Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Not much to show... again!

Today was jam packed with fun! Becky and Kami came over for a sewing lesson this morning. The girls are making kimonos for themselves. They didn't finish, but they did get quite a bit done! It was the last lesson before school starts next week. From now on, lessons will be after school. Where has the summer gone?

I went to daughter Carol's house for lunch, and then we did a little shopping. We found a shoe sale, and we each bought two pairs. I felt like I was being quite extravagant, but I haven't bought a new pair of shoes in over two years. Mine were looking a bit shabby! We also found a clothing sale, and Carol was able to find a few things to freshen up her back-to-school wardrobe.

I did start a hanky edging in Marilee Rockley's "Beach Cafe," a very cheerful color! The pattern is from page 42 of The Craft of Tatting by Bessie M. Attenborough. I know size 20 thread isn't ideal for hanky edgings, but it was what I was in the mood to work with. So there!

I was checking Facebook this morning and I saw a post from Madhur Dadlani from a few years ago showing how she uses up bits of thread on her shuttles. I decided to give it a try. It looks pretty good so far, but I'm not sure how long I'll stick with it.

Not much progress was made with spool pin doilies today. I'll try to finish the second one before I head off to bed tonight.

When I saw that Rita Richmond of Shuttle by Design was selling Madeira thread, I ordered some right away! It's much finer than the Liz Metallic. So far, so good!


  1. Drops an ocean maketh .... and I see a lot of drops here :-)

  2. A busy day! The edging looks perfect to brighten up the hanky.

  3. I saw that "use up the.bits" doily too and thought it was gorgeous! I'm sure yours will be too. Did she give the pattern? (I have to skim as I’m back in school).
    Are your shoes blue? Suede?
    How soft is that Madeira? You should be ready to make the bracelet now, that's what she used. It's pretty easy, especially since you've got the split ring situation sorted...
    What a cheery hanky! I love it!

    1. The idea for the pattern is in the comments. Start with a ring with 6 picots; reverse work; all rings are 6-6-6, joining to the previous ring and lock joining to the picot below at the end of the ring.

  4. Preciosos proyectos. Me encanta el borde del pañuelo.Besos.

  5. Great little starts to everything!! :)
    I am sure that hanky edging will be so beautiful!!! :)


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