Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Starry, Starry Night

Motif number 36 from Tatting by Myra Piper is a star instead of a snowflake. Stars just cry out for gold metallic thread, don't they? It would be nice if gold metallic thread scanned as pretty as it looks -- instead of scanning as a weird mustard yellow. Still, the pattern is a pretty one and very simple.
I'm posting this because I've reached dither-point. There are too many things I want to do! I was having such a difficult time deciding that what I actually did was another "Cornelia" by Iris Niebach in KingTut quilting thread. I left out two repeats so that it curves around a satin-covered styrofoam ornament. Now, I'm trying to make something for the bottom that will match.
Once that's done, I've got an idea for Sharon Briggs' latest challenge...

3 comments:

TattingChic said...

From my computer screen I can tell that it is gold metallic thread.
That star pattern is very pretty. :)

Lace-lovin' Librarian - Diane said...

Very pretty! I think I have that pattern. Oh, dear! Another choice for when I finish my doily...

NormaH said...

Lovely piece of tatting. I've not used King Tut quilting thread, maybe I'll give it a try as I like your results.