'I Spy'..... butterflies, flowers, leaves, a dog, a green turtle, a rabbit and a little white cat.
The Complete Book of Tatting by Rebecca Jones. I did not realize until writing this post today, this book is considered the 'bible' of tatting. The author explains different tatting methods and includes many patterns. It's also a good idea to have someone to guide you when learning tatting, as there is a little trick to flipping the knot. I was fortunate that an elderly neighbor took the time to teach me..... a LOT of time to teach me!!! There was simple joy in spending time with her as she was housebound caring for her ailing husband, so we all visited together while she patiently helped me flip my knot(s). Most of my tatting was done in the early 2000's and I hope to pick up a shuttle again soon.