It's the time of the month for paper clips again. This time, it is a basket of flowers for spring (click on the link for the pattern). These will by my Motif No. 23. Is there any particular request for any pattern on paper clips ? I'm still open to suggestions, though I can't promise I can definitely come up with what you want.
And imagine my surprise when I see this in the mail:
Presenting my Motif No. 24! (I'm finally almost there after a year of designing original patterns for my 25 Motif Challenge - real challenging!)
This is a new design I worked for Wally for the Round Robin. No real difficult techniques (just pearl tatting, SCMR, floating chains), but in order to make it realistic, I did it in many, many rounds, so much so that when I trimmed off the thread ends, I counted 48! Certainly not a very efficient design, but I hope I have achieved my aim to tat a lifelike goldfish. I used a number of shades of orange, but mainly Flora 20 threads, and 3 shades of orange sequins.
The head looks a bit bare with just outline, but I couldn't think of putting any motif inside for fearing of "distorting" the look, as what happened to Barney. What do you think ?