Monday, September 17, 2007

Motif Eight

I burned my thumbs on a cookie tray the other day and they have both blistered up. I was in a hurry and using a towel for a potholder and I didn't realize right away the towel was wet in spots - the heat came right through the wet towel. Yeeeeouch! I didn't realize how much I use the bottom of my right thumb for tatting until it hurt to do so. I am adjusting - I have three shows coming up and the tatting must go on!

I often come up with patterns when I am trying to match an element in another piece. The bottom of this earring is in an old edging pattern my grandmother had in her collection, and then I added the top because I wanted the earring to be a little bigger and hang a certain way.

The thread is Caron Wildflowers - a little soft for tatting, (according to my preferences, anyway) and that makes it difficult to tat with even tension. But the variegated colors are gorgeous.


LadyShuttleMaker aka MadMadPotter said...

Welcome to the ring!
Very pretty colors here.
I hope your hand heals quickly!

Lace-lovin' Librarian ~ Diane said...

The earrings are beautiful! I also hope your hand heals quickly.

Tattycat said...

You work if very pretty! I am glad you joined our ring and look forward to watching your posts. Good luck with the hand.

Elizabeth said...

Thanks everyone, for your kind wishes! The pain is gone from both of my thumbs now, and I just have the blisters. I'm glad to be part of the ring!

Marilee Rockley said...

These are absolutely exquisite! Wonderful colors in thread and beads...even the findings are extra-special.
Glad your thumbs are feeling better!