Motifs #19 and 20Ever want to tat 'something,' but you are not quite sure 'what' that 'something' is? I tried several patterns, got the center rounds done - sometimes did several rounds of one - and decided it just wasn't what I wanted to work on right now. FINALLY decided to tat the first 3 rounds of Renulek's Spring 2014 Napkin, since that is what I kept WISHING I had tatted when I started all those other things. I am happily experimenting with color and thread size. The first three rounds make a nice little decorative spot of color on a small table, especially if you do them in 'larger' thread sizes (larger than size 80, that is).
The purple version is size 50 thread, a vintage DMC. The sun was very hot and bright when we took the photograph - I more or less tossed it onto the covered board. There are a few spots where it apparently got crinkled. Will have to take a neater photo at some point, but not today - very hot, very humid, and hard to breathe outside today (which is the main reason I just tossed it onto the covered board the day we took the picture - couldn't stay out there very long).
The green doily is Sulky #12-wt (Lime Sherbet) and DMC 80 ecru. I love the contrast between the green and ecru threads and the large terra-cotta tile. Although this green version looks larger in the photograph, in real life it is smaller than the purple one.