Tonight I was able to start my Tat-A-Long.
If you haven't caught any other posts about it around the blogosphere, Jon at Tat-a-Renda was able to get permission to update some long ago patterns by Norma Benporath. She has been tatting them from the original notations and then is going to post graphic versions.
She posted the first graphic called Lace Mat and has continued to post some hints and tips in several more posts.
When she posted the graphic pattern, she suggested having a Tat-A-Long. Many tatters have taken up the challenge.
I finally got caught up on promised items and have been able to start my version.
The thread is hand dyed by Zarina in Anchor size 50 called Orchid Garden. This thread is so pretty.
I have a solid coordinating thread that I will be adding during some of the rounds. I don't know what the solid color thread is, the label is long gone, but I did the wrap test to check for size and it is close enough that it should work.
If you haven't thought about joining the Tat-A-Long, give it a thought, it isn't too late to start.
Happy Tatting everyone.
This is what I wanted to finish tatting before I could start the above Tat-A-Long.
I was testing the Duchess pattern for Fox. She has not yet released the pattern, so watch her blog for the release date.
The center is a tatted ring instead of a jewelry finding (doodad or tatament). It is tatted in DMC Metallic Pearl Size 5 color silver. I left the tails so I can use them as a hanger. This may have 8 arms instead of a snowflakes normal 6, but I think it makes a very nice ornament.