I've been working on "Spinning Wheel Glass Mat" from Tatting with Visual Patterns by Mary Konior for about three weeks. Imagine my dismay when I discovered that I tatted nearly the whole piece incorrectly! Of course, I didn't discover my mistake until the end. On each 3-ring row, the rings are NOT supposed to be joined to each other. I only did it correctly the first time! The rings on the top right are correct. If you click on the image to enlarge it, you'll see what I mean.
I almost didn't finish this pretty little piece because I was so upset with myself... this is really a very simple pattern to follow! I won't give it as a Christmas present as I originally intended. Instead, I'll use it in one of my shuttle drawers as a backdrop for some of my beautiful shuttles! The finished piece is about 5 1/2" across. The thread is size 20 Lizbeth from Handy Hands, color #122. I need three of these little doilies for Christmas presents... I hope the next one doesn't take me three weeks!
I'm a retired elementary computer teacher/librarian, mother to four, grandmother to seven. I love lace. I love books. I love to collect. Now that I'm retired, I know I'll never be bored because I have so many interests, as well as the goodies I need to indulge my whims!