With Mother's Day out of the way (and no tatting for Father's Day) I have started on my Christmas tatting. I made over 165 bookmarks to give to the ladies at church this year. A few years ago it was lace edge hankies.
Here are some photos of the bookmarks given away.
This one is Mexicana and Myrtle Green - The pattern is one I converted from an old edging pattern. After making these, I found several patterns online that are similar to this design - Great minds tat alike?!
This cross came from an edging. I just turned the rings a bit. Again, I've found many websites with similar crosses - and I still like it.
The butterflies were in the Handy Hands catalog as the free pattern one time. I love the bright colors. The flowers are doodles that I do when using the last bit of thread on a shuttle. I've even framed them and made a flower garden.
These are from the Bestitched newsletter (mentioned above). Instead of adding a round of chains (or rings and chains as the original pattern had) I decided to just do the inner round. It worked up great and was the perfect size!
This is from the Wavy Edge pattern from: http://members.iglou.com/mantia/crafts/OneShuttle.html
I really enjoy working this one up. The variegated colors look better to me than the solids.
This pattern came from http://catholicfamilyvignettes.com/category/needle-tatting/
It is not exactly like it - but it is where I fell in love with adding a butterfly to a bookmark.
So that's 8 of my 25... I haven't taken pictures of my Christmas tatting yet - I'll try and get those up shortly.