I did a bit more tatting on the Chilled Mess Edging and also completed this motif by Tina Frauberger. It reminds me of wrought iron. Maybe I should do it again in black?
The whole of Tina's book can be found on Georgia Seitz's website. Here is the link. It's a great book. This particular motif can be found on page 65. I like Tina's designs but I often find her scale too large for my taste. The ring inside the onion ring in this one for example has 34 stitches in it. As I've done before, I'd like to keep the shape but scale it down. I did some work on a crown edging of hers before and here's the link to the blogpost where I scaled down the whole edging. I find smaller rings much more pleasant to work with.
In this pattern, she makes the tiny 4 ring motif in the middle first and then attaches the rest to it but I used mock rings so that I could tat the whole thing in one go.
I still can't find the butterfly doily though... that's what happens when you keep taking your tatting with you... sometimes you forget where you left it!
Hope you are all able to relax and enjoy some tatting time during this holiday.