Monday, October 10, 2011

Slow Start

Have you ever had one of those weekends that require the following week to recover from?  I had high hopes for this past weekend, but did not get much of anything accomplished, yet I am worn out.   Monday has been a day to catch my breath and try to get into a creative mood.  I had planned to spend the weekend cleaning and tatting, but was sidetracked by other pressing matters.
As my daughter was out of school today, we took care of some errands this morning then went to the park for an afternoon of tatting (me) & crocheting (her).
This is a litle motif I tatted using Valdani size 8 pearl cotton in color P2 "Olives".  It has size 11 matte seed beads in a coordinating olive tone for accents.  I'm not sure what this piece will be, but it seems to be turning out okay.
After we returned home I dug through my buttons searching for a neat center focal piece for the motif.  The carved shell butttons looked interesting, so I grabbed a few & headed outside to take an image.
I am still hunting for a center piece for the motif, but not to worry- there are many more button boxes, cabochon trays, and bead cabinets to look through.  Hopefully I'll have more to share with you tomorrow.
It's not as though I do not have plenty waiting for my hands to pick-up and do.  There are yoyos to be made, tatting to be completed, beading to be done and pine needle baskets to be coiled & stitched.  Maybe with the regular schedule resuming tomorrow, I'll get my groove back.

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Until tomorrow~
Happy Tatting!


  1. The "olive" motif is absolutely gorgeous! I love the combination of celtic curves and the squared corners. Stunning!!

  2. I love the olive motif, gorgeous pattern, and the celtic and square corners makes it look lovely.

  3. Love the olive motif. Like the square and the celtic. Which I have a hard time doing for some reason.

  4. Love this motiff....are you planning to share the pattern?