Tatted Christmas Candle

Christmas card with tatted candle motif

I finally got the tatted candle done.  It’s one of Nancy Tracy’s free patterns.

I made a few changes on it.  The original pattern had a smaller flame.  I also had a few problems following the pattern, but am not sure if it was me or the pattern.  I ripped out errors a couple of times… and those little white ribbons are covering a couple more that I didn’t feel like redoing.  🙂

This motif took me a lot longer to do than the wreath motif in an earlier post.  So I’ll probably not use it on any more of my Christmas cards.  At least, not this year.

Today was the last of our +100 degree days for the year, I hope.  Tropical Storm Lee is supposed to bring us significantly cooler temperatures and around 5″ of much needed rain.

Today I went outside and reassured our heat-stressed trees that rain is on the way!

Tatted Spring Flower Motif — Framed

Framed tatted flower motif

I love this little flower motif!

I had done it several times for Christmas gifts, but this is the first time I’ve done it for myself.

I had trouble getting my clover petals close enough that a small amount of thread didn’t show between them, but it is still sweet.

This is a modification of one of Nancy Tracy’s free patterns.  Here is the original pattern.

Fancy Tatted Bookmark

My first tatted bookmark

My first tatted bookmark

I just finished tatting my first bookmark this evening.

There are a few mistakes in the pattern, but all in all I am pretty thrilled with the way it turned out.

Although I have bought several pattern books, it seems that the ones I like best are free patterns available from the net.  This one is from Jon’s Thread Escapes.  You can view the pattern (and her lovely blog) here.


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