I haven't been doing any tatting for ages...new relationship, life is complicated, problems with my job, all these factors have meant that tatting has not been a priority.
I am going to show firstly the incredibly slow process of my heart doily...
I think I will stop this once I finish this round because the next round is a lot of motifs needing to be made and attached, which I think will be too much for me. I can't even remember where the pattern came from!
Then I have been trying to make the Rosy Ironbark book mark, (pattern on Etsy) but I am not concentrating, it will probably be just a first effort, and I will try again to get it perfect. My eldest daughter became an Australian citizen last year, here she is wearing a T-shirt that represents the indigenous Australian flag, receiving her certificate. My father was also very interested by Australian plants, so for those reasons I want to make this book mark perfectly!
Something else that has caught my attention was a post on Yarnplayer's page, a Belgian tatter who has a project to build a "monument" from pink tatted squares, she explains her project here.
Anyway, I have made two, neither is perfect, I need to have another go. If anyone else decides to have a go I recommend using two shuttles, because otherwise you need to use the shoelace trick to keep on the right track.