Thursday, March 28, 2024

Round 13


Spring break has been pretty restful for me. Mom and I have been enjoying our crafting time. With no real obligations this week, I've been able to get a lot of tatting done. This afternoon I finished round 13 of Renulek's Spring Doily 2024. It's now 20" in diameter. I love the way it looks agains the wood of my dining room table!

Tuesday, March 26, 2024

Round 12


Last night I finished round 12 of Renulek's Spring Doily 2024 just before heading off to bed. There was much less tatting in round 12 than in round 11, but I just didn't find the time to get much tatting done last week. Hopefully, I'll do better this week. On to the next round!

Monday, March 25, 2024


I did not finish round 12 of Renulek's Spring Doily 2024 this past week. I did not remember to attend our Tollway Tatters Zoom meeting. I did not do a lot of things that I thought I would. However...

I did start a new book, a gift from daughter Joanne. What could be better than an American girl trying to solve a murder in England in the 1920s?

I'm trying to use up my supply of pony beads and reduce my yarn stash, so I'll continue making these triangular bean bags. 

My sister and sister-in-law were here this weekend, so I was able to finish my Christmas trees for grandchildren. Another mission accomplished... my Christmas presents are finished!

I also finished a bejeweled spring tree... fun stuff!

Sunday, March 17, 2024

Mission accomplished!


I made it my goal to finish round 11 of Renulek's Spring Doily 2024 by the end of this weekend, and I did it! Each pattern repeat took me about 45 minutes to complete. If I did the math correctly, that means 20 hours and 15 minutes for the round. Of course it took me longer because of mistakes that I needed to correct. Done in size 20 Lizbeth, it is now 17" in diameter. On to the next round!

Friday, March 15, 2024

Slow progress


12 of the 27 pattern repeats are finished on round 11 of Renulek's Spring Doily 2024. I really thought I'd have more tatted by this time in the week, but I've been subbing at school and this is definitely not a take-along project. Still, slow progress is better than no progress!

Monday, March 11, 2024

Round 11


Round 11 is going to take a while. Each pattern repeat takes me 45 minutes to tat, and there are 27 motifs in this round. I hope I finish this round by the end of this weekend!

Saturday, March 9, 2024

Round 10


This is a busy weekend for us. The high school drama club is performing the musical Catch Me If You Can. Dave and I attended last night, and we will be attending tonight's performance as well. It was nice to have a simple round to follow.

My long-time tatting friend, Stephanie, emailed me about mistake she saw in round 9. I'm so glad she did. It just so happened that the mistake was the motif just below where my next ring was to attach. I was able to cut out the mistake and finish the motif very quickly. 

The next round is one that will need my full attention. I'm going to be sure and follow the pattern row-by-row and not think that I have the pattern memorized!

Thursday, March 7, 2024

Round 9


I just finished round 9 of Renulek's Spring Doily 2024 using Lizbeth size 20 #657 Ocean Turquoise Dk. I think I'll take the time to block  this before moving on to round 10. This was another fun round to tat!

Monday, March 4, 2024

Round 8


I spent most of yesterday tatting round 8 of Renulek's Spring Doily 2024. It's amazing how long it can take to tat such a simple round. I don't mind, though. I find it very relaxing.

This round is in size 20 Lizbeth #679 Lime Green. Now comes the hard part, choosing the next color!

Sunday, March 3, 2024

False starts


That's right. I had three false starts with round 7 of Renulek's Spring Doily 2024. I must have been overly confident when looking at the directions for this round, because I made the same mistake on the first pattern repeat three times!

Round 7 is in size 20 Lizbeth #623 Raspberry Pink Lt. I think I'll go back to green for round 8. It's a simple ring and chain sequence, so I think I should be able to do it correctly!

Friday, March 1, 2024

Round 6


I finished round 6 of Renulek's Spring Doily 2024 this morning. It's in Lizbeth size 20 #696 Autumn Orange Med. I haven't had much time at home this week, so it was nice to have an easy round to pick up when I had an extra few minutes!