#24 Motif Challenge
"Mixed Bouquet," from A Pattern Book of Tatting, by Mary Konior.
I had tried this once before here, but I had more fun tatting in the larger, #20 thread (though the green is #40 Milford, probably distorting the pattern somewhat!)
The amber beads are from my mom, who is not overly keen on tatting, though she does get mega points on the praise that she manages to muster, plus she honestly does try to show an active interest in my passion. She gets a lot of praise for that!
A few days ago she was excited to gave me these beads; she thought I could use them. They are from an eyeglass lanyard that had broken and she to salvaged the beads. I am impressed!
So, I had to show my appreciation. She will not want to keep this piece; she will 'ooh' and 'ahhh' over it before she puts it very solidly back into my hands - and that is okay!
Next: all shuttles loaded and ready to tat!
The white beads are another bead-rescue. Mom got these from a gift, a beaded eyeglass case that had started to shed the beads. They are white and opalescent. Small and very pretty. Ready to put to good use...