I decided to do a little needle motif so I didn't forget how to do it. This little heart is a pattern by Vicki Clarke, I found the pattern here and its done with Artiste thread in Windsor color. I got almost half way around before I found that I attached a ring to the wrong picot so I ended up just abandoning my first attempt and starting over. This will be #14 motif in the 25 Motif challenge. I am not sure what I am going to do with it but its kind of cute.
I have been looking for a choker pattern for a while now. I recently borrowed a book called tatted bookmarks needle & shuttle distributed by Handy Hands. I found a bookmark pattern called hearts by Dee Powell. I first tried the pattern with needles using Bernat Handicrafter thread in iris. I love the color of this thread but I really don't like the way this pattern turned out. It was difficult to work with and you cant really tell that they are supposed to be hearts so I tried it again with shuttles and Cameo crochet thread. This thread is very uneven and has weird texture in spots so I don't like this one at all either. I made one too many hearts so if I am going to use it as a choker I am going to have to cut it off. I ordered some black Lizbeth thread so I will probably just end up making another one. I am gonna call these 15 and 16 in the Motif challenge.