"But, really, why does anyone create? You feel a... a restlessness inside, a need to make something new, something no one has ever seen before. You want to add to the beauty and the richness of the world with a gift, an offering that is uniquely yours. It's an act of selfishness and generosity, all rolled into one."

-- Bruce Coville,
The Last Hunt

Friday, September 28, 2012

Finished Bookmark

Here it is with the tail and all, properly blocked.

To recap, I only had time to make a few bookmarks for this year's sale. A couple of ladies there looked at them and thought about getting one for their grandmother, but by the time they had decided, all the bookmarks were gone. Luckily, my parents know one of them from church, so they put her in touch with me. Thus, this bookmark will be a birthday gift for the two ladies' grandmother.

She chose these colors from several suggestions I gave her. I'm really glad she picked these, because I think it's a very pretty combination, so the bookmark was a real pleasure to make. The colors are Lizbeth 672 Burgundy and 650 Denim Blue Light.

The pattern is from Jon's Sweetheart Set. I really feel that this is one of the best tatting purchases I've ever made; I've done the bookmark so many times, as well as the snowflake and the motif, and it never gets old!


  1. It is so pretty! great colour combo.

    I agree about the pattern - I love it as well, but you will see in my next post my dilemma with a hanky border in this pattern. It is a LOT to tat for a border...
    Fox : )

  2. It really looks wonderful! Nice work and colors!

  3. Such a beautiful bookmark, the colors are lovely and wonderfully done :-) Really enjoyed seeing it!!!

  4. Beautiful, like the colors together, love the tail.