Thursday, January 10, 2013

Rest and Relaxation

I would never have imagined back in September of 2008, when I learned to tat, 
that THIS would be something I called rest and relaxation! 

#40 Lizbeth  #29/100 MC   Jane E’s Fandango Button Snowflake

Taking a break from Honey Napkin 
has certainly altered my perspective. : ))

***p.s. I use #40 Lizbeth with this pattern, as that is what is in my stash; I am pleased with how it works with the 1/2” button, although Jane calls for #20 thread.

27 comments:

  1. Very pretty - I like the colours. I bet you're delighted to take a break from your large doily and I can understand how this would seem restful. What do you do with those Fox? Do you wear them as brooches? (Or give them away to be worn as brooches?)

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    1. Frivole,
      I gave a ton of motifs to The Boss to use in her artistic endeavours...

      I have 2 buttons that I might take with me this weekend and give to two friends at lunch... Maybe. I am not sure if they would like to have them! And I already gave them one in their Christmas card this year...could be overkill...

      That is the big question, isn’t it? What to do with the finished pieces. I do not wear jewellery or brooches and so I cannot use anything I tat. Most, I give away, but I have a tin of motifs and larger doilies in my cupboard!

      Though I am an anti-hoarder, I do find it difficult to part with some of my own pieces. : ))
      Fox

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    2. Yes, that's certainly a regular big question for me too. Like you, I tat a lot and therefore have a lot of pieces. I occasionally put some on cards but I still have many, many left in my drawer!

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  2. Pretty! I like the beads and the colors you've chosen.

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  3. Your button is pretty, love the color combination of thread with button.

    I don't wear a lot of jewelry but I've taken to wearing some of my tatted earrings. I give away a lot of things I make but there are a few things that I keep just for me. I also like to have a few things on hand for gifts for unexpected (or forgotten) events like birthdays or when some kind of gift would be appropriate. I do vet to whom I give these things, as I know some people wouldn't appreciate them while others love to get them.

    (How did you get the pointer on your page to be a butterfly? Love it!)

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    1. I Googled "pretty butterfly cursor Mac" and followed the site instructions - just an http addition to Blogger design. : )

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  4. That is a very pretty Star/Snowflake. I like the colors and beads.

    An other butterfly cursor he he.

    Butterflies are a pretty little taste of spring. We are forecast for bunches of rain followed by cold and some snow between this evening and saturday noon. The butterflies are welcome.

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    1. We are getting the rain now... Though it is warn it is wet. Strange weather again... Double digit temps expected over the weekend and I saw green buds on a bush yesterday???
      Fox : 0

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  5. Ooo..I love it!!! I have to admit (and my blog can testify) that I am in a tatting slump but, this pretty button motif has given me much needed motivation! It is so pretty!!!! I love the butterfly cursor too :)

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    1. Give it a whirl! It is a lot of fun with a great result. I’ll be watching for it...
      Fox : )

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  6. Oh pretty butterfly cursor pointer. Your Fandango Button looks fabulous. I think it would make a prize ribbon oh so special.

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    1. Thank you!

      I thought the butterfly might be a bit annoying! I am getting used to it.
      : )
      Fox

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  7. WOW! That is SO pretty - you have really mastered the use of beads. I found some tatting thread at Hobby Lobby in a muted color way I really liked. It's size 80 though and I'm out of practice. So far I'm just looking, but I may have to wind that puppy up and give it a whirl.

    Neat butterfly!

    ♡Ann

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    1. Ann,
      I am really looking forward to seeing that. In #80! Whoopee!
      Fox : ))

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  8. This ornament is in the baroque-oriental style - very fashionable now! Beautiful :)

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    1. Thank you, Marta.

      This one is particularly enjoyable to tat! Jane’s designs are terrific.
      Fox : )

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  9. Very beautiful, great color combination. Like your butterfly cursor!

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  10. I'm still not relaxed with beads, but I am trying! I love the colors you used for your button. I do wear the tatted pieces I have from Jane and Marilee. I get so many compliments! I've found that my Whitman's Sampler tins are a great place to store my motifs as I finish them. When my relatives visit, they're allowed to open my treasure chest and choose what appeals to them. I've only regretted giving away one piece, which I will re-tat one day!

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    1. You look pretty relaxed to me! I am amazed at how you have so taken to beautifying with beads!
      Fox : )

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  11. Absolutely love the design and colors of this Fandango button snowflake! I'd definitely wear it as a pendant. I now have so many pendants, it's difficult to decide which one to wear! I'm always amazed (and pleased) when my pendants get noticed by the gals at the checkout counters! They're amazed when I tell them I made it. Of course, most have never heard of tatting!

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