Joanne's doily is complete! The pattern is "Hostess Set: Placemat" from Tatting Patterns by Mary Konior. The thread is Oren Bayan Size 50, color #066. Although this doily took me quite a while to complete, it was really very simple.
I wanted to empty some shuttles, so I tried another pattern from this book. This is "Simple Simon"... very simple, indeed! When tatting this, you leave a length of thread the size of the ring in back of the piece. As I was tatting, I thought it might work well as a split ring pattern, eliminating the length of thread on the back. My left hand would not cooperate today. I just couldn't hold the thread in place to make split rings. I hope someone who is competent with split rings will try this pattern as a split ring to see how it looks. I'll try again, but my split ring days really are hit or miss.
This week I received this beautiful knit postcard from Shirl at shadetreeart.com. I love it! I never would have thought of doing something like this. What a great way to use up bits of yarn! ...and I do have quite a few "bits" of yarn lying around the house!
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!