Going through my new colors. I found a gorgeous, "leafy" green thread in size 80. The first years of tatting, I used only size 80 thread and made crosses. Well....back to beginnings! Speaking of beginnings, the only thing I tatted was crosses. I would use up a ball of thread and the thread that was left, I would make up baubles. I had very few patterns, so I had to make them up as I went. The only book I had was Lene Bjorn's, "Tatted Bookmarks, Crosses".
This is the "Universal Bauble," from my first book: "Baubles and Motifs". The result of left-over thread.