I was tatting Posy from Tatting with Visual Patterns and I must say that it is a good pattern to practice making joins at awkward angles. I also found out that the way I usually make this join, the folded join, did not work with this pattern. When I need to make this type of join, I have the rest of the tatting in the cup of my hand and the picot I am joining to is right on top. But doing it this way resulted in my thread laying above the work, where as I need it to be beneath it. I had to change my method slightly to have the shuttle thread where I want. And, despite this slight change, it turns out to be rather easy piece of tatting.
Next, I have below the Spinning Wheel Glass Mat from the same book, all done.
Lastly, a picture of a doily that I was working on a few weeks back.
This is Mat no. 34 from the DMC Book of Charted Tatting Designs by Kirstine & Inge Nikolajsen. This is only up to Round 3 of the doily out of seven rounds all together. Could not proceed much further because I have run out of this particular thread. I am still considering what to do next with this one. I have a ball of yellow that is quite close to the yellow of this thread but it is size 40 where as the one I used here is size 30.
Still need to work on hiding those ends though, .... not something that I like to do. Wouldn't it be nice to be able to have someone just hiding ends ....... he he he.