First, thank you for all your wonderful comments in my last posts. I had a busy last two weeks and I think Umi and Tsuru missed the usual routine most. I will have to make it up to them, although I must admit I screamed at them this morning as they just would not let me sleep in.
Now for today's post: I did not know how the Maltese Ring was done, well, not until I saw Tatman's video. Thank you for such a great video. I thought I would try this pattern before attempting the Maltese Teapot by Martha Ess. Yes, I did this in early December before the busy period. This bookmark is also one of Martha Ess' called Gloria's Maltese Bookmark. I found out too late that what I tatted did not look like the photo in the pattern. What I did not know was there were 3 different types of Maltese Rings. As you can see above, I only tatted Type #1 but I still do like how it turned out. This is tatted in Lizbeth Size 40 in Carribean (#122) and Dark Purple (#633).