Today started out nice & cool, albeit humid. I decided to visit my favorite tatting spot in the Piney Woods and play with the new thread.
This will eventually be a larger pendant and was tatted with Valdani 100% colorfast size 8 pearl cotton in #M30 Deep Waters and is accented with a pewter pine cone and 6 Swarovski 3mm bicones in olivine and teal.
It began as a simple motif of 6 interlocking chain-rings. This basic foundation has been featured on my blog a few times. Isn't it neat how you can come up with so many variations using one simple motif?!?
This is a work in progress. It is tatted with Valdani pearl cotton in #M7 Fall Leaves on an antique shell button base with Czech fire polished beads & seed bead accents. This piece will be a brooch when complete.
As you can tell, most of my tatting time was spent playing. That is before the humidity & finally heat drove me indoors and put a kink in my creative mood.
So- what do you think should be the next Piney Woods Give Away Event? More thread? A tatted piece? Do you have an idea for a theme? Let me know as I am trying to come up with something really fun for October!!!
On another note- I have 3 of these wild citrus trees in my yard. They are loaded down with little mini-lemon like fruits. Does anyone have ideas for how to use these little buggers? They smell really pungent and I do not know if they are okay for using in cleaning solutions, potpourri, etc. I'd appreciate any advise y'all have.