Friday, July 17, 2009

Arches of Fun!

I started on Yarnplayer's "Arches" doily the other day and I'm using my black (I love tatting in black, better then I like tatting in white actually) 'Lizbeth thread and by golly, I'm just in love with this thread!!

Anyway, my first attempt was ummm.....a real mess. I had forgotten half of the pattern so the center wound up closing in like a little cup. So, now that I have two mistakes I think I might sew them together so it makes a flower. I'll get creative with it somehow!!

The center of the doily is so elegant. It reminds me of some kind of Spanish lace or something. Wouldn't a small Christmas tree look beautiful covered in these little medallions? With soft twinkle lights? Ah, well, just me day-dreaming. That will be my 'Christmas in July' thought...But the doily itself is coming along at a pretty good clip.

I finished my cluny motif and I'll let you know how our finial class goes on Thursday night! Bye for now!


Lace-lovin' Librarian ~ Diane said...

A mini tree filled with those motifs would be fabulous! I found one in Hobby Lobby last year for under $10. Maybe you'll be able to find something similar when the Christmas decorations are set up... not too soon, I hope!

Allison said...

That's exactly what I was thinking!!

IsDihara said...

Wow, normally I detest music on blogs, but I really am enjoying your playlist. *tappin'.toes*

Tatting in black really is wonderfully dramatic. Cross stitchers have blackwork. I wonder why tatters haven't developed a whole class of laces around the color black?

Thanks for the Christmas in July thought. I just posted about that earlier this week on my blog. Wishing you an enjoyable Christmas in July. :-)

Unknown said...

I love what you did with your "mistakes"! I once had a similar thing happen with a baby bonnet I was trying to tat and I ended up making it into a hat! Ha ha! I ended up using it as an ornament on my Victorian Christmas tree, too! :)

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