Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Winter Blossoms

Winter Blossoms
Good afternoon, dear readers!
Many thanks for all of the prayers and well wishes for my father.  He is doing a little bit better today, but is still in a great amount of pain.  Please keep him in your thoughts and prayers- I greatly appreciate it!!!
Well, I thought & thought about a blog theme for this month and decided upon "Winter Blossoms".  My Christmas cactus is dropping its blooms, but the kalanchoe, African violets and mock oranges are blooming.  All of the tatted pieces I post this month will be inspired by the theme.  And here is the first one:
Winter Blossom Motif 1 was needle tatted with Valdani Luxury Pearl Silk in S9 (Herb Garden) with a center accent in S208 (Forgotten Lavender).  This particular piece was inspired by my Mom's ruffled African violet that is just starting to bloom. 
The poll is now closed and the majority chose a free monthly pendant pattern.  I may also mix in a couple of free demi-parures (2 jewelry pieces) as earrings were a very close second.  What do you think???
Well, I have tons of laundry to catch up on today, along with more tatting.  Have a wonderful day & until tomorrow~
Happy Tatting!


  1. Winter blossom is beautiful, totally gorgeous middle. Is this a pendant.
    I glad your father is a bit better and hopefully the pain will ease off.
    I like your idea of doing a monthly theme and flowers sounds perfect.

    1. Margaret,
      I plan to use the motif as a pendant. It goes perfectly with a Western style blouse my husband gave me for Christmas!

  2. "Winter Blossoms" is a great theme for January. It's unexpected, it's hopeful -- love it! And I am eagerly looking forward to seeing how it inspires you.