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Friday, 5 October 2012

Holiday Tatting 20/25



Today I thought I would show you some of my holiday tatting,   I have already shown you Diane's Doodad challenge which I tatted on holiday,  so this is the rest,   above is a selection of snowflakes and angels which I asked to tat for the Nursing Home Mother lives in,   They saw my snowflakes on my table at the summer fair and they asked for a selection for their christmas decorations.  They are from Anna magazine December 1991,  there are three SSSR angels by Anne Bruvold link.  and also three 3-Dimensional Angels by Katie Johnson which I did when I came home here is the  link which I have adapted the pattern to stand rather than glue the skirt to the body which I don't like,  so by adding two picots to the body I can attached the skirt. All were tatted in Lizbeth No 20 white.

I also tried this lovely pattern which I saw on a blog before I went away unfortunately I can't remember which blog but they were lovely with beads, so if you are reading this my apologies    Just to try the pattern and I did not take a lot of beads with me I did the pattern without.   Its Tatted Daisy by Mrs W.M. Odum.  I will be doing this one again with beads and plan to make them into pendants.
To find the pattern link   I used Lizbeth no 20 Summer Fun.
I also made this bookmark for a Friend whose birthday was when we returned,   I used Oren Bayan Perle 8,  I saw these in a shop in Rhodes and brought a load of different colours,   this is a mixture pink and I love the colours,  its a bit soft but has a lovely shine.  I brought so much that the shop owner gave me a free ball of red/gold Altin Basak Thread for my christmas.   I think he was rather amused on one of my visits yes I made several visits to the shop,   when I told him I could pack my husbands suitcase with thread from his shop and leave vernons clothes behind........  Vernon laughed but I don't think he would have be amused.  All in all I spent a lot of euros on thread and I have checked the prices since I got home and I did save a fair bit,  I have also found I can get some more from www.tatting.co.uk,   The pattern yes its Flowering Quatrain Bookmark by Joelle link
This finishes my holiday postings.  I hope you have enjoyed them.
Until we meet again take care


  1. Morning Margaret, Hope your doing OK...
    I think these are just stunning, so pretty...It must be very relaxing to do Tatting and it always looks so elegant.xx

  2. wow Margaret, you were very busy on your holiday.... the nursing home will love your work, they are all so pretty and I love the bookmark as well, take a bigger case next time lol

  3. These are all gorgeous Margaret, I love the book mark, Have a great weekend.
    Kevin xx

  4. I hope this wonderful post means you're feeling better! All of your tatting is beautiful!

  5. You were very busy! I particularly like the bookmark - looks great in those colours.
    Fox and Mr. G

  6. margaret, i am amazed at how much you got done on your holiday, it would take me a month to make just one! they are all beautiful, i love the snowflakes and that gorgeous turkish delight book mark which tooks sooooo much better in real life, the photo doesnt do it justice. i love it! thank you so much for the beautiful gift and you know it will be treasured.
    hugs suzanne x

    1. You are right the picture was not good, but when I took it it was the best one out of four or five and I tried in several places around the room to get the best one nearest to the colours. It was taken on the coffee table in the end. If I had realised the picture was not good I would have tried again. But I am so glad you like it.

  7. You're way ahead of me in holiday tatting! So many sweet angels and snowflakes! And the bookmark is excellent - a lovely gift. I want to try that pattern, too! I can think of so many gifts for special occasions and for special people in my life, but I can't seem to stay focused.

  8. These are gorgeous Margaret x

  9. Your angels and snowflakes are awesome!! :)
    I love your tatted daisy!! :)
    And that bookmark is so gorgeous!! :)

  10. they are ALL awesome but I especially love the 'standing' angels... you do an amazing job & I did Google tatting... looks a little like crocheting but more complex lol... I love to see what you've created & I apologise for not stopping by more often... keep up the great work darl ;)

    love n hugz Angie xXx

  11. you absolutely amaze me Margaret. your work is so intricate!! I have utmost respect and admiration for your work. I wouldn't know where to start!!!


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