When I finished Letnia the other night, Dave asked me who it was for.
It's for us, of course! It think it's absolutely beautiful!
I think it's new home will be on the hutch in the dining room, but I may change my mind. ;-)
My tatting buddies were here today, and we had so much fun! Peyton learned how to join two rings.
Dylan was working on a motif.
Grace chose new threads and spent time winding them.
Janie worked on chains.
Shelby worked on her ring and chain edging.
Kennedy practiced Fancy Pants. I didn't get pictures of Allison and Elizabeth tatting. Allison was warming up under a blanket, and when Elizabeth arrived I forgot to get the camera out again! It was a chilly morning, and we all wore sweatshirts!
Now that I've finished another large doily, I really felt the need for a little instant gratification. I planned to tat snowflakes, but I didn't feel like looking for the doodads, beads, and patterns. So instead, I picked up my copy of Tatting by Myra Piper. I love this little book! I tatted the first motif yesterday afternoon.
I tatted the second motif when the kids were here today. Somehow, I interpreted the pattern differently this time.
The motif on the right shows the way it's supposed to look. I can see what I did. I joined the first ring in the pattern repeat to the last ring of the previous repeat, which is not what Myra intended. I don't think it looks bad. It's just not right!
Should I try again, or should I move on? I guess I'll have to decide that once I have my shuttle loaded again!