Monday, April 19, 2010

Post #100!

Oh my! Can you believe it??? This is my 100th post on this wonderful little blog! Quite an anniversary! And to make things even more amazing...I have close to 40 followers!! That, to me, is awesome! Thanks for checking into my blog everyone. It's been super fun to share my tatting journey with you. I thought it would be cool to take a look at the progress that I've been able to make, thanks to the encouragement from my family and wonderful friends.

Here is a picture of one of my first doilies. I enjoy reverse rings, so this one integrated them quite simply. This doily has been re-homed to upstate New York with our dear friends, the Schirmers as a birthday present. I remember buying the huge roll of size 10, white thread to start out on! I made two large doilies out of that thread and many little pieces. So fun to reminisce.

CELTIC KNOTS!!! Possibly one of my favorites to make. These are tatted up in a size three so there's some bulk to them. All of these little guys are just long, long chains woven into fun shapes and tied.Okay, This is probably the hardest doily I have made so far. It also took me a REALLY long time to finish, but getting all the chains to lie straight was a challenge and a half! The colors turned out really nice though!
So perhaps I can say that I've been there and back again; flipping between needles and shuttles in thick and thin threads of all colors. All I can say at the end of the day is that tatting is such a joy. I love the soothing rhythm after a day of school or work. It can be said that it is somewhat of a lost art, and it's true. Knitting and crocheting look to be common, where finer types of lace, like tatting, bobbin lace, etc. are rare in of themselves. I am blessed to be one of the few to uphold a lovely tradition such as this. So a huge round of applause and standing ovation to all of you, the reader who are sharing with me this little journey. Here's to many more to come!
All my love,
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