Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Holiday 2012 Palette

Good morning!  Hope you all had a wonderful Veteran's Day.  We certainly did- & I'm very thankful to all veterans.  I'm particularly thankful for the veterans in my family- my husband, dad & uncle. Thanks to ALL who have served!
After spending most of yesterday doing various chores, I retreated to the Atelier and went through my Valdani Luxury Pearl Silks.  The image below will be my Holiday 2012 Palette:
The colors are: S49 "Subtle Elegance", S775 "Proud Turkey", S9 "Herb Garden" and S39 "Forest Greens".  Click on the Valdani logo to the right of the blog to order your Luxury Pearl Silks.
Many readers suggested "white snowflakes" for holiday projects, but please be aware- RARELY will I tat in white.  I prefer to use threads such as "Subtle Elegance" as it is slightly variegated and suits my personal style very nicely.  This is merely a personal quirk.  Black and navy are also colors I prefer NOT to use.  Again, just my own preferances here.
Other items that will be featured in upcoming designs are: antique MOP buttons; red & green Swarovskis and Czech seed beads; gold & silver metal bells; assorted metal components and other vintage elements.
What are you planning to tat for the holidays?  I'd love to hear what my readers are up to!
I'm off to the Atelier- there are a number of pieces I'm working on.  Hopefully, I get a couple finished later today & will have some new eyecandy to share with you tomorrow.  Have a wonderful day & until tomorrow~
Happy Tatting!


  1. I like your thread color choices. I am busy making dozens of snowflakes. in white and silver with jewelery findings.

  2. It's snowflakes at the moment, fluffy ones in white and blue fluffy, white with yellow fluffy and to do white with red fluffy. Also my fluffy angel pattern which I did offer on my blog for the first five who wanted the pattern and the first five on intatters all now taken so its on sale in my esty shop. I am off to see my grand daughter who is learning tatting, she wants to know how to do the fluffy bits??
    I think your threads look lovely and I hope that, no I know what ever you design in them is going to be great.

  3. Love the holiday palette and bead colors - plus bells, which you have cleverly used before! The Subtle Elegance shade is elegant, indeed! I'm hoping to do some pendants in holiday colors using the interlocking rings that I worked so hard to perfect this summer! Also I'm hoping to enhance some pieces of jewelry from years ago to give them new life! You have definitely had an influence in taking tatting in a new and exciting direction! I look forward to seeing your new holiday creations!