Needed to empty some shuttles. These two motifs didn't use much fiber! I purchased this book at the 2011 Indiana Lace Day. The author, Kaye Judt, was kind enough to autograph. These motifs are small and I enjoy tatting them.
What a mess .... this is an awful try at Motif #52. It isn't 'flat', I forgot about the final join, and really need to re-tat this one. Thinking with tighter chains and maybe longer picot on the outside rings, it might work out. Maybe tighten up the center rings, too. Looks pretty nice in the book!!!
These patterns are from Minitats, 69 petite motifs by Patti Duff 
Saw the new colors of Lizbeth in an e-mail from Handy Hands. Twisting colors together, fiber called "Twirlz". Per web site: " The Lizbeth Twirlz thread is 100% Egyptian cotton, a 6-ply Cordonnet, which means two thread are twisted together, then three cords are twisted together for a 6-ply Cordonnet. Before the three cords are twisted together they are dyed three different colors, then twisted together, double mercerized, and gas singed. This gives the Lizeth Twirlz thread a unique look never seen in a 6-ply Cordonnet thread. " Does sound Interesting.
GF Mel gave this tabby to me. This charming kitty, opens up - and is the perfect size for small scissors, size 80 tatting thread (DMC), tatting shuttle, and 1/2 size crochet hooks. The Measuring Gauge on top so you could get the idea of size. A little tatting on the go kit!
it is molded - stiff, so the items inside won't get crushed ... and, she also included the new Handy Hands tatting shuttle called Sunlit ... and, a pair of shuttles made by Clover. Thx Mel!
Jasper snoozing. His little arm still needs some fur! He continues under care of local vet.