No More Pointy Wings

Angel with modified wings

I did manage to modify Monica Hahn’s beautiful angel pattern with wings more to my liking — although the next time I do them I might make them a bit shorter.

I’m still a fairly new tatter and had a lot of problems understanding the skirt part of the directions.  Anyone who has tatted this angel will see a couple of mistakes.

Gina (The Tatting Goddess) did a beautiful beaded version in blue.  Click here and scroll down to the Sunday, April 26 post to see it.

Ron and I are both having serious camping withdrawals.  We should have the money together to look for another camper in October.  Hope we survive the wait.  🙂

Oopsie Tatted Rose

Oopsie rose

I was trying to recreate the modified tatted rose that I had done here.   It was one of those projects that didn’t go well.

First of all, I got the chains for my rose tighter than I liked, so they don’t have the graceful curve that looks like rose petals.  Secondly I got the tension on the outside chains of the rose uneven.

And, instead of ten clovers around the outside, I ended up with 11, which made them a bit crowded.  And finally, I broke my thread right as I was starting on the last clover.  So I got some practice attaching a new thread at the end of a chain, and only ended up with one slightly lumpy ring as a result of working the ends in.

Anyway, it does look okay, I think.  So I am using it on a card.

I did want to correct an error I made in yesterday’s entry.  When I was labeling my photos, I automatically labeled the little white lily-shaped flowers atamasco lilies.  Only when I was in bed last night did I realize the wrong name had popped into my mind.  They are actually Stars of Bethlehem.

I’m not sure if that was a senior moment or a generic brain cramp.  🙂

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