Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Second 25 motifs completed:

I've been doing quite a lot of tatting, but much of it was given away before I managed to get a picture taken.  Counting each pair of earrings as a 'motif,' the gifts I've tatted for a small group of people will put me past "25."  All of these earrings are BEANILE Lace, designed by Nina Libin, and all are (or will be) in books she has published.  She graciously gave me permission to tat these earrings to use as gifts.  If I tat a few of something solely for my own use, that's one thing, but if I want to tat MORE than 'just a few' and use them as gifts, I normally ask the designer's permission first.  Nobody has ever said 'no,' and I consider it good manners, if nothing else, to ask them if it is ok. 

I am eagerly anticipating tomorrow morning, when each person chooses a pair of earrings.  I am sure they will be very excited.  (Not a good picture, sorry.  It was dark outside, so it's an 'indoors' photograph.)



Happy tatting!
-Stephanie

3 comments:

God's Kid said...

Wow!!! Those all look so wonderful!!! :)

Jane McLellan said...

Lovely earrings, it will be fun for you to see who chooses which pair.

Lace-lovin' Librarian ~ Diane said...

Your earrings are beautiful! I also like to ask permission if I'm making several of a design for gifts. I agree that it shows good manners, and one can never go wrong using good manners. I hope you have a very merry Christmas!