Sometimes it really pays off to go hunting through blogs and checking out older posts. Recently I went to the 25 Motif Challenge blog...there I saw something made by Tatting Goddess that I liked so I went to her blog. I had some time on my hands at that moment so I went checking through the older posts and came across a design that just called out to me so much I had to put aside other things I was making to work on it. I'd not seen this design anywhere before and I'm sooo glad I found it!
The design is for a Christmas Tree, and it was designed (per the post) by Maus. The diagram for it was also posted. So I went searching through my threads to see if I had something similar in color, and I dug out my beads and started tatting away. Not quite the same as the one I saw but close.
Motif # C2-18:
This turned out to be a somewhat big design, since I did it in size 20 threads. It's 4 inches across at the widest part of the base of the tree, and 5.5 inches tall from the bottom to the beaded top. What the picture doesn't show well is that in a way it is somewhat 3D as well, since the beaded chains sit a bit on top of the rings.
It took a lot of time to get this done, and alot of retro tatting ... hehe, but it's finally completed. I think it will make a wonderful ornament hanging on a Christmas Tree.
With finds like this, I think I will go 'post digging' more often :-)