Time rushes on, and my blogging lags way behind real life. Here is a group of hearts I made when I was still in "heart mode" even after Valentine's Day. They are all in one scan together so you can judge the size.
The first is "The Heart Within" by Frivole, (also known as La Cosette). This delightful pattern has several variations and is available through her Etsy Shop. I do need to get around to doing the other versions.
The second is the "Basket Heart" by Rosemarie Peel. I have admired this pattern for years, but somehow not gotten around to tatting it until now. How many of you also have stacks of patterns printed out waiting to be worked someday? The is worked in King Tut quilting thread that I got from Deb Arnold at DS9 Designs. She says it is comparable to a size 100 cotton thread. It is one of the thinnest threads I have ever used, but it tats wonderfully.
The fourth one is the "Ruffled Heart" by Vicki Clarke. I adore this pattern with its ruffled set stitches, though I have not done it justice here, with unequal tension in the long chains. The thread is a Valdani perle cotton, probably also from DS9.