Saturday, August 30, 2008

Motif #7

Candy Cane

Here is a candy cane that was designed by Julie Patterson in 2004. I used DMC Cebelia 30 thread. I am going to be honest here and tell you that in the beginning I was confused with the pattern and at one time I had to take out about 4 chains because I didn't place the thread correctly. Now that I am finished I understand it, but if I wait to long to make it again I sure hope that I remember how I did it.

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Motif #6

Christmas Tree

The pattern for this motif came from Be-stitched called Tatted Christmas tree. I used Altin Basak size 50 in white/silver metallic. I had to take out a couple of mistakes and that is when I almost regretted having used the metallic thread, but all and all I am satisfied with it and I do like the thread anyway.
I have retaken the picture, but the metallic thread still doesn't really show up. The metallic thread caused me a bit of a problem because it just doesn't show up.

The pattern was fairly easy and it was the first time I did a lock join stitch and it was very easy.

I also used one of my new shuttles that I had made for me by Randy Houtz. I still have to get used to it a little bit, but I did like using it.

I did another of the same tree using the same thread, but this time the Gold Metallic. It's using the same pattern so I'm not counting it as another motif. I also used another one of my new shuttles also made by Randy Houtz.