This will be the last of the ornaments on satin balls for now, because this is the last satin ball I have. I'll have to order some more for next year, because I've really enjoyed making these.
This motif is "Abigail" by Fox. I used Lizbeth Christmas Red and Christmas Green, size 40. Wild and crazy idea, isn't it, using Christmas colors on a Christmas ornament?
All of the beads were pinned on afterwards. That's one nice thing about putting the tatting on a ball; I can decide later where I want to put beads. And if you're tatting something by Fox, you just have to add beads somewhere, don't you?
I've really enjoyed tatting these two motif's of Fox's, and I'm glad that she seems to have been bitten by the designing bug. I like how she does different things in the outer round instead of having it the same all the way around. This makes it much more interesting to tat, as well as to look at. I particularly find the negative space in this motif very appealing. Also, I like how Fox's patterns give the total number of picots in parentheses after each ring and chain; it never occurred to me before how much easier that would make counting. I'm going to start doing that when appropriate in my own patterns now.
On to other things now....
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