors. Now that the weather is getting to be warmer again I may have to start trying different flavors of iced tea.

Thank you everyone who has been reading my blog. I've not had as much computer time lately so I'm way behind on replying to comments and on reading other people's blogs. Though I don't know what the future will bring, I'm hoping it brings a little time to do all that soon.

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