I guess the title tells all. I won't keep you all in suspense any longer. Here it is:
Pretty good, eh? OK, OK. I didn't make this one. This is my personal Venus Fly Trap (actually, there are three in this pot) that my tatted version is based off of. Now here is the one I made:
I call this a "Venus Fly Tat". Pretty clever, if I do say so myself. I will have to make a few more large leaves, then perhaps a couple small, unopened ones. Eventually, I plan on having the pattern available. I'm not sure when; how I did it was probably, um, imaginative. The whole leaf is done continuously, starting at a ring and ending with a split ring. The stem is tatted over doubled wire. I haven't spent as much time on this (and "It") as I would like because I have been test tatting for Linda Davies. More on that another day.
I received my bookmark from my other partner recently. Here is "Louie" (he was named when I got him).
This is from Valerie of Singapore. I wonder if she knows Ellen? Louie is from Diana Steven's book "A Tatted Zoo", done in Flora size 20. Valerie made a few modifications to the pattern.
Here are the bookmarks I made for Valerie and Karin:
The bookmarks are made with LadyShuttleMaker's "Tutti Fruitti" thread in size 20. Karin's bookmark has orange Flora 20 in colour number 224. Valerie's bookmark has red Flora 20 in colour number 221. The pattern is of course Martha Ess's "Maltese Ring Bookmark" from Tat Days 2007. I am happy to report that both Valerie and Karin really liked their bookmarks. I am counting these as motifs # 19 and # 20 in the 25 Motif Challenge. That's all for now.