Sunday, February 5, 2017

I wish I could count!

The ability to count would make my life so much easier!

I finished my Eightsome Reel doily from A Pattern Book of Tatting by Mary Konior. It's 6 1/4" square. So where does counting come in? Well, to begin with, I know that it takes 75 wraps around a Moonlit Shuttle to complete one motif. So last night before going to bed, I wound my shuttle. As I approached the last pattern repeat, I realized that I must have miscounted the number of wraps. Not a problem... I know how to add thread to a project.

As as I was tatting the second ring of the pattern repeat, the thread popped off the shuttle. What a ditz! I wound enough thread for a ring, not a pattern repeat! Again, not a big deal, but I could have saved myself a little aggravation.

Before breakfast, I tatted Day 10 of Jane's TIAS. Hmmm... looks like I need to figure out how to add links when I'm posting from my iPad!

Another Ice Drop made its way into my collection yesterday. I do love making these little ornaments!

Update on posting from my iPad:

I started with Puffin this morning, without success. My pictures overlapped and I couldn't separate them. I didn't have that problem the other day, because I only posted one picture! I also had trouble making corrections to typos, so I closed Puffin and moved on to Blogo.

Posting on Blogo was much easier, however figuring out spacing between paragraphs and pictures tested my patience! I haven't figured out how to include links. The link provided above was added on my laptop. Blogo does allow you to reply to comments for a mere $5/month. I'm not interested subscription services, so that's not a feature I will use. Publishing my blog post took a long time. It actually failed the first time. I'm blaming our slow Internet connection for that one. After publishing, I decided I wanted to add my update. I was having trouble with that, so I moved to my laptop for editing.

I'll continue to experiment with posting from my iPad, but I do find it much easier to post from my laptop!


  1. lovely tatting! Look at your ice drop - you must own dozens ; ) Adore the added butterfly. MK's doily is beautiful. I have a surface, no help with your ipad issues. I am tatting away to catch up with the TIAS.

  2. Well, there may have been the occasional misstep, but your eightsome reel is fabulous! I'm glad you were able to complete it. I struggle to post from my tablet, so I'm watching your experiments with interest.

  3. Wow lovely tatting and sounds like and in computer problem how you find the right answer soon 🌹

  4. Oooh, I love your square doily!! :)
    Looks like you are doing well on your TIAS!
    And another Ice Drop for that growing collection!! :) Who knows, maybe you will have all those "gems" turned into Ice Drops before this Christmas! ;)


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