Monday, March 5, 2012

Slow progress

Well, here is the next installment for the back of the baby bonnet.

I began the little 'bump up' with a single five petal flower and improvised a bit of the 'garden path'. I hope to work chains and clover leafs to attach the back to the top of the bonnet. The length of each chain will have to be improvised to smooth out the roundedness of the back.

I will probably attach a bit of the #50 edge onto the bottom of the back. This will allow me to add a ribbon to the bottom of the back.

Now, off topic. I don't know why my pictures are uploading in the portrait position rather than the landscape position. I've been taking them with my iphone. This (for some) may make just puzzles me. So, I retook the pictures and just settled for the portrait pics.

I hope you have a wonderful day!!


  1. pretty, pretty, John, this is a wonderful heirloom baby bonnet. your tatting is wonderful

  2. Beautiful heirloom, it's looking gorgeous.

  3. Your bonnet is so elegant, your tatting beautiful! I love how you combined the edgings and how graceful the curves are on the "leaf and flower" border. Absolutely gorgeous work. I can't wait to see it finished (I've signed up to "follow" to make sure I don't miss out!)

  4. Coming along beautifully! Looking forward to seeing the finished bonnet.

  5. John, your tattings are elegant. I also like your picture of the NC shoreline. I have a friend who moved from a prairies of Alberta to SC. Now I know why.

  6. I came to visit from Le Blog de Frivole and I am so happy to see your tatting. It is stunning. I am amazed at your just picking it up one day. My shuttles do not know how to work that thread! DRAT!!! Blissful Tatting...

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  8. Beautiful tatting! I love the bonnet in progress and the stocking is just stunning. Makes me want to grab my shuttles and get busy. Thank you for posting!