Perseverance pays off – tatting like mad during my lunch breaks and what few minutes I had when I finally got home from work in the dark of night, I completed three Christmas ornaments for the exchange at the December meeting of the Palmetto Tatters Guild!
I had said last week that I wanted to do a couple of wreaths, a snowflake, and maybe an angel – well, the “maybe an angel” didn’t get done, but the snowflake and wreaths did. I had some fun with the wreaths – I used two different sizes of beads, and I really like the look! I also put the bow at the top of one wreath and at the bottom of the other.
Some tat stats: the snowflake was tatted in size 20 Lizbeth “Blue Ice” and doesn’t have any beads, because when I wrote the pattern originally, I didn’t include beads and at this point, I was in too big a hurry to figure out how many and where they should go. Both wreaths are the same, the only difference is the bow placement. Altin-Basik thread size 50 (between a 20 and a 30 in Lizbeth), metallic green. The filament is more of a light gold than a silver, and is very sparkly when tatted up. Beads used were size 6 (8 of them) and size 10 (22 of them).
Now I have to consider whether I have time to do ornaments for my co-workers; with reorganization and transfers, there are seven now in my department. I’m supposed to be on vacation starting this Friday, and at least one of my co-workers is taking vacation time earlier. The question is: can I tat like mad again and finish by Wednesday morning to give them out? Can I do it??