Every once in a while a wonderful thing happens in someone's life....like right now I am lucky lucky LUCKY!!!! Have you checked out Melissa's blog lately? It's awash with the most beautiful Crazy Quilt Square right now and it's MINE all MINE....BWAH hA hA hA hA....Okay I am trying to contain myself but I am going crazy with how beautiful it is. I know other people are so tactful and eloquent when they talk about exchanges but I can't help it....lucky lucky me!!! Thank you Melissa!!! I'm so HAPPY!!!!
Oh, SO back to reality....you'll notice that the title says "Friendship EXCHANGE" which would connote that Melissa is getting something in return... and she is... but I have to tell you a little something I think I'm getting the better end of the deal as Melissa is an extremely talented needle artiste.Anyway, it all started with a conversation about an ice cream cone here.
So, Melissa wanted a little pink ice cream cone for a little girl named Bekah for her CQ squares and she said she'd make a CQ square in return and to make the time invested more equal I said I'd tat something more because it only takes a couple of hours for me to make that ice cream cone.
I know...I know....you don't want stories....you want TATTING... you want PICTURES of Tatting... you want EYE CANDY... so here it is.
Here's Bekah's ice cream cone.
Melissa wanted a pink one for her. So pink she got. Pink is my favorite color anyway so I really enjoyed tatting it up. It's made with DMC Cebelia both the solid pink and brown are size 20.
So to make the crafting time even I made Melissa an offwhite bookmark out of Mary Konior's black magic pattern from her "Tatting With Visual Patterns" book. I LOVE that book and I LOVE that pattern and I think this pattern looks so classy in offwhite...it's a little lighter than ecru and definately not white. So, I present to you
Motif #4 Melissa's Friendship Bookmark
I hope you like it Melissa. It's to go with her bible that she's making a beautiful red bible hand bag~cover for have you seen it? Here's some of it. It's still in progress and it is just beautiful so far, so I'm hoping this will make a nice addition as a bookmark.The bookmark is made with Coats & Clarks size 70 thread color #61.
Now, we cannot forget the 25 Motif Challenge. I'm counting this bookmark as MOTIF # 4 just in case it wasn't obvious from the super huge font I used just above it.
As always, Happy Tatting everyone and thank you for stopping by today. I hope you all enjoyed the pictures and the exchange story it's one of the spontaneous beautiful things that "just happened" and I consider myself very blessed to have "met" Melissa and I feel blessed to have "met" so many of you online...and you know who you are.
Comments are always welcome and appreciated. I read each and everyone of them and they all mean so much to me. Thank you for visiting.
Luv and Stuff,
UPDATE: Melissa received the ice cream cone and bookmark and just LOOK what she did with the ice cream cone! It's so cute.