Well. Now this essentially was (and is) a earring pattern. And I think its a great earring pattern. But since I’m so into bookmarks, I will call it a bookmark – do not ask me from which angle🙂 But if you have earring hooks and can put beads on to it, like I said lovely earrings for a starter… I haven’t reached there yet. And I did this just by looking at the picture on the link, which if I may say is great for starters😛

Suggestion: Look closely you will figure out the pattern

The Link: http://www.google.co.in/imgres?hl=en&rlz=1C1SKPL_enIN397IN400&biw=1821&bih=857&tbm=isch&tbnid=uK62-ImageWd0sFTYdM:&imgrefurl=http://artylady.blogspot.com/2009/11/tatted-arrings_21.html&docid=v4HrDQ3JE_1LuM&imgurl=http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_8Glb_bnBVnI/SwbvLlTrlgI/AAAAAAAABxM/Ta5SXiwgXRk/s1600/Earrings.jpg&w=475&h=671&ei=vhFrUKbYEoztrQf87oDICw&zoom=1&iact=hc&vpx=508&vpy=181&dur=4870&hovh=266&hovw=189&tx=142&ty=153&sig=100484088746635813909&page=1&tbnh=118&tbnw=102&start=0&ndsp=60&ved=1t:429,r:3,s:0,i:77

The earring… almost

With love from me to you

For some reason I’ve been really at it in trying to create a bookmark. Ever since I started and today I finally did it and am quite kicked with it🙂

Here it is with love from me to you :D 

Suggestion: Just concentrate

The Link: http://www.keepandshare.com/doc/1516348/crazy-moms-simple-bookmark-three-ways-pdf-november-6-2009-8-03-pm-253k?da=y (Variation 2) – 2 shuttles

Side One

R 8 p 4 p 4, close RW

Ch 6 RW

*R 4+(to last picot of prior ring) 4 p 4 p 4 close RW

Ch 6 RW*

Repeat between the asterisks as often as needed – I do 19 repeats

R 4+(to last picot of prior ring) 4 p 8, close RW

First end

Ch 6 vsp 4, do NOT Reverse Work

Clover (Shuttle 2)

R 4+(to vsp picot of prior chain) 3 p 2 mp 2 p 3 p 4 close

R 4+(to last picot of prior ring) 3 p 2 mp 2 lp 2 mp 2 p 3 p 4 close

R 4+(to last picot of prior ring ) 3 p 2 mp 2 p 3 vsp 4 close

ImageCh 4+(to vsp picot of prior ring ) 6 RW

Side Two

R 8+(to top picot of opposite ring) 4 p 4 close RW

Ch 6 RW

**R 4+(to last picot of prior ring) 4 +(to top picot of opposite ring) 4 p 4 close RW

Ch 6 RW**

Repeat between the asterisks** until the last ring

R 4+(to last picot of prior ring) 4 +(to top picot of opposite ring) 8 close, RW

Second end

Just like first end

Tie off and hide ends.

I remember reading this poem as a child. It came back to me now as I was posting this particular tatted cross. I googled this as I google my tatting patterns.

When I first posted my tatted cross on FB, I mentioned it there as I mention it here… the colour and the shape both symbolize life. In saying this, I haven’t said it all. Infact, I’ve said little. But if you do know what I am talking about then you do know all.

A Cross in My Pocket
 ©  Mrs. Verna Mae Thomas

I carry a cross in my pocket
A simple reminder to me
Of the fact that I am a Christian
No matter where I may be.

This little cross is not magic,
Nor is it a good luck charm
It isn’t meant to protect me
From every physical harm.

It’s not for identification
For all the world to see
It’s simply an understanding
Between my Savior and me.

When I put my hand in my pocket
To bring out a coin or a key
The cross is there to remind me
Of the price He paid for me.

It reminds me, too, to be thankful
For my blessings day by day
And to strive to serve Him better
In all that I do and say.

It’s also a daily reminder
Of the peace and comfort I share
With all who know my Master
And give themselves to His care.

So, I carry a cross in my pocket
Reminding no one but me
That Jesus Christ is the Lord of my life
If only I’ll let Him be.

 Suggestions: Follow the pattern…even better follow the Man on the cross…

The Link: http://www.intatters.com/showthread.php?3337-Easy-tatted-cross

ch- chain, r – ring, p – picot, j – join, rw – reverse work
ch 5
r 4 p 4 p 4 p 4
*ch 4 p 4
r 4 j 4 p 4 p 4(to last p of previous r)
Rep from * til there are 7 rings
ch 4 p 4 p 4 p 4 This is the inside corner
+ r 4 p 4 j 4 p 4(to middle p of previous ring)
ch 4 p 4
r 4 j 4 p 4 p 4(to last p of previous r)
ch 4 p 4
r 4 j 4 p 4 p 4(to last p of previous r)
ch 2
r 2 j 2 p 2 p 2(to last picot of prev r)
ch 2
r 4 j 4 p 2 lp 2 p 4 p 4(to last picot of prev r)
ch 2
r 2 j 2 p 2 p 2(to last picot of prev r)
ch 2
r 4 j 4 p 4 p 4(to last picot of prev r)
ch 4 p 4
r 4 j 4 p 4 p 4(to last p of previous r)
ch 4 p 4
r 4 j 4 p 4 p 4(to last p of previous r)+
ch 4 j(to last p on long ch) 4 p 4 p 4
ImageRepeat from + to +
ch 4 j(to last p on long ch) 4 p 4 p 4
Repeat from + to +
ch 4 j(to last p on long ch) 4 p 4 j(to first picot on first long chain) 4
r 4 p 4 j(to middle p of prev ring) 4 p 4
#ch 4 j 4 (to p on corresponding chain)
r 4 j 4 p 4 p 4(to last p of previous r
Repeat from # 5 times
ch 5

 

Tie beginning and ending with an overhand knot, cut 2 inches from end for a tassel
Take a 24 inch thread and double it, put it through the top picot of the cross and twist into a rope ending with an overhand knot

I carry a cross in my pocket…

And if I were a butterfly…

Quite a while ago, perhaps I would say a long, long, long time ago… I read this story about a little boy who came from a broken home and was growing up all wrong. And then he want to this camp where he met Christ and his life began to turn around. The camp mentor could distinctly see a change in his attitude and behaviour. And then there was a drastic shift, one fine day, a day before the camp came to an end the boy acted and behaved exactly as he did when he first came to the camp. It didn’t take much for the camp mentor to figure out that this was the boy’s response to going back to the life he absolutely detested. The mentor takes the boy for a walk and reminds him about Christ. That the Christ he found at the camp wasn’t going to stay back at the camp but was going to follow this boy back to his home and all his life through. That Jesus Christ would simply take him through. And as they were talking a butterfly began to fly around them. The mentor tells the boy about a legend where the butterfly is God’s reminder to the person that He is thinking about him/ her right then. Immediately the boy retorts,’ Well, how do you know that the butterfly here’s for me and not you? That God wants me to know that He is thinking about me and not you? The boy had barely completed what he had to say when the butterfly came and settled on him. The mentor writes that there was no need to say anything more.

The butterfly since then has always reminded me about God thinking about me. Everytime I see a butterfly today, it’s not about God thinking about me, it’s about me realising and acknowledging that God is thinking about me. It’s a good thought. A nice thought. A real thought.

Back to tatting :P… this is simple…

Suggestion: Don’t miss the butterlfy🙂

The link: http://www.tattedtreasures.com/2011/09/reading-patterns-and-making-projects-part-1/

Leave about 2″ tail before beginning. R 12-2-2-8-4.

R 4+6-6-4.

R 4+6-6-4.

R 4+8-2-2-12.

Tie ends together closely, leave about 2″ tail anImaged cut. Knot close to ends for antennae.

My pretty little snowflake…

I was quite keen to create something from my tatting when I first started tattig. So, once I learnt the doubles stich(ds), picot, chain and joining of picots, I got started with the snowflaske. Snowflakes, particularly this one, are simple and pretty, and leave you smiling once done. And yes, those who don’t know a thing about tatting will think you are the greatest😉.

Snowflake Pattern:

Suggestion: Drop the beads for starters, just go ahead with the picot alone.

The link: http://www.freewebs.com/tattings0003/Elmossnowflake.html

CR: 2 p 2 p 2 p 2 p 2 p 2 cl rw

CH: 2 p 2 p 2 p 2 DNR

R: 2 p 2 p(b) 2 p 2 cl DNR

CH: 2 p 2 p 2 p 2 rw

CR:  2 p 2 + 2 p 2 p 2 p 2 cl rw

CH: 2 p 2 p 2 p 2 DNR

R: 2 p 2 p(b) 2 p 2 cl DNR

CH: 2 p 2 p 2 p 2 rw

CR:  2 p 2 + 2 p 2 p 2 p 2 cl rw

CH: 2 p 2 p 2 p 2 DNR

R: 2 p 2 p(b) 2 p 2 cl DNR

CH: 2 p 2 p 2 p 2 rw

CR:  2 p 2 + 2 p 2 p 2 p 2 cl rw

CH: 2 p 2 p 2 p 2 DNR

R: 2 p 2 p(b) 2 p 2 cl DNR

CH: 2 p 2 p 2 p 2 rw

CR:  2 p 2 + 2 p 2 p 2 p 2 cl rw

CH: 2 p 2 p 2 p 2 DNR

R: 2 p 2 p(b) 2 p 2 cl DNR

CH: 2 p 2 p 2 p 2 rw

CR:  2 p 2 + 2 p 2 + 2 p 2 cl rw

CH: 2 p 2 p 2 p 2 DNR

RImage: 2 p 2 p 2 p 2 cl DNR

CH: 2 p 2 p 2 p 2 rw attach at first R

cut tie hide ends

A word with you…

A Legacy. From one generation to another. From a grandmother to her grandaughter. I watched my grandmother tat endlessly. I loved her endlessly. She died when I was 13. I don’t think I knew I loved my grandmother as much as I realise now that I loved her. I loved her feeble hands and her broken heart. Her misty eyes and her perpetual grey hair. And then I watched her tat endlessly. Never once realising that I would take up this art after her. Because of her. She never taught me to tat. I never sought her explanation. And yet she taught me and I understood.

I do not know why you are here. But if you are, then, ‘Hi…’ You’ll find the novice tattress tatting her heart out thinking she is the best while still trying to inch herself to perfection. On a serious tatting note, you’ll find a number of tatting patterns for beginners. If you are a beginner enjoy it and if you are seasoned in the art appreciate it. Either ways… leave a word and go by…