Thursday, November 3, 2011

End of Almas

# 8- 100 Motif Challenge

I will not be tatting this again!  It is done and it is right this time, but can you believe the thread broke in the last repeat?  The one I had so much trouble with?  Of course, adding the thread did NOTHING to help my understanding why I was having a problem with the last part!!  OHHH,  I was so aggravated!

I did learn where I have trouble ending this type of motif, however.  For that, I am grateful.  But, I am moving on!  I was so bored tatting this that I decided to try and trick my weary brain with a different thread.  This is DMC #80 -  tiny to keep me focused in a different way. Seemed to work.


Next to do:  I am going to take the little - and I do mean small - bag of tatting to the women's shelter, as I did last year at this time.

I have saved so much of my work that I have no use for, and some of it is from the beginning of my tatting career. We always wonder what to do with our old pieces and last year I figured it out.

I took my earliest stuff to a shelter, for women to use in decorating Christmas cards or to play around with in some arts and crafts endeavour. Apparently they really appreciated the gesture, so I am going to repeat myself and take this next batch over there this evening. It looks like a small amount but actually there are loads of motifs in that bag.

I am so pleased to clear the space and find a lace for the old - because there is PLENTY of the new!


  1. Your tatting is lovely and what a pretty and bright color!! What a great idea for the motifs to get used! I am sure the women enjoy the beauty of the pieces and it gives them something creative to do!

  2. What a great idea! The tatting could even be used to brighten up the shelter itself. I used to volunteer at a shelter, and I remember how shabby and depressing everything looked, just because they always have to operate on a shoestring. Having some bright pieces of tatting around definitely would have helped.

  3. wonderful colorway - i really like orange.

    Also, i wanted to say that is a really nice gesture; taking your tatted pieces to help cheer others.


  4. btw, I think I recognize the doily under Misha's photo... can't remember the name of it, but I remember sending it to you from the HH newsletter ;-)
    am I right???

    I think it's the perfect place for it, and I like the bead combo

  5. That's a great idea! Who knows? It might prompt someone to start tatting eventually.

  6. Thanks, Everyone!

    Ah, eagle-eyed Lily! You are correct! My old Aunt had this on her table for months and then insisted I take it back! So I plunked the photo on it! You are GOOD!
    Fox : ))

  7. Almas looks beautiful in that color! I'm sorry you had so much trouble with this one. It's one of my favorites.

    I like your idea for donating motifs. Maybe I'll be willing to part with some of mine some day!

  8. Almas looks good in yellow and orange. Nice and bright on these grey, cold, and rainy days of November.
    Wonderful idea for sharing your tatting and spreading the word! Hugs

  9. HA! It's easier to recognize something I've tatted myself :-P

    Unlike Is'Dihara's waiting room giveaway!! I bombed that one! LOL

  10. Fox,

    I really like your idea of taking those little motifs and doodles to the women's shelter. I end up with lots of little things that don't amount to anything, and usually throw them away. From now on, I'll save them up and take them to on of the many local charities around here. I think Open Hands does crafts with elderly and special needs adults who are in need of some day care assistance.

    Thanks so much for the tip!

  11. Your motif is awesome and I really like that sunburst of colors! :)