I haven't been blogging much lately. I've just been too busy! I've had to make choices... do I blog, or do I tat? Guess what wins?
Didn't this turn out great? It's the Daffodil Doily from Learn to Tat by Janette Baker in size 20 Knitty Gritty from Yarnplayer (Marilee Rockley). I love this color combination! I followed my own corrections, and I think the doily turned out beautifully! I may play with the outside edging another time. The doily lies perfectly flat until the last round is tatted. I have some ideas for changing the edging slightly so that the doily doesn't require as much blocking.
I've been inspired by Bev and Marty to tat another Iris Niebach doily. Iris's designs are challenging, fun, and beautiful! Right now I'm working on Beatrice... I know... I've already made a few of these. What can I say? I love the pattern! I'm using Lizbeth Spring Green from Handy Hands. My replacement thread arrived Monday. I'm so glad Barbara was able to get the thread manufactured to her specifications. The new batch is fabulous! It has a beautiful sheen, nice hand, is very smooth, and most importantly, it is tats up very nicely. I know I'm only on my first ball, but if all the other colors I have are as nice as this one, I think anyone would be pleased with it.
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!