Christmas Day is known for being a magical mix of joy and wonder for a child or it can be a tragic time of sorrow and pain for the lonely soul. Here is hoping that the true meaning of Christmas will touch your heart regardless of where you are in that mix of emotion surrounding Christmastime! Since Christmas is the celebration of the birth of our Saviour Jesus Christ, suffice it to say, I feel it is appropriate to share that I believe in His healing power and love! It is real. Just as the sunlight that warms my back in the daytime is real! He is there for me! I am so grateful for this! I am so glad He came to this Earth to teach us how to love, how to live, and that Joy and Healing are possible through His Grace and Power despite life's challenges! I truly believe in this and it has never ceased to bless my life!
In my celebrations for Christmas this year I've done
more thoughtful introspection
than my usual outward Christmas decoration.
Despite this I did manage to get up a Christmas Tree!
A very little Christmas tree, mind you, but a tree, nonetheless!
Here is a picture of my tatted tree~top angel!
I have had 5 tatted Christmas ornaments
that I thought I had lost during my last move.
Luckily, I found them this week!
I was so very happy to finally find my "lost"
tatted Christmas ornaments!
I tatted them 15 years ago!
May I share them with you?
Here is the first of five that I designed.
I chose this pattern because it reminded me
of little tatted crowns around the ornament!
and the base of the Christmas globe
to "anchor" the threads that are sewed
between the picots in a zig-zag fashion.
Here is ornament #2
This one is from a motif found in one of the
vintage Priscilla Tatting Books!
The patterns are in public domain now!
Yes, the tatting completely surrounds
the glass ball! I had to insert the ball when
I was almost finished joining the two motifs
together and literally tatted the last part
of the second motif around the ball!
Here is ornament #3
This ornament has two motifs inspired
from an edging from one of the
Priscilla Tatting Books.
It is a pattern from the turn-of-the-century
(the last century that is).
This pattern also was chosen for
it's "crown-like" look!
The middle chain of rings are split rings
used to anchor the threads sewed to hold
the motifs onto the globe.
I also thought they added to the
Victorian "feel" of the ornament.
The 4th ornament is a pair of snowflakes
that are also tatted around the glass ball.
The pattern for the tatted snowflake used on this
ornament is from a Better Homes and Gardens
book called "Christmas Ornaments"
This book was published in 1991.
A peek of some tatted ornaments are pictured
on the cover of the book, above!
There were 3 tatted ornament patterns
in this book. I used the pattern
simply called "six pointed star".
Another book that inspired me was published in 1992
by Arts and Crafts for Home Decorating.
The book is entitled "Decorating for Christmas"!
It had a Tree Top Christmas Angel
made of crocheted doilies on the front cover.
The same angel that inspired my tatted angel above!
Here's another look at this tatted ornament!
Thank you for letting me share with you!
Oh, did I say there was five ornaments?
I did, didn't I?
Well, that's just it...you see...
there was five ornaments.
I'll show you that fifth one another time.
For now, let's just enjoy Christmas!
The little tree sits on a tatted "tree skirt"
antique store years ago.
I've also shown it in a blog post here before.
Now, let's take another look at that tree!
What are YOU doing in this picture?
How did you get up in the Christmas tree?
It looks like Stiofán wanted to wish you a Merry Christmas, too!
Mischievous little leprechaun that he is!
Thank you for stopping by so I can show you my Christmas tatting and share my Christmas thoughts and wishes with you! May you have a blessed Christmas Day and a wonderful Holiday Season! Since Christmas is a time for gifts both given and received, I thought I'd let you know that I appreciate the gift of your friendship! I am so grateful for all the bloggy friends whom I have come to know here in blogland! Thank you for enriching and blessing my life! Whatever you are doing this Christmas Day I hope you feel peace and joy! Me? I'll be tatting up some hummingbirds that are long overdue!
If you have the time to say hello, I'd love to hear from you! Comments are always welcome here at TattingChic!
Christmas (((Hugs))) and merriment,
and Stiofán, too!