Wooly Boy Bookmark

I saw this cute idea over on Batty Tatter‘s blog and just had to make one myself.  This one is made in Lizbeth #142 Turquoise Twist size 20 I think.  I know it’s Lizbeth size 20 but the color I’m not real sure about.  I had two shuttles wound in it and thought the bookmark would look good in it, but I’m not sure where the ball is, so I’m guessing.  Whatever the color, he turned out well, don’t you think?

I’ve been tatting a bit and working on patterns a bit but nothing I’m ready to share quite yet.  I’m trying to get motivated to start my Christmas tatting as I know time is getting short for making things for it, but I keep getting sidetracked.  I was asked a couple of days ago if I could tat a pink pig, so it looks like I’ll be tatting in pink for a little while instead of white.

While on vacation we saw a lot of live critters.

We saw this little chipmunk at the lookout just past Lake Irene in Rocky Mountain National Park

This big elk was watching over his harem in Estes Park City Park.  Yes, he was only a few feet away from us.

We came upon this moose while on a pontoon boat on the Colorado River as it comes into Lake Granby.  He was trying to catch up to a cow moose that didn’t seem to interested.

While on vacation we enjoyed the easy pace of the days, not in any hurry to go anywhere or do anything.  Now we’re back in the ‘real’ world where we have to meet deadlines and constantly keep an eye on the clock.  But while I tat life slows down just a bit, so I’ll just have to enjoy my mini vacations as much as I can.

“Time, as is well known, sometimes flies like a bird and sometimes crawls like a worm, but human beings are generally particularly happy when they don’t notice whether it’s passing quickly or slowly.”
Ivan Turgenev

5 thoughts on “Wooly Boy Bookmark”

  1. Your Wooly boy turned out really cute. Is it attached to a thread? Or does he just have long feelers? Your thread looks like Peacock Blue. I could be wrong. Anyway, he's adorable.

  2. Adorable bookmark, with the google eyes! And almost a 'checkerboard' pattern. It's fascinating how the variegated threads work out with different patterns..

    That's really big-time game you encountered! Thrilling but scary at the same time! Good thing the males were diverted! We have deer all around our house now, and I have to be very cautious about even going out the front door! We're in a 'woodsy' area, but many new housing developments over 40 years have encroached upon their habitat.. They have gotten 'used to' the suburbs, and have no 'predators'!. And they keep multiplying …..!

    I'm glad you had some 'time off'. It's so important. to 'recharge the batteries'! But you still manage to do a lot of tatting, even with your full-time job and family obligations,, and I've always marveled at that.

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