Sunday, November 4, 2012

Star of David

I have tatted a little Star of David.

I used DMC silver metallic thread and size 15/0 Miyuki Rocailles. This thread is kinda tricky to work with - retro tatting is almost impossible! Nina Libin uses these tiny beads and the same type of thread in the beautiful jewelry she makes.

The pattern is Lily Morales' star catcher.

I sewed the star onto black velveteen and put it inside a round paper weight that I found on clearance. This is for a Jewish friend of mine. Pretty, isn't it?

This is my favorite time of year. I love the fall, or autumn. Trees are very pretty here.

Larry found some new furniture for his toys to play with. Here they are lounging, having a spot of tea with their dog.

I've been busy doing other things around the house. I re-upholstered the bench seat of a love seat in our family room. You can see it in the above video of Lily playing with a toy. The previous upholstery was plain black, which the Stooges had destroyed by stabbing something (a knife?!?) into it repeatedly. This looks much better.

And of course, Lily continues to be very, very cute.


  1. Love it! It really looks great in the paperweight!

    The bench is great - your fabric color choice was perfect. Love the video of Lily playing on it.

  2. I'm always searching for paperweights. Can you tell us where you found this one? They usually only accommodate photos and not something like tatting, especially with beads! I love how perfectly this turned out!

    Lily is definitely living up to her kitten status! The bench cover looks spiffy!

  3. It's the first time I have noticed Lily's ears!! - is she a sphinx cat?
    The toys look very comfortable, perhaps the next stage should be to write a children's book about their adventures!

  4. Beautiful paperweight! Some day I'll get brave and tat with beads. For now, I'll just concentrate on doodads. :-)

  5. I love the paperweight, the star is beautiful and the paperweight is a very clever idea. :)

  6. Looks a beautiful snowflake, I have not tried that thread, looks very fine. I am sure she will love it.

    Nice video amazing what pets get up to.

  7. Kathy - I found this on clearance at Hobby Lobby. I've seen some oval and rectangular paper weights at Michael's as well. All had some decorative paper inside, which I removed, inserted the tatting and backing, and glued back together.

    Maureen - Lily is Siamese mix, I think lilac point plus tabby (her tail is dark and vey stripe-y). Siamese have sphinx-like ears, especially as kittens!

  8. Thanks so much for the reply! I will be checking out our Hobby Lobby store! The good news about 'clearance' items is the lower prices, but the bad news is they probably won't restock them!

  9. Gorgeous star.
    Why does seeing superheroes sitting around doing ordinary things always tickle my funny bone?

  10. This star is beautiful. It will be gorgeous on a christmas tree with the blings.
    I've had this same thread but only used it once. It's challenging. You are very bold to work with it. :)

  11. Great that you've got such an autumn. There is nothing romantic in late autumn here (Central Europe). There've been some beautiful leaves in september. There has been a bit of snow in october. In november we've got here pouring rain all day long, the temperature is not far from frost and even our short day is dark becouse of gray clouds.
    You've raised a hope in my heart that 3 boys may some day be old enough to stop devastating surroundings and (wo)man can try to put some pretty furniture in the house. I'll be waiting patiently.
    I love your idea to put some tatting in a paperweight.