This heart is Peacock Heart by Birgit Phelps in size 80 DMC tatting thread in variegated pink thread. It is very small about the size of a quarter! I decided to make matching tatted hearts for 2 girls in our youth group that are very best friends but one of them is moving away! So I thought it would be nice to have a little something to remember. I know what it's like to have to move away and to have friends move away being that I was a military child! I'm thinking of stiffening them and adding a jumpring at the top so that they can wear them as pendants.
Thought I would share with other tatters my idea for holding the ball while tatting with it. I put the ball in one of those little organza favor bags, cinch it up, and then put the ribbon handles over my wrist! It's perfect! And they come in different sizes so the small ones are good for size 80 and the larger bags are wonderful for the larger balls of thread. I've had the idea to add a little silk ribbon embroidery and/or tatting to a few and put them up for sale in my etsy shop but I just haven't gotten to it yet!