I was cleaning up my tatting dresser, which has my folders of tatting patterns on top. I took one down, and looked thru it. Now, I have designed a bunch of patterns, mostly Halloween and Christmas themed, and when I design one, I always keep one or two of the actual tatted pieces in the folders. I have the plastic whole page sleeves in the folders to hold both the pattern and the tatted pieces. Anyway, I was looking at all the tatting, and thinking what a waste it was just having them sit in this folder. Some have been there for many years. So, I have decided to tat them all together, into a shawl/table runner. I like how Sherry T did her centerpiece years ago,
(see Centerpiece..here.. http://www.celticdreamweaver.com/ ) connecting all the tatting with the mignonette stitch, so that is what I am doing with my designs. Since it has started with my very first pattern, 'Amich's Tatted Bat" and will continue with Halloween designs, I have decided to use DMC 554 as the mignonette color instead of white like Sherry did. I think the very light lavender color will go well with the tatting, plus, I don't ever wear white, so if I want to wear this as a shawl when I am finished, the purple will be better for me to wear. I am not tacking every motif down to fabric, I am just tatting on the go. Cross your fingers for me that it all turns out ok. haha..
I will show photos now and then of my progress. But, this will be an on again-off again project, so don't look for it to be finished soon. When I run out of my own Halloween motifs, I will add some I have gotten in swaps. When I run out of those, I will add other motifs I have, and other motifs I have received. Wish me luck!