I did work on necklaces, earrings and a new pattern while I was away but I don't have good pictures ready and the pattern is still being tested as we speak.
So in the end, I am settling with these two small offerings. The first is my maple leaf which I had not tatted for a long time (and I can't say I did a great job of this one, some of my chains are a bit wonky). I had some Tat-ilicious thread called Messy Jessy which I really like the look of, pretty for a leaf, isn't it?
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The second item is also tatted in Messy Jessy in purple shades. I particularly like the more random and gentle colour changes of those threads and hope Jess will come up with some more (hint, hint).
It's called "Josephine Wreath" and is by Mary Konior from her book "A Pattern Book of Tatting".
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It looks pretty, frilly, frothy
with all those picots and tiny flowers
in the Messy Jessy thread.