Friday, November 23, 2012

All's Quiet in the Piney Woods

Good morning, dear readers!
We had a wonderful Thanksgiving day and are enjoying a quiet, tranquil Friday in the Piney Woods.  Some people love the sales that can be found the day after Thanksgiving, but I prefer to relax and avoid the frenzied craziness.
I had intended to post earlier, but we awoke to a light rain.  Jim turned off the alarm and we went back to sleep.  After a hearty breakfast, we went for a stroll in the wet Piney Woods.  Jim checked his game cameras and I took the opportunity to snap a couple of shots of my current tatting projects against the steps of the old home place.
This is going to be either a pendant or brooch.  I took a small metal component and tatted around it with Valdani Luxury Pearl Silk in S9 (Herb Garden) along with silver lined green Ornella seed beads and cranberry transparent Delica seed beads.  I plan to add a Lotus pearl to the very center and surround it with tatting in more silk- probably a deep red.  Additional tatting will be added to the outer edge to expand the motif.
This is the very beginning of a bracelet foundation.  It is tatted with Valdani Luxury Pearl Silk in S39 (Forest Greens) with rainbow grey Ornella seed beads.  More rounds and tiny pewter pinecone accents are planned for this piece.  I'm considering posting the pattern for this one next week.  What do you think?
Well, I am ready to settle back into my comfy tatting chair.  Have a wonderful weekend and until next week~
Happy Tatting!



  1. Lovely pendant or brooch whatever it ends up as.
    I love the beginning of your bracelet, I would love the pattern and I am really wondering what you are going to do with it next.
    Have a lovely weekend

  2. Your pendant/brooch is so pretty!

  3. Both of these are lovely!
    Reading your blog is always a bright spot in my day and a source of inspiration.

  4. I don't remember you making a bracelet, and I can't wait to see how the it turns out.

  5. Both projects are looking very nice!! I would love to see a bracelet pattern from you!! :)