I now feel I am on the road to recovery after having a break from tatting during which I had no motivation to do any. This is what I am currently working on. However, a good sign is that I am being tempted to stop and start other projects especially when seeing what other people are tatting!
No it is not a bookmark, but the centre of a doily. I have only one large doily left as I sold three over Christmas, however I doubt anyone will ever want this one because of the colours I have chosen.
One of the churches in the group I minister in has joined 'Small Pilgrim Places' it is a network of churches around the country which stay open in the day time. They encourage people to come inside and rest for awhile soaking in the atmosphere, a quiet haven of peace from the busy world outside. This particular church was recorded in the Doomsday book of 1086 and is situated on a hill with a marvellous view of the countryside. In order to welcome visitors I have left some tatted butterflies for them, it will be interesting to see how quickly they go and how many people take more than one!
This is the church that also has three doves sleeping in the porch, so you have to be careful not to stand directly under them!
Having had an extremely bad start to the New Year with regard to doing any handicrafts I have at last picked up my shuttles again.
Blogging ceased for me during December, party due to the fact that I spent 9 days in Singapore and then on returning Christmas rushed in. This left me with little time or inclination to do much tatting let alone blog about it. But on Christmas Day I tatted these stars to go around sloe gin bottles for my son to give away. Well perhaps not these particular bottles as they don't seem very full for some reason!
The photograph is not very good either as it was late evening and the light and angle did not show them up very well. It is a tradition in our family to bottle the sloe gin on Christmas day after the sloes had been soaking in the gin for three months.
I am not doing any tatting at the moment as decorating and sorting out is in full swing in our house, added to fact that most of my supplies are trapped behind things! Also I have literally run out of ideas of what to tat, so wait for inspiration at the beginning of 2018, may have to look at other blogs to get inspired!