This morning I woke up to a foggy, dreary day. Although I live only blocks from the center of our city, I could not see the skyline. So, the only option was to curl up in the chair and work to complete a project. Tah Dah!! I'm finaly done with the pink edge.
There were several things I learned in the process. As part of the gift bag from the Palmetto tatting guild tat days I was the owner of this Presencia, Finca No. 16 thread. It is obviously varigated and therefore varied in thicknesses. I didn't know this was a reality when working with varigated threads. So, go figure...my tight tatting had to losen a bit, and yes, I broke the thread many times (including once in the final motif).
I'm beginning to realize hankie edges are tedious and boring. This one project was a bit lengthy, taking approximately 6 weeks to complete. During this project I worked on another edge as well as another pair of baby booties. At any rate, it's complete thanks to a wonderfully dreary day...(I love days like this).
Sunday, October 25, 2009
Autumn has arrived. Our trees are wonderful in their colors and the air is crisp. I'm done for the day...so, a quick check in. I was amazed to see that there were individuals who are actually keeping tabs with me. I've included a picture of a linen doily I gave as a gift to a coworker. The edging is the same as the previous picture and has been adapted from a Blumqvist and Persson pattern. I'm wanting to keep the current project in my WIP (work in progress) pile. When I get weary of another project...that's the first one I pick up. I'm thinking it's going to have to be a couple of yards long...I'm not 100% sure yet.
Saturday, October 24, 2009
So, I really need to become more proficient as a blogger....here goes. This site has been set up for my tatting work and projects. I've been tatting since December of 2008. I have the bug. I'll discuss past projects at another time....for now, I'm in a tatting edge hole. I've been working on two edges for several months. Here are a few pics.