Trying New Bookmarks

I’ve been getting quite a bit of tatting done this week but there’s not a lot I want to share today. Most of what’s been made is unfinished due to lack of time. I did make a couple of bookmarks. I’m not exactly happy with them but they have potential.

The one on the left I started at break at work for a challenge on The Tatting Forums, which is to make one bookmark a month. I didn’t have a pattern and didn’t think what I was doing completely through – it didn’t come out quite the way it was supposed to: ( It looks a little unfinished, don’t you think?

The one on the right was another thought, one that pretty much did come out the way I thought it would. It’s a pain to make, though! I did make a few decisions in mid-stream, which is obvious by the couple of ugly rings: p If I make this again I’ll do a few things a little different, and maybe add a tail or something. Both bookmarks are made in Lizbeth #682, size 20.

I also started on a butterfly this week for a friend of mine. The prototype has been made and decisions mad e of changes I would like to see when I make it again. The prototype looks very plain as it was made in ecru size 30 because I had two shuttles already wound with it. Size 30 is definitely too small for what I have in mind for this piece. The next time I plan to make it in Lizbeth Caribbean in size 20 and use beads. I’m not very proficient with beads, but practice makes perfect, right?

I don’t know how much tatting I’ll be getting done this week. I have to work some very different hours during the week. And my daughter and her son from Washington D.C. are here for a week! Yippee! We’re going to try to get together with our other daughter and her family as much as possible this week, too. Both grandsons together – it’s going to be fun!

Hope everyone has a wonderful week this week!

5 thoughts on “Trying New Bookmarks”

  1. Oh, enjoy having family in town! Keeping up with both grandsons will certainly keep you hopping. Hugs to all!

    Your bookmarks look fine to me — very creative!

    Pssst, go over to Lady ShuttleMaker's blog to glimpse a tatted pineapple bookmark pattern she is still refining. It will be a must-try for me when the pattern is released.

    Enjoy your Tatting Tea Tuesday and thanks so much for posting!

  2. You were right, Isdihara, they kept me hopping! It was a very busy week!

    I'm glad you like them, God's Kid. I appreciate you stopping by.

    Wrought iron, hmm? I hadn't looked at it that way, Fox, but I think you're right.

    There are days, Cindy, that feel very creative. Then there are days that don't and I just make messes! But sometimes even in the messes something finds its way out that looks pretty good so I keep trying: ) I really did enjoy the grandson's this week, but they wore me out!

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