Monday, September 12, 2011

Wishing for Autumn

It started out nice and comfortable this morning, but has turned blistering hot this afternoon.  I am so ready for Autumn!!!  Since it was starting to heat up during my usual morning tatting time, I found myself drawn to fall colors.  This time Anchor #1305 caught my eye.  The beautiful golds make me think of crisp days with crunchy leaves underfoot!

I started out with a foundation motif of 6 interlocking chain rings:

The count for the foundation is: 15 - with bead added 15 CL, tie, cut & hide ends.
To tat the next round run needle through - with bead to one side (join here for shuttle tatters)  and CH the following around the motif:
3 (5 graduated -s) 3 CL Join to other side of bead.
4 - with bead added 4 CL Join to next - at base of bead.
This is a very quick and easy motif.  Hope you enjoy it.

I have been digging and cleaning out the atelier and have added to my Halloween Give Away!

This event will include:  1 ball size 30 Cebelia in black
2 balls size 80 Majestic in orange
1 ball size 80 Majestic in black
an Osmina pearl cabochon
a cute Jack-o-lantern just the right size to be a thread holder
an antique bone dish
& the Anchor Autumn motif

For your chance to win, click on the google "Join this site" button to the right of my blog below the poll.  Those who are already followers are automatically entered.

I am hoping to have some wonderful new Czech art glass buttons to show you in a day or two along with some FABULOUS new thread I have on order.  The rocailles for the necklace project are still on backorder, but I hope to receive them in a week or two.  Then I'll get the necklace finished and posted!

Until tomorrow...
Happy Tatting!


  1. I love Autumn. thanks for the chance

  2. Autumn is my favorite season!! The Leaves changing colors, the weather getting cooler... it's just the perfect time of year!

  3. Great new motif! and thanks for the instruction. :) I shall have to give it a try.

  4. I did your pattern... I love love love it. thank you!

  5. Beautiful pattern, and a beautiful job! I'm in awe of you designers.....what wonderful things come from your minds through your talented hands! Keep up the good work!

  6. Beautiful pattern. I can not wait to try it.
    Thank you for pattern.

  7. Beautiful pattern is this for needle or shuttle tatting, would love to give it a go but I am a shuttle tatter.
    Your give away looks fab, thanks for sharing it.

  8. Wonderful giveaway! Thanks for the chance to win. Your doily is coming along beautifully.

  9. Love the colors on this one, thanks for sharing.
    I also love the fall, and it colors:)

  10. I love that interlocking base for your motif. Any chance of getting the pattern for a shuttle? If not i will have to figure it out for myself ;) Thank you for sharing the motif and the give-away. Love the Hallowe'en theme.