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